Remember Mookie, the abusive dude who turned out the be the baby daddy of the kid Jesse (Darnell Williams) passed off as Blind Angie's (Debbi Morgan) during the final season of All My Children? His portrayer, Trai Byers, has been cast as an "Ivy League hotshot, tech-savvy guy" named Alex for Season 5 of 90210, reports Zap2it.
Thank you, CW, for giving this brother a less stereotypical role, not to mention a character name that doesn't make me want to report somebody to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. In other 90210 casting news, Wes Brown (True Blood, Heart of Dixie) will appear as a club promoter named Taylor next season. Can anyone believe the "new 90210" is already on its fifth season? Share your thoughts on the teen soap's lastest casting developments in the comments!
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