Jones has signed on to play the head of President Wayne Palmer's (DB Woodside) Secret Service detail, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show is scheduled to return to FOX on Sunday, Jan. 14 with a two-night premiere spanning four hours.
The casting is actually a return trip to "24" for Jones; he had a small role as a deputy in two episodes of the show's second season. His other credits include guest spots on "Crossing Jordan," "NCIS" and "Alias" and the feature film "He Was a Quiet Man," which is due for release sometime next year.
Season six of "24" will pick up 20 months after we last saw Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), who was on a slow boat to China after being apprehended by operatives from that country. The country, now under the leadership of Wayne Palmer, suffers a series of terrorist attacks.
Among those logging time on the show this season will be Regina King ("Ray"), James Cromwell ("L.A. Confidential"), Peter MacNicol ("Numb3rs"), Powers Boothe ("Deadwood"), Kal Penn ("Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle") and Rick Schroder ("NYPD Blue"). Gregory Itzin, Jean Smart, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Roger Cross, James Morrison, Jayne Atkinson, Eric Balfour and Carlo Rota will reprise their roles from past seasons.