‘The Good Doctor’: Who Plays Claire’s Dad on the Show?

The Good Doctor’s Claire Brown (Antonia Thomas) was faced with a difficult decision. After her father came back into her life, she needed to figure out if she was going to accept him back or push him away. Claire struggled for a long time with unforgiveness. Who plays Claire’s dad on The Good Doctor? Here’s everything Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows about the actor.

Claire reconnects with her father

Antonia Thomas and Freddie Highmore on 'The Good Doctor.'
Antonia Thomas and Freddie Highmore on ‘The Good Doctor.’ | Jack Rowand/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

During The Good Doctor Season 4 Episode 18 (titled “Forgive or Forget”), Claire decides to give her father, Miles, another chance, and work on a relationship with him. She pushed him away before because he left her and her mother when she was a child. Miles suddenly came back into her life when she was an adult, and he asked for forgiveness. However, Claire wasn’t ready to pick up where they left off.

Claire felt that her father only came back because he’s dying from terminal cancer, and he feels guilty. She also figured he was back because the hard part is over. She’s no longer a child, so she doesn’t need as much care. After having a heart-to-heart, Claire decides to forgive her father and fully allow him back in her life.

Who plays Claire’s father on ‘The Good Doctor’?

Claire's father, Miles, wants to put the past behind them.
Claire’s father, Miles, wants to put the past behind them. | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

The actor who plays Claire’s father on The Good Doctor is actor Marcuis Harris. His character was first introduced during The Good Doctor Season 4 Episode 13 (titled “Spilled Milk”).

One of Harris’ early roles was in the 1997 short film Drive by: A Love Story, in which he played the character Shaka. After a few more short films, Harris appeared in a 2000 episode of the television series Ed titled “The Whole Truth.”

In 2017, he had a recurring role on Vice Principals, in which he played the character Terrance Willows for seven episodes. His next recurring role was in The Crossing, in which he played Caleb for 11 episodes. Harris’ other roles include appearances in Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Dr. Lim talks to Claire

Christina Chang as Audrey Lim on 'The Good Doctor.'
Christina Chang as Audrey Lim on ‘The Good Doctor.’ | (Eike Schroter/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Claire is given a lot to think about after a young patient comes in with her parents. Watching their interaction reminds Claire of her own parents. Claire tells Lim that the patient’s parents remind her of how some parents base their decisions on how it will make them feel. There are some parents who are more concerned about feeling like good parents than they are about choosing what is best for their child, according to Claire.  

Dr. Lim (Christina Chang) suggests that Claire talk with her father. She can tell there is a lot of unfinished business between Claire and Miles and that it might benefit them if they spoke about the past and tried to come to an understanding. “It’s not going to be an easy conversation, but wounds that aren’t treated get worse,” says Lim.

Claire and Miles speak about the pain he caused when he left. The conversation doesn’t go well at first, but Claire changes her mind about cutting off the relationship and tells Miles she forgives him.

What’s next for Claire and Miles

Claire and Miles are well on their way to developing a true father-daughter relationship. By resolving the past and reconciling with her father, Claire will likely make better choices when it comes to her personal relationships. She’s made some poor choices before, specifically in her romantic life. Hopefully, taking this step will bring her the closure she needs.

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