Early father's day for Ward and Barry


The female leads on Showtime's upcoming comedy "United States of Tara" and CBS' "Cold Case" have found recurring father figures.

Fred Ward has landed a role on "Tara" playing Tara's (Toni Collette) father, Frank Gregson, while Raymond J. Barry has been added to "Case" as Lilly's (Kathryn Morris) dad, Paul Cooper.

In other multiepisode arc casting, "Veronica Mars" alumna Jaime Ray Newman has joined Sci Fi Channel's "Eureka." She will play an engineer and astrophysicist who sees things differently and who might be a love interest for Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson).

Ward, repped by Innovative and Kritzer Levine Wilkins, next appears in "Management."

Barry, repped by Metropolitan and McGowan Management, just wrapped the inide "Charlie Valentine," in which he plays the title role.

Newman is repped by Innovative. (partialdiff)