Actor goes from 'Battlestar' to 'Heroes'

Rick Worthy in negotiations to recur on NBC drama

"Battlestar Galactica" alum Rick Worthy is joining another sci-fi drama.

Worthy is in negotiations to recur on NBC's "Heroes" next season, playing Matt Parkman's (Greg Grunberg) new partner: an experienced and capable Los Angeles cop and someone that Matt can lean on for advice.

He joins several other new "Heroes" cast additions for next season, fellow recurring Robert Knepper and Madelina Zima. Worthy is a sci-fi veteran, having appeared on such series as "Enterprise," "Star Trek: Voyager," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Stargate SG-1," "Dark Angel" and "Odyssey 5."

On "Battlestar," he played humanoid Cylon Simon.

The actor, recently seen in "Duplicity," is repped by SMS Talent and manager Justin Silvera.