Grey’s Anatomy has welcomed some truly amazing guest stars to the halls of Grey Sloan Memorial over the years, so when the promo for season 19 episode 8 teased the arrival of a Seattle Seahawks player fans were immediately intrigued.
In the episode, appropriately titled “All Stars,” Seattle Seahawks player Jermaine Talbott checks into Grey Sloan Memorial to have a surgery that could hold the key to his NFL future. It’s a surgery that has Link under extreme stress and the hospital buzzing over the arrival of the Seahawks all star, and is a major storyline for the episode.
With the focus on Jermaine Talbott and the not-so-subtle name-dropping and plugging of the Seahawks organization across the episode, it’s easy to make the assumption that he’s a legitimate member of the real Seahawks NFL team. But is Jermaine Talbott an actual Seahawk or is he a fictional character simply created for use in the show as a way to tie in the Seattle-based NFL team as part of a unique storyline?
Is Jermaine Talbott a real Seattle Seahawks player?
If you’re looking at the Seattle Seahawks roster, you’re not going to find Jermaine Talbott anywhere on the team roster because Jermaine Talbott is not a real Seahawks player. He’s simply a fictional NFL player created for the purpose of the show.
The character Jermaine Talbott is played by actor Catfish Jean, who excitedly posted about getting to work on the show on social media and thanking the cast for their warm welcome.
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“I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the entire cast and crew of the show for welcoming me with open arms and treating me like one of their own. Your warmth and camaraderie made this journey an unforgettable one,” Jean wrote in an Instagram post accompanied by a photo from the episode.
You might recognize Jean from some of his many roles over the years which include Survivor’s Remorse, Soul Ties, Send Help, Alley Way, and Sexless.