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Encyclopedia > Tony Gates
Tony Gates
First appearance 2005
Information
Nickname(s) Gates ( ER Staff)
Gender male
Occupation ED intern
Children Sara
Portrayed by John Stamos

Tony Gates is a fictional character on the television series ER. He is portrayed by John Stamos. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The emergency department (ED), sometimes termed the emergency room (ER), emergency ward (EW), accident & emergency (A&E) department or casualty department is a hospital or primary care department that provides initial treatment to patients with a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries, some of which may be life-threatening and... A medical intern, in the context of medical education in the United States, is a historical term for a physician in training who has completed medical school, passed step two of the USMLE or COMLEX-USA, and is undergoing his or her first year of post-graduate training (PGY1). ... John Phillip Stamos (born August 19, 1963) is an Emmy-nominated American actor. ... ER is a long-running, award winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. ... John Phillip Stamos (born August 19, 1963) is an Emmy-nominated American actor. ...

Contents

Paramedic appearances

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Tony Gates was introduced as a paramedic during Season 12 (as a recurring character). In Gates' first appearance in the series, he was fired while trying to assist a young kidnapping victim. Gates transported the girl to County General following the arrest of her kidnapper. While assisting in the treatment of the girl, Gates met Dr. Neela Rasgotra. In the beginning, Neela seems irritated by Gates, but the two soon developed a friendship. Gates later revealed to Neela that he too is a medical student who is spending time with the paramedics until he graduates. In the episode, "Two Ships," when two airplanes collided and crashed in downtown Chicago, Gates and Neela again worked together, this time out in the field. Gates was injured when a burning building (which he had run into to save a woman) exploded. Neela was forced to perform surgery on him in the field. Gates eventually recovered. Dr. Neela Rasgotra is a fictional medical doctor portrayed by Parminder Nagra on the television show ER. Spoiler warning: She first appeared in fall 2003 during the 10th season as a talented but reticent medical student from England. ... The following is a list of episodes for the long-running Peabody and Emmy Award-winning U.S. medical drama ER. Separate lists of the shows worldwide broadcasters and notable guest stars are also available. ...


Return

John Stamos was approached to play a new regular character on ER after Noah Wyle quit, but his contract with ABC show Jake in Progress stopped him from joining the show as a permanent cast member. That is why Stamos' character was only seen in a few episodes in season 12. ER is a long-running, award winning American serial medical drama created by novelist Michael Crichton and set primarily in the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. ... Wyle (right) playing Carter on ER Noah Strausser Speer Wyle (born June 4, 1971) is a five time Emmy Award nominated American TV and Film Actor best known for his role as Dr. John Carter on the television drama ER. His last name (Wyle) is pronounced Why-Lee. Wyle was... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Jake in Progress is a comedy on ABC which began in the 2004-2005 season. ...


After the cancellation of Jake In Progress, Stamos was able to join the series as a regular cast member. Season 13 is his first as a regular character.


Hospital Life

Gates returned to the series during season 13 as an intern at County. His strong willed and often rebellious attitude led him to a few confrontations with attending Gregory Pratt who on many occasions called him a "cowboy"; this an ironic counterpoint to Pratt's earlier difficulties with Luka Kovač and John Carter. Tony reunited with Neela and encountered feelings. The two bickered with one another but eventually had a fling. This began to upset Ray Barnett, who also had feelings for Neela but could never quite face up to them. Dr. Gregory Pratt is a fictional medical doctor on the television show ER, played by Mekhi Phifer. ... Dr. Luka Kovač is an attending physician on the television series ER. He is portrayed by Goran ViÅ¡njić. ViÅ¡njićs character was added to the cast at the beginning of Season 6 (1999) following the mid-season 5 departure of leading character Dr. Doug Ross (played by George... John Carter may refer to: John Carter, Tennessee statesman and Chairman of the Watauga Petition. ... Two women share a close Neoclassical moment in Tübingen. ... Ray Barnett is a fictional doctor portrayed by actor Shane West on the television show ER. His character first appeared in fall 2004 at the start of the 11th season. ...


It was revealed that Tony had a girlfriend named Meg who was using her deceased husband's life insurance money to get him through medical school. She also had a daughter named Sarah who loved Tony more as a best friend than father figure. Tony and Meg's relationship was revealed at first being casual friends through Meg's husband who was friends with Tony. After the husband's death, Tony helped Meg and her daughter, and the two soon just got together. Meg clearly had big hopes for Tony to provide more for his family. Tony didn't mention his domestic status at the hospital, and it was unknown even to Neela.


Tony was caught in the act with Neela when they spent a Thanksgiving together at his and Meg's place. Jealously and fury were unleashed as Meg tried to get back at Tony and Neela. Ultimately, Tony left Meg for Neela but still managed to stay in Sarah's life.


In "Murmurs of the Heart", Tony got a call from Sarah saying her mother was unconscious. Despite everyone's best efforts, Meg eventually died from an intentional overdose of medication, leaving Tony flooded with guilt and holding Sarah by his side. The last thing Meg said to Tony before she lost consciousness was that Sarah is his biological daughter. However, a paternity test revealed that Tony was not Sarah's father but the two still remain close. Through the season, Tony tries to define his troubling relationship with Neela, that continues to become strain with Ray Barnett still longing for her. At Luka and Abby's wedding, Tony and Ray break out in a fight, drunk over the bar and over their growing hatred of one another. This led to Neela finally calling it quits between both of them. Tony plans to fight for custody to keep Sarah, who wants to stay with him regardless of her grandparents' wishes. The following is a list of episodes for the long-running Peabody and Emmy Award-winning U.S. medical drama ER. Separate lists of the shows worldwide broadcasters and notable guest stars are also available. ... Ray Barnett is a fictional doctor portrayed by actor Shane West on the television show ER. His character first appeared in fall 2004 at the start of the 11th season. ...


Trivia

  • Gates is a Gulf War veteran, serving as a medic with Meg's late husband.
  • Gates is also dyslexic.
  • Tattooed on Gates' right bicep is a pair of Army Airborne jump wings, indicating he attended jump school and was a medic in an airborne division

 
 

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