Joel Goran

Daniel Gillies

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Joel Goran

At the beginning of Season 2, we meet Dr. Joel Goran as the new Chief of Surgery at Hope Zion.  Feeling a bit out of his element in his new role, Joel still manages to keep his charming, yet brash demeanor.  As a superstar Orthopedic Surgeon, his confidence was unshakable – but now as Chief, and with the added pressure of filling Dr. Harris’s shoes – it turns out Joel isn’t invincible. Ever the cowboy, it isn’t long before Joel finds his legs and starts running the Surgical Department with aplomb.
Personally, Joel tries to put on the boyfriend hat with an ex-patient (Erin Karpluk) to no avail, and eventually opens up to Alex about his feelings for her. Season 2 offers a glimpse into a more vulnerable Joel Goran as he strives to be the best man he can be in both his personal and professional life.

Daniel Gillies

Daniel Gillies currently recurs on this season of The Vampire Diaries for CW.   He recently finished his film Broken Kingdom, which he wrote, directed and starred in.   Daniel was also the lead in the independent film The Sensation Of Sight opposite David Strathairn ("Good Night and Good Luck").  He starred opposite Elisha Cuthbert in the Roland Joffe film, Captivity and was seen in several parts of the Steven Spielberg mini-series Into The West for TNT.
Many know Daniel from the Miramax film Bride & Prejudice as well Spider-Man II, in which he played the role of 'John Jameson', Tobey Maguire's nemesis and Kirsten Dunst's love interest.
His stage credits include: The Godboy, in which he won a Chapman-Tripp Theatre award for Best Actor for his role as 'Jimmy Sullivan.'  His other credits include The Lower Depths, Anthony and Cleopatra, PlayLunch, Julius Ceaser and The Judas Kiss.  He has also written and directed his own play, Maybe, which was performed at the Unitec Theatre in New Zealand.


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