T.R. Knight
General Information
Birth Name: Theodore Raymond Knight
Birthday: March 26, 1974
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Age: 43
Spouses: Patrick Leahy (m. 2013)
Character Information
Role: George O'Malley
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5
T.R. Knight is an American actor, best known for his role as George O'Malley in Grey's Anatomy (2005-2009).

Early Life Edit

Theodore Raymond Knight was born on March 26, 1974, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At 5 years old, he became involved with the Guthrie Theater. He attended Annunciation Catholic School from kindergarten to eighth grade. He received the Conners Foundation Scholarship as a freshman and apprenticed at the Children's Theatre Company. He worked at the local Red Owl supermarket with his brother. After graduating the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, he enrolled at the University of Minnesota. He dropped out and soon landed roles at the Guthrie Theater.

Career Edit

He moved to New York City and appeared on the broadway. In 2001, he starred in the revival of Noises Off. In 2003, he performed Tartuffe and Scattergood. In 2004, he starred in a off-broadway production, Boy.

In 2003, he made his television debut on the CBS television series, Charlie Lawrence.

In 2005, he was cast as George O'Malley on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. He played as a surgical intern at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital. He worked his way up to resident level, while his relationships with his colleagues Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh), Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl) and Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) formed a focal point of the series. When he auditioned for the show, he expected the show to be on for one season. In 2009, it was confirmed that he would not be returning for the shows sixth season. He stated that the reason for his departure was due to his character's lack screen time, as well as coming out as gay.

In 2009, he starred in the production of the musical Parade. In 2010, he returned to Broadway in A Life in the Theatre.

Personal Life Edit

He married his boyfriend of three years, Patrick Leahy, on October 5, 2013, in Hudson, New York.

Filmography Edit

Film Edit

Year Title Role
2002 Garmento Daniel
2006 The Last Request Jeffrey
2013 42 Harold Parrott
2015 A Year and Change Kenny
2016 Hello Again

Television Edit

Year Title Role Episode
2003 Charlie Lawrence Ryan Lemming
2003 Frasier Alex Season 11, episode 7
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Neil Colby Season 3, episode 010
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Zero Adams Season 4, episode 17
2005-09 Grey's Anatomy Dr. George O'Malley Main role (season 1-5)
2006 Sesame Street Private "I" Season 37, episode 12
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Gabriel Thomas / Brian Smith Season 13, episode 4
2012-13 The Good Wife Jordan Karahalios
2015-16 11.22.63 Johnny Clayton

Voiceover Edit

  • Doc Martens
  • Best Buy
  • McDonalds
  • Max's Words

Stage Edit

Broadway Edit

Year Title Role
2001 Noises Off Tim Allgood
2003 Tartuffe Damis
2010 A Life in the Theatre John
2015 It's Only a Play Frank Finger

Off-Broadway Edit

Year Title Role
1998 Marvin's Roo
1999 This Lime Tree Bower Joe
1999 Macbeth Donalbain/Messenger
2000 The Refreshment of the Spirit
2000 The Hologram Theory Tweety
2001 Right Way to Sue Franklin/Various characters
2003 The Lake's End
2003 Scattergood Brendan Hilliard
2003 Voices of Peace and Dissent
2004 Boy Title character
2007 The Marriage of Bette and Boo
2011 Sold Michael
2013 Romeo and Juliet Mercutio
2014 Pocatello

Readings Edit

Year Title Role
Truth or Consequences
2002 The Fool
White People
The Scholar
2009 Lend Me a Tenor
2010 On a Clear Day
2011 Torch Song Triology
2011 June Moon
2011 Honeymoon in Vegas Jack Singer
2012 The Miser

Regional Edit

Year Title Role
2000 What Didn't Happen Workshop a Vassar
2003 Earth to Bucky Bucky
2009 Parade Leo Frank
2012 The Seagull Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplev

Guthrie Theater - Minneapolis, MN Edit

Year Title Role
1978-1980 A Christmas Carol Tiny Tim, Dick Wilkins/Others
1996 A Christmas Carol Tiny Tim, Dick Wilkins/Others
1996 Philadelphia, Here I Come! Joe
1996 She Stoops to Conquer
1997 Racing Demon
1997 A Midsummer Night's Dream Francis Flute
1998 Much Ado About Nothing Watchman
1999 Ah, Wilderness! Richard Miller
2001 Amadeus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jungle Theater - Minneapolis, MN Edit

Year Title Role
1995 Journey's End 2nd Lt. Jimmy Raleigh

Minnesota History Theatre - St. Paul, MN Edit

Year Title Role
1996 Civil Ceremony Samuel

Illusion Theatre - Minneapolis, MN Edit

Year Title Role
1997 Angel headed Hipster: Howl for Allen Allen Ginsberg

Women's Club of Minneapolis - Minneapolis, MN Edit

Year Title
2008 The Laramie Project

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres - Chanhassen, MN Edit

Year Title Role
1993 Brighton Beach Memoirs Eugene Morris Jerome

Theatre in the Round - Minneapolis, MN Edit

Year Title Role
1992 Gemini Randy

Off-Broadway Musical Theatre - New Hope, MN Edit

Year Title Role
1985 Oliver! Oliver

Awards Edit

Trivia Edit