Jan. 17 2011 12:00 AM

John Lepard guest stars in Tuesday's 'Detroit 187'


Don't be surprised if you see a familiar face on "Detroit 187" Tuesday night. John Lepard, Williamston Theatre's artistic director (and frequently a performer there as well), is one of the guest stars as Cyrus Layton, head of Detroit's violent crimes unit.

ABC's official synopsis of the episode -- titled "Road to Nowhere" -- reads as follows: "When Henry Malloy, one of Detroit's respected
philanthropists and humanitarians, is found shot in his car moments
after receiving the key to the city, Fitch is targeted as the main
suspect. Even as Special Agent Jess Harkins interrogates the members of
the squad about Fitch's possible involvement in the headline-making
crime, Fitch and Washington are busy investigating a bizarre case...
Three murder victims are found on a public bus with thousands of dollars
floating around the crime scene. But the case takes an even stranger
turn when the detectives try to track the money, find the missing bus
driver, identify the victims and discover a kidnapping gone awry. Will
Fitch's usual no-holds-barred effort be enough to bring the murderer to
justice? And what will Harkins' investigation of the driven homicide
veteran uncover?"

Lepard was recently seen on the big screen as a priest who witnesses the arrest of Sam Rockwell's character in director Tony Goldwyn's "Conviction," and starred in the Stormfield Theatre's "Among Friends" in October.

"Detroit 187" airs at 10 p.m. on ABC; episodes are also available to watch after broadcast on www.abc.com.