11:32am PT by Kate Stanhope
'Graceland' Adds CollegeHumor Alum in Recurring Role (Exclusive)
USA's Graceland is adding a CollegeHumor alum to shake things up.
Mahedi Rakib has joined the twisty drama in a recurring role, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Rakib will play Gusti "Vin" Kadek Pendit, a Balinese street hustler with humble dreams who is relentlessly positive and unpretentiously self-assured. His breezy, offbeat manner belies the dangerous life he leads.
The Jeff Eastin-created series also has added actress and model Katherine Crawford to recur as Gusti's seemingly mismatched wife, Madison Feigl. A former model who is struggling with depression after losing a limb in an automobile accident, Madison finds solace in narcotics. Crawford is a real-life amputee, having lost her leg in 2008 due to an injury she suffered while training in the Army.
"I am so very proud to have been chosen to play a character on Graceland, and it really means a lot that they would go so above and beyond in their storytelling by casting a disabled actor," said Crawford in a statement. "I'm positive fans will enjoy season three as much as we all enjoyed working on it. I know I don't just speak for myself when I say what a privilege it is to work with Jeff and the Graceland family."
Crawford and Rakib both will make their debut in episode five, which airs July 23.
Rakib is repped by Jeffrey Loseff Management, and Crawford is repped by Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates.
Graceland airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on USA.