This-Is-Us-Star-Returns-to-TV-After-Stroke This Is Us Star Returns to TV After Stroke

This Is Us Star Returns to TV After Stroke

10/10/2019

This Is Us Star

Two-and-a-half years after suffering a stroke, Timothy Omundson is making his return to TV.

It’s not just any old show in which he will re-grace the screen. The Psych alum has joined the season 4 cast of NBC’s hit family drama This Is Us. Omundson plays Gregory, not-so-friendly neighbor of Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan), who just moved in next door to Gregory. Gregory’s story will mirror Omundson’s real-life struggle and recovery in at least one way; the character is recovering from a major stroke, too. This is a role that This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman wrote specifically for Omundson, who, by the way, now refers to himself as Timothy 2.0.

Returning to work probably wasn't easy for Omundson, as most stroke survivors face new and different barriers going back to their previous routines. Do you watch This Is Us? How did you react to a stroke survivor playing a stroke survivor? Share this article on social media and don't forget to tag us at @marchofdimescda

Read full Entertainment Weekly article by Dan Snierson.


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