New Amsterdam season 5: Who is Schavaria Reeves? (Dedication explained)

NEW AMSTERDAM -- Pictured: "New Amsterdam" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)
NEW AMSTERDAM -- Pictured: "New Amsterdam" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal) /

Who is Schavaria Reeves? This is a question many fans of NBC’s hit medical drama have on their minds in wake of the latest episode of New Amsterdam which concluded with a special tribute that has piqued fans’ curiosity.

To recap, at the end of the fourth episode of season 5 which aired on Tuesday, Oct. 11, NBC’s medical drama ended its episode with a title card designed to honor Schavaria Reeves. It was a move designed to honor a late member of New Amsterdam team which has sparked a lot of conversation among fans eager to know Reeves’ role with the show.

So what exactly was Reeves’ connection to NBC’s beloved medical drama?

New Amsterdam season 5: Schavaria Reeves in memoriam explained

If the name Schavaria Reeves does not immediately ring a bell, it’s likely due to the fact that Reeves did not appear in any episodes of New Amsterdam. Instead, he was part of the amazing team working tirelessly behind the scenes to help make the show we all love.

Reeves worked as a sound mixer on the series across its fourth season beginning with the season 4 premiere, “More Joy.” He went on to work on several additional episodes across the season including the season 4 finale, “I’ll Be Your Shelter,” with 20 episodes credited to Reeves’ IMDb page.

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Sadly, Reeves passed away in September following an eight-year battle with prostate cancer. According to an obituary run on the website for Alumni and Friends of LaGuardia High School, he is survived by his beloved wife, Martha Melendez, their two children: Sky and her husband Alex, and Kayloni Burton, his brother, Ernest Reeves, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his work on New Amsterdam, Reeves also worked on a handful of other titles including inventing Anna, Power Book II: Ghost, Ray Donovan, Quantico, Law and Order: SVU, The Day After Tomorrow, Oblivion and Inside Man. 

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