Grant Gustin as The Flash
Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team at S.T.A.R. Labs work together to bring down criminal metahuman Clive Yorkin (Matthew Kevin Anderson) in Season 3, episode 12 of “The Flash.” The CW

Matthew Kevin Anderson landed a guest-starring role in Season 3 of “The Flash.”

Anderson will appear in episode 12 as criminal metahuman Clive Yorkin, who is methodically killing people by causing them to decompose at an accelerated rate. According to the synopsis for the episode, titled “Untouchable,” Joe (Jesse L. Martin) becomes Yorkin’s next target, but it’s Iris (Candice Patton) who is caught in the crossfire.

In the comics, Clive is an imprisoned career criminal who agrees to undergo an experiment called the Nephron Process after realizing that he has no chance for release. The experiment is supposed to cure him of his violent tendencies by making him associate crime with pain. But when the pleasure and pain centers in his brain are reversed during the experiment, Clive becomes insane and escapes prison. The experiment gives him the ability to drain life energy from other people through touch, which he uses to terrorize the whole city. The Flash tracks him down with the help of a teenage psychic.

Also in Season 3, episode 12 of “The Flash,” Barry mentors Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale) and starts to elevate Kid Flash’s training to another level.

Anderson recently recurred as Detective Lovello on TVLand’s “Impastor.” He has also guest-starred in several other TV series, including CW’s “iZombie” and “Supernatural.”

On the film side, Anderson can be next seen as Agent Young in the upcoming live-action film adaptation of “Death Note,” which is a manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The Adam Wingard-directed movie, which opens in theaters on Feb. 22, also stars Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi Shea Whigham and Willem Dafoe, among many others.

“The Flash” Season 3, episode 12, airs on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW. The episode is directed by Rob Hardy from a script written by Brooke Roberts and Judalina Neira.