Burt Reynolds will play himself in an upcoming episode of Archer, which begins its third animated season on FX in January 2012.

Reynolds will play himself in an episode titled “The Man From Jupiter,” a reference to Reynolds’ home of Jupiter, Fla. Reynolds will be dating Agent Sterling Archer’s mother and boss, Malory – much to Sterling’s dismay.

Why Burt Reynolds?

“I think the only person on the planet who’s a bigger fan of Burt Reynolds than me is Sterling Archer,” said Archer creator Adam Reed.  “Archer constantly tries to imitate Burt and always raves about Burt’s movies and all-around awesomeness.  So to have Burt recording voice-overs for the show was just amazing.”

Images courtesy of Matt Thompson, Floyd County Productions, FX.