James Pickens Jr.

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  • Birth Place: Cleveland, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/26/1954, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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Grey's Anatomy Newcomer Kelly McCreary: Maggie and Meredith Are Like "Oil and Water"

Grey's Anatomy's newest surgeon, Dr. Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary), has been welcomed to Grey Sloan Memorial with not quite open arms on the part of her (unwitting) half-sister, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo). And the dislike is becoming mutual, as viewers saw at the end of last week's episode.

"They're like oil and water," McCreary tells TVGuide.com. "It's a little bit of a heartbreak for [Maggie] to discover that her sister is not somebody that she really wants to know, in spite of the fact that she came all this way to find out."

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Grey’s Anatomy Season Premiere: What’s Grey Sloan Like Without Cristina?

Greetings, TVGuide.com Grey's Anatomy fans! I'll be your new recapper for Season 11. Some of you may recall that I vowed to give up on Grey's halfway through last season, but unlike Katherine Heigl, I just can't seem to quit this show. Let's get right to it.

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Grey's Anatomy Scoop: Kate Burton Returning for Season 11 Premiere

The mystery behind Meredith's half-sister will soon be revealed!

Kate Burton has signed on to reprise her role as...read more

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 42 Movie, Actor - Mr. Brock
2007 A Holiday Celebration at Ford's Theatre TV Show Series, Appearing
2006 They Started on Soaps 6 TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2006 Daytime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2005 Venom Movie, Actor - Sheriff

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Grey's Anatomy's Shonda Rhimes Teases Half-Sister Twist, Possible New Romance

Grey's Anatomy may have shocked fans with another half-sister twist, but we actually should've seen it coming all along!

In the season finale, the new head of cardio Margaret Pierce (Kelly McCreary) was revealed to be the half-sister of Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), whom their mother Ellis Grey (Kate Burton) gave up for adoption. Her father? Dr. Webber (James Pickens Jr)!

Forgot what happened in the Grey's Anatomy finale? Read our recap here

How will Meredith react to this new revelation, especially in the wake of Cristina (Sandra Oh) leaving? TVGuide.com sat down with showrunner Shonda Rhimes to discuss the upcoming season, including the state of Meredith and Derek's (Patrick Dempsey) marriage after her sudden decision to stay in Seattle, how Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) will change the dynamic and how Alex (Justin Chambers) becoming a board member will shake up the hospital... read more

Grey's Anatomy: Is Webber Going to Retire from Grey Sloan?

Through the years of hot on-call hookups, rampaging shooters and various crazy and unusual cases on Grey's Anatomy, one doctor has stood apart from the rest as the heart of Grey Sloan Memorial hospital: Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.).

Exclusive: Private Practice's Caterina Scorsone returning to Grey's Anatomy

The stalwart former Chief oversaw the introduction and education of the original Fab Five and has ushered in several new generations of doctors over the years. After hitting a bump in the road after his near-death experience, Richard is finally back on top of his game — just in time for him to face the increasing pressure of retirement as he celebrates his birthday during Thursday's episode (9/8c, ABC).

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Grey's Anatomy: What's in Store for the Docs of Grey Sloan Memorial?

After what feels like the longest hiatus ever, Grey's Anatomy will finally return with 12 straight episodes beginning Thursday (9/8c, ABC) until the show's season finale in May.

When last we left the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial, Jackson interrupted April's wedding to Matthew to declare his love for her, much to the shock and dismay of Stephanie and pretty much everyone else in attendance. Meanwhile, back at the hospital, Shane boldly and stupidly decided to be a hot shot and take the lead on an emergency surgery to fix the heart of Alex's father, which did not go well. So, what's next? TVGuide.com hit the set to get the scoop on each of the docs: read more

Grey's Anatomy Scoop: Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey Sign Two-Year Deals

Great news, Grey's Anatomy fans: Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey have signed new two-year deals to remain with the show, TVGuide.com has learned.

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