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Dr. Robert Chase
Jesse Spencer as Dr. Robert Chase. Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Nigel Parry/FOX
Played by:
Jesse Spencer
Counterpart in "Holmes" stories:
A grown up & professional Baker Street Irregular (which makes him a "Regular", officially part of the team unlike the Holmes counterparts)
Medical Specialty:
intensive care
Job Title:
Has a fellowship under Dr. House
Position with the House Team:
Offers suggestions, carries out plan
Personal Life:
  • At one time was in a catholic seminary
    • "I was in seminary school. They asked us once what our favorite passage was. I chose 1 Peter 1:7. 'These trials only test your faith to see whether or not it is strong and pure. Your faith is being tested as fire tests gold and purifies it.'" [#105]
  • Comes from a rich family
  • Mother died 10 years ago (from the first season) after his father left them leaving Chase to deal with her alcoholism.
    • "My mothers been dead for 10 years." [#105]
  • 26 years old or 30.
    • House to Wilson about Chase: "26-year-old male, sudden loss of the ability to speak.... to his father." [#113]
    • Chase to nine year old: "I'm 30." [#222]
  • Rich or not
    • House: "You don't give a crap about patients. Your paycheck. You've been double-dipping. Taking your vacation time here while drawing a salary in NICU. Strange. Rich boy doing all that for some extra cash."
      Chase: "I'm not rich."
      House: "But your dad was. Now he's dead. If you're not rich that means that daddy cut you out."
      Chase: "I'm not rich."
      House: "Don't let it change you." [#222]
Quotes, Dialogue:
  • A patient: "Did you always want to be a doctor?"
    Chase: "Always." [#105]
    • (But in the same episode, House says to and about Chase): "I have a theory on what makes good boys 'good'. It's not because of some moral imperative. Good boys have the fear of God put into them. Catholic Church specializes in that kind of training, to make good boys afraid of divine retribution so they will do what their daddies tell them, like, for example, going into medical school when it's the last thing they want to do." [#105]
  • "A long time ago. I was seeing this woman. A banker, and turns out she liked to be burned. [#120]
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