“Heartbeat” is a character-driven medical series that follows the professional and personal life of world-renowned heart transplant surgeon Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George, “The Slap”). There is nothing conventional about Dr. Panttiere, who is as cutting edge and unorthodox in the OR as she is with the two men in her life. Her approach to medicine is without boundaries, as is her approach to everything else in her world.
Between Dr. Panttiere’s hectic hospital life that includes a tumultuous love triangle with two brilliant but stubborn surgeons (Dave Annable and Don Hany) and her household of two kids and a homosexual rock star ex-husband (Joshua Leonard), Alex is constantly striving to overcome numerous daily obstacles and be the best mother and doctor possible.
Jamie Kennedy, D.L. Hughley, Shelley Conn, Maya Erskine and JLouis Mills also star.
Loosely inspired by the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, “Heartbeat” is executive produced by Jill Gordon, Amy Brenneman, Brad Silberling, Mark B. Perry, Jennifer Cecil and produced by Universal Television.
Dave Annable plays liver transplant surgeon Dr. Pierce Harrison on NBC’s new drama “Heartbeat.”
Prior to “Heartbeat,” Annable starred on the Fox drama “Red Band Society.” For five seasons, Annable was seen on “Brothers and Sisters,” opposite Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths and Matthew Rhys. He also co-starred on “666 Park Avenue,” alongside Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams and Rachael Taylor.
On the film side, he was in the romantic comedy “What’s Your Number?,” co-starring Anna Farris and directed by Mark Mylod. He was also seen in “Little Black Book,” directed by Nick Hurran.
In 2008, Annable participated in an all-star cast benefit of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s award-winning play “You Can’t Take It With You.” Directed by Nora Ephron, the cast included Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Martin Short, Annette Bening and William Shatner. The one-night-only event benefited the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and played at Royce Hall on campus.
An avid sports fan, Annable grew up in Walden, N.Y., playing baseball, rugby and hockey. Annable attended college at SUNY Plattsburgh, where he was a member of PSTV (Plattsburgh State Television). Annable studied acting at the famed Neighborhood Playhouse in New York with Richard Pinter.
Philanthropically, Annable has been a supporter of Project ALS, and is an ambassador for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and Stand Up to Cancer. He also is involved with the Art of Elysium, the V Foundation for Cancer Research, the USO and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Annable and his wife, Odette, were married in 2010 and have a baby girl, Charlie Mae.
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