The new ABC series The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as rookie cop John Nolan. After a near-death experience, Nolan is pursuing his dream of being a police officer. He’s the oldest rookie on the LAPD force which has his boss, Sgt. Wade Grey, wondering if Nolan isn’t just having a mid-life crisis. “I hate what you represent,” Grey tells Nolan. Grey is worried that Nolan is going to get someone killed on the job.
Sgt. Wade Grey is portrayed by Richard T. Jones. He’s known for his roles on Santa Clarita Diet (Rick), Wisdom of the Crowd (Det. Tommy Cavanaugh), Teachers (Frank Humphrey), Criminal Minds (Officer Lionel Wilkins), Narcos (Agent DEA), American Horror Story (Detective Andy Hahn), Hawaii Five-0 (Governor Denning), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (James Ellison), Girlfriends (Aaron Waters), and Judging Amy (Bruce Van Exel), among others. Fun fact: Jones made his debut on the big screen in the 1993 film What’s Love Got to Do with It as Ike Turner, Jr. The Rookie airs Tuesdays at 10 pm on ABC, right after black-ish.