Considering the amount of seasons that Grey's Anatomy has tacked on at this point, it's sort of bizarre to think back on the actors who were such a big part of the show at its inception. For example, what is T.R. Knight up to now? He played George O'Malley on the medical drama from its first episode only to leave the series before Season 6. But what has Knight been doing since he wrapped his impressive 102 episodes?
During a six-year break from the screen beginning in 2009, when he left Grey's, Knight jumped back into the world of Broadway. He starred in David Mamet's A Life in the Theater opposite Patrick Stewart in 2010 and an Off-Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet with Elizabeth Olsen and William Hurt in 2013. He then returned to film in 2015 with the Jackie Robinson movie 42 and had a seven-episode arc on The Good Wife.
Since then, Knight has worked pretty steadily. Most recently he seems to be looking to get in on the ground floor of a new TV show before it takes off; Knight shot pilots for Hysteria in 2014 and Broken in 2016. Sadly, neither of them were picked up. He got luckier with the miniseries 11.22.63, which surrounds a high school teacher who goes back in time in an attempt to prevent the Kennedy assassination; Knight appears as Johnny Clayton in four out of eight episodes.
And while I imagine that Knight still has his eyes open and his ears close to the ground for another show that will prove to be a success on the level of Grey's Anatomy, he's been branching into movies as well. He was in the alternative rom-com A Year and Change, which came out in 2015, and is listed as a cast member in Hello Again, a movie musical currently in post-production, due out sometime this year. Also slated for a 2017 release is When We Rise, a timeline of the gay rights movement beginning with the Stonewall Riots. According to IMDb, that project has been completed, so you should be able to see it sooner rather than later.
Perhaps most exciting of all is the news that T.R. Knight will return to Shondaland with a recurring role on Season 2 of The Catch. One of the show's producers reported that the role was written especially for him.
But it hasn't been all work and no play for Knight either; in 2013, he married his partner Patrick Leahy, whom he'd been dating for three years. Personal life on lock and professional life picking up speed? It's a good time to be T.R. Knight, and I can't wait to see all his hard work pay off in 2017.