Thatcher Grey

Portrayed by Jeff Perry

Episode Count
First Appearance
Grey's Anatomy, 2x18
Last Appearance
"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"
Grey's Anatomy, 7x14
Thatcher Grey
Family Members
Susan Grey - Wife
Meredith Grey - Daughter
Lexie Grey - Daughter
Molly Thompson - Daughter
Ellis Grey - Ex-Wife
Laura Grey-Thompson - Granddaughter
Eric Thompson - Son-in-law
Derek Shepherd - Son-in-law
Zola - Granddaughter
Derek Bailey Shepherd - Grandson
Thatcher Grey is the father of Meredith, Lexie Grey and Molly Thompson, ex-husband of Ellis Grey and husband of Susan Grey. He is a recovering alcoholic.

Character HistoryEdit

Grey's Anatomy, Season 2Edit

Grey's Anatomy, Season 3Edit

Grey's Anatomy, Season 4Edit

Grey's Anatomy, Season 5Edit

Grey's Anatomy, Season 6Edit

Grey's Anatomy, Season 7Edit



He was married to Ellis Grey, but she was cold to him and Meredith. He eventually left her to be happy. He has 3 daughters, Meredith, Lexie and Molly.

Romantic LifeEdit

At some point, he married Ellis Grey and Meredith was born in 1978, but Ellis was cold to him and Meredith. Thatcher found out about the affair and Ellis left with Meredith. Thatcher signed away his legal rights to Meredith, signing away visitation rights, etc. Then he met Susan Grey, his future second wife. They married and have two daughters, Lexie and Molly. He was widowed as of 2007.


He is a professor.


  • As revealed in "Hard Bargain", Thatcher was granted $15 million after the plane crash lawsuit as, as Lexie's next of kin, he was granted her sixth of the settlement.
  • Thatcher's nickname is "Thatch" as given to him by his first wife, Ellis Grey.
  • He snores in his sleep, a trait that Meredith inherited.
  • His blood type is AB+.