After five years of playing super-serious CIA agent Jack Bristow on Alias
, Garber, 57, is thrilled to let loose on Justice
. "With Jack, everything was subtext," he says. "This guy says everything he thinks. To be so out there now, without any censors, blunt and sarcastic, is so much fun." Still, he keeps in touch with several Alias
castmates, including Jennifer Garner
. In fact, he loves playing unofficial uncle to his Alias
daughter's baby. "I've held Violet in my arms and made some funny faces," he says of Garner and husband Ben Affleck
's 9-month-old tot. "She loves me—or that could be my delusion."