Digital Spy reports: Linden will play Manny, “a former Army drill sergeant who is still living vigorously in a nursing home”, reports TVLine.
Linden is an veteran actor, who is best known for his television show Barney Miller .
He also has appeared on The Bold and The Beautiful, Gilmore Girls, Will & Grace and Hot in Cleveland.
The Mindy Project follows Mindy Kaling’s physician character from her work life to dating life. It airs Tuesdays at 9.30pm ET on Fox.