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Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washington
Actor Information
Name Isaiah Washington IV
Date of Birth August 3, 1963
Birthplace Houston, Texas, USA
Character Information
Character Name Preston Burke
Seasons Active 1, 2, 3, 10
Last Appearance We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Isaiah Washington played Preston Burke during seasons one, two, three, and ten of Grey's Anatomy

Career Edit

Filmography Edit

  • We Are Family (2015)
  • Yefon (2015)
  • The Sin Seer (2015)
  • Blackbird (2014)
  • Vice Versa (short) (2014)
  • Not 4 Sale (short) (2013)
  • Go for Sisters (2013)
  • The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
  • They Die by Dawn (short) (2013)
  • Doctor Bello (2013)
  • Blue Caprice (2013)
  • David E. Talbert's Suddenly Single (2012)
  • The Undershepherd (2012)
  • Area Q. (2011)
  • Hurricane Season (2009)
  • The Least of These (2008)
  • Step Up (2006)
  • The Amateurs (2005)
  • Dead Birds (2004)
  • This Girl's Life (2003)
  • Hollywood Homicide (2003)
  • Ghost Ship (2002)
  • Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
  • Sacred Is the Flesh (2001)
  • Exit Wounds (2001)
  • Kin (2000)
  • Romeo Must Die (2000)
  • Dancing in September (2000)
  • Veil (short) (2000)
  • A Texas Funeral (1999)
  • True Crime (1999)
  • Out of Sight (1999)
  • Rituals (short) (1998)
  • Bulworth (1998)
  • Mixing Nia (1998)
  • Always Outnumbered (1998)
  • Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way (1997)
  • Love Jones (1997)
  • The Player (1997)
  • Get on the Bus (1996)
  • Soul of the Game (1996)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996)
  • Girl 6 (1996)
  • Dead Presidents (1995)
  • Clockers (1995)
  • Stonewall (1994)
  • Alma's Rainbow (1994)
  • Crooklyn (1994)
  • Strapped (1993)
  • Strictly Business (1991)
  • Land Where My Fathers Died (1991)
  • The Color of Love (1991)

Television Edit

  • The 100 (2014-present)
  • Grey's Anatomy (2005-2014)
  • Single Ladies (2011)
  • Law & Order: LA (2011)
  • The Cleaner (2008)
  • Bionic Woman (2007)
  • All My Children (2001)
  • Touched by an Angel (2001)
  • Soul Food (2000)
  • Ally McBeal (1998)
  • High Incident (1997)
  • Living Single (1996)
  • New York Undercover (1996)
  • NYPD Blue (1995)
  • Lifestories: Families in Crisis (1994)
  • Homicide: Life on the Street (1994)
  • Law & Order (1991)

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • Isaiah initially wanted to audition for the role of Derek Shepherd.
  • On June 7, 2007, it was announced that Isaiah Washington was released from his contract. This was reportedly due to the controversy of Washington using the derogatory word "faggot" towards cast mate T.R. Knight during an off camera argument and following a physical altercation with Patrick Dempsey.
  • In March 2014, it was confirmed that Burke would be returning to guest-star in a May episode of Season 10. Shonda Rhimes quoted the reason as following: "It's important to me that Cristina's journey unfolds exactly as it should. Burke is vital to that journey – he gives her story that full circle moment we need to properly say goodbye to our beloved Cristina Yang."