Joe Morton Joining 'Brothers & Sisters'

A new season for Brothers & Sisters means new cast members, and one of them is stage star Joe Morton. The veteran actor will be getting a recurring role on the fourth installment of the hit ABC show, which could mean an exciting storyline for the Walkers.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Morton's role will be major, as he'll be portraying a tough professor mentoring Justin Walker (Dave Annable). The newcomer will be teaching anatomy in medical school, trying his best to nurture the skills of the struggling Justin.

There's plenty more to look forward to on the upcoming season of Brothers & Sisters, as E! News reports. Joe Morton's character will make it difficult for Justin to skate through his studies, even though he has all the medical training he's experienced. We'll get to see the youngest child of Nora and William Walker grow up, focusing on his hopes of becoming a doctor.

As for the other Walkers, there's Kevin (Matthew Rhys) and Scotty (Luke Macfarlane) hoping to have babies of their own. They're not exactly sure which method to use yet, but they're more worried over how much they have to spend.

The new season also brings back the unwelcome grandma Ida, the loathe-worthy matriarch of Nora (Sally Field) and Saul (Ron Rifkin). There's definitely more torture in store for her children.

Joe Morton will surely fit in well with the cast of Brothers & Sisters, where he'll appear for 7-10 episodes. He made his Broadway debut in Hair, and was even nominated for a Tony Award due to his performance in Raisin.

Another noteworthy fact about him is that he's played a doctor in the first two seasons of Smallville, as well as in the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day. He's also been given doctor roles on daytime, particularly in Another World and All My Children. There's no doubt he'll do a good job on his recurring role as Justin's med-school mentor in the fourth season of Brothers & Sisters.

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