Despite his mesmerizing smile, beautiful singing voice and playful charm, Nurse Eli (Daniel Sunjata) just couldn’t win Bailey’s (Chanda Wilson) heart on Grey's Anatomy … mostly because it’s hard to win a heart when it belongs to someone else. But as much as we love Ben (Jason George), we will always miss Eli, especially now that Daniel Sunjata is taking his talents to Smash.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Daniel has landed a recurring role in Smash’s second season as a love interest for Julia Houston (Debra Messing), who (Spoiler Alert!) cheated on her husband last season. Poor Daniel. Always the rebound it seems. But maybe he’ll have better luck in a world where he isn’t stuck wearing scrubs and where people often break out into song. We’d like to think so.

Daniel most recently appeared in the small indie film, The Dark Knight Rises. You might have heard of it.

Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 will premiere on Thursday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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