From the moment daytime fans saw Tom Pelphrey on their screens as Jonathan Randall’s, Reva’s (Kim Zimmer) son on Guiding Light, they knew he had that “it” factor. After winning two Daytime Emmys for his performance, and then moving over to As the World Turns to take on the role of Mick, Pelphrey left daytime to appear in motion pictures and primetime television and his sucesses have been mounting. He recently starred in Cinemax’s Banshee.
Now comes word via Variety, perhaps of one of Pelphrey’s most exciting roles of all. The talented actor has been cast in the highly-anticipated new Netflix series, Marvel’s Iron Fist. Tom will be a series regular in the superhero series, where he will play the role of Ward Meachum. Cast along with Pelphrey as his new on-screen sister is 90210′s Jessica Stroup who will play Joy Meachum. David Wenham will play their father, Harold.
Pelphrey addresses his casting news on his Twitter page adding: “So excited to be joining this team. Thanks for all of the support as always!!”
In story, Joy and Ward have spent their lives building Rand Enterprises to its current standing in the world, only to have all their work put in jeopardy when Danny returns to claim his birthright. They are childhood acquaintances of Danny Rand’s who now play an important role in Rand Enterprises.
Marvel’s Iron Fist follows Jones’ Danny Rand as he returns to New York City after being missing for years. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist. Finn Jones of Games of Thrones will play the title role in the series.
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