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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' recruits Bradley Whitford to play Jake's dad

Bradley Whitford

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A few weeks ago on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, when the Pontiac Bandit intimated that Jake was having “intense daddy stuff,” Jake responded:  “Oh yeah, the guy without a daddy is the one with daddy issues. Explain that logic.”

Looks like we’re about to delve a little deeper into Absentee Father Land: Bradley Whitford has signed on to play Papa Peralta, Fox announced today.

Whitford is set to appear in at least one episode—and possibly more—as Captain Roger Peralta, a charming regional airline pilot who has made a career out of letting down Jake (Andy Samberg). The pair are reunited for a father-son weekend in Brooklyn that takes place in the Mar. 8 episode of the Fox police comedy.

Whitford, who claimed an Emmy for his work on The West Wing and whose recent TV credits also include Transparent and Trophy Wife, is set to star in the upcoming Showtime comedy Happyish. He has also guest-starred on Parks and Recreation, which was co-created by Brooklyn overlord Michael Schur.