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Source: NBC

New 'This Is Us' Actor Timothy Omundson Has a Lot in Common With His Character, Gregory

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Two years ago, actor Timothy Omundson suffered a major stroke that he says almost killed him. And on Oct. 8, he made his triumphant return to the small screen on This Is Us. Mirroring real life, the Psych actor is portraying Gregory, a stroke survivor who lives next door to Toby and Kate. 

It's not a coincidence that Tim ended up playing someone whose health challenges mirror his own. It turns out This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman wrote the part of Gregory especially for him. 

Here are the details on Timothy Omundson's stroke and recovery.