Greg Grunberg Lands Recurring Role on ‘The Flash’

Greg Grunberg is known to many nerds around the world, most notably as the mind-reading Detective Matt Parker on NBC’s Heroes. He grew up best friends with JJ Abrams and starred in all of the films Abrams made as a child. Grunberg came to be known as Abrams’ luck charm — making appearances in almost everything Abrams has produced and directed including AliasLostSuper 8, and most recently Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Mashable reports Grunberg has landed a recurring role in the current season airing of The Flash as Detective Tom Patterson. Mashable describes the character as a gruff, stalwart figure at the Central City Police Department, who is unwavering in his commitment to protecting Central City from the dangerous metahumans that threaten it.


Grunberg will make his debut next week on The Flash in the episode titled “Killer Frost” which will feature Dr. Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) taking forensic scientist Julian Albert (Tom Felton) hostage as she accepts her fate and embarks down the evil path towards becoming the villainous Killer Frost. The episode is directed by Grunberg’s pal and co-host of AMC’s Geeking Out, Kevin Smith.

The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

KEVIN SMITH DIRECTS; KILLER FROST EMERGES — Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) uses her powers to save Barry (Grant Gustin) but as her mother predicted, the effort unleashes her inner Killer Frost. Killer Frost goes on a rampage looking for Dr. Alchemy, kidnapping Julian (Tom Felton) and battling both The Flash and Vibe (Carlos Valdes). Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and H.R. (Tom Cavanagh) have a heart to heart talk.