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'The OC' star Peter Gallagher lands 'How I Met Your Mother' role

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The OC actor Peter Gallagher is to appear on How I Met Your Mother.

The 57-year-old will play Professor Vinick, a college professor who runs into old student Ted (Josh Radnor), TVLine reports.

Peter Gallagher

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The cast of How I Met Your Mother

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Ted's efforts to impress Vinick backfired in college and the architect becomes determined to win his old teacher over when they reunite.

Gallagher is best known for playing Sandy Cohen on The OC and currently stars in USA's Covert Affairs.

His additional credits include 1999 film American Beauty and 2012 dance movie Step Up 4: Miami Heat.

How I Met Your Mother airs on Mondays at 8/7c on CBS, with Gallagher's episode currently scheduled to air on December 17. In the UK, the sitcom airs on E4.

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