Between 1994 and 2009, a number of actors and actresses set foot on “Emergency” floors. While the cult medical series is now available on the Prime Video service, what has become of its most iconic figures?
For about fifteen years, hundreds of actors and actresses have walked the corridors of the Emergency Department of the’University Hospital Cook County of Chicago. There was, of course, Noah Wyle, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle or even Anthony Edwards, essential faces of the series, but also many others, who have participated over the years in the cult status of the show. medical.
While the Emergencies created by Michael Crichton have recently landed on the Prime Video service, we invite you to discover what has become of the most emblematic figures of the NBC series. Ready for a whiff of nostalgia in the company of 25 of them?
Noah Wyle (John Carter)
If upon arrival at Emergency room, John Carter was as naive as he was innocent, he then became the must-see veteran of the show. He is also the one who shot the most episodes. Star of the TV movies Flynn Carson then his serial spin-off, Noah wyle was also the headliner of Falling Skies until its end (2015). In 2018, we saw him again in the series The Romanoffs.
Maura Tierney (Abby Lockhart)
Arriving in season 6, Abby quickly became one of the iconic figures of the series. After her departure in 2008, Maura Tierney found her happiness again on television. Besides arcs in The Good Wife and Rescue Me, Tierney had, for a time, his own series (The Whole Truth) before achieving success in The Affair and landing a Golden Globe. In 2018, she was also seen at the movies in My Beautiful Boy.
Anthony Edwards (Mark Greene)
Yes Anthony edwards will always remain Mark Greene, when he leavesEmergency room (2002), the actor continued to shoot! In the cinema, he notably distinguished himself in Zodiac by playing the partner of Mark Ruffalo before attempting a return to the fore with the series Zero Hour. The latter unfortunately did not work. Since then, he has been seen in Girls, Blue Bloods, Billions Law & Order True Crime and Designated Survivor.
Yvette Freeman (Shirley)
The unforgettable nurse Shirley, always ready to unsheathe her sheave cart, had difficulty in making people forget her “medical” past. Very minor roles that she was able to obtain, Yvette Freeman always ended up being a nurse, doctor or counselor. Recently, she managed to break free by joining the Golden Girls, the gang of veterans of Orange is the New Black.
Goran Visnjic (Luka Kovac)
After the departure of Clooney in season 6, Goran Visnjic managed to get adopted by fans, becoming one of the most beloved doctors of Emergency room. After eight seasons of operations, the actor appeared on TV in Extant, Pan Am or Crossing Lines but also in the cinema in Cartel and in David Fincher’s Millenium. We recently saw it in the credits of the series Timeless and The Boys.
Eriq La Salle (Peter Benton)
The interpreter of the imposing Peter Benton has not been idle since his departure from the series in 2002. We have not only seen him play recurring roles in 24 heures chrono, A Gifted Man or Under the Dome but Eriq La Salle mostly contributed behind the camera. He has produced, written or directed for television and even published thriller novels. In 2017, he was also part of the Logan adventure in the cinema.
Alex Kingston (Elizabeth Corday)
The tornado Elizabeth Corday, a major surgeon of the Emergency room, subsequently played the time traveler River Song in Doctor Who. In recent years, Alex Kingston has had a recurring role on Arrow, starred in the Canadian series Shoot the Messenger, and also appeared in the Gilmore Girls revival.
George Clooney (Doug Ross)
After five seasons spent in Emergency room, Clooney ends up leaving the series in 1999. He is then already a star. In the meantime, the actor has played for the greatest filmmakers: Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, etc …), the Coen brothers (O’Brother), Malick (The Red Line). Also a director, he recently directed the Catch-22 series and the Netflix sci-fi film Midnight in the Universe.
Laura Innes (Kerry Weaver)
The terrible but endearing Kerry Weaver traumatized more than one intern before leaving the Emergency room at the end of season 13. Since then, she was one of the headliners of The Event in 2010, was illustrated in How to Get Away With Murder, but was rather rare in front of the camera. It must be said that Laura Innes now prefers to be behind, the actress having directed many episodes of series, especially for Murder, The Affair or Animal Kingdom.
Parminder Nagra (Neela)
From season 10 until the end of the series, Parminder Nagra played the role of Neela. She then continued her forays into the playoffs. We saw her in season 1 of The Blacklist, which was a big hit with critics and the public, but also in Agents of SHIELD, 13 Reasons Why and in season 6 of Elementary. Finally, is starred in the movie Bird Box, Big Box on Netflix.
Paul McCrane (Robert Romano)
Arrived in the emergency room during season 4, Paul McCrane leaves them in season 10, when Dr. Romano, already amputated of an arm following a helicopter accident, dies due to a new accident. In addition to a few very brief roles in series, he remained not very prolific and preferred to go to the other side of the camera, directing episodes for Scandal, Glee or Grey’s Anatomy.
Sherry Stringfield (Susan Lewis)
Member of the first generation ofEmergency room, Susan Lewis left and reunited with the series on several occasions. On the sidelines of many TV movies, Sherry Stringfield has filmed as a recurrent in Under the Dome and played the wife of Gary Sinise in Unity Without Borders, the Criminal Minds spin-off.
Julianna Margulies (Carol)
Emblematic character ofEmergency room, Carol Hathaway joined Doug /Clooney at the end of season 6. Subsequently, Julianna Margulies tried the big screen (Le Vaisseau de l’angoisse) and several TV returns (State of Alert, 2004 – Canterbury’s Law, 2008), eventually hitting the jackpot by becoming the Alicia Florrick of The Good Wife, critically acclaimed series spanning seven seasons. After appearing in the Dietland series, which was canceled after one season, Margulies made her mark on The Hot Zone and The Morning Show.
William H. Macy (Dr. Morgenstern)
After playing Dr David Morgenstern, the head of Emergency room, during the first four seasons of the series, William H. Macy, husband of Felicity Huffman in the city, never stopped shooting, especially for the cinema. Among his notable films are Fargo, Magnolia, Thank you for Smoking or La Défense Lincoln and Blood Father. And since 2011, he’s been the crazy father of the family comedy Shameless.
Sharif Atkins (Michael Gallant)
After arriving in Season 8, the character of Dr. Gallant is called to Iraq at the end of Season 10. He makes a few appearances over the next two seasons, but dies in Iraq during Season 12. As of 2009 , Sharif Atkins lands one of the main roles of FBI: very special duo. During the six seasons of the show, he played Special Agent Clinton Jones.
Ming-Na Wen (Jing-Meï Chen)
After appearing in several episodes of the first season, Ming-Na Wen returns to the series from season 6 to season 11. In the meantime, the actress has notably lent her voice to Mulan, the heroine of Disney. Since leavingEmergency room, we saw it regularly on TV, especially in Stargate Universe, Marvel: Agents of SHIELD (Melinda May) or The Mandalorian in the role of Fennec Shand, role that she will resume in The Book of Boba Fett.
Mekhi Phifer (Gregory Pratt)
Present from season 8 to the death of his character at the beginning of the last season of the show, Mekhi Phifer then appeared in Torchwood and Lie to Me. We could then see him in FBI: very special duo, where he found Sharif Atkins (Gallant) and he was recently part of the Frequency team. On the cinema side, we saw it in the three parts of Divergente.
Linda Cardellini (Samantha Taggart)
Linda Cardellini joined the show in Season 10. A loving nurse and single mother, she has been a member of the Cook County squad for the past five seasons. The end ofEmergency room is not an end in itself for the actress, since appeared in the series New Girl, Mad Men, Bloodline, where she plays Meg Rayburn, and more recently Dead To Me. In the cinema, we have seen her in the credits from Green Book and Avengers: Endgame.
John Stamos (Tony Gates)
After appearing in two episodes, John Stamos had been recalled to star in the last three seasons ofEmergency room. Subsequently, he collaborated on several occasions with Ryan Murphy (Glee, The New Normal, Scream Queens) and becomes the hero of his own comedy, Grandfathered, which was canceled after one season. In 2016, he found the role of Jesse – which made him famous – for a few episodes of La Fête à la maison: 20 years later. After playing Dr. Nicky in You, he stars in the Disney + Big Shot series, in which he plays a basketball coach.
Abraham Benrubi (Jerry)
Abraham Benrubi is undoubtedly one of the actors ofEmergency room with the most important longevity. Although absent from seasons 6, 7 and 14, he was present throughout the duration of the show, from 1994 to 2009. After that, he was found in many series, sometimes in more important roles, as in both seasons of Men in Trees or season 2 of The Bridge.
Michael Michele (Cleo Finch)
Since the end of the adventure Emergency room, whom she left at the end of season 8 after three seasons of good and loyal service, Michael Michele, alias Cleo, has remained relatively discreet. In the end, we have seen her very little on the small or the big screen, except for a role in Ali in 2002 and a few occasional appearances in series like Dr House, Gossip Girl or recently MacGyver. Since 2019, she joined the recurring cast of the reboot of the soap Dynasty.
Scott Grimes (Archibald Morris)
In Emergency room, he played Dr. Morris from season 10 to the end, in 2009. Subsequently, he appeared in several series: Dexter, NCIS, Shameless and in some episodes of season 6 of Justified. Above all, since 2005, Scott Grimes has lent his voice to Steve, the preteen son of the animated series American Dad! created by Seth McFarlane, and since 2017 he has been one of the heroes of the comedy The Orville.
Conni Marie Brazelton (Conni)
An essential character during the first ten seasons, the nurse Conni is fired by Romano at the end of season 10. Afterwards Emergency room, no big plans for Conni Marie Brazelton: some small roles, in Private Practice, Criminal minds or This Is Us, but nothing of note since 2012.