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ER Fightmaster casts Grey’s Anatomy…the first time a non-binary actor plays a doctor in the long-running hit series










ER Fightmaster has joined the cast of Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Kai Bartley in a recurring role.

The casting marks the first time a non-binary actor has played a doctor in the long-running hit series, according to Variety.

Fightmaster’s character Dr. Bartley was introduced to viewers in episode three of the current season (season 18).

The latest: ER Fightmaster has been added to the cast of Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Kai Bartley in a recurring role. The casting marks the first non-binary actor to play a doctor in the long-running hit series, according to Variety

The actor’s character met Meredith Gray (Ellen Pompeo) and neurosurgeon Amelia (Caterina Scorsone) in the episode, when Meredith was provoked by a research group including Dr. Bartley from a Minnesota hospital.

They wanted Meredith to participate in their research project to help cure Parkinson’s disease.

Besides Fightmaster being non-binary, Dr. Bartley too.

Though it’s the first time a non-binary actor has played a doctor in Grey’s, seasons 14-16 saw trans actor Alex Blu Davis play a surgeon named Casey Parker, according to the outlet.

Star: The casting marks the first time a non-binary actor has played a doctor in the long-running hit series, according to Variety

Star: The casting marks the first time a non-binary actor has played a doctor in the long-running hit series, according to Variety

The actor will appear in a number of episodes once Grey’s returns with new episodes, including the midseason finale in December.

Variety reported that the ABC character description for Dr. Bartley said: ‘They are dedicated to their craft and exceptionally talented at what they do. Confident and able to make even the most detailed and mundane science seem exciting and cool, Kai and Amelia bond over their shared love of medicine and the brain.

Fightmaster recently had a role in Shrill on Hulu, seen in seasons two and three.

In addition, there are other credits, including Work in Progress and part of the band Twin.

TV: The actor will be appearing for several episodes once Grey's returns with new episodes, including the midseason finale in December

TV: The actor will be appearing for several episodes once Grey’s returns with new episodes, including the midseason finale in December

ER posted a series of snaps on Instagram to celebrate the news, including a screenshot from the Variety article.

The actor wrote: ‘I’m having so much fun #greysanatomy.’

The second slide featured co-stars Caterina and Peter Gallagher with the last photo of ER in a mirror selfie with coffee.

BTS: ER posted a series of snaps on Instagram to celebrate the news, including a screenshot from the Variety article.  The actor wrote: 'I'm having so much fun #greysanatomy'

BTS: ER posted a series of snaps on Instagram to celebrate the news, including a screenshot from the Variety article. The actor wrote: ‘I’m having so much fun #greysanatomy’

Beaming: The second slide featured co-stars Caterina and Peter Gallagher with the last photo of ER in a mirror selfie with coffee

Beaming: The second slide featured co-stars Caterina and Peter Gallagher with the last photo of ER in a mirror selfie with coffee

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