Daytime Emmy winning actor Jeff Branson is set to join the new CBS primetime series, “Supergirl.” The casting news was announced during the Television Critics Association Winter Tour, and Branson is set to play Master Jailer.
“As the forceful and unrelenting jail guard on Fort Rozz, Master Jailer showed no mercy. Now on Earth, he is hellbent on catching all of the Fort Rozz escapees and brutally bringing them to justice.”
Branson is known to many soap audiences for his many roles, including Jonathan Lavery on “All My Children,” Shayne Lewis on “Guiding Light,” and Ronan Malloy on “The Young and the Restless.” The actor would receive the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2009, sharing the award with Vincent Irizarry (then at “AMC,” currently at “Days of our Lives”).
“Supergirl” airs Monday nights at 8/7c on CBS.