Jon Voight has joined the cast of 24 for the upcoming seventh season of the Emmy-winning Fox drama.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Voight will play Jack Bauer's (Kiefer Sutherland) uber-nemesis who is pulling the strings behind next season's terrorist threat.

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The character will be introduced during 24's two-hour Season 7 prequel and will be featured heavily in the latter half of the season.

The prequel, now shooting on location in South Africa, is slated to air Nov. 23, with Season 7 of the Imagine TV/20th TV-produced series kicking off in January.

Voight marks the first A-list villain casting on 24 since Season 1 when Dennis Hopper appeared in the final episodes as Serbian nationalist Victor Drazen.