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What Happened to the Cast of 'Scrubs'?

Dayna Remus
Jun 06, 2022
09:40 A.M.
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From the sharp-tongued Dr. Cox to the adorable "bromance" between J.D and Dr. Chris Turk, this show left your heart full and your stomach in stitches. The only mystery left is to find out what our favorite doctors are doing now.


On June 5, 2020, ATX TV Festival hosted a reunion panel with the cast of the medical comedy-drama "Scrubs." The show's creator, Bill Lawrence, revealed that the series would have a reboot.

Comedic masterpiece "Scrubs" is an all-time favorite. But, it's been so long since the finale that many people thought it was goodbye forever.

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But, this wasn't so, with a reunion panel filled with cast members and screenwriter Lawrence confirming that we would see our beloved yet clueless medics onscreen again. Lawrence expressed:

"We’re gonna do it because we’re lucky enough that people care. Top to bottom, we enjoy spending time with each other. If you ever have an excuse to work with people that you’d want to spend time with anyways, run to it… It’s worth it to me to see Neil back in that jumpsuit again."

However, as Donald Faison, who plays Christopher Turk, said, it's most likely going to be a movie and not an entire series -- if the creator finds time within his busy schedule.



Zach Braff played the main character J.D. in "Scrubs," which put him in the limelight. He has gone on to act in many projects and tried his hand at directing as well. Braff has been nominated for three Golden Globes and one Emmy.

Donald Faison, who plays J.D's best friend Dr. Chris Turk in "Scrubs," has been part of many projects, such as starring in "Kick-Ass 2." On top of this, he and Braff's friendship goes beyond the screen. They started a podcast together and co-starred in "Wish I Was Here."

Sarah Chalke, who played Elliot Feid, has been busy since she left "Scrubs," acting as Stella Zinman. Zinman was the woman who left Ted Mosby heartbroken at the altar in "How I Met Your Mother." She also voiced Beth in "Rick and Morty" and appeared in the medical drama "Grey's Anatomy."


John C. McGinley, who played the harsh mentor, Dr. Cox, had already made a name for himself in the industry before playing in the medical comedy. But, he did make a guest appearance in "Brooklyn 99."

Now, he spends his time lending a helping hand to those who need it, serving on the Global Down Syndrome Foundation board.


Judy Reyes, who played no-nonsense nurse and Turk's significant other Carla Espinosa, chose to try and find less "sassy" roles since she left the sitcom. She has a huge string of parts behind her, such as being cast in "Succession," "Dirty John," and "Black-ish."

Ken Jenkins, the mean and grumpy Dr. Kelso, also hasn't slowed down. He appeared on "Cougar Town" and the recent "A Series of Unfortunate Events" on Netflix.

Neil Flynn, who plays the prankster janitor, gained the lead role in "The Middle" and also scored parts in "Anchorman" and "Mean Girls," among others.



Tragically, Sam Lloyd, who played Ted Buckland, passed away in 2020. But, before he moved on, he snagged roles in "Flubber," "Desperate Housewives," and so much more. When he passed away, his widower Vanessa expressed:

"Our family is devastated. It doesn't feel real. It never will. It just feels like he will walk through the door. The overwhelming outpouring of love and sharing your stories about working with or knowing Sam keeps his memory alive and our hearts strong."

Not long after his wife gave birth, they learned that he had cancer and an inoperable brain tumor. He eventually died due to complications from this cancer.


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