'Touch' Enlists 'Alias' Baddie for Season 2 Finale (Exclusive)

Ron Rifkin Portrait - P 2012
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Ron Rifkin Portrait - P 2012

Ron Rifkin is about to meet his destiny.

The Alias alum has booked a religious role on Fox's Touch, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Rifkin will play Isaac, an imposing rabbi and true believer in destiny who wears a black suit with a Tallit shawl, Tzitzit of gold Shamash and gold yarmulke.

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Rifkin, who played big bad Arvin Sloane on Alias, will appear in Touch's second season finale in the spring.

The Brothers & Sisters actor becomes the latest addition on the growing second-season cast of the Kiefer Sutherland drama, joining 24 grads D.B. Sweeney, Mykelti Williamson, Annie Wersching, John Boyd and Maria BelloFrances FisherLukas Haas and Saxon Sharbino, among others.

Rifkin is repped by Innovative. Touch debuts with a two-hour premiere Friday, Feb. 8 on Fox.

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