11 'Third Watch' Alums Who Went on to Play Other First Responders

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Seems like it’s hard to turn in the badge! Most of the main cast members of Third Watch went on to play other first responders on television after the NBC drama aired its final episode 15 years ago.

Third Watch — a procedural about the New York City cops, firefighters, and medics working the 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift — wrapped on May 6, 2005, after six seasons and 132 episodes, including the Peabody Award-winning Season 3 premiere, which featured interviews with real-life NYPD and FDNY members who worked on 9/11.

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In celebration of the 15th anniversary of Third Watch’s series finale, scroll down to see the cast members who played other cops, docs, medics, and firefighters.

Third Watch Eddie Cibrian
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Eddie Cibrian (FDNY Lieutenant James “Jimmy” Doherty)

Cibrian went from TV firefighter to TV cop, starring as Russell Varon in the ABC mystery Invasion, Detective Jesse Cardoza in the CBS procedural CSI: Miami, and Captain Ryan Slade in the Fox procedural Rosewood.

Third Watch Bobby Cannavale
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Bobby Cannavale (FDNY Paramedic Roberto “Bobby” Caffey)

Cannavale played NYPD Officer Vince D’Angelo in both the original run and the revival of the NBC sitcom Will & Grace.

Third Watch Coby Bell
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Coby Bell (NYPD Officer Tyrone “Ty” Davis, Jr.)

Bell is playing Texas Ranger Captain Larry James in the CW’s upcoming Walker, a Walker, Texas Ranger reboot starring Jared Padalecki.

Third Watch Kim Raver
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Kim Raver (FDNY Paramedic Kimberly “Kim” Zambrano)

Raver starred as Dr. Teddy Altman in Seasons 6 through 8 of Grey’s Anatomy before returning in the ABC medical drama’s 14th season. She’s been a season regular since Season 15.

Third Watch Michael Beach
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Michael Beach (FDNY Paramedic Monte “Doc” Parker)

Beach portrayed FBI Director William Olsen in the first and only season of the NBC thriller Crisis.

Third Watch Chris Bauer
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Chris Bauer (Frederick "Fred" Yokas)

Bauer starred in the HBO drama True Blood as Sheriff Andy Bellefleur and the FX limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story as Det. Tom Lange.

Third Watch Amy Carlson
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Amy Carlson (FDNY Paramedic/Firefighter Alexandra “Alex” Taylor)

Carlson played Nurse Linda Reagan in the first seven seasons of the CBS police procedural Blue Bloods.

Third Watch Nia Long
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Nia Long (NYPD Officer Sasha Monroe)

Long starred as Executive Assistant Director Shay Mosley in Seasons 9 and 10 of the CBS procedural NCIS: Los Angeles.

Third Watch Josh Stewart
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Josh Stewart (NYPD Officer Brendan Finney)

Stewart appeared as Det. William LaMontagne Jr., husband of SSA Jennifer “JJ” Jareau (A.J. Cook), in 19 episodes of the CBS procedural Criminal Minds.

Third Watch Anthony Ruivivar
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Anthony Ruivivar (FDNY Paramedic Carlos Nieto)

Ruivivar played an officer of the law on MTV’s Scream, taking on the role of Sheriff Miguel Acosta in Season 2.

Third Watch Jason Wiles
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Jason Wiles (NYPD Officer Maurice “Bosco” Boscorelli)

Coincidentally, Wiles also appeared in Scream, starring as Sheriff Clark Hudson in the first season.