Budding star Bichir rolls way to 'Weeds'
EmptyMexican actor Demian Bichir has joined the cast of Showtime's "Weeds."
Meanwhile, "Arrested Development" alum Tony Hale has landed recurring roles on two sophomore series, NBC's "Chuck" and ABC's "Samantha Who?"
In a nine-episode arc on the upcoming fourth season of "Weeds," Bichir will play Esteban, the mayor of Tijuana.
Bichir, who has won a best actor Ariel Award (Mexico's version of the Oscars), next appears in Steven Soderbergh's "Che" (in which he plays Fidel Castro) as well as "Fuera Del Cielo" and "Enemigos Intimos." He is repped by UTA and manager Sekka Scher.
On "Chuck," Hale will play Emmett, the new assistant manager of the Buy More Store where Chuck (Zachary Levi) works. An efficiency expert, he is sent in by Buy More corporate and decides to stay on when he realizes how poorly run the store is.
On "Samantha," Hale will play Andy Adams, Samantha's (Christine Applegate) new doctor.
Hale is repped by Gersh and Framework. (partialdiff)