Having recovered from a quintuple bypass Burt Reynolds is to make an appearance on the new USA network spy series “Burn Notice”.

The 74-year-old Hollywood legend will play a down-and-out ex-CIA agent who has fallen from the top of his profession.

Reynolds was only released from hospital after his quintuple bypass surgery on March 2, but he is said to be on the mend.

Just weeks after his serious heart operation he made an appearance at the Palm Beach Festival’s Silver Screen Splash party. Though he looked frail his friends reported he was in good spirits.

It was only last year that Reynolds admitted himself to the Florida Hanley Center in West Palm Beach to complete a nine-month rehabilitation program due to his addiction to pain killers.

The role which Reynolds will play comes close to his own character it seems in many ways as a man who succumbs to his demons.

It is thought that Reynolds will now have a recurring role in “Burn Notice” over the next two series.

Matt Nix described the character which Reynolds will play. He said “"Things have not gone well for him since he left the spy service.

"He's now working as a bartender under an assumed name, and he gets into trouble with some very nasty Russian guys."

“Burn Notice” will premiere on June 3. There’s still no word on when, exactly, we can expect to see Reynolds back on our screens.

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