Who was that Doctor? He’s from ‘Elsewhere’
BY R.D. Heldenfels McClatchy-Tribune Information Services
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Q. On “Grey’s Anatomy,” Cristina (Sandra Oh)
made friends with an old doctor at another hospital.
He recently dropped dead while performing
surgery. He is a wonderful, seasoned actor.
Please tell me where I have seen him before.
A. Possibly in another TV hospital. The actor
was William Daniels, 85, who played Dr. Mark
Craig on “St. Elsewhere,” a role that earned him
five Emmy nominations and two wins.
He was also heard but not seen as the voice of
the car KITT on “Knight Rider.”Younger viewers
may also know him as George Feeny on
“Boy Meets World,” while another generation
will remember him playing Dustin Hoffman’s
father in “The Graduate.” And that’s a small
sample of the roles he has played in a long and
often distinguished career.
Q. On “Last Man Standing,” are the oldest
daughter and her son the same from last season?
A. No. Alexandra Krosney, who played daughter
Kristin during the Tim Allen comedy’s first
season, was dropped in favor of Amanda Fuller,
whom you may remember from a stint on
“Grey’s Anatomy.” Kristin’s son Boyd, played
by Luke and Evan Kruntchev during the first
season, is now being played by Flynn Morrison.
And there was another change you did not ask
about: Nick Jonas, who guest-starred as Boyd’s
father, Ryan, in the first season, has been
replaced by Jordan Masterson.
Entertainment site Zap2it noted Fuller is older
than Krosney and “the age difference afforded
the show the opportunity to retool the family
dynamic.” And, in the process, Boyd became a
noticeably older child than in the first season.
Jonas’ availability was limited so when the show
decided to expand the role, it recast with
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