Michael Angarano cast as Jack's brother on 'This Is Us'

Lawrence Kim
August 14, 2018

Jack's son is now Jack's brother.

Michael Angarano, the I'm Dying Up Here star who famously played the offspring of Jack (Sean Hayes) on Will & Grace, has now been cast in a recurring role as Nicky, the sibling of Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) on This Is Us, EW has confirmed. He also appeared on The Knick and Mom. In "The Car", Jack told Randall and Kevin that Nicky died in the war, notes Entertainment Weekly.

Season 3 will delve into Jack's time in Vietnam, which opens the door for plenty of interaction between the brothers. The character was introduced in the episode "Brothers", in a flashback, and was seen again in a group photo of the two in Vietnam alongside other servicemen. To help with the accurate portrayal of the war, This Is Us in June brought in renowned Vietnam journalist and author Tim O'Brien (The Things They Carried) as consultant.

".I just finished actually writing an episode with him that's an entire Vietnam Jack backstory episode, early in our season", Fogelman said.

Justin Hartley told Entertainment Weekly last week that Kevin's discoveries in Vietnam will shock and surprise everyone. General hopes for Season 3?

The new season will continue to jump around in time and break some rules, executive producers Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker said at the 2018 Television Critics Association press tour.

This Is Us kicks off season 3 on September 25. Your thoughts on the show's newest addition?

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