Joel Grey to Guest Star on "Grey's Anatomy"

PlayBlog   Joel Grey to Guest Star on "Grey's Anatomy"
Another Grey will be heading to Seattle Grace Hospital this season. Variety reports that Tony Award winner and Broadway veteran Joel Grey (Wicked, Chicago, Cabaret and George M!) has booked a guest spot on ABC's hit primetime medical drama "Grey's Anatomy."

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No, he won't be playing a doctor. Grey will appear as an old high school teacher of Dr. Izzie Stevens, played by Katherine Heigl. According to, Joel Grey's character, who appears suddenly and in need of Izzie's help, inspired Izzie to rise beyond her upbringing and move to greater heights when she was a teenager.

Shonda Rhimes, the creator of "Grey's" tells Grey’s Anatomy News that "He was the teacher who convinced Izzie she was more than just a girl from the trailer park."

Joel Grey also recently appeared on Rhimes' other hit television show, "Private Practice," the spinoff of "Grey's Anatomy," as Dr. Alexander Bell.

— Allison Klamkin

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