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Dr. Jeremiah Sacani (Ben Shenkman) is HankMed’s newest addition, an introverted researcher turned concierge doctor. Evan first hired him during the Lawson brothers’ brief business divorce two summers ago. Jeremiah turned to concierge medicine after his therapist suggested it might help his social deficits. Since then, Jeremiah’s grown both personally and professionally. As an integral part of the HankMed team, Jeremiah’s adapted to the unpredictable life of a concierge doctor, proving to be a capable and caring physician and friend.
But last summer was Jeremiah’s toughest yet. After Hank betrayed his trust, Jeremiah threatened to resign from the job he had grown to love. But Hank apologized, and left the Hamptons with Boris, installing Jeremiah as HankMed’s Medical Director in his place. Jeremiah also spent the winter caring for Divya, who was on bed-rest in his home after complications arose during her pregnancy. Although his feelings for Divya had been more than platonic, he realized that more than anything, she needed a friend. Jeremiah’s content with the friendship they’ve developed as roommates since then. But this summer, the addition of Divya’s baby into his home may upset their stable dynamic. And when Jeremiah decides he needs a sanctuary from all the noise and chaos, he discovers a quiet place, where he meets a woman, who will change his life as much as Divya has.
Ben Shenkman stars as the medically gifted (but socially challenged) new member of the HankMed team.
After graduating from Brown University and studying acting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Shenkman launched an acting career that has spanned television, film and theater, and earned him Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony nominations.
Shenkman has appeared in recurring roles on many notable TV series, including Drop Dead Diva, The Paul Reiser Show, Lights Out, Damages, Burn Notice, and Grey's Anatomy. His acclaimed turn in the HBO miniseries Angels in America earned him Emmy and Golden Globe nominations in 2004.
Since making his big screen debut in 1994's Quiz Show, directed by Robert Redford, Shenkman has appeared in numerous films, including Blue Valentine, Solitary Man, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and Then She Found Me. He has appeared in the romantic comedies Just Like Heaven and Must Love Dogs, and in award-winning director Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream and Pi.
Shenkman's theater credits include a Tony-nominated performance in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Proof, starring Mary Louise Parker, and a leading role in Manhattan Theatre Club's 2003 Broadway production of Sight Unseen, alongside Laura Linney.
Shenkman lives with his family in New York.