Tupper will join the ABC drama for at least two episodes, EW.com reports, as Andrew Perkins, a trauma counselor who will help the Seattle Gracers bounce back from the harrowing bloodbath that sullied the hospital’s halls in the season finale.
Me, I’m going to put this out there: While not identical twins by any stretch, Tupper and ‘Grey’s’ regular Eric Dane sport similar enough of looks that someone is going to have to blink and, I dunno, buzz their hair or go baby-smooth sans facial hair. I mean, it’d be tragic (if not derivative of ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’) if, say, Lexie or Teddy got the men mixed up when going for a romp in the dark on-call room.
Tupper most recently played doctor (in more ways than one, heh) on ‘Mercy,’ the short-lived NBC medical drama that prompted ‘Grey’s’ to tweak the name of SGH’s cross-town rival to Mercy West. True-ish story!
He also is, of course, romantically involved with his ‘Men In Trees’ leading lady, Anne Heche, with whom he has a 16-month-old son.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ kicks off its seventh season on September 23.