There’s a new addition to the This Is Us cast: Griffin Dunne! And he’s a very important part of the Pearson family. After the NBC drama’s shocking midseason finale on Nov. 27, fans are well aware that the fate of Nicky Pearson is actually a lot more complicated than previously expected. Earlier in the series, Jack told Rebecca his younger brother had died in Vietnam. But it turns out Nicky is actually alive and living in Pennsylvania.
Michael Angarano plays the younger version of Nicky that fans are familiar with so far, but it appears Dunne will take the reins in the present day as the Big Three reunite with their uncle. You may recognize the 63-year-old actor from his roles in Dallas Buyers Club, War Machine, and After Hours, and you can thank him for directing Practical Magic.