‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Fans Are Begging to See This Minor Character Upgraded to a Series Regular

Grey’s Anatomy has its fair share of characters. Some might say there are too many storylines to keep track of easily. However, diehard fans know every detail about each of the many attendings, interns, nurses, receptionists, and even the bar owner. 

The fall finale of season 16 brought in another minor character who fans can’t stop raving over. They loved this person’s sarcasm so much, they are asking for more. Let’s take a look.

Grey's Anatomy Full Cast and Crew
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The new guy just put Catherine Fox in her place

During the fall finale of Grey’s Anatomy, Catherine Fox (Debbie Allen) goes looking for Richard Webber (James Pickens, Jr.) over at Pac North Hospital. When she walks in, she is greeted by a receptionist, Zander Perez (Zaiver Sinnett).

She demands to see Richard, but Zander starts asking her simple questions, such as if Richard should be expecting her. Catherine gets up on her high horse and begins telling him exactly who she is, but the guy shoots her down with the best sarcastic undertone we have seen in a long time. 

“Catherine was being super snotty to the guy at PacNorth,” wrote one fan on Reddit. “What kind of a person walks into a place of business and says, ‘YOU! Where is ______?’ And then she just got even more cringeworthy with her ‘Do you know who I am?’ speech. Shut it, Catherine. Xander Perez deserves the highest of fives.”

Catherine proceeded to tell Zander that she owns countless hospitals, so he should know who she is. “‘Do you own THIS ONE?’ THANK YOU, Zander Perez,” added another fan. “I’m all for taking Catherine Fox down about five pegs.” 

Viewers cannot stop sounding off about the attitude he gives right back to Catherine. They are begging to see more of him this season. 

Who is Zaiver Sinnett? Has he been on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ before?

The actor who plays the receptionist, Sinnett, has never played an actor on Grey’s Anatomy before. He has been part of the production crew for Grey’s Anatomy for two years, but a diehard fan for all 16 seasons. His official title is executive assistant to Andy Reaser and Meg Marinis who are writers on the show.

Sinnett is a writer, actor, and crew member. He recently wrote a short, titled One For the Road, along with Shange Zhang.

The writer never expected to be an actor on the show, but he was thrilled that it happened. 

“I did a thing that surprised even me,” Sinnett wrote on Instagram. “I did a thing I NEVER in a million years would have predicted. I acted and appeared in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. My favorite television show since I was fourteen. The show that inspired me to become a writer. The show I’ve called home physically for two seasons, but emotionally for sixteen.”

Will Zander Perez make another appearance on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’? 

Fans of Grey’s Anatomy continue to comment about how much they loved the new Pac-North receptionist, so we would like to see Zander back again. 

“I want that guy to be shown more often,” one Redditor wrote. “We can really, really hope! He has the humor we all need.”

“In one quick scene, Zander has become my favorite,” added another fan.

“Zander Perez better be promoted to a regular,” agreed yet another happy viewer. 

As of the writing of this article, Sinnett is not listed on any further episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, but that does not mean he will not appear again. Showrunner, Krista Vernoff has been giving fans what they want all season, so we wouldn’t be surprised if we get to see the sassy receptionist again.

You can catch new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy when it returns from break on Jan. 23, 2020.