With a pediatrician for a father and a nurse for a mother, it’s fitting that Daniel Gillies plays a doctor on TV. The Saving Hope star portrays Dr. Joel Goran on the Canadian medical drama, which returned for its third season on Monday.
“I feel like there’s something in my bones that lets me do this stuff,” he says. “My sister is also a nurse, my uncle is a doctor, my grandfather was a doctor, and my great-great-great grandfather, Sir Harold Gillies, was knighted because he was the first plastic surgeon. He performed the first skin graft for men in combat during the First World War.”