Like bacon, Zeljko Ivanek makes everything better — and the next show to benefit from his presence is White Collar.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the Damages Emmy winner will guest-star on the USA Network drama as Brett Forsythe, a businessman who specializes in hostile corporate takeovers and is an avid collector of valuable artifacts from natural history.
Forsythe lands in the FBI’s crosshairs when he is suspected of orchestrated a “dino-mite” heist — that is, the theft of a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil and its egg, which together are worth millions.
Guesting in the same episode is Outsourced alum Rebecca Hazlewood as Dr. Reva Khatri, a curator at the targeted natural history museum. A passionate paleontologist, Dr. Khatri believes the true value of dinosaur fossils comes from sharing them with the world.
Tim DeKay, Tiffani Thiessen, and Sharif Atkins film scemes on the 'White Collar' set in New York City on August 23, 2013.
Matt Bomer suits up while attending the 2013 USTA Serves Opening Night Gala at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday (August 26) in New York City.
The 35-year-old actor was seen posing for a pic with his White Collar co-star Willie Garson in the Time Warner Cable suite while watching Serena Williams win her first round match against Francesca Schiavone during the 2013 U.S. Open.
Matt and Willie were also spotted chatting with Zachary Levi, who was also seating in the suite.
Actress Tiffani Thiessen and her husband, Brady Smith, attend the Downtown Calvin Klein with The Cinema Society screening of IFC Films' "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" at the Museum of Modern Art on August 13, 2013 in New York City.
Matt Bomer wears a suit and tie to film scenes for 'White Collar' outside a courthouse in NYC. The dapper star was seen walking towards the steps with an unidentified co-star.
Actress Tiffani Thiessen (R) and daughter Harper Smith attend the Doc Mobile Tour at the Disney Store on August 21, 2013 in New York City.
Stars on the set of 'White Collar' filming in New York City, New York on August 15, 2013
Craziest promo I ever done shot, Mozzie in all his glory....beware the square, man..... pic.twitter.com/y4Vspy2cgy— Willie Garson (@WillieGarson) August 27, 2013
Lovely location today... pic.twitter.com/6F9K9pQTVr— Willie Garson (@WillieGarson) August 27, 2013
Tiffani Thiessen and husband Brady Smith arrive to watch Novak Djokovic in action against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia during US Open 2013, in New York City.
Actor Tiffani Thiessen (L) and Brady Smith attend The Moet & Chandon Suite at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2013 in New York City.
Matt Bomer plays with an adorable French bulldog puppy on the set of his hit series White Collar on Thursday afternoon (August 15) in New York City.
The 35-year-old actor was seen wearing a blue jumpsuit while filming scenes for the show with his co-star Willie Garson.