Who Is Dr. Cooper On Chicago Med?

"Chicago Med" fans are already excited that the show's seventh season has premiered, although some cast favorites aren't returning this year. Torrey DeVitto and Yaya DaCosta both left the show at the end of the last season, and the drama's executive producer is using their exits as a way to start fresh. "Dealing with the exit of two longtime cast members and the addition of two new ones, and having dealt with the pandemic and its effect on our hospital, we look at Season 7 thematically as a new beginning," Diane Frolov told Entertainment Tonight.

Steven Weber — best known for his roles on "Wings" and "13 Reasons Why" — has joined "Chicago Med" as Dr. Dean Archer, who Frolov describes as "a difficult guy who hates to be challenged, but he's still a first-rate surgeon." In addition, Guy Lockard has landed the role of former police officer Dr. Dylan Scott, and Kristen Hager is the new attending physician, Dr. Stevie Hammer. And Michael Rady was cast in a recurring role for the show's latest season, playing Dr. Matt Cooper, who has connection to Dr. Will Halstead, played by Nick Gehlfuss (via Distractify). "Hats off to Real doctors! It's hard enough being a fake doctor; we have to sit on couches. And smile And get our pictures taken," Rady wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of him with Weber and Gehlfuss.

Rady probably already looks familiar to many television viewers. In fact, this isn't his first time playing a doctor!

Michael Rady has appeared in numerous medical dramas

Michael Rady has joined the cast of "Chicago Med" in a recurring role, but this isn't his first time playing a doctor. The actor was Dr. Micah Barnes on "Emily Owens M.D.," and he also had guest spots on medical dramas including "The Resident," "Grey's Anatomy," and "ER." He was also Alexis Bledel's gorgeous Greek boyfriend, Kostas, in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," (via Distractify). As for his personal life, Rady is married to actress Rachael Kemery and the couple have three children (The Famous People). Rady is also an avid surfer, a passion he hopes to pass down to his kids.

"Oh yeah. I mean, hey, I'm not going to force them to do anything they don't want to do — I can only actively share my passion for those things with them — but I think there's a pretty decent likelihood they would probably be interested in it too, and they both really are already," he told Talk Nerdy With Us. "Yeah, it would be awesome if my boys and my next baby would be surfers and my gosh, it'd be a dream to be surfing with them."