gregory itzin eriq la salle Gregory Itzin, Eriq La Salle have 'Covert Affairs'Gregory Itzin, most famous for playing evil President Logan on “24,” and Eriq La Salle, the prickly Dr. Peter Benton from “ER,” have signed on as multi-episode guest stars for the USA summer show “Covert Affairs,” a USA rep confirms to Zap2it.

Itzin will be playing Henry Wilcox, a former Director of Clandestine Services and father to Jai, a current CIA officer. Jai is played by “Heroes” alum Sendhil Ramamurthy (Dr. Suresh).

Meanwhile, Eriq La Salle will play an African operative who quit the agent after a nervous breakdown. He has so far resisted coming back to the CIA, but something tells us La Salle’s character might just get sucked back in this time around.

“Covert Affairs” is an hour-long CIA drama premiering on USA July 13 at 10 p.m. It is being paired with buddy cop-heist dramedy “White Collar,” which should make for an excellent block of original programming for USA.

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