Jeff Perry on Grey's Anatomy (2006-2009)

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Jeff Perry on Grey's Anatomy (2006-2009)

Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Feb 20th 2006, 11:33 pm

Jeff Perry appeared on Grey's Anatomy last night (2.18 - Yesterday). He played Meredith's father, Thatcher.
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Post by schris » Feb 22nd 2006, 2:57 pm

Yes! I knew that was Mr. Katimski! It was nice seeing him in another role :)

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Post by Sascha (sab) » Apr 3rd 2006, 4:01 pm

Jeff Perry appeared again in Sunday's episode ("The Name of the Game") of Grey's Anatomy, this time with more screen time. Great episode, BTW. I loved it when Meredith's dad (Jeff Perry) and George talked to each other... George really looks and acts like Meredith's dad :-)

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Post by schris » Apr 4th 2006, 4:41 pm

Yeah - another good episode. I thought he did a great job and I really liked his scene with George :)

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Post by SanDeE* » Apr 4th 2006, 7:25 pm

Does it seem like all the Jeff Perry is Mr. Katimski? Almost every character I've seen him play all seem a lot like Mr. Katimski, mannerisms, inflections, etc. Huh. Except maybe when he was in that one episode of Lost's first season.
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Post by Sascha (sab) » Apr 5th 2006, 5:19 am

I guess actors always (well, in most cases ;-)) portray characters they can somewhat relate to and are close to their own personality. There's probably a bit of Jeff Perry in both "Mr. Katimski" and Meredith's dad. And he's just brilliant in portraying these shy, undecided, irritated/confused characters, so he gets casted to play that type of role.

I've seen only a small fraction of his extensive filmography, but I remember that his character in "Nash Bridges" was also quite a bit different from "Mr. Katimski", although there were some similarities...

BTW, while checking out his bio at the IMDb, I noticed that he was once married to Laurie Metcalf ("Roseanne"), who also guest-starred in this weeks "Grey's Anatomy". And he appeared in "thirtysomething". Perry also founded the "Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago", where Tom Irwin ("Graham Chase") started his career.

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Post by dTheater » May 4th 2006, 8:23 pm

The latest issue of TV Guide gave Jeff Perry a "cheers" for his role on Grey's Anatomy. I don't watch the show, but I'm sure he's good.
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Post by north_Star98 » May 16th 2007, 1:48 pm

Yes, I thought his role as Thatcher was a lot like Mr. Katimsky!! Same mannerisms!

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