T.R. Knight

Actor
Though known to television audiences as the sweet and endearing Dr. George O'Malley on the hit drama "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ), T.R. Knight was anything but shy and soft-spoken actor off screen. With a background ... Read more »
Born: 03/26/1973 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (12)

A Year and Change 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Request 2014 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

42 2013 (Movie)

Harold Parrot (Actor)

The Good Wife 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2004 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charlie Lawrence 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Garmento 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Catch (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Though known to television audiences as the sweet and endearing Dr. George O'Malley on the hit drama "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ), T.R. Knight was anything but shy and soft-spoken actor off screen. With a background primarily in theater, Knight honed his craft on the Minneapolis stage and went on to appear on Broadway in productions of "Noises Off" and "Tartuffe." Landing a starring role on "Grey's" the relative newcomer's innate talent and acting ability shone through as the series went on to become a favorite with television viewers. Knight received some unexpected press during the show's highly-rated third season, when he was inadvertently outed by a fellow cast member in the heat of an argument, resulting in the actor releasing a formal statement confirming he was a gay man. Much to the relief of all who loved Knight and the show itself, the announcement seemed not to have a detrimental effect on his popularity and would perhaps help open the door for more actors to feel comfortable coming out in the future. But the good feelings soon wore off, as Knight asked to be released from his contract and was killed off the show following season five. He returned to the stage with performances in "Parade" and David Mamet's "A Life in the Theatre," before returning to the small screen with memorable guest starring roles. No matter what the medium, Knight remained a busy actor who continued to serve as an inspiration to all.

Relationships

Mark Cornelson

Companion
Began dating in February 2008 Knight is 16 years older than Cornelson split in October 2009

Shirley Knight

Mother

Danny Knight

Brother

Milestones

2016

Cast in Amazon's time-travel mini-series "11.22.63"

2016

Nabbed a supporting role in the musical "Hello Again"

2015

Appeared in the dramedy "A Year and Change"

2013

Played a recurring character on the political series "The Good Wife"

2013

Nabbed a supporting part in the Jackie Robinson biopic "42"

2010

Returned to Broadway in David Mamet's "A Life in the Theatre"

2009

Played a convicted child killer in director Jason Robert Brown's Los Angeles stage production of "Parade"

2005

Cast as surgical intern, George O'Malley on the ABC drama, "Grey's Anatomy"; character was killed off in the fifth season finale

2003

Landed his first recurring TV role on the comedy "Charlie Lawrence"

2003

Played Brendan Hilliard in Anto Howard's "Scattergood"; received a Drama Desk nomination

2001

Broadway debut as Tim Allgood in Michael Frayn's "Noises Off"

Performed with the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bonus Trivia

.

In October 2006, news reports surfaced that Washington had grabbed "Grey's Anatomy" co-star Patrick Dempsey by the throat. Several websites reported that Washington also made a homophobic slur against gay castmate T.R. Knight. Shortly after the details of the argument were made public, Knight made a public disclosure that he is gay. Both Washington and creator Shonda Rhimes have played down the incident to the press

.

In 2013 Knight married his boyfriend of three years in a private ceremony in New York.

.

Controversy once again erupted surrounding the cast of "Grey’s Anatomy" at the Golden Globes on Jan. 15, 2007. After the show won Best Drama, the cast was backstage answering questions and Washington replied to press queries about the October 2006 incident saying: "No, I did not call T.R. a 'faggot.' It never happened." After the statement by Washington, tension among cast members was apparent. The following day, T.R. Knight appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (NBC) and said that Washington had indeed used the F word. Several days after the Globes, Washington apologized publicly for using the word.

.

"I think we are stronger when we all have each other. So the more people that come out, the more people that are true to themselves, the stronger, I think, we all will be." - from www.huffingtonpost.com, March 11, 2016

.

Prior to becoming a film and TV actor, Knight was a prolific New York stage actor.

SIMILAR ARTICLES