An Academy Award-winning actor is heading to one of CBS' hottest new series.
F. Murray Abraham, who won his Oscar in 1984 for his fantastic (if not entirely accurate) turn as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus, will play The Actuary, a hitman so gifted that he is able to make it appear that his victims are killed by natural causes or through accidents. His episode will air in May.
The series, which stars Johnny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson, is a modern-day adaptation of Holmes, who has traveled to New York City to stay in a rehabilitation clinic. Watson becomes Holmes' sober companion.
Holmes investigates one of The Actuary's killings, and rapidly finds himself competing against the hitman in a game of wits what ultimately will leave Holmes one step closer to finding Moriarity.
Abraham has become a guest starring regular recently. He appeared on Showtime's Homeland, as well as arcs on The Good Wife, FX's Louie and Blue Bloods.
In addition to those roles, he has been seen in feature films Last Action Hero, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon, Mimic, Muppets From Space and Finding Forrester (which he was also terrific in).
Elementary airs Thursdays at 10 p.m.