James Pickens, Jr. News

James was born October 26, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. He has appeared in more than 80 television shows and films in the past 20 years.

His list of guest starring roles includes recurring characters on Curb Your Enthusiasm, The West Wing, The X-Files, Roseanne, The Practice, Six Feet Under, CSI: Miami, Crossing Jordan, The District, and NYPD Blue.

His starring role on Grey's Anatomy is his first on a major television series. Pickens and his wife, Gina, have two children.

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Richard Webber Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith

[narrating] "At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out, they fence you in. Life is messy, that's how we're made. So you can waste your life drawing lines or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines that are way too dangerous to cross. Here's what I know. If you're willing to throw caution to the wind and take a chance, the view from the other side... is spectacular."

MEREDITH