The Flash: America’s Got Talent contortionist cast as Rag Doll in season 5
According to TV Insider, contortionist Troy James, best known for his stint on America’s Got Talent, will play Rag Doll in the fifth episode of the upcoming season of The Flash. James has previously made appearances on Shadow Hunters, Channel Zero, The Void, and The Strain, all of which give the performer a chance to show off his uncanny flexibility.
Rag Doll, whose real name is Peter Merkel, is the triple-jointed son of a carnie who fell into a life of crime. He was introduced in Flash Comics back in 1942.
The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramo, Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny, Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora West-Allen aka the speedster hero XS, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton with Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells, and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West.
Based on the characters from DC Comics, The Flash is from by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Todd Helbing.