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Grey's Anatomy star delivers BGSU commencement address

James Pickens, Jr. is a 1976 grad of BGSU. James Pickens, Jr. is a 1976 grad of BGSU.

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (WTOL) - He's back on campus for the first time in 32 years, but a lot of people around Bowling Green still know him.

James Pickens, Jr. is a 1976 grad of BGSU.

He'll not only deliver the summer commencement address on Saturday, he'll receive the distinguished alumnus award.

You probably recognize Jim from Grey's Anatomy where he portrays Dr. Richard Webber. He didn't foresee the huge success of the series.

The Cleveland native was actually a fine arts major back in the 70's. And he recalls his Kohl Hall Intramural Football team were campus champs.


Watch Jonathan Walsh's complete interview with Pickens in our video player.

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