has joined the cast of the NBC telefilm Saving Jessica Lynch
, about the capture and rescue of the 20-year-old U.S. Army private during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He will play 38-year-old Master Sgt. Robert James Dowdy, who, like Lynch, was with the 507th Ordnance Maintenance Co. based out of Fort Bliss, Texas. Dowdy was one of the soldiers who died when their convoy was ambushed March 23. Lynch, who survived the attack, was taken unconscious to a hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, from where she was rescued April 1. Canadian actress Laura Regan
was tapped to play Lynch, with Nicholas Guilak set to play Mohammed Odeh Al-Rehaief, the Iraqi lawyer who alerted U.S. military officials to Lynch's whereabouts (HR 8/14). Also previously cast in the movie are Crystle Lightning
and Nina Kaze. King, seen in this summer's actioner S.W.A.T.
, also was featured in the indie A Little Inside
. He is repped by Don Buchwald
& Associates and manager Laina Cohn at Acronym Entertainment.