Grey’s Anatomy has been television’s go-to doctor drama for years now, but they weren’t the first. In order to play doctors, some of the cast of Grey’s Anatomy looked to other TV doctors, but who are their favorites?
Throughout TV history we’ve seen Scrubs, House, Grey’s, ER, and more hospital-centric series — all of which we’ve loved.
That being said, the Grey’s Anatomy cast has their own favorite TV doctors. Yes, even actors who play doctors watch other actors playing doctors. Crazy, right?
While attending the 2017 PaleyFest in Los Angeles some of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital’s finest revealed which doctors inspired them.
Check out the list below to see who your favorite surgeons revealed to TV Guide as their top doctor choices.
Dr. Ben Warren loves Dr. Gregory House
Dr. Gregory House on House was a wild character, but Jason George, who plays Dr. Ben Warren gets him.
“I’m going to go with House, just because it’s funto, it’s a real feat to be brilliant and a jerk and still make me want to watch you and like you in someway,” George told TV Guide.
Dr. Miranda Bailey loves Dr. Trapper John
Dr. Miranda Bailey aka Chandra Wilson went old school with her pick.
“Oh my goodness,” she said trying to decide. “I was a huge Trapper John, M.D. fan back in the day. I think that was the first medical drama that I watched. It was must see TV.”
Dr. Andrew DeLuca loves Dr. Doug Ross
Of course, someone had to pick the dreamy Dr. Doug Ross, played by George Clooney, on ER!
“Clooney [on] ER, for sure,” Giacomo Gianniotti, who plays DeLuca said. “I just love his story. He started in ER and came to where he was, you know, it’s great.”
Dr. Richard Webber loves Dr. Marcus Welby
James Pickens Jr. — aka Richard Webber — went back to the early ’70s with his choice.
“It has to be Marcus Welby M.D. Robert Young who played that character, he was so wonderful,” he explained.
Dr. Nathan Riggs loves Capt. Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce
Martin Henderson who plays Riggs went for a classic MASH doctor and we SO get it.
“Alan Alda in MASH, I’m blanking on the character name now…Hawkeye, Hawkeye, yeah,” he said.
Dr. Stephanie Edwards loves Meredith Grey and company
Even though the question asked for non-Grey’s doctors, Jerrika Hinton aka Stephanie Edwards, had to nominate her cast mates.
“I think the correct answer to this question is there are no other TV doctors, except for Grey’s Anatomy doctors,” she revealed.
Which TV doctor is your all-time favorite?