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Why Bret From Walker Looks So Familiar

Alex Landi is a relatively young actor, but the thespian has already popped up in a handful of notable roles in his few years in the business, despite only being active in Hollywood for the last five years or so. The young actor's biggest role so far is in The CW series "Walker," where he appears in seven episodes of the first season, alongside "Supernatural" star Jared Padalecki. In "Walker," Landi plays a character named Bret, who first appears in the second episode of the series and is the fiancé of Liam Walker (Keegan Allen). According to Fandom, Bret and Liam are the first two LGBTQ+ characters in the history of the "Walker" franchise. Sadly, their relationship doesn't work out and Landi hasn't been on the series since Season 1, Episode 18.

Here are a few other television series that Landi has appeared in that you may or may not recognize the actor from.

Alex Landi plays Dr. Nico Kim on Grey's Anatomy

Dr. Nico Kim (Alex Landi) is first introduced in "Grey's Anatomy" in Season 15, Episode 1 ("With a Wonder and a Wild Desire") (via IMDb). In his first scene on the series, Nico and Dr. Atticus Lincoln (Chris Carmack) stroll down a hospital hallway, toward a bicycle accident victim who is clearly immediately smitten with both orthopedic surgeons (in addition to being pumped full of pain killers, as a result of a gruesome leg injury).

In his second episode, Nico buys Dr. Levi Schmitt (Jake Borelli) a beer after a hard day of work and when offered money in return, Nico instead suggests that Levi simply return the favor next time. In Season 15, Episode 6, ("Flowers Grow Out of My Grave"), Nico and Levi begin a romantic relationship that has lasted through at least the mid-season finale of Season 18. Since his first appearance in Season 15, Landi has starred in a total of 38 episodes of the long-running ABC medical drama and most recently appeared in Season 18, Episode 6 ("Every Day is a Holiday (With You)") (via IMDb).

He also played the same role in Station 19

Landi also appears in a handful of episodes of "Station 19," the 2018 spinoff of "Grey's Anatomy." Because characters from both shows often crossover with each other, Landi plays the same character in the newer series. So far, Landi has only made three brief guest spots on "Station 19," each during the third season of the ABC series (via IMDb). 

The actor made his "Station 19" debut in Season 3, Episode 1 ("I Know This Bar") when he is among a handful of cast members who find themselves in a dire situation, following a violent car crash into a bar they are visiting. Along with a plethora of other emergency responders, Nico attempts to help those in need of immediate medical care. At one point, Nico tries to use his Tae-Kwon-Do skills to kick his way out of the building, but the door is just too stubborn to move. By the end of the episode, most of the people in the bar are evacuated, including Nico.

Nico returns in Season 3, Episode 3 ("Eulogy"), where he attends to Battalion Chief Robert Sullivan (Boris Kodjoe) who is struggling with leg pain during an MRI. The orthopedic surgeon suggests a fast-acting shot of medication to relieve the pain, but Sullivan instead opts to wait for Dr. Thomas Koracick (Greg Germann) to write him a longer term prescription. Nico also makes a brief appearance towards the end of Season 3, Episode 11 ("No Days Off"), when he marvels at a truck that Dr. Ben Warren (Jason George) calls "a half-million dollar operating room on wheels." He seems excited to some day take a shift in the state-of-the-art vehicle.

Since Landi is still starring in new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy," it is always possible that his character will return to "Station 19" at some point in the future.

Alex Landi recurred on Season 2 of Insatiable

Landi landed a recurring role on Netflix's "Insatiable" in the second season of the series (via IMDb). When the actor first appears on screen in Season 2, Episode 5 ("Finding Magnolia"), he is introduced to his long lost sister, Dixie (Jee An), who was kidnapped from a mall in infancy. Later, Henry dresses up in lederhosen to attend a school dance with his sister, Dixie. When Dixie thanks him for coming with her, she goes out of her way to call him "hot" and notes that the two are not actually related. He awkwardly replies, "That's not how it works. We're still blood related."

In his second episode ("Eat and Run"), Henry works as a male stripper at a club and later talks with Patty Bladell (Debby Ryan) in the hopes of pursuing a romantic relationship with her, but his overtures are repeatedly interrupted by Bob Armstrong (Dallas Roberts). Despite Bob's best efforts, Henry and Patty are clearly infatuated with each other and wind up sleeping together before the end of the episode. In Landi's third episode ("Full Brazilian"), Henry gives Dixie a birthday present in the form of a plane ticket to Minnesota, inviting her to go back home with the rest of the family. Later, Henry arrives late to Patty's pageant (which she lost) and awkwardly attempts to figure out the best place to be. 

Henry makes his final appearance in Season 2, Episode 8 ("Pretty in Prison"), when he arrives at Patty's home just minutes after she kills three men who had taken her mother hostage. Though Patty does her best to get Henry to leave quickly, he informs her that he is returning to Minnesota and is hoping for a long distance relationship. However, Patty reluctantly shuts him down so he will leave and not discover the bodies in the house. Henry is never seen on the series again.

Alex Landi was a juror in one episode of Bull

Before Minka Kelly began starring on "Titans," she guest starred in the Season 2 premiere of "Bull," a CBS legal drama starring Michael Weatherly that is loosely based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw (yes, really) (via CBS). But fans of "Walker," "Grey's Anatomy," "Station 19," and "Insatiable" will also surely recognize at least one other actor.

In his second ever IMDb credit, Landi appears on the legal drama as a prospective member of the jury assigned to decide the fate of Kara Clayton (Minka Kelly), a woman accused of murdering her billionaire husband. During the course of voir dire, a lawyer asks Landi's character how he would respond to being gifted a free meal. Would he order something new and exotic or stick to something that he is already familiar with? In response to the hypothetical question, the unnamed juror says "Me... I'd probably order something I know... Something tried and true." Unhappy with the juror's response, the lawyer motions to dismiss him and he is never seen again.