All of them play medical doctors who work at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), the title character, was educated at Johns Hopkins University and heads the Department of Diagnostic Medicine. House describes himself as “a board-certified diagnostician with a double specialty of infectious illness and nephrology”.
Robert Sean Leonard had received the script for the CBS show Numb3rs, in addition to that for House. Leonard thought the Numb3rs script was “type of cool” and deliberate to audition for the show. However, he decided that the character he was up for, Charlie Eppes, was in too many scenes; he later noticed, “The much less I work, the happier I am”. He believed that his House audition was not significantly good, but that his lengthy friendship with Singer helped win him the part of Dr. Wilson.
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