(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — David Rasche is returning to daytime television later this month as Pine Valley’s newest devil in disguise.
Last seen in daytime as Wes Leonard in the 1980′s on ABC’s “Ryan’s Hope,” Rasche will play Tad Martin’s uncle, Rob Gardner, beginning Friday, February 29. Rob is the brother of Tad’s biological father, Ray Garder (last seen in 2001 as played by Gil Rogers). The character is said to be intimately connected to the story of Jesse’s (Darnell Williams) death twenty years ago.
The actor started taping last week.
Rasche is best known for his infamous roles in such primetime series as “Sledge Hammer,” “Nurses,” and “Suddenly Susan.” His film credits include “The Sentinel” with Michael Douglas, “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” with Sandra Bullock, and “United 93.” He’ll next appear as Thomas Sparrow in the film “The Spy and the Sparrow,” which is due out later this year. The film co-stars Eric Roberts (“Another World”) and Elisabeth Rohm (“One Life to Live”).