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Skeet Ulrich to Star in Howard Gordon's CBS Drama 'Anatomy of Violence'

The "Jericho" star will play Dr. Raines, something of a maverick FBI criminal psychiatrist who specializes in interrogation as to the reasons people commit acts of extreme violence.

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Skeet Ulrich

Anatomy of Violence has found its lead in Skeet Ulrich.

The former Jericho actor has been tapped to star in the CBS pilot from Homeland's Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and Alex Cary, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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The hourlong drama effort, inspired by Adrian Raine’s nonfiction book The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime, is familiar territory for the trio as it centers on Dr. Raines, a criminal psychologist who partners with a young female detective with whom he shares a conflicted past.

Ulrich will play Raines, who is being billed as the unshaven, disheveled maverick FBI criminal psychiatrist who specializes in the reasons people commit acts of extreme violence. He joins previously cast Homeland vet David Harewood, who is set to play Alejo, a celebrated profiler and Raines' boss and friend in the 20th Century Fox TV project. 

Ulrich, whose credits include Robot Chicken and Law & Order: Los Angeles, is repped by UTA and Brillstein.