Keith Carradine, star of film and stage and half-brother to famed Kung Fu star David Carradine, was a special guest when he appeared as A.G. Robinson, a pivotal face from both Earth history and Archer’s personal past in “First Flight.” 

As part of the Carradine family “dynasty” of performers, the 1949 San Mateo, Calif., native also has Oscar and Golden Globe wins as a songwriter for the pop hit “I’m Easy,” which he performed in Robert Altman’s Nashville. It also presaged his lead in the original 1991 Broadway cast of Tony-winning The Will Rogers Follies, which also netted him a Best Musical Actor nomination. Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller provided his film breakout, as well, in a career that focused on small and offbeat titles, with Southern Comfort, The Long Riders and Cowboys & Aliens being highlights. 

Genre fans may also recall his hosting of History Channel’s Wild West Tech, appearances in the miniseries Into the West, a two-year run as FBI Agent Lundy on Shotime’s Dexter, thrice seen on Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, four episodes on Glenn Close’s Damages, repeats as a serial killer on Criminal Minds, and even a turn on The Big Bang Theory, as Penny’s father.