“That ’70s Show” alum Wilmer Valderrama is the latest guest star to be confirmed for the current season of ABC’s long-running medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy.”
According to Variety, Valderrama will appear in season 12 as a character called Kyle Diaz. His role will span several episodes, with his first appearance scheduled for early April. Aside from his character’s name and when he is expected to show up in the series, no other details about Valderrama’s “Grey’s Anatomy” storyline have been revealed.
The actor, who rose to fame playing the character Fez in the popular period sitcom “That ’70s Show,” is currently part of the El Rey Network series’ “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” cast. He was also seen in Fox’s recently-cancelled “Minority Report” and has appeared in a number of other TV series, including “Royal Pains,” “Raising Hope,” and “The Sopranos.” Valderrama voices Manny, the main character in the Disney Channel series “Handy Manny.”
The 12th season of “Grey’s Anatomy” has already seen guest appearances from Maya Stojan and Lindsay Kay Hayward, and will soon feature Rita Moreno and Casey Wilson. It has also introduced two new major players, Martin Henderson’s Nathan Riggs and Samantha Sloyan’s Penny Blake. Giacomo Gianniotti’s Andrew DeLuca, a recurring character in season 11, was promoted to series regular this season.
Meanwhile, “Grey’s Anatomy” fans are still on the edges of their seats waiting to see how April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson’s (Jesse Williams) divorce will play out with the recent revelation that April is pregnant and that she is keeping the pregnancy a secret from her ex-husband.
While Thursday’s episode, titled “All Eyez On Me,” showed no clear progress on the couple’s story, Drew has previously revealed that there’s “a lot of story to tell” about the former couple and their unborn child. She also said that April’s upcoming decisions may surprise some viewers.
“The way that she handles this pregnancy is going to be very surprising to a lot of people,” the actress told Entertainment Weekly in February. “There are going to be two very separate camps about whether people think she’s handling it in the right way or the wrong way.”
“Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.