The actor has not been seen consistently on a TV show since Welcome Back Kotter in 1979. Thirty six years later, he will play the role of attorney Robert Shapiro who was part of O.J. Simpson's defense team.
While American Horror Story and Glee creator Ryan Murphy will serve as executive producer on the series, the 60-year-old actor will also serve as a producer. The FX miniseries is based on Jeffrey Toobin's book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson about the high profile 1995 murder trial in which Simpson was acquitted for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson.