John Amos' character on "Men in Trees" has previously mentioned having a son -- not counting the one he just found out about. Soon, we'll get to meet him, and he'll look a lot like Orlando Jones.
Jones, who starred in another ABC series, "The Evidence," earlier this year, has signed on to guest-star on "Men in Trees" episodes later in the season. He'll appear in two episodes, playing George, the estranged son of Amos' Buzz.
George has been corresponding with his newfound half-brother, Patrick (Derek Richardson) -- the product of a long-ago tryst between Buzz and Celia (Cynthia Stevenson), the police chief in Elmo, Alaska, and decides to head north to meet Patrick. We're guessing the news doesn't go over that well with Buzz.
There's no word yet on when Jones' guest arc will air.
Jones played San Francisco detective Cayman Bishop on "The Evidence," which had a brief run last spring and summer on ABC. The former "MADtv" star and 7-Up pitchman has also appeared in "Drumline," "Unbreakable," "Office Space" and "Runaway Jury."
He'll next be seen on the big screen in the thriller "Primeval," due for release next spring.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times