James Pickens Jr.

Biography: Pickens began his career on the stage, first in his in hometown of Cleveland, and then in New York City, appearing in critically hailed productions such as the Roundabout Theatre Company's 25th anniversary revival of A Raisin in the Sun and the Negro Ensemble Company's legendary mounting of A Soldier's Play (in which he starred opposite Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson). His theater chops served him well on the big and small screen in the 1990s, where Pickens usually played noble men of authority like detectives, judges, doctors, along with slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Ghosts of Mississippi. Recurring roles on Beverly Hills, 90210, The Practice, The X Files and Roseanne made him a familiar face to tube viewers, but the fiftysomething finally became a bold-faced name when he landed the role of Dr. Richard Webber on Grey's Anatomy. Though Webber is a recovering alcoholic, Pickens doesn't drink because his late father struggled with alcoholism, and he abstainsPickens began his career on the stage, first in his in hometown of Cleveland, and then in New York City, appearing in critically hailed productions such as the Roundabout Theatre Company's 25th anniversary revival of A Raisin in the Sun and the Negro Ensemble Company's legendary mounting of A Soldier's Play (in which he starred opposite Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson). His theater chops served him well on the big and small screen in the 1990s, where Pickens usually played noble men of authority like detectives, judges, doctors, along with slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Ghosts of Mississippi. Recurring roles on Beverly Hills, 90210, The Practice, The X Files and Roseanne made him a familiar face to tube viewers, but the fiftysomething finally became a bold-faced name when he landed the role of Dr. Richard Webber on Grey's Anatomy. Though Webber is a recovering alcoholic, Pickens doesn't drink because his late father struggled with alcoholism, and he abstains as a way of honoring him. To unwind, Pickens competes in rodeo and roping events---he owns a horse and is a member of the U.S. Team Roping Championship. Expand

James Pickens Jr.'s Scores

Average career score: 63
Highest Metascore: 91 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 5
Lowest Metascore: 44 Private Practice: Season 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
11 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 16 Sep 26, 2019 Richard Webber tbd
tbd The Conners: Season 2 Sep 24, 2019 Chuck Mitchell tbd
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 15 Sep 27, 2018 Dr. Richard Webber / Richard Webber 6.3
tbd Celebrity Family Feud (2015): Season 4 Jun 10, 2018 Appearing tbd
67 The X-Files: Season 11 Jan 3, 2018 Alvin Kersh 7.4
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 14 Sep 28, 2017 Dr. Richard Webber / Richard Webber 7.3
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 13 Sep 22, 2016 Dr. Richard Webber / Richard Webber 7.5
tbd Hollywood Game Night: Season 4 Jan 5, 2016 Appearing tbd
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 12 Sep 24, 2015 Dr. Richard Webber / Richard Webber 6.5
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 11 Sep 25, 2014 Dr. Richard Webber / Richard Webber 7.8
60 The View: Season 18 Sep 15, 2014 Guest 3.1
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 10 Sep 26, 2013 Dr. Richard Webber / Richard Webber 7.5
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 9 Sep 27, 2012 Dr. Richard Webber / Richard Webber 7.8
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 8 Sep 22, 2011 Richard Webber / Richard Webber 7.8
64 Grey's Anatomy: Season 7 Sep 23, 2010 Dr. Richard Webber / Richard Webber 7.7
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 6 Sep 24, 2009 Dr. Richard Webber / Richard Webber 7.9
tbd The Wendy Williams Show: Season 2 Jul 13, 2009 Guest tbd
44 Private Practice: Season 2 Oct 1, 2008 Richard Webber 7.2
68 Grey's Anatomy: Season 5 Sep 25, 2008 Dr. Richard Webber / Richard Webber 7.2
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 4 Sep 27, 2007 Dr. Richard Webber / Richard Webber 8.0
45 Private Practice: Season 1 Sep 26, 2007 Dr. Richard Webber (Backdoor Pilot Only) / Richard Webber 7.1
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 3 Sep 21, 2006 Dr. Richard Webber / Richard Webber 8.2
91 Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 5 Sep 25, 2005 Actor 8.9
tbd Grey's Anatomy: Season 2 Sep 25, 2005 Dr. Richard Webber / Richard Webber 8.3
62 Grey's Anatomy: Season 1 Mar 27, 2005 Dr. Richard Webber / Richard Webber / Richard Webber 8.2
tbd The West Wing: Season 5 Sep 24, 2003 D.C. Mayor 6.7
tbd Six Feet Under: Season 3 Mar 2, 2003 Roderick Charles 7.7
tbd Crossing Jordan: Season 2 Sep 23, 2002 Agent Hawkins tbd
tbd The X-Files: Season 9 Nov 11, 2001 Deputy Director Kersh / Kersh 6.9
tbd The X-Files: Season 8 Nov 5, 2000 Deputy Director Kersh / Dep. Director Kersh / Kersh 7.3