Grunberg, who also habitually gets cameos in JJ Abrams films after starring in Alias, will play detective Tom Patterson in The Flash. He is described as “a gruff, stalwart figure at Central City Police Department… unwavering in his commitment to protecting Central City from the dangerous metas that threaten it.”
He will debut in the Kevin Smith-directed episode 3.07 “Killer Frost”.
Because nearly every new character in The Flash ends up having some basis in the DC comics universe, you have to wonder if Tom Patterson is related to Celine Patterson, aka Skitter, who was a member of the Teen Titans who turned into an insect-like creature when she slept. THE RUMOURS START HERE!