Alex Karev
Alex Karev
Played by Justin Chambers

Character Biography

Getting the best surgeries; Joe's bar; wrestling

Lying, in general; not getting any OR time; being told what to do

NOTABLE RELATIONSHIPS: Alex, once notoriously known as a bit of a womanizer, married Izzie Stevens before she abruptly left. Recently after denying his feelings to himself and to others for so long, Alex told Jo that he loves her in the middle of the super storm.

Alex grew up watching his father, a musician and drug addict, physically abuse his mother. He became a wrestler in college and eventually channeled his pent-up anger towards his dad. Soon after, Alex's father disappeared.

Alex demonstrated promise in pediatric surgery with Dr. Arizona Robbins, and decided to pursue a career in pediatrics. During the hospital shootings, Alex was shot in the chest, and survived. He then developed an outreach program at the hospital to help sick children in Africa receive surgical care. Alex is currently involved in a relationship with Jo Wilson.