'Grey's Anatomy': Chris Carmack to appear as new surgeon "Ortho God" in the 15th Season
After Dr. McDreamy and Mark Sloan, it is now the "Ortho God" who will be stepping in to the hospital to give his patients that extra pump in their hearts.
ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy' has recruited 'Nashville' star Chris Carmack to play the role of an orthopedic surgeon who comes to work at Grey Sloan Memorial, and who known as of now as just "Ortho God".
Carmack is the latest actor to have been cast in the list of good-looking doctors who have been gracing the show for the last 14 seasons.
Although his actual name and his exact time of appearance on the show have been kept under guard, this role will be his first following the series finale of the ABC-turned-CMT drama 'Nashville', making this casting Carmack's return to ABC.
Carmack is popular for his iconic roles, one of which includes the antagonist character of Luke from 'The O.C.' who coined the phrase, "Welcome to the O.C., b***h!" As Will Lexington, Carmack started off as a recurring guest star in 'Nashville' Season 1 and was soon one of the regulars in the series.
Lexington soon became popular among viewers with his depiction of a gay country singer who is trying to overcome social stigmas in an attempt to come out.
The musical-drama was co-produced by 'Grey's Anatomy' producer ABC Studios with Lionsgate TV. Other than 'Nashville' Carmack had also made several guest appearances in some of the most noted drama series including 'NCIS, CSI: NY', 'Desperate Housewives', 'Smallville', and 'CSI: Miami'. He had also starred in the 2006 romantic comedy 'Lovewrecked' alongside Amanda Bynes and Jonathan Bennett while honing his acting skills in theatres across New York and London.
He has also starred in the Scott Ellis Off-Broadway production 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane' which featured two Tony Award nominees, Alec Baldwin and Jan Maxwell. He was seen as Sam Reide in the 2009 movie 'The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations', the third film in 'The Butterfly Effect' franchise. He made his voiceover debut in Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck's 2009 movie 'Alpha and Omega' reprising his role as Garth in the second part of the film, 'Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-day Adventure'. He was one of the few original cast members who had appeared for the sequel.
The 15th Season of Shonda Rhyme's medical-drama will also see the return of two of its longtime stars, Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw, who have been playing the roles of April Kepner and Arizona Robbins, respectively. The two stars will be returning to the show after almost a decade.
Kim Raver might also return to take over her role as the interim Chief of Surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, Theodora "Teddy" Altman. 'Grey's Anatomy' has been a show about characters coming in, and characters leaving (chiefly due to their scripted deaths). Regarding the upcoming season which has been dubbed as "The Season of Love", Camilla Luddington who has been playing the role of Dr. Jo Karev since Season 9, said to ET, "It always changes the dynamic of each season, so it'll be interesting to see how it does change the dynamic of next season and what that means for certain characters that were especially close to those characters, like Jackson. Where does it lead his story? It'll be an interesting journey next season to see what it's like without those two characters."