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“Touch” has booked Ron Rifkin in a guest-starring role for the show’s season 2 finale this spring. Although the actor is perhaps best-known for playing the role of the evil Arvin Sloane in “Alias,” Rifkin’s role on “Touch” may be a little more positive.

As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Rifkin will play Isaac, an imposing rabbi who crosses paths with Kiefer Sutherland’s Martin Bohm in some assuredly complicated way. Isaac is described as a believer in destiny and is a man clothed in a black suit, a tallit shawl with gold tzitzit of gold, and a gold yarmulke.

Rifkin, who most recently was seen as Marvin Exley in several episodes of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” also co-starred as Saul Holden on “Brothers & Sisters.” He is one of several announced guest stars for the upcoming season of “Touch,” including D.B. Sweeney, Maria Bello, Lukas Haas and Mykelti Williamson.

“Touch” Season 2 debuts after a long hiatus on Friday, Feb. 8 on FOX.

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