James Earl Jones
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
James Earl Jones
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Tony Award winner James Earl Jones will guest star in the fourth episode of the FOX TV series House, according to EW.com. He will play an African dictator who becomes a patient at Princeton Plainsboro, the fictitious teaching hospital where House is set.

The series stars Hugh Laurie, and as previously announced the new season will also feature Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda for at least two episodes.

Jones won Tony Awards for his performances in Fences and The Great White Hope. He most recently appeared on Broadway as Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and will be reprising his role in the West End production of the play this fall.