A star of “Accidentally on Purpose” will soon play a Mark Zuckerberg type on a USA legal drama.
Jon Foster will join the “Suits” cast when it returns in January, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Foster, a Boston-born actor who recently turned 28, will play Trent Devon, a “social media wunderkind” whose company is about to go public. Devon changes his mind, so Harvey (Gabriel Macht) finds out he has more on his mind than his company hitting Wall Street.
“The Big Band Theory’s” Aarti Mann will also join “Suits” as a sought-after law school grad that Louis (Rick Hoffman) has his eye on.
The “Suits” summer finale last week scored a season-high 4.5 million viewers. The show will begin new episodes in January.
Foster portrayed Zack on the Jenna Elfman CBS vehicle “Accidentally on Purpose,” and has also appeared as Damien Cutler on NBC’s “Windfall” and as Ben Connor on ABC’s “Life As We Know It.” Foster gained critical acclaim after appearing in 2002 TV movie “Murder in Greenwich.” He and his brother Ben Foster also co-starred in the Woody Harrelson vehicle “Rampart.”
Zuckerberg is a founder of Facebook who was played by Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network."