Forest Whitaker has joined the cast of ER as a multi-episode guest star; he replaces Andre Braugher.

He will play a patient who enters the hospital with a seemingly innocent cough but suffers a stroke while waiting to be treated, reports Variety.

Forest Whitaker's first air date on ER will be October 19th. Andre Braugher will co-star in the Fox sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.