The Show ER, Full Cast, And Trivia!
This series is a medical drama that focuses mostly on the doctors and nurses who work in the ER of Chicago’s County General Hospital. It also has a sizeable recurring cast that includes paramedics, hospital staff of all kinds, patients, etc. Its original main cast is totally gone by the end of the series. The last original cast member leaves for good at the end of season eleven. However, this is one of those rare shows where they manage to replace departing characters with new and interesting ones that grab your attention and keep you watching. Also, this process was of course very gradual over the years, and wasn’t done all at once. The ER series ran for fifteen seasons, and with a show that long, departures were going to happen. And in addition, some of the main characters that left the series did manage to come back here and there for a show. This is a tiny description of each character, starting with the original main cast.
Dr. Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards) -Mark Greene is a doctor who specializes in emergency medicine. He is chief resident and dedicated to his job, as well as his wife Jen (Christine Harnos), and their daughter, Rachel (Yvonne Zima-later played by Hallee Hirsh). His wife who has been completing law school is starting to see things differently, and wants Mark to leave the ER for a private medical practice with less demanding hours. Mark, however, decides this is not for him, and decides to stay at the ER, thus putting a decided strain on his marriage.
Dr. Doug Ross (George Clooney) -Doug Ross is the ER pediatrician and one of those doctors who is committed to helping his patients no matter what the rules or the consequences. Doug’s past is not the neatest, this stemming from his childhood of being raised by a single mother and a father who deserted them, to being a man and having a son that he doesn’t even know. Despite all this upheaval in his personal life, he is totally and completely dedicated to medicine and the children he takes care of every day.
Dr. Susan Lewis (Sherry Stringfield) -Susan Lewis is a doctor whose specialty is also emergency medicine. She is in her second year of residency, and is in a relationship with a psychiatrist at County General, this later falls apart when the man she is seeing has a nervous breakdown. She is very good at her job, and has a close relationship with her co-workers; however, she does lack the assertiveness that is needed to work in the fast-paced ER. But this problem resolves itself over time.
Dr. Peter Benton (Eriq La Salle) -Peter Benton’s specialty is general surgery, and he is a surgical resident. He is cocky and tends to have the attitude that he knows everything, but in truth he really is a brilliant surgeon. Peter knows Mark Greene from college, but he tends not to get too close to his co-workers in the beginning. Later though, he seems to become less gruff and more friendly with the rest of the staff.
Dr. John Carter (Noah Wyle) -John Carter is a third year medical student. He comes to County General from an incredibly wealthy family. His desire to study medicine, (despite several episodes where he seems not to be able to handle certain aspects of it), comes from Carter losing his brother to leukemia, when he was just a young child. His family really does not support his decision to become a doctor, wishing that he would instead devote his time to their philanthropic endeavors. His grandmother, whom he is quite close to, eventually does come to understand how important this is to him, and gives him her support. He later decides to go into general surgery, even completing the first year of surgical residency, but later changes his mind after extensive exposure to the workings of the emergency room, and chooses emergency medicine instead.
Nurse Carol Hathaway (Julianna Margulies) -Carol Hathaway is both a registered nurse, as well as the nurse manager of the County General Emergency Room. She is a great advocate of the nurses and does not appreciate the lack of recognition that they seem to deal with on a daily basis. Carol does her job well and is liked by all which is why everyone is shocked when she is wheeled into the ER after a failed suicide attempt. Many of the staff suspect that it has to do with the failed relationship between her and Dr. Doug Ross. She recovers and manages to eventually put the incident behind her.
Jeanie Boulet (Gloria Reuben) -Jeanie Boulet is a physicians’ assistant. She is unhappily married to a man named Al (Wolfgang Bodison-later played by Michael Beach), who is a philanderer. She later has an affair with Dr. Benton after he hires her to care for his mother who is senile. But their relationship eventually ends. And soon after Jeanie finds out that her husband and she are both HIV-positive.
Dr. Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes) -Kerry Weaver is also specialized in the field of emergency medicine. She is hired by Mark Greene as chief resident, (Mark is now an ER Attending), much to the displeasure of both Susan Lewis and Doug Ross. Kerry is a good doctor who has a limp and must use an arm-crutch (although the reason for this is not revealed for many seasons). Kerry is at first cold, and some think that she is harsh, but later more of her personality reveals that although she wants to be a success and advances quickly, that she actually will break the rules to help her patients as well as members of the staff.
Dr. Anna Del Amico (Maria Bello) -Anna Del Amico is a doctor specializing in pediatrics. However she arrives at County General and wants to become double board certified in both Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. As she has already completed a residency in Pediatrics, she is there as an Emergency Medicine Intern. She becomes good friends with Nurse Hathaway and a few others. She and Carter develop some romantic feelings for one another, but nothing serious actually comes of it.
Dr. Elizabeth Corday (Alex Kingston) -Elizabeth Corday is a trauma surgeon. She comes from England, and worked there for two years after she completed her residency. However, she wants to acquire some experience with American medicine, so she accepts a fellowship at County General. Elizabeth at first has a small problem in dealing with her co-workers and the staff, because she is unfamiliar with the ways of Americans, as they are unfamiliar with her ways. She is very direct and very honest, but after a short time, they all get along quite well. She is a very skilled surgeon and soon after her arrival starts a relationship with Peter Benton.
Lucy Knight (Kellie Martin) -Lucy Knight is a 3rd year medical student, who is assigned Dr. John Carter as her resident. Almost from the beginning she and Carter have a somewhat difficult relationship. One minute they seem to be getting along, but the next appears to bring about problems and issues for them to tackle. Though she is fairly popular with the nurses and attendings, which seem to treat her like an equal, she does encounter a problem with Nurse Carol Hathaway. Soon after she begins her ER rotation, she asks Carol for help starting an IV. She also does not admit to Carter that she cannot do it, and the truth does not come out until they are in a trauma situation. It also comes out later that she is on Ritalin, and has been since she was in high school.
Dr. Robert Romano (Paul McCrane) -Robert Romano is a surgeon. He is also somewhat bigoted, surly, cruel and unpleasant. He is the type of doctor who wants to get to the top by any means possible, no matter who he has to step on to do it. Romano is the kind of guy that you love to hate. He does however have a soft spot for medical student, Lucy Knight. This is after she basically tells him off because he refuses to do a surgery on a certain patient. He respects her for her bravado, and consents to the surgery. This is one of only a few instances where Romano is actually portrayed as being a decent human being with feelings.
Dr. Luka Kovac (Goran Visnjic) -Luka Kovac is from Croatia, and specializes in emergency medicine. He lost his wife, small daughter and infant son, before coming to America in, the Croatian War of Independence. He has survivor’s guilt as well as PTSD, which is evidenced in his personal relationships. He is a very committed doctor and gives his time to different organizations and groups.
Dr. Cleo Finch (Michael Michele) -Cleo Finch is a pediatric fellow at County General. Skilled at her job, she is a no non-sense type of doctor and woman. She soon starts a relationship with Dr. Peter Benton, and is especially good with his son, Reese, who is deaf. She does have a problem with Reese’s mother, Carla (Lisa Nicole Carson), who says that Cleo is untrustworthy, after an accident that Reese has while under Cleo’s care. Peter is especially impressed with her knowledge of ASL.
Dr. Dave Malucci (Erik Palladino) -Dave Malucci is an emergency medicine physician. He has a reputation for being uncaring, although there are certain times when his sensitivity is shown. He also has a habit of breaking the rules to get things accomplished. The general consensuses of his skills as a doctor are, for the most part, considered both shoddy and careless.
Dr. Jing-Mei Chen (Ming-Na) -Originally, Jing-Mei (sometimes called Deb) was on during the first season, but leaves after deciding that she would rather have a career in research. Several years later she returns
to County General in her third year of residency. Dr. Carter is quite happy to see her, and they resume their friendship. She explains that she decided to return to medicine not long after she left it, after saving a man’s life.
Dr. Abby Lockhart (Maura Tierney) -Abby Lockhart, who starts out as a registered nurse, eventually becomes a doctor who specializes in emergency medicine. Abby has several personal relationships, but the most serious are with Luka Kovac and John Carter. During her relationship with Carter, it is revealed that she is a recovering alcoholic. And at another point, you see Abby’s mother, Maggie (Sally Field), visit her and the whole history of their family comes out. Including the fact that her mother and later her brother, Eric (Tom Everett Scott), who was in the US Air Force, but has gone AWOL, have bipolar disease.
Dr. Gregory Pratt (Meki Phifer) -Gregory “Greg” Pratt is very skilled as a doctor, but tends to take chances that often have him at odds with his chief resident, Dr. John Carter, as well as other attendings on different occasions. It is revealed that he has a stepbrother, Leon (Marcello Thedford), who is mentally handicapped (due to a gunshot wound to the head), that is living with him. Because of his severe handicap, Leon often gets into trouble which tends to be a distraction for Greg in both his personal and professional life.
Dr. Michael Gallant (Sharif Atkins) -Michael Gallant is a medical student in his 3rd year, who is a member of the US Army Reserve, and had been on active duty. They are now paying for his tuition to medical school. Although he at first clashes with a new intern, Dr. Gregory Pratt, they soon resolve their differences and become good friends. Michael is a skilled and dedicated physician as well as a soldier, who is liked by everyone.
Dr. Neela Rasgotra (Parminder Nagra) -Neela Rasgotra, is at first, a talented but somewhat shy medical student from England. She later graduates from medical school, but has an identity crisis which leads her to turn down an internship, and can then find no job except that of a store clerk. She returns to work at County General, after asking Dr. Kerry Weaver for a job. She also suffers from claustrophobia.
Nurse Samantha Taggart (Linda Cardellini) -Samantha Taggart is the head nurse at County General. She is a single mother of a son, Alex (Oliver Davis and later played by Dominic Janes), who was born when she was only fifteen years old. She has raised him almost entirely by herself, mostly due to the fact that she comes from a family of alcoholics and deadbeats. She is tough, smart, talented and assertive, and she knows how to fight for both herself as well as her son.
Dr. Ray Barnett (Shane West) -Ray Barnett is a doctor who specializes in emergency medicine. He is also a member of a rock band, which sometimes causes him a conflict. He becomes close to and falls in love with Dr. Neela Rasgotra later on, despite the many roadblocks that seem to exist.
Dr. Archie Morris (Scott Grimes) -Archie Morris is a second year resident. He is the type of guy that you never want to be your doctor, both for his inept and careless way of attempting to take care of you, but also for his snide remarks and lazy attitude. Additionally, Archie is one of those people who seem to do so many things wrong but still manages to come out ahead.
Dr. Tony Gates (John Stamos) -Tony Gates appears at County General, first as a paramedic, and then later returns as an intern. He had first met Dr. Neela Rasgotra previously when he was a paramedic, and revealed to her that he was in medical school. They soon became friends, and later had a brief, romantic affair. It is later discovered that he is being put through medical school by a deceased friend’s wife, Meg Riley (Paula Malcomson). They served in the Gulf together, and after her husband died, he decided to live with her and her daughter, Sarah (Chloe Greenfield), to help them out for a while.
Dr. Simon Brenner (David Lyons) -Simon Brenner is first seen as a new ER Attending. And though he seems quite talented as a physician, (and with the ladies), he is constantly being reminded that County General is a teaching hospital, something that he refuses to comply with. When Dr. Pratt goes to Dr.Donald Anspaugh (John Aylward), who is a surgeon, the chief-of-staff, as well as a member of the hospital board, to voice a complaint, it is then that Dr. Brenner is revealed to be Anspaughs’ nephew.
Dr. Catherine Banfield (Angela Bassett) -Catherine “Cate” Banfield is brought to County General to be Chief of the Emergency Department, but everyone is a little bothered by her from the beginning. She is tough and puts the entire staff of the ER on edge. One of the nurses, Haleh Adams (Yvette Freeman), thinks she recognizes her, but Dr. Banfield says she is mistaken. Later of course, in a flashback, it is shown that Banfield brought her son in after a seizure where he was diagnosed with acute leukemia, and died from advanced complications that arose due to the disease. She is later able to deal with her sons’ death and the part that she felt she had played in it.
This show has it all. Drama (medical and otherwise), action, romance and comedy. It definitely hits on many life issues, as well as medical ones of course. There are a myriad of storylines over the 15 season period, some small and quickly resolved, and some that last, and last, and last. Any way you look at it, this show is worth the time to start watching. The many twists and turns, as well as different characters that go in and out, make it unique. I give this series 9 out of 10.
The Cast Years
John Carter-Noah Wyle 1994-2009
Kerry Weaver-Laura Innes 1995-2009
Chuny Marquez-Laura Ceron 1995-2009
Abby Lockhart-Maura Tierney 1999-2009
Malik McGrath-Deezer D 1994-2009
Haleh Adams-Yvette Freeman 1994-2009
Luka Kovac-Goran Visnjic 1999-2008
Mark Greene-Anthony Edwards 1994-2008
Peter Benton-Eriq La Salle 1994-2009
Doris Pickman-Emily Wagner 1994-2009
Elizabeth Corday-Alex Kingston 1997-2009
Pamela Olbes-Lyn Alicia Henderson 1995-2009
Susan Lewis-Sherry Stringfield 1994-2009
Jerry Markovic-Abraham Benrubi 1994-2009
Gregory Pratt-Mekhi Phifer 2002-2008
Carol Hathaway-Julianna Margulies 1994-2009
Neela Rasgotra-Parminder Nagra 2003-2009
Frank Martin-Troy Evans 1994-2009
Lily Jarvik-Lily Mariye 1994-2009
Samantha Taggart-Linda Cardellini 2003-2009
Robert Romano-Paul McCrane 1997-2008
Jing-Mei Chen-Ming-Na Wen 1995-2004
Dwight Zadro-Montae Russell 1995-2009
Lydia Wright-Ellen Crawford 1994-2009
Connie Oligario-Conni Marie Brazelton 1994-2003
Archie Morris-Scott Grimes 2003-2009
Doug Ross-George Clooney 1994-2009
Jeanie Boulet-Gloria Reuben 1995-2008
Brian Dumar-Brian Lester 1996-2009
Donald Anspaugh-John Aylward 1996-2008
Nurse Shirley-Dinal Lenney 1995-2009
Randi Fronczak-Kristin Minter 1995-2003
Ray Barnett-Shane West 2004-2009
Tony Gates-John Stamos 2005-2009
Lucien Dubenko-Leland Orser 2004-2009
Michael Gallant-Sharif Atkins 2001-2006
Yosh Takata-Gedde Watanabe 1997-2003
Christine Harms-Michelle Bonilla 1999-2009
Cleo Finch-Michael Michele 1999-2002
Morales-Demetrius Navarro 1998-2009
Paramedic Bardelli-Louie Liberti 2003-2009
Dave Malucci-Erik Palladino 1999-2001
Lucy Knight-Kellie Martin 1998-2000
Dawn Archer-Angel Laketa Moore 2006-2009
Maggie Doyle-Jorja Fox 1996-1999
David Morgenstern-William H. Macy 1994-2009
Carla Reece-Lisa Nicole Carson 1996-2001
Jackie Robbins-Khandi Alexander 1995-2001
Jennifer Greene-Christine Hamos 1994-2002
Simon Brenner-David Lyons 2008-2009
Nurse Kit-Bellina Logan 1996-2008
Wendy Goldman-Vanessa Marquez 1994-1997
Janet Coburn-Amy Aquino 1995-2009
Reese Benton-Matthew Watkins 1999-2009
Anna Del Amico-Maria Bello 1997-1998
Dustin Crenshaw-J.P. Manoux 1996-2008
Sarah Riley-Chloe Greenfield 2006-2009
Angela Hicks-CCH Pounder 1994-1997
Paul Grady-Gil McKinney 2007-2009
Alex Taggart-Domninc Janes 2005-2009 (also played by Oliver Davis 2003-2005)
Rachel Greene-Yvonne Zima 1994-2000 (also played by Hallee Hirsh 2001-2009)
Perry-Perry Anzilotti 1994-2009
Cate Banfield-Angela Bassett 2008-2009
Nurse Dori-Kyle Richards 1998-2006
Jack Kayson-Sam Anderson 1994-2007
Adele Newman-Erica Gimpel 1997-2003
Joe Kovac-Aidan & Andrew Gonzales 2006-2009
Chloe Lewis-Kathleen Wilhoite 1994-2002
Alexander Babcock-David Brisbin 1998-2002
Al Boulet-Michael Beach 1995-1997
Millicent Carter-Frances Sternhagen 1997-2003
Ray ‘Shep’ Shepard- Ron Eldard 1995-1996
Nurse Amira-Pamela Sinha 1999-2005
Chaz Pratt-Sam Jones III 2005-2009
Jacy-Nadia Shazana 2001-2008
Jane Figler-Sara Gilbert 2004-2007
Timmy Rawlins-Glenn Plummer 1994-2007
Dale Edson-Matthew Glave 1996-2002
Harper Tracy-Christine Elise 1995-1996
David Greene-John Cullum 1997-2000
OR Nurse Janet-Suzanne Carney 1994-2000
EMT Lars Audia-J.P. Hubbell 1997-1999
Officer Wilson-Chad McKnight 1995-2006
Hope Bobeck-Busy Philipps 2006-2007
Officer Reggie Moore-Cress Williams 1998-2008
Kim Legaspi-Elizabeth Mitchell 2000-2001
Makemba ‘Kem’ Likasu-Thandie Newton 2003-2009
Bettina DeJesus-Gina Ravera 2006-2008
Cynthia Hooper-Mariska Hargitay 1997-1998
Reidy-Brendan Patrick Connor 2006-2009
E-Ray-Charles Noland 1995-1997
Nurse Bjerke-Lucy Rodriguez 1996-2003
Victor Clemente-John Leguizamo 2005-2006
Officer Al Grabarsky-Mike Genovese 1994-2000
Steven Flint-Scott Jaeck 1994-2002
Officer Hollis-Christopher Amitrano 2006-2009
Maggie Wyczenski-Sally Field 2000-2006
Paul Myers-Michael B. Silver 1995-2009
Sandy Lopez-Lisa Vidal 2001-2004
X-Ray Tech-Stuart McLean 1998-2004
John ‘Tag’ Taglien-Rick Rossovich 1994-1995
Katey Alvaro-Malaya Rivera Drew 2006-2007
Harold Zelinsky-Steven Christopher Parker 2005-2008
Tracy Martin-Emily Rose 2008-2009
Chuck Martin-Donal Logue 2003-2005
Lester Kertzenstein-Rossif Sutherland 2003-2004
Kevin Moretti-Stanley Tucci 2007-2008
Wendall Meade-Madchen Amick 2004-2005
Jake Scanlon-Eion Bailey 2004-2005
Linda Farrell-Andrea Parker 1994-1995
Diane Leeds-Lisa Zane 1995
Carl Deraad-John Doman 1999-2003
Dennis Gant-Omar Epps 1996-1997
Daria Wade-Shin Appleby 1994-2009
Laverne St. John-Bresha Webb 2008-2009
Duvata Mahal-Sumalee Montano 2002-2005
Loretta Sweet-Mary Mara 1995-1996
Claudia Diaz-Justina Machado 1997-2009
Roxanne Please-Julie Bowen 1998-1999
Carl Vucelich-Ron Rifkin 1995-1996
Abby Keaton-Glenne Headly 1996-1997
Lynette Evans-Penny Johnson 1998-1999
Nurse Suri-Nasim Pedrad 2007-2009
Ari-Kim Strauss 2005-2007
Russell Banfield-Courtney B. Vance 2008-2009
Meg Riley-Paula Malcomson 2006-2007
Mae Benton-Beah Richards 1994-1995
David Cvetic-John Terry 1994
Walter Robbins-Ving Rhames 1994-1996
Chase Carter-Jonathan Scarfe 1997-2001
Pablo-Sam Vlahos 1997-2003
Bogdana Lewinski-Malgorzata Gebel 1994-1995
Eric Wyczenski-Tom Everett Scott 2002-2003
Erin Harkins-Leslie Bibb 2002-2003
Roger McGrath-Vondie Curtis-Hall 1994-2001
EMT-Lee R. Sellars 1994-1995
Dr. Upton-Megan Cole 1996-2003
Officer Billy Wilder-Eric Payne 1999-2003
Julia Dupree-Reiko Aylesworth 2007-2008
Jake Leeds-Zachary Browne 1995
Mary Cain-Deborah May 1996-2002
EMT Riley Brown-Scott Michael Campbell 1996
Andrew Wade-Julian Morris 2008-2009
Jessica Albright-Dahlia Salem 2005-2006
Olivia Evans-China Shavers 2005-2006
Angela Gilliam-Charlayne Woodard 2006-2007
Larry Weston-Marc Jablon 2007-2008
Nurse Inez-April L. Hernandez 2005-2006
K.J. Thibeaux-Jordan Calloway 2005-2006
Liz Dade-Tara Karsian 2005-2009
Helen-Hathaway-Rose Gregorio 1996-1999
Ellis West-Clancy Brown 1997-1998
Darnell Thibeaux-Hassan Johnson 2005-2007
Leon-Marcello Thedford 2002-2003
Camacho-Rick Marzan 1994-1995
William Swift-Michael Ironside 1995-2002
Nicole-Julie Delpy 2001
Isabelle Corday-Judy Parfitt 2000-2002
Severa-Liza Del Mundo 2003-2004
Nurse Mary-Mary Heiss 2000-2009
Chopper EMT Dee McManus-Meg Thalken 1996-2008
Sarah Langworthy-Tyra Ferrell 1994
Eve Peyton-Kristen Johnston 2005
Curtis Ames-Forest Whitaker 2006-2007
Greg Fischer-Harry Lennix 1997
Paramedic Raul Melendez-Carlos Gomez 1995-1996
Ben Parker-Kip Pardue 2006-2007
Gillian-Simone-Elise Girard 2003-2004
Fire Captain Dannaker-Ed Lauter 1998-2002
Debbie-Mary McCormack 2003-2006
Courtney Brown-Michelle Hurd 2006-2007
Ryan Sanchez-Victor Rasuk 2008-2009
Neonatologist Dr. Tabash-Ted Rooney 1997-1998
Nina Pomerantiz-Jami Gertz 1997
Charlie Chiemingo-Kirsten Dunst 1996-1997
Mobalage Ikabo-Dijmon Hounsou 1999
Florina Lopez-Renee Victor 2004
Nick Cooper-Glenn Howerton 2003
John ‘Jack’ Carter Jr.-Michael Gross 2001-2004
Det. Ed Bernstein-Michael Patrick McGill 2002-2009
Paramedic Niki-Julie Ann Emery 2001-2003
Zeke-Andres Delgado 2003-2004
Allison Beaumont-Michele Morgan 1997-1998
Frequent Flyer-Larry Michelson 2001-2005
ICU Nurse Corazon-Linda Shing 2001-2003
Skye Wexler-Kari Matchett 2007-2008
Jules ‘Ruby’ Rubadoux-Red Buttons 1995-2005
Steve Curtis-Garret Dillahunt 2005-2006
Pastor Watkins-Keith David 2006-2007
Scott Anspaugh-Trevor Morgan 1998
Gabriel Lawrence-Alan Alda 1999
Eddie Dorset-Bruno Campos 2003
Jeremy Lawson-Paul Blackthorne 2004
Elaine Nichols-Rebecca De Mornay 1999
Zoe Butler-Kat Dennings 2005-2006
Dave Spencer-Steven Culp 1999-2004
Dr. Nelson-Maury Sterling 2004-2006
Lucy Moore-Ariel Winter 2009
Richard Lockhart-Mark Valley 2000-2003
Mae Lee Park-Julia Ling 2006-2007
Stella Willis-Diane Delano 1997-2002
Penny Nicholson-Jillian Bach 2004-2006
Officer Newkirk-Demetrius Grosse 2008-2009
Marisol-Monica Guzman 2008
Karen Hines-Marg Helgenberger 1996
Officer Durcy-David Roberson 2000-2002
Rena Trujillo-Lourdes Benedicto 2001
Eleanor Carter-Mary McDonnell 2001-2002
Brian Westlake-Matthew Settle 2002
Jodie Kenyon-Callie Thorne 2005-2006
Crazy Guy-Spider Madison 1997-2004
Rolando-Rolando Molina 1995-1996
Waitress-Joanie Fox 1996-2002
P.K. Simon-Richard Minchenberg 1995-1996
Security Guard-Christopher Michael 1997-2004
Richard Elliot-Armand Assante 2006
Charlie Pratt Sr.-Danny Glover 2006
Max Gonzalez-Dorian Christian Baucum 2008-2009
Joanie Moore-Hedy Burress 2009
Neil Bernstein-David Spielberg 1996
Paul Nathan-Don Cheadle 2002
Barry Grossman-Charles Esten 2007-2008
Roxanne Gaines-Charlotte Rae 2008
George Henry-Chad Lowe 1997-2005
Heather Morgan-Caitlin Dulany 1997
Gracie-Lois Smith 2007
Bishop Stewart-James Cromwell 2001
Javier-Jesse Borrego 1997-2008
Ken Sung-Daniel Dae Kim 2003-2004
Officer Litchman-Joe Manganiello 2007
Transport Dispatcher Tony Fig-Jeff Cahill 1998-1999
Herb Spivak-Dan Hedaya 1997-2005
Kaya Montoya-Julia Jones 2008
Emily-Julie Ariola 2003-2004
Liz-Liz Vassey 1994
Kynesha-Toy Connor 2000-2001
Serena Lipnicki-Natacha Roi 2007
Mr. Chen-George Cheung 1999-2004
Henry Lewis-Paul Dooley 1995-2004
David Kotlowitz-Dennis Boutsikans 1998
Dr. Bradley-Pierre Epstein 1994-1996
Marty Kline-Christopher Grove 2002-2006
Joshua Lipnicki-Miles Heizer 2007
Claire-Channing Chase 1996
Elgin Gibbs-James Earl 2004
Kobe Ikabo-Akosua Busia 1999
Joi Abbott-Valerie Mauaffey 1999
Steve Curtis-Cole Hauser 2004
Stan-Harrison Page 2001-2002
Howard Ritzke-Andy Powers 2004
Amanda Lee-Mare Winningham 1998-1999
Alderman John Bright-Bruce Weitz 2003
Ivan Gregor-John LaMotta 1994
Chris Law-Joe Torry 1997
Joyce Westlake-Christina Hendricks 2002
Mr. Brooks-John Prosky 2004
Dr. Zagerby-Iqbal Theba 1997-2001
Griffin-Daniel Farber 2004-2005
Roger McGrath-Victor Williams 1998-2001
McGillis-Valeri Ross 1994-1995
Chaplain Miller-Skip Stellrecht 1996-2002
Meg Corwin-Martha Plimpton 1999
Officer Danny Yau-Bobby Nish 2005-2006
Tiffany-Michelle Wong 2007-2008
Dean Rollins-Lawrence Monoson 1999-2000
Jimmy Sweet-Jake Lloyd 1996
Ricky Abbott-Kyle Chambers 1999
Lovejoy-Burt Bulos 1999-2001
Med Student Ludlow-Giovannie Espiritu 2004-2005
Bartender-Sasha Mitchell 2004-2005
Steven Robbins-Mark Dakota Robinson 1995-1998
Security Guard-Bob Minor 1999-2005
Med Student Sheila-Shi Ne Nielson 2003-2004
Brenda-Debbie Podowski 2000-2002
Det. Watkins-Mirron E. Willis 1995-2002
Firefighter-Barry Biondo 1994-2008
Jason-New Resident-Greg Herman 1994-1995
Ambulance Driver-Troy Martin 2000-2001
Coco Robbins-Sheila Kelley 1998-1999
Mei-Sun Leow-Lucy Liu 1995
Mike Gates-Stacy Keach 2007
Anastasia Johnson-Imani Hakim 2009
Sheryl Hawkins-Aida Turturro 2008
Stephen Dakarai-Eamonn Walker 2006
David Herlihy-Dwier Brown 1996
Iris-Joanna Gleason 1996
Nat-Brent Jennings 1997-2000
Charles Corday-Paul Freeman 1998-2002
Jerry Van Dyke is the younger brother of actor, Dick Van Dyke.
Rebecca Chadwick-Pat Carroll 2005
Gail Herlihy-Cecil Hoffman 1996
Al Ervin-Paul Benjamin 1994-2002
Charles-Jarreth J. Merz 2003
Judge Alter-Castulo Guerra 1998-2001
Ben Hollander-Bob Newhart 2003
Roberta ‘Birdie’ Chadwick-Louise Fletcher 2005
Al Patterson-Alan Dale 2000-2001
Ms. Prager-Roma Maffia 2001
Eddie Wyczenski-Fred Ward 2006-2007
Audiologist-Freda Foh Shen 1998-1999
Angelique-Pragna Desai 2003
Mookie ‘Slice’ James-Christian Coleman 1994
Bernard Gamely-Vince Vieluf 1998
Wright-Vyto Ruginis 2006-2007
Patrick-Kevin Michael Richardson 1994
Ray Ross-James Farentino 1996
Manish-Asaif Mandvi 2006-2007
Leila Morgan-Debra Mooney 1999-2009
Hospital Administrator Spooner-Christine Healy 1994-1999
Carl Ferris-Roger Robinson 1998-2001
Andrew-Andrew Bowen 1999-2000
Detective-Brad Blaisdell 2000-2003
Mr. Fletcher-Gerry Black 2000
Sheila Johnson-Monique Daniels 2009
William Litman-Chris Edwards 1996
Paul Sobriki-David Krumholtz 2000-2002
Sakina-Barbara Eve Harris 2003
Paramedic Greg Powell-George Eads 1997-1998
Roger Julian-Tom Gallop 1999
Zahara-Quanita Adams 2006
Nurse Anna Waldron-Cynthia Cervini 2002-2005
Sean Simmons-Patrick Fugit 2003
Police Officer-Michael Pena 2003
Heather-Elizabeth Barondes 1996-1999
Max Rocher-James Le Gros 1998
Valerie Gallant-Joy Bryant 2003-2004
William White-Keith Robinson 2001
James McNulty-Edward Asner 2003
Perez-Petra Porras 1994
Gordon Price-Matt Craven 2000-2001
Samantha Sobriki-Liza Weil 2000-2002
Harriet-Sonya Eddy 2001-2006
Ishaak-Thomas Kariuki 2006
Hulda-Nicole Nagel 1995
Cullen-Oscar Jordan 1994
Tatiana-Milana Vayntrub 1995
Cabbie-Kwame Amoaku 1998-2006
Joanie Robbins-Tamala Jones 1995-2001
Walton-Gregory Wagrowski 2004-2006
Hernandez-Kamar de los Reyes 1995
Det. Greider-David Patrick Green 2006-2007
Dr. Burke-Chris Sarandon 2000-2002
Valerie-Ann Shea 1995-1996
Hospital Officer-Derick Alexander 2006-2007
Nurse Sandra-Elizabeth Rodriguez 1999-2001
Sam Broder-Ray Porter 1999-2001
Dialysis Tech-David Joyner 2004-2006
Paramedic Silva-Claudine Claudio 2000-2001
Annie Sweet-Ashlee Lauren 1996
Niko-Zoran Radanovich 2007
Ernesto Ruiz-Roberto Alvarez 1997
CT Tech-Russell Edge 2003-2004
News Anchor-Warner Saunders 1995-2003
Sydney Spencer-Kali Majors 2004
Officer Jones-Eddie B. Smith 2005-2008
Dan Shine-Randy Lowell 2000-2003
Jesse-Christopher Richardson 1995
Alger-Jim Jenkins 2001
Nurse Claire-Tane Kawasaki 2003-2006
Bailiff-Johnny Ray McGhee 1999-2001
Davis-Ron Reaco Lee 2000-2001
Nurse Tess-Kelsey Oldershaw 2004
Helen ‘Silvie’ Rubadoux-Billye Ree Wallace 1995-1996
Guillermo-Danny Mora 2004
Jim Babinski-Michael Spellman 2005
Gloria-Page Leong 1998-2001
Flight Nurse-Kris Murphy 2002-2003
Father Joe Galloway-Marcelo Tubert 2001
Smith-Tod Thawley 1999-2001
Bret-Misha Collins 2005-2006
Bobby Kenyon-Shea Whigham 2006
Jordan-Michael Raymond James 2004-2009
Helen Hathaway-Georgiana Tarjan 1994-1995
CT Nurse-Rise Stefani 2001-2003
Chia-Chia-Joshua Hoon Cho 1995
Tyler Pollard-Daniel Spink 2001
Dancer-David Banuelos 1996-1997
Young Professional-Nelson Carvajal 2009
Intern-Brian Irvin 2009
Surgeon-Indra Patel 2009
Mary Taggart-Amy Madigan 2009
Ms. Brown-Lili Flanders 1995
Becky Riley-Frances Conroy 2007-2008
Mr. Krawczyk-Tim De Zarn 1995-1996
Diane Moore-Annabella Sciorra 2007
Colonel James Gallant-Ernie Hudson 2006
Kelly Taggart-Shannon Woodward 2009
Mrs. O’Fallon-Molly Price 2000-2008
Gloria Gallant-Sheryl Lee Ralph 2006
Dr. Ramsey-Patrick Cassidy 2008
Doris-Tracy Vilar 1997
Craig Turner-Paul Hipp 2002
Mary Warner-Natasha Gregson Wagner 2006
Ethan Mackiner-Jason George 2007-2008
Linda Pryor-Cynthia Ettinger 1994-2004
Craig Simon-Bruce Nozick 1995-1996
Antoine Bell-Corey Parker Robinson 1999
Rick Kendrick-Michael Ealy 2002-2003
Jody Holmes-Lake Bell 2002
Stephanie Lowenstein-Jessica Hecht 2005
Norman Chapman-Tony Hale 2008-2009
Christine-Liza Lapira 2008
Madame X-Rosemary Clooney 1994
Joe (Chloe’s Boyfriend)-Michael C. Mahon 1996
Dr. Rabb-L. Scott Caldwell 2004-2006
Evelyn Pratt-Tina Lifford 2005
Rafe Hendricks-Michael Weston 2006
Everett Daniels-Robert Gossett 2008
Paul Manning-Ernest Borgnine 2009
Bill Nelson-Michael Jace 1997
Valerie Page-Myndy Crist 1999-2000
Patrique-Abdul Ayoola 2003
Sarah Wilson-Liz Torres 2003
Eduardo Lopez-Jose Zuniga 2004
Rhonda Sterling-Jeny O’Hara 1996
Ruth Greene-Bonnie Bartlett 1997-1998
Norma Houston-Veronica Cartwright 1997
Lisa Parks-Phyllis Frelich 1998-1999
Kipke-Jack Carter 2005-2006
Jaspreet-Rebecca Hazlewood 2008
Dana Ellis-Ashley Johnson 1998
Jodi-Andi Chapman 1995
Laura Quentin-Danielle Harris 1997
Seth Willows-Vincent Berry 1999
Mr. Chen-Henry O 2004
Mr. Kirkendall-Raphael Sbarge 2005
Cookie Lewis-Valerie Perrine 1995
Med Student Ivan Fu-Joel de la Fuente 1997
Vicki McNeal-Tara Chocol 1998
Richard Abbott-Conor O’Farrell 1999
Derek Fossen-Ted Marccoux 2001
Mrs. Kottmeier-Roxanne Hart 1999
Med Student James Sasser-Justin Henry 1997
Katie Reed-Clea DuVall 1997
Chad Kottmeier-Emile Hirsch 1999
Hank Riley-Bill Bolender 2007-2008
Hank Loman-Paul Adelstein 1999-2002
Blaire Collins-Stana Katic 2005
Harry Stopak-Ken Lerner 1994-2002
Betty-Eileen Brennan 1996
Dr. Mack-Kathleen Lloyd 1997-1998
Det. Weller-Stacey Travis 1997-1998
April Robinson-Davenia McFadden 1998-2009
Dr. Keinholz-Kenneth Tigar 1998
Det. Cruson-Leo Rossi 1999-2000
Mrs. Wilson-Virginia Capers 2001
Jad Houston-Chad Lindberg 1997
Bible Guy-Jon Sklaroff 1998-2008
Mr. Ellis-Tommy Hinkley 1998
Debbie Martin-Jonelle Allen 2000-2003
Det. Stetler-Keith Diamond 2000
George Deakins-Patrick Kerr 2004
Sarah Ross-Piper Laurie 1995-1996
Dr. McLucas-Stephanie Dunnam 1999
Off. Tom Bennini-Joe Basile 2000
Lieutenant Swersky-Joe Lisi 1997-2002
Mr. Gilman-Patrick Cranshaw 1998-2003
Mrs. Simmons-Elizabeth Morehead 2003
Willy Archibald-Sam Scarber 1995-1997
Tom Putnam-Angelo Tiffe 1998-2005
Mrs. Shayotovich-Liane Curtis 2001
Jim Riley-George Gerdes 2007
Mr. Bristol-James T. Callahan 1997-2000
Timmy Jankowski-Skyler Gisondo 2006
Captain John Evans-Tim Griffin 2006
Jose Rodriguez-Jacob Urrutia 2006
Kathy Brennan-Connie Sawyer 1999-2006
Zakar Papazian-Ken Davitian 2000-2007
Phil Tobiason-Christopher John Fields 2000-2001
Dr. Lutz-Dee Freeman 2002
Mr. Butler-Brad Greenquist 2005-2006
Mrs. Raskin-Julianna McCarthy 1994-2002
Carter Board Member-Bruce Gay 1995-2004
Judge Amoroso-Petrea Burchard 2004
Walter Perkins-Hal Holbrook 2008
Det. Ford-Shashawnee Hall 1997
Hector Rodriguez-Ty Granderson Jones 2006
Joe Bernero-Tom McGowan 1999-2000
April Wilson-Vernee Watson-Johnson 2001
Nick Dunn-David Kaufman 2004
Betty Dixon-Alaina Reed-Hall 2007
Dr. Davitch-Steven Anderson 1996
Brian Moretti-Michael Rady 2007
Joe Chattarowski-Jimmie F. Skaggs 1998-1999
Graham Baker-Carl Lumbly 1999
Mr. Skapinski-Jeffrey Alan Chandler 2001
Ella Greene-Cabria & Brittney Baird 2004
Sandra Li-Marion Yue 1995
Jean Connelly-Amzie Strickland 1999-2000
Helen Riley-Deka Beaudine 2007
George Dunleavy-Bruce Wright 1997-2000
Mrs. Shimahara-Keiko Agena 1998-2009
Dr. David Harvey-Andy Umberger 2002-2003
Officer Trudy Lange-Mary E. Kennedy 2006
John Truman Carter, Sr.-George Plimpton 1998-2006
Robin Turner-Heidi Swedberg 2002
Dr. Craig-Anthony Starke 2008
Sam Breedlove-Don Perry 1996-1997
Frank ‘Rambo’ Bacon-Morris Chestnut 2000
Carmen Turino-Salli Saffioti 2001
Jocelyn Pratt-Cecily Lewis 2005
Joey Paige-Theodore Borders 1995-1997
Wayne Lentloff-Steve Vinowich 1996-1997
Agent Vickery-Veralyn Jones 1999-2008
Dr. Gina-Gina Calica 2002-2008
Roberto Rosales-Jeremy Ray Valdez 2005
Officer Sadig-Dumisani Mbebe 2006
Med Student Stanley Mao-Eddie Shin 2001
Brad Enloe-Aldis Hodge 1998-2003
Robert Martin-Bryan Rasmussen 1999
Linsey Cordova-Amy Stewart 2000
Dusty Father-Abdoulaye NGom 2003
Officer Rowner-Louis Iacoviello 2006
Tommy Stevens-Jesse Head 1999
Walter Nikolaides-Tom Bosley 2001
Mrs. Harrison-Catherine Grace 2006-2009
Jill Connelly-Carissa Kosta 2006-2007
Mrs. Howard-Adrian Ricard 1999-2001
Erika Crawford-Rhyon Nicol Brown 2000-2003
TC Lucas-Gabrielle Boni 1996
Mrs. Tanzi-Flora Burke 2001
Reporter Justine-Esther Chae 2003
Leung Joo Hua-Melissa Chan 1996-1997
Jesse Robbins-Andrew McFarlane 2000
Dr. Gunn-David Allen Brooks 2002-2003
Manny Bonilla-E.L. James 2003-2008
Solomon Rourke-Reg Basco Hernandez 2006
Bennett Owens-Michael Earl Reid 2007
Dr. MacGruder-Michael Bryan French 1995-1996
Mrs. Robbins-Suanne Spoke 1997-2008
Sadig’s Deputy-Tshamano Sebe 2006
Noah Krawczyk-Jesse Littlejohn 1995-1996
Det. Barnes-Lance E. Nichols 2006
Dr. Hennessy-Lisa Dinkins 1995-1998
Mrs. Zarian-Sandy Martin 1996-2001
Hillary Lerner-Ann Ryerson 1997-2006
Nurse Joyce-Tricia Dong 1998
Mrs. Newberry-Ruth Manning 2000-2002
Corrine Munoz-Norma Maldonado 2001-1002
Derek Anderson-Danny Jacobsen 2002
Mr. Stegman-Julius Tennon 1995-2001
Chasity Lee-Meredith Zinner 1997
Miriam Nagarvala-Alice Amter 1998
Sister Monica-Eleanor Comegys 2001-2002
Jeremy Munson-Anthony Giangrande 2005
Zach Herlihy-Jonathan Patterson 1996
Mrs. Law-Louisa Abernathy 1997
Nurse Kass-Janni Brenn 1998-1999
Celia Abbott-Devyn LaBella 1999
Del Torre-Javi Mulero 1995
Mrs. Foster-Clarinda Ross 1997-2000
Eddie Bernero-Ben Hecht 1999-2000
Det. Brannigan-Billy Mayo 1995-1999
Derrick Royston-Oren Williams 1996-2002
Nathan Prior-Radmar Agana Jao 1996-2000
Dr. Dyer-David Selburg 1995-2002
Carlos Lopez-Tito Ortiz 2004
Nurse Vivian-Jeannie Lee 1999
Frank Mikami-Richard Narita 1998-2003
Firefighter Hudson-Richard Lexsee 1996-2004
Louis Maddox-P.J. Palmer 1999-2002
Kristen Shoop-Miranda Kwok 2002
Dr. Subramanian-K.T. Thangavelu 2004
Orderly Enriquez-Thomas Rosales, Jr. 2002
Judge Lahn-Michael J. London 2006
Alma Benitez-Karla Zamudio 2003
Mrs. Breeland-Peggy Mannix 1997-2002
Estelle Webb-Viola Kates Stimpson 1995-1997
Jennifer Compton-Stein-Rachel Shapiro 2003
Evette Anspaugh-Brooke Stephens 1998
Biz ‘Dukey’ Cummins-Arlow Stewart 2002-2003
Dr. Ashley-Matthew Robert Gottlieb 1994
Prison Ward Nurse Judy Rogers-Marilyn Sue Perry 1999-2001
Thomas Gabriel-Kenneth Alan Williams 1998-1999
Sue Manning-Lynn Ann Leveridge 2000-2009
Marjorie Manning-Beverly Polcyn 2009
Mr. Gaither-John Marshall Jones 1995
Kathy Snyder-Megan Gallagher 1996
Michael Kenny-Michael Manassen 1994
David Rodriguez-Paul Vasquez 1997-2004
Intimidating African Soldier-Mareo-Ahmir Lawson 2003
This series was a medical drama that was created by novelist, Michael Crichton. It is the longest-running primetime medical drama in the history of American television. It ran for a total of 15 seasons, with 331 episodes altogether. And not only did it make history with the length of time that it ran, but also with the amount of awards that it was nominated for during its run. It was nominated for 124 Emmy Awards. It won a total amount of 116 awards, including the Peabody Award, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series by the cast.
Anthony Edwards (Mark Greene), first opportunity to direct came with the series, ER. Edwards was not fired from the show, but requested that he be written out, due to his deep desire to pursue directing.
Michael Michele (Cleo Finch) had a role in the movie, “Harlem Nights”, but it quickly disappeared after she filed a sexual harassment suit against Eddie Murphy. The case was later settled out of court.
The boy who plays the character of Peter Benton’s son, Reese, is actually hearing-impaired, just as the character of Reese is.
Ming-Na Wen (Jing-Mei Chen) was named by People Magazine as one of the “100 Most Beautiful People in the World” in 2008.
Mekhi Phifer is not only an actor, but an entrepreneur as well. He is actually the youngest owner of Athlete’s Foot, (the athletic franchise), and he has six stores.
William H. Macy (David Morgenstern), after filming the movie, “Door to Door” became a spokesperson for United Cerebral Palsy.
The original cast of the series had a combined total of 25 Emmy nominations for both leading and supporting acting categories in the years of 1995-2000. The only one to win was Julianna Margulies for best supporting actress in 1995.
Noah Wyle (John Carter) achieved the feat of becoming a holder of the “highest paid TV drama actor per episode” record, according to The Guinness Book of World Records 2005 Special 50th Anniversary Edition. This occurred during the 10th season, when Wyle was receiving $400,000 per episode. His approximate salary while on ER was about 9 million dollars per year.
George Clooney (Doug Ross) ranked #1 on TV Guide’s list of “50 Sexiest TV Stars of All-Time”.
The first fiancé of Laura Innes (Kerry Weaver) was murdered in the early 80’s.
John Stamos’ true last name is Stamotopoulos. His grandparents shortened the name when they came to America from Greece.
The character of Luka Kovac, played by Goran Visnjic, was named by Visnjic because the writers could not come up with a suitable Croatian name. Visnjic named the character after his nephew (Luka), and his best friend, (Kovac).
Another reason that Anthony Edwards left the series ER was because he wanted to spend more time with his family. He has been married to Jeanine Lobell, since 1994, and has four children together. His wife, Jeanine, founded the Stila cosmetics line in 1994, and later sold the company to Estee Lauder, in 1999.
Julianna Marguiles (Carol Hathaway) is the only member of the regular cast of ER to win an Emmy Award. She is also tied with actor, Alec Baldwin, for winning the most Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Alex Kingston (Elizabeth Corday) speaks German fluently.
ER tied with the popular sitcom, Cheers, in 2007 for being the most Emmy-nominated series ever with a grand total of 117 nominations.
Anthony Edwards is the chairman for the non-profit organization called, Shoe4Africa. This organization donates shoes to Kenyan athletes. Edwards ran in the ING New York City Marathon, in order to raise funds for them. Shoe4Africa is also planning on building the largest public children’s hospital in all of Africa.
Kellie Martin (Lucy Knight) left ER so that she could finish Yale.
Sharif Atkins’ (Michael Gallant), father in real-life, David, is a judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Anthony Edwards almost didn’t play the role of Mark Greene. While always the absolute first choice for the character, he was supposed to direct a film at the same time as the pilot was supposed to shoot, and was unfortunately not going to be available. By a stroke of luck, his movie was pushed back and he was able to film the pilot.
Maura Tierney (Abby Lockhart) is a breast cancer survivor.
Anthony Edwards gave $350,000 to picture book illustrator, Steven Kellogg. Edwards has been a close friend of his since he was a teenager. By giving Kellogg this gift, he made it possible for the illustrators’ complete life’s works, (more than 2700 illustrations), to be able to be donated to the Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books.
Parminder Nagra (Neela Rasgotra) won the FIFA Presidential Award for her role in the movie, “Bend It Like Beckham”. She is the first woman ever to win the award.
William H. Macy and his wife Felicity Huffman lived together for 15 years before they actually got married.
Linda Cardellini had her first child, a daughter, at the age of 36. She had to deliver her via an emergency caesarean section when the umbilical cord became wrapped around the baby’s neck. Her daughters’ name is Lilah-Rose.
The series ran on Thursday nights for its total run, with the exceptions of the pilot and the finale.
George Clooney, who is not only, an actor, but a director, screenwriter and producer as well, is also very noted for his political activism. Since the year 2008, he has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace. He is also known for his humanitarian work. This includes raising funds for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the 2004 Tsunami, and also for the September 11th victims as well. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has also made documentaries like the Sand and Sorrow to help to create consciousness about international crises. He is also a supporter of finding a resolution to the Darfur conflict.
One of Kellie Martin’s internet fans at Kellie Martin Listserv made a donation on her 21st birthday as a gift to one of her favorite charities, The Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The amount was $635.00.
The show’s complete first season main cast, was also in the fifteenth and last season.
Sherry Stringfield (Susan Lewis) left ER during the third season of the show, despite being contractually obligated through season five. She wanted to leave the difficult filming schedule, as well as have a more “normal life”. To get out of her contract, she had to sign a no-work agreement, which simply put, means that she could not work on television for the remainder of her original contract. Stringfield later returned to the show in season 8, and left again in season 12. And like several other cast members, she did return for the series finale.
ER has more Emmy nominations at 123, than any other show in television history.
Eriq La Salle (Peter Benton) is talented in martial arts.
Scott Grimes (Archie Morris) is not only an actor but he is known for his singing as well. He began singing when he was just a child, and appeared on a Bob Hope TV Special, where he sang the song, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. It was taped in Sweden, in front of both the King and the Queen. He also sang as a guest vocalist on Richard Carpenters’ album, “Time”, in 1987. As for his own albums, Grimes has had a total of three released, “Scott Grimes”, “Livin’ On The Run”, and “Drive”.
Ming-Na Wen speaks fluent Mandarin, and her children do as well.
When George Clooney was in middle school, he developed the condition, Bell’s palsy. This is an illness that partially paralyzes the face. Luckily, this went away within a year. However, Clooney has been quoted as saying that, “it was the worst time of my life, and you know how cruel kids can be”. “I was mocked and taunted, but the experience made me stronger”.
Goran Visnjic (Luka Kovac) represents two groups, Animal Friends Croatia and the International Fund for Animal Welfare. He has actively supported animal rights movements in both Europe and America.
Michael Michele has been chosen to play the role of girlfriend to Eriq La Salle, not once but twice. The first time was in “Harlem Nights”, and the second was in ER.
Carter’s mother, played by Mary McDonnell, was also on another show called E/R years before, with another member of ER, and that was George Clooney.
When Jorja Fox (Maggie Doyle), was modeling back in the 80’s, she was roommates with Madonna’s sister, Paula Ciccone.
George Clooney had a black potbellied pig named, Max. He was bought by Clooney in 1988, as a present for Kelly Preston, whom he used to date. The pig shared Clooney’s home as well as his bed. He died of natural causes in 2006.
Linda Cardellini (Samantha Taggart) won a fireplace on the game show, “The Price Is Right”, in 1994.
Gloria Reuben (Jeanie Boulet) was named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” by People Magazine in 1996.
People Magazine has given the title of “Sexiest Man Alive” to George Clooney, twice. The first time was in 1997, and the second was in 2006. Clooney is one of only three people to have ever had this title bestowed upon them more than once. In addition, he was also named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, in the years of 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Noah Wyle was named by People Magazine, one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2001.
Maura Tierney married her friend, and co-star, Parminder Nagra to fiancé, James Stenson. Tierney was ordained in 2009.
Kellie Martin developed an eating disorder in 1989. She was talked into getting help for it by fellow actress Tracey Gold, who has had many eating problems of her own.
Alex Kingstons’ daughter in real-life, Salome Violetta Haertel, played her daughter on ER, “Ella Greene”, in season 8 episodes 21.
John Aylward (Donald Anspaugh) says that one of the main reasons that he became an actor was due to the nuns at his parochial school. He said, “the nuns taught me to read, and to read ALOUD!” He has had a 30 year career as an actor, and never once has he had to take a day job.
Laura Innes is a supporter of the disabled, and to that end, uses her position as a director to help disabled people find jobs.
Paul McCrane (Robert Romano) was one of the stars in the movie “Fame”. In addition, he sang his own song in the movie, “Is It Okay If I Call You Mine”? McCrane wrote the song in real-life for a high school girlfriend.
Noah Wyle is a member of the Human Rights Watch Council, and also spends a lot of his free time helping the Doctors of the World, non-profit organization. Additionally, he is a spokesperson for the World Wide Fund for Nature, as well as a supporter of the group called, ADAPT.
John Stamos (Tony Gates) is well-known as both an actor and a musician. He is able to play bass and other percussion instruments, the drums, guitar, and keyboard. He has played and sung with several musicians and singers, most notably, “The Beach Boys”, who also made several guest appearances on the series, “Full House”, on which he co-starred.
People Magazine named Goran Visnjic, “Sexiest Import” in 1999. He was also named “One of TV’s Sexiest Men” by TV Guide in 2005.
Parminder Nagra was a torch bearer for the 2004 Summer Olympics, when it passed through London on its way to Athens.
Mekhi Phifer (Gregory Pratt) was born in Harlem, New York. His mother taught high school and because of her, (he never met his father), and the non-nonsense attitude with which she raised him, he did well, both in school and in life.
Maria Bello (Anna Del Amico), and her real-life mother, were in New York City on September 11, 2001. Her mother is a nurse and offered to help care for the victims after the attacks.
The lesbian character of Sandy Lopez (Lisa Vidal) was the first Latina lesbian primary or secondary role ever on a television series.
Shane West (Ray Barnett) acted in and financed the film, “What We Do Is Secret”. The film is about the 1970’s punk band, “The Germs”, and West plays Darby Crash who was a member of the band. The remaining members of the band were so impressed by West and his portrayal of “Crash”, that they decided to re-form the band, and have Shane West take the place of Darby Crash. He played with the band for five years.
Erik Palladino (Dave Malucci) was arrested at the age of 17 for assault. His punishment was one year of probation.
Kellie Martin started working on ER only a short time after her real-life sister, Heather, died of lupus. That was a factor also in her decision to later leave the show.
David Lyons (Simon Brenner) graduated from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art.