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Wilmer Valderrama joins cast of 'NCIS' as unpredictable and charismatic agent

FILE - In this April 12, 2016 file photo, Wilmer Valderrama attends the LA Premiere of "The Adderall Diaries"  in Los Angeles. Valderrama is joining the cast of "NCIS," as a series regular. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this April 12, 2016 file photo, Wilmer Valderrama attends the LA Premiere of "The Adderall Diaries" in Los Angeles. Valderrama is joining the cast of "NCIS," as a series regular. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

CBS says Wilmer Valderrama is joining the cast of "NCIS" as a character who's charismatic but unpredictable.

In a statement Thursday, "NCIS" executive producer Gary Glasberg said fans will get to see the actor in a new light.

Valderrama gained attention on the sitcom "That '70s Show." He has drama credits that include TV's "Grey's Anatomy," ''Minority Report" and "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series."

On "NCIS," he'll play a field agent who resurfaces after a deep-cover assignment and has gone from stable to loose cannon.

Valderrama's co-stars in the upcoming 14th season include Mark Harmon and Pauley Perrette.

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