James Pickens, Jr. News

James was born October 26, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. He has appeared in more than 80 television shows and films in the past 20 years.

His list of guest starring roles includes recurring characters on Curb Your Enthusiasm, The West Wing, The X-Files, Roseanne, The Practice, Six Feet Under, CSI: Miami, Crossing Jordan, The District, and NYPD Blue.

His starring role on Grey's Anatomy is his first on a major television series. Pickens and his wife, Gina, have two children.

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Grey's Anatomy Quotes

We're all going to die. We don't get much say over how or when, but we do get to decide how we're gonna live. So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide.

Richard

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)