T. R. Knight

T.R. Knight is an American actor. He rose to fame in 2005 playing Dr. George O'Malley on ABC's Grey's Anatomy, which earned him a Primetime Emmy in 2007 for outstanding supporting actor. Knight left the medical drama in 2009 after five seasons and has worked mostly in TV — including The Good Wife and The Flight Attendant — and theater.
T. R. Knight
Full Name
Theodore Raymond Knight
Minneapolis, Minn.
Notable Projects
Grey's Anatomy


Why did T.R. Knight leave 'Grey's Anatomy?'

T.R. Knight opted to leave 'Grey's Anatomy' after his screen time noticeably decreased in season 5. He told 'Entertainment Weekly' in 2020 that he did not approach series showrunner Shonda Rhimes about the issue because he and Rhimes had been having a "breakdown of communication." Plus, he said he was ready to move on from the show.

Is T.R. Knight married?

Yes, T.R. Knight is married to Patrick Leahy, a ballet dancer and writer. The couple wed in 2013 after dating for three years, and Knight's 'Grey's Anatomy' costar Katherine Heigl was in attendance.

What is T.R. Knight doing now?

T.R. Knight has starred on HBO Max's 'The Flight Attendant' since 2020. Knight plays Davey Bowden, the older brother of Cassie Bowden (portrayed by Kaley Cuoco).

What did Isaiah Washington say about T.R. Knight?

Isaiah Washington reportedly used a homophobic slur on the 'Grey's Anatomy' set in 2006, but Washington insisted the slur was not directed at anyone. In the 'How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey's Anatomy' book, show writer Harry Werksman stated that Washington told costar Patrick Dempsey, "You can't talk to me the way you talk to that little f----- T.R. [Knight]" T.R. Knight publicly confirmed that he was gay in a 2006 statement to PEOPLE.

Most Recent

Grey's Anatomy Book Details Patrick Dempsey's 'Arguing Match' That Led to Isaiah Washington's Firing
Isaiah Washington was fired from the long-running medical drama in 2007 after using a homophobic slur on set
Grey's Anatomy Showrunner Reveals Bringing Back George O'Malley Was Her 'First Idea' for This Season
"To have all of that, it was just unlike any other experience I've ever had in my entire life, in my 47 years," T.R. Knight said of replaying his beloved TV character
Grey's Anatomy Producers Say Appearances from Other Past Stars Is 'Absolutely Possible'
Patrick Dempsey appeared in the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy as the late Derek Shepard
Grey's Anatomy Stars Ellen Pompeo and T.R. Knight Take a Knee Together During L.A. Protests
Ellen Pompeo said she spent the day "letting people know that they matter"
Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo Reunites with T.R. Knight Following Justin Chambers' Departure
The pair went for a hike one day after the show bid farewell to Justin Chambers' character, Alex Karev

More T. R. Knight

The Most Dramatic Grey's Anatomy Departures
Sometimes characters' exits from the medical drama play out even more shockingly than what creator Shonda Rhimes had planned
Former Grey's Anatomy Star T.R. Knight Is Single

The actor has parted ways with Mark Cornelson, his boyfriend of two years