HBO has confirmed that Robert Patrick will guest star on its drama series TRUE BLOOD Season 5 as Jackson Herveaux, Alcide's father. The actor will appear in the episode titled, "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", which features a flashback of Alcide and Debbie Pelt as teenagers in the 1980s. At the time, Jackson was "powerful, inspiring, and heroic", but in present day he has given up on life. The character will reportedly have a recurring role on the show.
Patrick's film credits include Die Hard 2, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Wayne's World, Last Action Hero, Fire in the Sky, Cop Land, The Faculty, Walk the Line, Bridge to Terabithia, Spy Kids and Flags of Our Fathers. On TV he has appeared in The Sopranos, The Outer Limits, Elvis, The Unit and The X-Files.
The fifth season of the HBO supernatural drama series True Blood premiered on June 10, 2012 and features twelve episodes. It picks up right after the events of season four. It is loosely based on the fifth book in The Southern Vampire Mysteries series, Dead as a Doornail.