August 07, 2012 2:00pm PT by Michael O'Connell
'New Girl' Finds Its 'Old Nick' in Raymond Barry
Nick Miller, this is your life.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that New Girl has cast the older version of the slightly neurotic character -- and he won't be played by Jake Johnson (33) in makeup. Actor Raymond Barry (73) is set to appear as "Older Nick" in episode 202.
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There is, however, a bit of a twist. Barry isn't playing Nick in a flash-forward or a dream sequence, rather as a man who shows up in his bar claiming to be a time traveler from the future. Nick, an inventor at heart, then listens to his supposed future self drunkenly rattle off details about his history-to-be.
And this isn't the first time Nick has flirted with the space-time continuum. A late season one episode saw him interacting with a circa 2010 (and extremely bearded) VHS version of himself.
Barry, who has appeared in The Closer, CSI and Training Day, has a recurring role on Justified as Arlo Givens. He is repped by MTA.