You may see a familiar face tonight on TV. Nyack Resident Bill Irwin is in the main 8-person cast of TNT’s new medical drama show 'Monday Mornings'
Irwin is playing Dr. Buck Tierney, who is the Chelsea General hospital's Chief of Transplantation, according to TNT Drama.
The pilot episode airs Monday night at 10 p.m. Chelsea General is home to some of the top surgeons in the world, surgeons skilled and hardened enough to endure the hospital's notorious Monday morning morbidity and mortality – or "311" – conferences. Read more about the first episode here.
Irwin’s character is a man driven to the point of bullish, he is least liked among the Chelsea General staff.
Leading the staff at Chelsea General are Dr. Harding Hooten (Alfred Molina), the steely-eyed chief of surgery, and Dr. Jorge "El Gato" Villanueva (Ving Rhames), the hospital's trauma chief. Their cadre of medical talent includes hotshot neurosurgeons Dr. Tyler Wilson (Jamie Bamber) and Dr. Tina Ridgeway (Jennifer Finnigan); the socially challenged Dr. Sung Park (Keong Sim); the petite-but-formidable Dr. Sydney Napur (Sarayu Rao); inquisitive resident Dr. Michelle Robidaux (Emily Swallow) and of course, the abrasive Dr. Buck Tierney (Irwin), according to TVRage.
Read the cast’s full bios here
According to TNT Drama, Irwin is an original member of Kraken and San Francisco's Pickle Family Circus. His original works include Fool Moon, Largely New York, The Harlequin Studies, Mr. Fox: A Rumination, The Happiness Lecture and The Regard of Flight.
Irwin's extensive theatre credits include Bye Bye Birdie, Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Waiting for Godot, the Broadway and West End revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2005 Tony Award, Helen Hayes Award), Edward Albee's The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, Accidental Death of An Anarchist, 5-6-7-8 Dance!, Waiting For Godot at Lincoln Center, Scapin, The Tempest, Garden of Earthly Delights, Texts for Nothing, A Flea In Her Ear, The Seagull, A Man's A Man and 3 Cuckolds. In addition, the 2003-04 season at the Signature Theatre was devoted to his original work.
On television, Irwin has appeared on PBS's Great Performances: Bill Irwin Clown Prince, Third Rock from the Sun, Northern Exposure, Sesame Street, Elmo's World, The Regard of Flight, The Cosby Show, The Laramie Project, Subway Stories, Bette Midler: Mondo Beyondo, Law and Order, Life on Mars, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Good Wife, Lights Out, and the Closing Ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Games.
Irwin's big-screen credits include Rachel Getting Married, Higher Ground, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Igby Goes Down, Lady in the Water, Dark Matter, Raving, Across The Universe, Popeye, Eight Men Out, Silent Tongue, Illuminata, My Blue Heaven, A New Life, Scenes from a Mall and Stepping Out.
Irwin has earned numerous awards for his work, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Fulbright Program and the MacArthur Foundation.
According to TNT Drama, doctors face life-and-death decisions each and every day as they fight against often-impossible odds to save their patients. When things don’t go as they should, it’s up to their medical colleagues to determine what went wrong and learn from those costly mistakes.
Monday Mornings follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. Every Monday, the doctors must gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care.
Leading the staff at Chelsea General are Dr. Harding Hooten, the steely-eyed chief of surgery, and Dr. Jorge Villanueva, the hospital’s trauma chief. Their cadre of medical talent includes hotshot neurosurgeons Dr. Tyler Wison and Dr. Tina Ridgeway; the abrasive Dr. Buck Tierney; the socially challenged Dr. Sung Park; the petite-but-formidable Dr. Sydney Napur; and inquisitive resident Dr. Michelle Robidaux.
Set at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Ore., Monday Mornings follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. The title refers to the hospital’s weekly morbidity and mortality conference, when doctors gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care.