• NCIS: LA is in season 13 now
  • A new cast member will debut soon
  • It's the father of "Sam Hanna" (LL Cool J)

We never get tired of family connections at NCIS. This time, NCIS: LA is all set to debut a new dad. It's the father of "Sam Hanna" (LL Cool J), and he'll be played by an actor who probably looks familiar.

NCIS: LA: Actor Richard Gant is the father of "Sam Hanna"

NCIS: LA is in season 13 and the show's 300th episode is fast approaching. It airs on May 8 and, in that episode, actor Richard Gant will debut as "Raymond Hanna," the father of "Sam." The series shared the news on Twitter via TVLine.

Actor Richard Gant joins the NCIS: LA cast

Fans may know Richard Gant, 78, from a variety of film and TV parts dating back to the 1980s. He acted in Rocky V and had main roles on the series Men of a Certain Age and Special Unit 2.

A native of San Francisco, Gant has also appeared on NYPD Blue, The Mindy Project, and The Neighborhood, to name a few more.

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"Raymond Hanna" will be in several episodes of NCIS: LA this season. Per TVLine, "Sam" will move in with his father as his struggles with dementia worsen. So that could make for some emotional episodes coming up.

NCIS: LA, which was just renewed for season 14, returns on Sunday, April 10. But meet "Mr. Hanna" beginning on May 8!