Deadline is reporting that The Fosters has added The Invisible Man alum Vincent Ventresca in a recurring role for season 5B. He’ll be playing Grace’s absentee father Henry, who is determined to be with his daughter in her time of need despite friction with his ex-wife.
The first half of The Fosters season five was focused on issues relating to immigration and the transgender community, with Callie making friends with a college classmate whose family was undocumented and further exploring her relationship with Aaron. The summer finale concluded with Callie, Ximena, and AJ seeking sanctuary in a neighborhood church in order to keep Ximena from being taken by ICE, a cliffhanger sure to be resolved in the winter premiere.
In addition to his role on the Sci-Fi drama, Ventresca has appeared on the likes of Wicked City, Nikita, and Complete Savages.
Season 5B of The Fosters is set to premiere Tuesday, January 9th at 8:00.
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