TV doctors #21 – Dr. Dennis Hancock, Chicago Hope
Detroit native (and nurse’s son) Vondie Curtis-Hall played Dr. Dennis Hancock at David E. Kelley’s Chicago Hope over its first five seasons. Interestingly, Curtis-Hall played a different character on NBC’s ER in 2001, earning him an Emmy nomination. He also directed two episodes in Season 8 of ER.
TV doctors #18 – Dr. Greg Pratt, ER
Dr. Gregory Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) was a strong presence in the ER beginning in season 8, progressing from medical student up through the ranks to attending. The character was a central figure in the season 14 cliffhanger, and the opening episode of final season 15.
TV doctors #11 – Michael Gallant, E.R.
Michael Gallant (Sharif Atkins) arrived at the E.R. as the classic wet-behind-the-ears medical student in Season 7. A member of the U.S. Army Reserve, his service in Iraq was a platform for E.R. to tackle veteran’s issues.
TV doctors #5 – Dr. Peter Benson
E.R.’s Dr. Peter Benson was erratic and driven, part of one of TV’s great ensemble casts. It was a fantastic role for actor Eriq LaSalle.