Sandy Thomas, from Kirkland, has been a fan since the show hit the airways. She now has a very good reason to continue to turn in every night at 10 p.m.: her favorite actor, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, has a recurring role. Of course, Morgan also happens to be Thomas' son.
In addition to the Grey's Anatomy role, her son has a recurring part in another television show, Supernatural.
Morgan is a local. He went to Ben Franklin Elementary School, Rose Hill Junior High and was a 1984 graduate of Lake Washington High School.
"He didn't grow up wanting to be an actor," Thomas said. "He wanted to be a basketball star."
Instead, he went into acting and has a long list of television and movie credits. The surest sign of success in his chosen field?
"I haven't had to send him a check in years," Thomas said.
Tune in to this week's new episode to see if Izzie falls harder and harder for Thomas' talented son.