The of Mexican and Cherokee descent American actress Charisma Carpenter has joined the cast of UPN's mystery drama "Veronica Mars." Also there is Steve Guttenberg, who along with Carpenter will play as recurring characters. Carpenter will appear in at least six episodes, while Guttenberg will appear in at least seven episodes.
Beginning with the show's second-season premiere, Carpenter will play a sexy trophy wife and stepmother to brothers Dick (Ryan Hansen) and Cassidy "Beaver" (Kyle Gallner) Casablancas, two of Veronica's (Kristen Bell) affluent schoolmates. Whereas, Guttenberg will play a charismatic Major League Baseball team owner and leading candidate in the local race for mayor of Neptune, Calif., where the show is set.