Ever since Daredevil‘s second season premiered on Netflix, viewers have been asking themselves the same questions. What new villains will appear in the so-totally-gonna-happen third season? What comic-book storylines might the showrunners adapt? Will the Irish mob finally get around to watching John Wick? All of these are important questions, to be sure, but the greatest question of them all has to do with a one-off character from the premiere episode, “Bang.”
Billed simply as “Homicide Detective” in the credits, the nameless figure is played by veteran character actor Robert McKay. His IMDb page is populated by roles whose titles start with words like “detective,” “sergeant” and “officer,” but as McKay indicated in his chat with Uproxx, he doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, he relished the opportunity to play a weary, vocally expressive New York police officer in the his Marvel series.
How are you, sir?
I’m fine, I’m fine. I’m up to my neck in homicides, but I’m good.
[Laughs.] You’ve been popping up on television for quite some time. I remember you from The Sopranos…
Oh my god, really?
Yes. Was that one of your first roles?
Back in 2000, yes.