Henry Simmons Joins Cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.07.2014
A character who was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in the comics…
TV Line has more casting details for the upcoming second season for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Production on season 2 began last month, and we already heard about the additions of Lucy Lawless and Nick Blood to the cast.
Season 2 will now feature actor Henry Simmons (NYPD Blue) in the role of Alphonso "Mac" Mackenzie. The character is reportedly a recurring role for the show. Mac is described as a mechanic in his 30s.
Al "Mac" Mackenzie is actually a character who appeared in the Marvel Comics. The character was created in 1988 by Bob Harras and Paul Neary, first appearing in Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. Issue No. 3. Mac was a spy for the CIA and also worked a liaison between that agency and S.H.I.E.L.D. He also later became an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Other season 2 additions who were recently confirmed for the show include Kyle MacLachlan as Skye's father, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, and Simon Kassianides as Bakshi.