After eights years on the NBC hit as Dr. Mark Green, Edwards asked to be written off the show to pursue a directing career. The death of his beloved character was a touchstone of the series. Unlike prior departing stars George Clooney and Juliana Marguiles, Edwards career never reached such heights. A return to episode television in 2013's "Zero Hour" was canceled after just three episodes.
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