Kevin McKidd Becomes Grey's Anatomy Cast Member

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The revolving door at Seattle Grace Hospital sent Brooke Smith on her way last week, but this week the Grey’s Anatomy cast has a new, full-time member.

Kevin McKidd is joining the show as a series regular.

The Scottish actor, who plays Dr. Owen Hunt, and who starred in Made of Honor with Patrick Dempsey earlier in the year, is thrilled to be added to the regular cast after his starring role on NBC’s sci-fi series Journeyman was cut short after 13 episodes.

“It’s a great show, and I’m lucky to be on it,” said McKidd, 35.

Shepherd and Hunt

Dr. Owen Hunt is a trauma surgeon and veteran from the war in Iraq who has shown signs of becoming a great love interest for Dr. Cristina Yang.

Kevin McKidd, who lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Jane, and their two children Joseph, 8, and Iona, 6, says he is very happy to be working with Grey's Anatomy leading man Patrick Dempsey again, although their previous screen pairing was merely a coincidence.

“I got a knock on my door [from Patrick],” he says of his first day on set. “I said, ‘did you have anything to do with this?’ He said, ‘no, they don’t tell us anything.”

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