Tuesday, January 13, 2015
GOTHAM Casts Rob Gorrie as Robin's Father, John Grayson
Well, here's one Flying Grayson...
ComicBook.com reports that the Fox series Gotham has cast Rob Gorrie as John Grayson, better known to DC Comics fans as the father of Dick Grayson, the original Robin and future Nightwing.
Gorrie will first appear in "The Blind Fortune Teller," the sixteenth episode of show's first season, which should air on February 16th. Haly's Circus will be featured in the episode as Detective Jim Gordon and Leslie Thompkins visit the circus to investigate a murder, which leads to Gordon questioning the ringleader and an evil clown. A fight also supposedly breaks out between clowns and trapeze artists, with Thompkins eventually tending to the injured victims. The episode is written by Bruno Heller and directed by Jeffrey Hunt.
The 27-year-old Gorrie is probably best known as Matthew Buchanan on the soap opera One Life to Live and as Nate Bradley on As the World Turns. He's also had guest appearances on The Good Wife and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Created in 1940 by Bill Finger, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, John and Mary Grayson were circus aerialists along with their son Dick, billed as "The Flying Graysons." When the owner of Haly's Circus refused to pay protection money to crime boss Tony Zucco, Zucco's men sabotaged the trapeze wires with acid, causing John and Mary Grayson to fall to their deaths.
Having witnessed his own parents' murders as a young boy, Bruce Wayne decides to become Dick's legal guardian and soon takes him on as his crimefighting partner, Robin, the Boy Wonder.
Gotham airs Mondays on Fox at 8 p.m. EST.