Although it always seemed that T.R. Knight left Grey’s Anatomy more due to behind-the-scenes personality differences than anything else, he must have hoped his career would have remained a little more high profile than it has. His only post-Grey’s on-screen credit is a single episode of Law &Order: SVU (although he has done a lot of work on stage).
Indeed, the fact he hasn’t made more of an impact has led many to question whether his decision to come out has affected his ability to get roles in TV and film, or if he’s merely following the career trajectory of many TV actors, who find it difficult to find work outside the one thing they’re best known for.
However he’s now scored a big screen role opposite Harrison Ford in 42, a biopic of Jackie Robinson, who became Baseball’s first African-American major league player when Branch Rickey (Ford) signed him for the Dodgers in 1947.
According to THR, ‘Knight will play Harold Parrott, the Dodgers traveling secretary who has to deal with the repercussions of housing once Robinson joins the team.’ And of course housing at the time was more of a problem than it should have been, due to the endemic racism in America. Relative newcomer Chadwick Boseman will play Robinson. Brian Hegeland will direct.