TV: ‘Southland’ Star Scores Reoccurring Role in ‘True Blood’

And the names just keep on coming in. “Southland” co-star Kevin Alejandro is staying in the South with another high-profile series gig, joining the third season of Alan Ball’s vampire drama “True Blood.” Alejandro, expected to appear in almost every episode of the HBO series’ upcoming third season, will play Jesus, a Latino orderly who is taking care of Ruby Jean Reynolds (Alfre Woodard) at her care facility and becomes involved with her son, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis). Alejandro co-starred on “Shark,” “Drive,” “Ugly Betty” and recently recurred on “Weeds.” On “Blood,” he joins such other new additions as Denis O’Hare, Marshall Allman, Theo Alexander, Grant Bowler, Joe Manganiello and Lindsay Pulsipher.
Pictured: Kevin Alejandro