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CODE BLACK: Rob Lowe Joins Cast [CBS]

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe signs on to the cast of Code Black. The Parks and Recreation and West Wing actor will have a role as a series regular in the CBS medical drama’s second season.

Lowe is set to play one Colonel Ethan Willis on the show. An Afghanistan veteran and doctor in the military’s Combat Casualty Care research unit who has been transferred to Angels Memorial hospital. While Dr. Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden) is impressed by his brash personality and unconventional methods, others at the hospital find him off-putting and his methods irresponsible:

From 1999–2003, Lowe starred in the hit television drama The West Wing. His performance garnered him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama series, as well as two Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series. The cast was nominated three times by the Screen Actors Guild for an Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series award, and won twice. In 2010, Lowe joined the cast of Parks and Recreation, after starring in the hit series Brothers & Sisters. Also, Lowe received critical acclaim and a leading actor nomination from the Screen Actors Guild for his starring role in the television movie Killing Kennedy, which garnered an Emmy nomination. He received a Golden Globe nomination for his co-starring role in the 15-time Emmy nominated television movie, Behind the Candelabra.

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Reggie Peralta

I am a recent UCLA political science graduate and current Fullerton College Radio and Television/Video Production student.

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