Kelsey Grammer Takes Villain Role in ‘Transformers 4’

The ‘Boss’ star will play counter-intelligence agent Harold Attinger in director Michael Bay’s upcoming action sequel.

Kelsey Grammer joins the cast of Transformers 4
Kelsey Grammer joins the cast of Transformers 4
Kelsey Grammer has signed on to play the primary human villain in Transformers 4 for Paramount Pictures and director Michael Bay.

The actor, who most recently starred on the Starz TV series Boss, will play counter-intelligence agent Harold Attinger, although no details were given regarding his villainous nature. He joins a cast that includes Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, and Stanley Tucci.

Michael Bay is directing from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ian Bryce, Tom DeSanto and Don Murphy producing. Shooting is scheduled to begin this June.

While primarily known for his work on TV shows such as Cheers, Frasier, and Boss, Kelsey Grammer made his presence known to genre fans as Hank "Beast" McCoy in 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. Other silver screen performances include I Don't Know How She Does It, Fame, Middle Men, and Swing Vote.

Transformers: Age of Extinction was released June 27th, 2014 and stars Nicola Peltz, Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, T.J. Miller, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Jack Reynor. The film is directed by Michael Bay.

Sources: Deadline

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  1. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Nothing is wrong with his voice. They just decided not to use his voice for a Decepticon character. He is starring in the movie as a human character.

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  2. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic whats wrong with is voice

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  3. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 I guess that's because they decided not to use his voice for a Decepticon, like how Hugo Weaving did for Megatron in the first three Transformers movies.

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  4. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic no i meant why cant they make him a decepticon

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  5. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Because it says in the article above that he will be playing a human villain.

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  6. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic but why cant he be in a decepticon role

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  7. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Well, the deceptions are not humans. He is a human villain in this movie. I'm sure though, that we'll see deception robots in Transformers 4, considering that they are in the first three Transformers movies.

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  8. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic that makes no difference all villains should decepticons

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  9. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Because he is a human.

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  10. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic why couldnt they just make him a descepticon

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  11. Sean


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  12. TheStonedReviewer

    Yeah baby I got you pegged!

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  13. WongFu

    It's Frasier (he hated Eddy and thought the dog was up staging him)

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  14. Fry_3000

    @jmp that would be cool

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  15. Fry_3000

    Good choice

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  16. Joshua Hollaway

    The casting is looking pretty good

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  17. Upsmann44

    Yes! This just made my day. Awesome cast so far.

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  18. EmmyttWolfe


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  19. Monkeyiron 2.0

    wow didn't see that coming and I definitly hoped we didn't get another human villain!!!

    @jmp he is playing a human villain

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  20. JMP

    Unicron that's who he will voiced as

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  21. Youngrizo

    now i need to watch Frazier

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  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    "Niles! " Haha. Didn't see this coming

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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