Hill Harper, known for his role as Dr. Marcus Andrews on The Good Doctor, will not return for Season 7. His departure is attributed to his U.S. Senate campaign in Michigan. His spokesperson cites a commitment to address the crisis in American democracy, focusing on giving a voice to working people.
The official announcement of Harper’s exit follows his candidacy declaration four months ago. He challenges Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin for the Senate seat held by Debbie Stabenow in Michigan.
Harper, a lawyer-turned-actor and Brown University graduate, played a significant role in The Good Doctor, alongside Freddie Highmore and Richard Schiff. In the Season 6 finale, his character, Dr. Andrews, resigned as St. Bonaventure president, paving the way for Harper’s departure.
Notably, Harper is one of two cast members leaving the ABC medical drama before Season 7. Brandon Larracuente, who portrayed surgical resident Dr. Danny Perez, is also not returning.
Before The Good Doctor, Harper starred as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on CSI: NY. The seasoned actor and Harvard Law graduate is committed to reshaping American democracy by actively participating in politics.
The Good Doctor Season 7 premieres on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 10/9c on ABC. Both ABC and Sony Pictures Television have not commented on Harper’s departure.