'True Blood' Crowns New Vampire King For Season 3

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009  |  Updated 4:15 PM CDT
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Denis O'Hare to Vamp it Up on "True Blood"

"True Blood" already has its vampire queen, thanks to Evan Rachel Wood. And now, the hit HBO supernatural series has crowned a new king.

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"True Blood" already has its vampire queen, thanks to Evan Rachel Wood. And now, the hit HBO supernatural series has crowned a new king.

Actor Denis O'Hare, 47, will join the cast for Season 3 as the vampire king of Mississippi, the cable network confirmed to AccessHollywood.com.

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O'Hare's character will make his first appearance early in the upcoming season and will stay on as a series regular.

A Tony winner for his role of Mason Marzac in "Take Me Out," O'Hare's acting credits also include the films "Duplicity," "The Proposal," "Milk" and "A Mighty Heart."

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His TV resume includes appearances "CSI," the "Law & Order" franchise and a recurring role on ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" as Travis March.

Season 3 of "True Blood" is slated to bow in Summer 2010.

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