Shane Ross

Played by Gaius Charles


Likes: ping-pong; performing as many surgeries as possible

Dislikes: losing; being surrounded by a bunch of women all day – seriously, can’t we get some more dudes in this program?

Notable Relationships: Luckily for Shane, he has mostly stayed clear of the drama that plagues the Grey Sloan Memorial dating scene. However, he did end up as April’s date to Bailey’s wedding, with the miscommunication of April’s intentions leaving both parties mortified.

Other: Just like everyone else in this place, Shane idolizes Derek Shepherd and tries to get on his service as often as possible.


Gaius Charles graduated magna cum laude from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.F.A. in drama, and is best known for his portrayal of the brazen and audacious Brian 'Smash' Williams in Peter Berg's critically acclaimed television drama, "Friday Night Lights." Additional television credits include a recurring role on "Necessary Roughness," and guest starring roles in "NCIS," "Pan Am" and "Law & Order: SVU."

Charles' film credits include Emily Abt's "Toe to Toe" and Oren Moverman's "The Messenger." Both films were selected for competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Additionally, he worked in "Salt" (Columbia Pictures) with Angelina Jolie and "Takers" (Screen Gems) with Paul Walker and Hayden Christensen.

In addition to his film and television career, Charles starred Off-Broadway in the Labyrinth Theater Company's production of "Othello" alongside Phillip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz. He also received rave reviews for originating the roles of EZ in Beau Willimon's play, "Lower Ninth," and Malcolm in "Broke-ology," directed by Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail.