Grey’s Anatomy longtime recurring player Jason George will be a series regular when it returns for Season 12 according to EW.
George plays Dr. Ben Warren, the husband of Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), on the veteran medical drama. He was introduced as a love interest for Dr. Bailey in Season 6 of the ABC drama and has recurred since then.
His increased presence won’t be the only change for the upcoming season. To replace longtime member Patrick Dempsey, who exited late last season, another new male character will be joining the series.
Grey’s Anatomy has a history of upgraded recurring characters, although none have recurred for this long before getting the series regular upgrade. Current cast members including Sara Ramirez, Jessica Capshaw, Sarah Drew and Jesse Williams recurred for a season before being main characters.
Excited for more Ben Warren?