Welcome to Justin Chambers Online celebrating the career of actor Justin Chambers. You may know him from Grey's Anatomy, as Alex Karev or you my spot him in The Wedding Planner, Lakeview Terrace or The Zodiac. On this site you can find career information, videos, press articles, and thousands of images. Come again soon.

The Hollywood Reporter was on the set of Grey’s Anatomy while they were shooting the mid-season finale, and asked several cast members questions about what’s to come when the show returns in January. Below is the question posed to Justin. Full article can be read at: The Hollywood Reporter.

Will Alex be there to support Arizona more now that she moved into his house?
Justin Chambers: It’s a little bit like what Alex has been dealing with with Meredith. In a sense, he’s kind of become Arizona’s person, too. She’s opening up about things that are going on in her personal life that we’ve never really seen them talk about them before. Alex also seems to be the voice of reason for her, too. I think it will deepen their friendship as well. It’s also a nice place to see their friendship.

In Switzerland, season 10 of Grey’s Anatomy is currently airing, and this week an interview with Justin was published in Swiss publication Le Matin. The original interview in french can be read at the source: http://www.lematin.ch/loisirs/television/alex-con-mechant/story/15024382. The english translation is below.


Meet Justin Chambers, one of the pillars of “Grey’s Anatomy”, while RTS broadcasts season 10 – yes, already! – every Wednesday at 21:15.


Justin Chambers with Camilla Luddington: “Jo really brings out the best in Alex.”

This is not Patrick Dempsey. True. But in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, between a predictable McDreamy and an arrogant Dr. Alex Karev and therefore always likely to surprise us, we much prefer the latter, embodied by Justin Chambers. Arriving in 2005 at Seattle Grace Hospital, as part of the first flock of interns, the actor saw the former ones leave, new ones arrive, all accompanied by a few small scandals. He has remained and says he’s very pleased. His character has also evolved well all this time, since he became licensed in pediatric surgery. Having met at the last Monte Carlo Television Festival, Justin Chambers, 44, returns to this key season of “Grey’s Anatomy”, the 10th, that RTS One broadcasts every Wednesday.

“Grey’s Anatomy” is becoming as significant as “ER.” What are its strengths?
It is a medical series, so you are facing life and death, tribulations, romance, too, and the relationships between the characters. These are the factors behind the success of the series. As well as the diversity of all the characters and their adventures. This is the number one asset, actually. In fact, this is something that no one was doing onscreen with doctors when “Grey’s Anatomy” appeared. The public is really fascinated with these characters. They want to know what happens to them in the next episode. So, yes, it works. (He smiles)

Other medical series have been created over the past decade, but none have achieved this success. What makes it so difficult to convince the public?
I don’t know. I think “Grey’s Anatomy” is a good mix of comedy and drama. And viewers really want to know what happens to the interns because they watch human beings become doctors. So we see them progress. That’s our thing. Most medical series only speak of medicine. I think that Shonda (note: Rhymes, creator of the series) has called “Grey’s Anatomy” since the beginning, is that they’re teenagers with scalpels. And it’s true. We are immature and that’s what people want to see.

What is your best memory of “Grey’s Anatomy” so far? The wedding of Alex and Izzie?
That is one of them. I have many. When you work on something for so long, the memories get a bit confusing, but it’s always exciting to get up in the morning. The cast has been renewed, they bring new energy, it’s interesting.

What makes you stay?
The job. It’s always good to have one! And you know, the producers want to keep Alex, they like him. And that’s something nice to have in mind when you go to the studios. I’m excited to work with the same people, it’s comfortable and it’s nice to have job security.

When the show was created, what was your reaction when you found out you were going to play someone pretentious and arrogant?
It was exciting! It’s always good to play someone different. I’m not like that in nature, so I’m having fun with my character. Playing the bad boy, it’s funny!

Alex is a bad person, in your opinion?
No. I think he’s an idiot! But obviously we discover in the course of the show he has a good heart, he is very sensitive and he hides it with an arrogant attitude. But he was more like that in the first seasons. That’s what makes the character interesting; you don’t know how he will react.

Back to you. After college high school, you left the United States for France. For what reason?
I came to visit a friend with whom I grew up with in Ohio and who was studying in France. He told me to stay and I was spotted by a modeling agency. I then traveled for three years thanks to that job.

Do you speak a bit of French?
(In french) A bit…

You have five children. The oldest turns 20 in December. Does she study medicine?
No. But you know what, what inspires her in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is the music. This is also one of the aspects that has greatly contributed to the success of the show. She would like to be music supervisor. They aren’t composers but people who discover unknown artists to use their music in content, like the show. So she won’t be a doctor, but it’s not bad either!

I had previously posted about Justin at the italian cuisine restaurant La Pergoletta.

Yesterday, La Pergoletta catered lunch for the Grey’s Anatomy cast and crew. They had a special someone helping out, too. None other than Justin! Check out the pics posted on Twitter by La Pergoletta, Karin Gleason (Grey’s associate producer) and Nicole Cramer (Grey’s set decorator).

You can get more info about La Pergoletta and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and their site http://www.lapergoletta.com/

On Sunday night, Justin along with his son Jackson and his friends watched the Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers game at the Staples Center (the Lakers lost 101 – 94, in overtime). Justin made a return to Instagram and posted a photo from the game. Check it out below:

Justin’s friend Matheos also posted this photo on his Instagram from last night.

The nonprofit organization WordTheatre, which works to ignite a passion for reading, writing and self-expression, released an audio archive with collections of short stories read by actors.

This is the full list of collections available to download at Audible.com. Below is the collection that Justin is included in. It’s called “Lost & Found – Volume 1″ and the link to purchase and download is: WordTheatre: Lost & Found, Volume 1

Lost & Found – Volume 1

– Vanessa Aspillaga reading “Lucho” by Patricia Engel
– Dean Chekvala reading “To Psychic Underworld” by Dan Chaon
– Cassidy Freeman reading “The Summer Before” by Alethea Black
– Mae Whitman reading “Swan Lake” by Meg Howrey
– Gary Cole reading “Walls” by Tod Goldberg
- Justin Chambers reading “Loser” by Aimee Bender
– Vincent Piazza reading “White Angel” by Michael Cunningham
– Eliza Pryor Nagel reading “The Russian Children Aren’t Happy” by Ellen Slezak
– Dana Delany reading “Sea World” by Janet Grillo

On Thursday, there was a release party and Justin attended. I added a few photos from the party courtesy of actress Sharon Lawrence and WordTheatre.

WordTheatre Audio Release Party – November 20

The screencaps from the Grey’s Anatomy Winter finale titled “Risk” have been added to the gallery, and the album link is below. Grey’s will now only return on January 29, 2015.

Screencaps > 11.08 – Risk

Director Rob Greelea once again tweeted some Grey’s behind-the-scenes photos. The photo featuring Justin is from season 8 episode 22 titled “Let the Bad Times Roll”. Here is the LINK to see a large version of the Justin photo and check out more of Rob’s photos on his Twitter.