Mekhi Phifer

'ER' Cast: Making the Rounds

If called upon in a pinch, could you perform as a real ER nurse or doctor?

“With the right guidance, I think I could if I had to.”

Do people in the street often ask for your medical opinion?

“Nah, people aren’t stupid — for the most part. They know that we’re acting and they’d be crazy to ask me for medical advice.”

Why has “ER” endured for 14 seasons?

“It has to do with the writing, directing and talent. Not too many shows can compare to ours as far as the level of workmanship and the writing. I think we have a unique show.”

Best part of the job?

“To know that we’re doing something great and putting together something really special, that’s always a lovely thing. Plus, I love working with my co-workers. We have such a good time that it makes work a pleasure.”

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