One of The Good Doctor’s last original cast members is leaving the show after six seasons.
Hill Harper, who stars in the medical drama Dr. Marcus Andrews, who plays, embarks on a completely new career path.
On Monday, it was announced that Hill would not be returning for the seventh season, after being a part of The Good Doctor since the first season.
He is leaving the country to concentrate on his bid for the US Senate TVLine.
Hill’s campaign spokesman told the media: “Hill Harper strongly believes that there is a crisis in American democracy – too often government works only for the rich and powerful while the rest of us struggle to find a voice. “
“Hill is fully committed to fixing this problem and is running for the U.S. Senate as an active union member to give working people a greater voice in Congress.”
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The actor announced his decision to run for U.S. Senate in July.
He wrote on Instagram: “We can all feel it. DC just can’t get things done for the people – because special interests always come first.
“As a union organizer, single father and business owner, I understand the challenges Michiganders are facing right now. They demand a senator who will do the right thing for ALL of us – not just lobbyists.
“That’s why today I’m announcing my campaign for U.S. Senate! Believe in better things – and join our movement via the link in my bio.”
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His “Good Doctor” co-stars were quick to voice their support in the comments section.
Fiona Gubelmann wrote: “Go Hill!! Michigan is lucky to have you.”
Will Yun Lee simply said, “Beautiful.”
Nicholas Gonzalez commented: “Oh shit…let’s do this!!”
Freddie Highmore (who plays Dr. Shaun Murphy) and Richard Schiff (who plays Shaun’s surrogate father, Dr. Aaron Glassman).