Ariel Felix is an Asian-American actor primarily who typically shines as highly competent medical professionals on prime-time television. He first became noticed for his recurring role as Raoul Chammora on the hit hospital series "Chicago Hope" in 1998. He followed that with appearances on several more successful television shows, including the illustrious "ER", the briskly paced political drama "The West Wing", and the no-holds-barred action thriller "24". His first feature film role was in the generations-spanning drama "Laurel Canyon" ('02). That same year, he returned to the small screen as Dr. Meade on the supernatural soap "Passions". The role was quickly followed by tech-oriented guest spots on the high-octane spy drama "Alias", the popular procedural "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service", and the frothily followed medical drama "Grey's Anatomy", on which he had a continuing part as an anesthesiologist. Along with fellow actor Marie Matiko, he is co-founder of the Vivace Conservatory for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, a program designed to "nurture pride, discipline, and courage" amongst Asian-American youth and underprivileged minorities.