Hubert Point-Du Jour portrays Josh Baker, the O.R. nurse at Dallas Medical Center who is the first to bring Duntsch’s disastrous surgical misadventures to the attention of Henderson and Kirby. Dr. Death is based on Wondery’s hit podcast of the same title and will also tell the horrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch. The new Peacock original began streaming on Thursday, July 15.
Based on Wondery’s hit podcast, DR. DEATH is inspired by the terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Joshua Jackson), a rising star in the Dallas medical community. Young, charismatic and ostensibly brilliant, Dr. Duntsch was building a flourishing neurosurgery practice when everything suddenly changed. Patients entered his operating room for complex but routine spinal surgeries and left permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow physicians, neurosurgeon Robert Henderson (Alec Baldwin) and vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (Christian Slater), as well as Dallas prosecutor Michelle Shughart (AnnaSophia Robb), set out to stop him. DR. DEATH explores the twisted mind of Dr. Duntsch and the failures of the system designed to protect the most defenseless among us.
Hubert Point-Du Jour’s television credits include The Good Lord Bird, Masters of Doom, 12 Angry Men…And Women: The Weight of the Wait, City on a Hill, Madam Secretary, Blindspot, Elementary, The Path, Happyish, The Good Wife, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Over/Under, and Black Jack. The actor’s film credits include Windows on the World, James White, Trouble, and SWEEP. He also has an extensive background in theater and has developed plays with New Dramatists, The Lark, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Sundance Theater Lab, and New York Stage & Film.
I spoke with the actor about his character, bringing this true story to life on screen, what he’s most excited for fans to see, his most memorable moment from filming, and so much more! Watch my interview below to hear everything he shared.