General Hospital star Roger Howarth has joined the cast of CW's The Flash in a recurring role, Deadline reports. He'll portray investigative journalist Mason Bridge, boss to Iris (Candice Patton).
Mason will oversee aspiring journo Iris West as he digs into the truth about disgraced S.T.A.R. Labs honcho Dr. Harrison Wells aka Barry Allen’s mentor. He first airs in Episode 11.
The Flash star Jesse L. Martin is godfather to Howarth's son, Julian. The actors met playing recurring roles (Keith and Jory) on Guiding Light in the early 1990s and later shared scenes on One Life to Live, when Howarth's Todd tried to hire Martin's Quincy at The Sun.
Howarth's previous primetime TV credits include Californication, Dawson's Creek and Prey.
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.