'True Blood' Crowns New Vampire King For Season 3

Denis O'Hare attends the 'Duplicity' premiere in New York City on March 16, 2009 Denis O'Hare attends the 'Duplicity' premiere in New York City on March 16, 2009

“True Blood” already has its vampire queen, thanks to Evan Rachel Wood. And now, the hit HBO supernatural series has crowned a new king.

Actor Denis O’Hare, 47, will join the cast for Season 3 as the vampire king of Mississippi, the cable network confirmed to AccessHollywood.com.

O’Hare’s character will make his first appearance early in the upcoming season and will stay on as a series regular.

A Tony winner for his role of Mason Marzac in “Take Me Out,” O’Hare’s acting credits also include the films “Duplicity,” “The Proposal,” “Milk” and “A Mighty Heart.”

His TV resume includes appearances “CSI,” the “Law & Order” franchise and a recurring role on ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters” as Travis March.

Season 3 of “True Blood” is slated to bow in Summer 2010.

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