11:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'The Goldbergs' Enlists Noah Munck for 'Naked' Role (Exclusive)
ABC's The Goldbergs is flushing out Barry's group of pals.
The sophomore 1980-something comedy has enlisted iCarly alum Noah Munck, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Munck will recur on the semi-autobiographical series based on the life of showrunner Adam F. Goldberg and play "Naked Rob," an average looking, regular dude with a dry affect, who for some unknown reason loves getting naked. Rob is a member of the so-called Jenkintown Posse (also affectionately known by its members as "JTP") — Barry's (Troy Gentile) ragtag group of friends. He's considered the "slick" member of the group.
Goldberg told THRthat season two will further explore the Barry's dysfunctional love with Lainey (AJ Michalka) and woo her with a rap via his alter-ego, Big Tasty. "It's a song he writes for her to win her heart, and it's pretty brutal," the exec producer said.
While it's unclear if Naked Rob will be part of that story line, every good rapper needs good posse, right?
Munck, who also DJs under the name NoxiK, most recently reprised his iCarly character Gibby on an episode of Sam & Cat. His credits include movies Bad Teacher, All About Steve and the upcoming Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn. He's repped by Untitled and Abrams Artists.
The Goldbergs airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. Check out more of THR's interview with Goldberg here.