Actor-rapper Shad Moss, aka Bow Wow, has signed on for roles in HBO's Entourage and Weinstein Co.'s Patriots.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, he has joined the upcoming fifth season of Entourage in a recurring role, playing Charlie, a new stand-up comic client of E (Kevin Connolly).

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Additionally, he has landed a role opposite Forest Whitaker and Isaiah Washington in the Weinstein Co.'s sports drama Patriots, about a high school basketball team in post-Katrina Louisiana.

"After 16 years in the music industry and six successful albums, I've decided to shift my energy to something else I'm passionate about, acting," Moss said. "I'm going to try to be the next Will Smith."