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Who Played Marc's Dad In Moon Knight Episode 5?

Contains spoilers for "Moon Knight" Season 1, Episode 5

"Moon Knight" has sparked enthusiastic approval since it premiered late last month, scoring 87% with critics and 93% with audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. The Marvel and Disney+ production stars Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector and Steven Grant, May Calamawy as Marc's wife, Layla El-Faouly, and Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow. Episode 5, "Asylum," fills in major elements of Marc's backstory through flashbacks that include his parents and brother and sees Isaac's two characters start to combine forces.

We learn that Steven and Marc are dead; the Egyptian goddess of fertility and childbirth, Taweret (Antonia Salib), weighs their hearts, tells them they have unresolved trauma, and urges them to work together to clear it. Flashbacks reveal that Marc's brother, Randall, drowned in a flooded cave while the two were out exploring, and his emotionally and physically abusive mother, Wendy (Fernanda Andrade), blamed young Marc for Randall's death. Marc's father, Elias, also appears, telling the boys not to be out long, talking to Wendy at Randall's funeral, and later making eye contact with Marc through a window during his mother's shiva. But who is the actor who plays Marc's father in Episode 5 of "Moon Knight"?

Rey Lucas has appeared in some very popular television shows over the past 20 years

Marc's father, Elias, is played in "Moon Knight" Episode 5 flashback scenes by veteran actor Rey Lucas, who made his television debut in the A&E Network courtroom drama "100 Centre Street" in 2001. He appeared in two episodes of "Law & Order" nine years apart as two different characters and as Ricardo in a 2006 episode of "Weeds." Lucas also joined the cast of "Blue Bloods" three times in its first season: in the pilot as a reporter and in Episodes 8 and 9 as Miguel.

He continued to build his acting résumé through the 2010s, with appearances in "Elementary," "Orange Is the New Black," and three feature-length films, plus a starring role as Perry in the 2013 short "Human Resources: Sick Days Aren't a Game." 2018 was a breakout year for Lucas, who made his Marvel debut as Detective Thomas Ciancio in "Luke Cage" and appeared in all eight episodes of the Sean Penn-led Mars exploration drama "The First."

Since then, he has just gotten busier, with recurring roles in "Manifest," "Power Book II: Ghost," and "The Blacklist," along with guest appearances in "God Friended Me" and "Bull." Disney+ has yet to announce whether "Moon Knight" Season 2 is forthcoming, but if so, Lucas could be called back to help shed further light on Marc's troubled past.