See the Grey's Anatomy Doctors Out of Their Scrubs (and in Other TV Shows and Movies)
Seeing as Grey's Anatomy is more than a decade into its epic run, it's totally understandable that the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital have begun to feel like family. We've started to see all the episode patterns, and we've lost count of all the times we've sobbed or connected deeply to the cast. That's why it's almost unthinkable to picture the main stars as anything but these brazen Seattle residents. Here's the thing, though: every main cast member has racked up quite the acting résumé, and more often than not, these other roles are devoid of scrubs, lab coats, and stethoscopes. We're showing you the Grey's stars in the roles you totally forgot about.
You might be hard-pressed to think of Pompeo's other projects off the top of your head, so let us help. She was Luke Wilson's love interest in Old School, and she also starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in 2002's Moonlight Mile. She also appears in 2002's Catch Me If You Can, and the original Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck.
Yes, that is Justin Chambers next to Matthew McConaughey in The Wedding Planner. In 2001, he was a major player in The Musketeer and had a full head of luscious locks to show for it. And let's not forget 2005's The Zodiac!
The above photo is from a 2008 TV movie called Accidental Friendship. Wilson also starred in 2010's Frankie & Alice, and has had guest-starring roles on Strangers With Candy, Cosby, and The Sopranos. Our favorite cameo, though, might have been her single-scene turn as a police officer on Sex and the City.
Williams has some pretty big credits to his name outside of the ABC show, including the above-pictured The Cabin in the Woods. He also appeared as a (nude) model in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, and in Lee Daniels' The Butler.
If you couldn't tell, Luddington once played Kate Middleton in a film called William & Kate. She also had recurring roles on Californication and True Blood.
McKidd has quite the extensive résumé, going all the way back to his role in Trainspotting in 1996. He's also appeared in Nicholas Nickleby and the TV series Rome, and even lent his voice to Lord MacGuffin in Disney's Brave. And let's not forget Made of Honor, where he was joined by former Grey's costar Patrick Dempsey!
Yes, Sarah Drew once shared popcorn with Chris Pratt on Everwood. She also lent her voice to a character on Daria, and had a recurring role on Mad Men. Perhaps her most interesting credit is on Private Practice. Even though it takes place in the same universe as Grey's Anatomy, she didn't play April Kepner . . . she played a woman named Judy!
James Pickens Jr.
James Pickens Jr. began his career all the way back in 1984! Here, he's on an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 with Jason Priestley. He's also had significant roles on Roseanne, The Practice, and The X-Files. You may also have spotted him in the 2013 film 42!
Capshaw has been on a doctor drama before. One of her first small roles was on ER. She also played bit parts on The L Word, Bones, and The Practice . . . which, as you might recall, also starred James Pickens Jr.! In the movie world, she took on Valentine (shown above) and Minority Report.
Hinton has a long list of one-time roles and cameos, but Grey's Anatomy is her biggest credit to date. Even so, you might have seen her on Gilmore Girls, Ghost Whisperer, Bones, Gossip Girl, and another Shonda Rhimes show: Scandal!