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STARZ announced today that actor Graham McTavish was cast as Dougal MacKenzie in the upcoming TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.

If you aren’t familiar with the Outlander book series, Dougal MacKenzie is the War Chieftain of Clan MacKenzie, secret supporter of the rebel cause against the British, and uncle to Jamie Fraser.
New addition to the “Outlander” Clan today. We are pleased to announce that Scotsman Graham McTavish will join the cast of @[524783437580870:274:Outlander] as Dougal MacKenzie, the War Chieftain of Clan MacKenzie, secret supporter of the rebel cause against the British, and uncle to Jamie Fraser.

McTavish has had a long career and had roles in many TV shows and films – Lost, NCIS, CSI: Miami, Rambo, Pushing Daisies, Prison Break, 24, Secretariat, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – just to name a few.  He has also done extensive voice work for many video games.

Outlander will hit the TV screens on STARZ in 2014.

Now, if they would only cast Claire, I would be a happy Outlander Fan.

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