Whoopi Goldberg participates in NBCUniversal’s Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together Relief Benefit on November 02, 2012 in New York City, New York.

*Birthday girl Whoopi Goldberg has a guest spot on the Dec. 2 episode of ABC’s “666 Park Avenue,” the freshman drama starring Vanessa Williams.

First Look: Whoopi Goldberg in a scene from the Dec. 2 episode of ABC’s “666 Park Avenue”

Goldberg will play Maris Elder, “a mysterious resident of the Drake who helps Jane unlock the secret of the building’s true evil origins,” says exec producer David Wilcox. “Whoopi’s an incredible actor, so when we heard that she was a horror fan, we wrote the role for her.”

Word has it that Maris will hypnotize nosy Jane (Rachael Taylor) and send her back in time to 1927, according to TV Guide.