Scrubs follows the trials and tribulations of employees at the fictional "Sacred Heart" teaching hospital and focusses on the three characters shown in this picture. "Elliot Reid" (Chalke), "John 'J.D.' Dorian" (Braff) and "Christopher Turk" (Faison), who start out as medical interns at the beginning of the first season.
Zach Braff played the clumsy and loveable "John Michael Dorian", who everyone just calls "J.D.". He is the show's protagonist and narrator and begins the first season as an intern at "Sacred Heart" hospital.
These days, Zach Braff mainly works as a director. After already directing several episodes of Scrubs back in the day, his feature film debut as a director came in 2004 with Garden State, in which he starred together with Natalie Portman. He has directed two more feature films and starred in several others. His newest project is the TV comedy Alex, Inc. on ABC, which premiered in 2017.
Donald Faison played "J.D.’s" best friend "Doctor Christopher Turk". Donald started his acting career at the age of 17 when he starred in several commercials. He became famous for his role in the 1995 movie Clueless, next to Alicia Silverstone.
In 2014 Donald Faison starred in the movie Wish I Was Here, which was directed and produced by his former Scrubs co-star and best friend Zach Braff. He was featured in several TV shows, most prominently as one of the leads in The Exes. Faison has six children from two different women.
Sarah Chalke played the role of the ambitious and slightly neurotic "Dr. Elliot Reed". Before starring in her the role in Scrubs, Chalke was known as the second "Becky Conner-Healy" in Roseanne.
After Scrubs she had some small parts in How I Met Your Mother, Cougar Town and Grey’s Anatomy. In 2016, she appeared on the big screen in Mother’s Day with Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts. Sarah Chalke is married and has one son called Charlie.
John C. McGinley played the sarcastic and egotistical "Doctor Perry Cox", who really puts the interns through his paces but ultimately becomes a mentor and father figure, especially for "J.D.".
John McGinley played a role in the series Ground Floor, and he also portrayed a drug dealer in the drama Kid Cannabis in 2014.
Judy Reyes played the Dominican nurse "Carla Espinosa", who marries "Turk" and becomes mother of his children. In the early nineties, Judy Reyes began her television career with guest starring roles in number of shows, including Law & Order, NYPD Blue and The Sopranos. She also had a recurring role in Oz as "Tina Rivera".
After leaving Scrubs, Judy guest-starred in several shows, including Castle, Medium, Off the Map and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Until 2016, she was one of the lead characters in the ABC show Devious Maids, which ran quite successfully for four seasons.
Neil Flynn played "The Janitor", who rarely does any real janitorial work and gives "J.D." a hard time all day long. Curiously, his real name is not revealed in the series until the season 8 finale when, upon "J.D.'s" first time asking about it, he simply says his name is "Glenn Matthews".
Since Scrubs concluded, Neil Flynn has been starring as the lead character in The Middle. He also works as a voice actor.
Christa Miller starred as "Jordan Sullivan", "Dr. Cox's" mean wife. In real life, Miller is the wife of Scrubs-producer Bill Lawrence.
After she left Scrubs in 2009, Christa Miller starred on the TBS sitcom Cougar Town for six years.
Ken Jenkins starred as the greedy "Doctor Bob Kelso", who cares more about the hospital's finances than its patients. Jenkins rose to fame in the sixties by starring in multiple theatre- and TV-productions.
From 2010 till 2015 Ken Jenkins played Courteney Cox’s father in the TV show Cougar Town. Most recently, Jenkins portrayed Representative Howard W. Smith in the 2016 HBO TV movie All the Way.