EXCLUSIVE: 'Grey's Anatomy' star T.R. Knight Confirms He's Gay

"I hope the fact that I'm gay isn't the most interesting part of me," the Grey's Anatomy star tells PEOPLE exclusively

Grey’s Anatomy‘s T.R. Knight is gay, he has confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE.

“I guess there have been a few questions about my sexuality, and I’d like to quiet any unnecessary rumors that may be out there,” Knight tells PEOPLE in a statement. “While I prefer to keep my personal life private, I hope the fact that I’m gay isn’t the most interesting part of me.”

Knight, 33, plays the unassuming Dr. George O’Malley on the hit ABC drama. A Minneapolis native, he began his career in that city’s famed Guthrie Theater.

He has also appeared on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

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