Adrian Pasdar Joins Marvel’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’

Not content with bringing in Bill Paxton to play Agent Garrett, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is welcoming another familiar face to the series. Adrian Pasdar has been tapped to play Major Glenn Talbot in at least one episode of the ABC freshman drama.

Talbot is known to comic book fans as one of the many military menaces to the incredible Hulk, and Pasdar told that he’ll be equally problematic to Agent Coulson's (Clark Gregg) team of SHIELD agents. “Every show needs a jerk,” he said, “I guess I’m that guy.”

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Agents of SHIELD is far from Pasdar’s first project with Marvel. Although he remains best known for his work in Profit and NBC’s Heroes, the actor has recently voiced Tony Stark (and his armored alter-ego, Iron Man) for multiple Marvel animated projects including Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of SMASH and Avengers Assemble.

Currently, Talbot is only officially scheduled for one episode of Agents of SHIELD, but the actor is teasing a return down the line. “As willing as I am to jump when Jeph [Loeb, Marvel TV president] calls, there had to be a little bit more in it than just an episode for me,” Pasdar said. “I can’t say much more but the mustache is in a locker and it’s being taken out and prepped as we speak for next week.”

Pasdar’s first episode as Glenn Talbot will air in April. A specific date has yet to be determined. Agents of SHIELD airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC. 

Graeme McMillan