'Supernatural' Adds 'Battlestar Galactica's' Tahmoh Penikett

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NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08:  Star of Fox's "Dollhouse" Tahmoh Penikett attends NY Comic-Con 09 at Jacob Javits Center on February 8, 2009 in New York City.

The CW is welcoming back a familiar face.

Battlestar Galactica and Dollhouse alum Tahmoh Penikett has joined Supernatural, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Penikett will have a recurring role in the upcoming ninth season of the drama from executive producer Jeremy Carver. He'll play Ezekiel, a "dignified warrior angel injured in the Fall." The "Fall" refers to a scene in the season-eight finale in which angels fell from heaven to earth.

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Penikett will first appear in the season-nine premiere, set for Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. on The CW. It was unclear if he will be part of Supernatural's Chicago-set monsters vs. hunters back-door pilot slated to air later this season. 

The casting reunites Penikett with The CW following a guest turn on the freshman run of Stephen Amell starrer Arrow. The actor played Tom Salvati, the right-hand man to Helena Bertinelli's mob-boss father.

In addition to Joss Whedon's Dollhouse and BSG, Penikett's credits include AMC's The Killing, Castle, Bomb Girls and Syfy's Continuum. He's repped by Gersh, Red Management and Robert Stein Management.

Worth noting: Former Dollhouse guest Summer Glau is also heading to work for The CW this fall with a recurring role on Arrow.

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