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Meet 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Taken' Actor Gaius Charles — inside His Role in the TV Series

Olowokandi Fiyin
Dec 25, 2020
10:50 A.M.
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Talented actor Gaius Charles is well known for his roles in the medical series "Grey's Anatomy" and NBC's action series "Taken." Let's take a look at his roles in these television series.

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With a career that started in the television drama, "Friday Night Lights," Gaius Charles, at 37 years old, has had extensive roles on television shows that have endeared him to the hearts of many.

One of his several influential roles includes his role in the iconic "Grey's Anatomy." After his exit from the medical series, Charles got a regular part in the NBC action show, "Taken" until its cancellation in 2018 after two seasons.

Gaius Charles attends a Q&A for 'Taken' on Day Three of the aTVfest 2017 at SCADshow on February 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. | Photo: Getty Images

Gaius Charles attends a Q&A for 'Taken' on Day Three of the aTVfest 2017 at SCADshow on February 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. | Photo: Getty Images

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CAREER JOURNEY

Charles began acting as far back as seventh grade and fell in love with the career. According to him, acting and being relevant in the faith world were dreams he was determined to achieve as a child.

According to reports, Charles' contract was failed to be picked up by the network for season 11 for reasons unknown.

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He was in school plays, but he wanted to take his passion for acting to the next level and to use the platform to address cogent social issues. After "FNL," Charles left Hollywood to focus on his education and earned a graduate degree in Theology.

"GREY'S ANATOMY"

Following a few minor roles, Charles returned with a bang in 2012 as Dr. Shane Ross in the ABC series, "Grey's Anatomy." He played the role for two years, from 2012 to 2014.

Gaius Charles alongside his co-stars on the set of "Grey's Anatomy" on  July 22, 2013. | Photo: Getty Images

Gaius Charles alongside his co-stars on the set of "Grey's Anatomy" on July 22, 2013. | Photo: Getty Images

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Charles' character was introduced in season 9 as a resident who looked up to Dr. Derek Shepherd and dreamed of becoming a neurosurgeon. He found a mentor in Dr. Cristina Yang played by Sandra Ho.

However, when Yang was leaving Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital to work in Zurich at the Klausman Institute for Medical Research, Ross tagged along. Hence, he exited the show in season 10.

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According to reports, Charles' contract was failed to be picked up by the network for season 11 for reasons unknown. He wasn't the only one who left "Grey's Anatomy" as Tessa Ferrer, who played Dr. Leah Murphy, didn't get her contract renewed.

"TAKEN"

Three years after "Grey's Anatomy," Charles got another breakthrough in the NBC's series, "Taken," which was based on the famous "Taken" film trilogy. Starring alongside Clive Standen, Charles played the role of John.

He was a member of Bryan's OPCON (Operational Control) team, a unit of operatives who take care of America's national security emergencies. Unfortunately, Charles' stint on the action series came to an end in May 2018 after it was canceled.

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