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Wilmer Valderrama joins 'Grey's Anatomy' for multi-episode arc

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25:  Actor Wilmer Valderrama attends the 3rd annual unite4:humanity at Montage Beverly Hills on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Actor Wilmer Valderrama attends the 3rd annual unite4:humanity at Montage Beverly Hills on February 25, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)  (2016 Getty Images)

Wilmer Valderrama is checking into Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital – at least for now.

The 36-year-old actor has joined ABC’s long-running medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” for a multi-episode arc. The first episode will air in early April, Variety reported.

ABC confirmed the news and the actor himself retweeted several stories about it.

Girlfriend and singer Demi Lovato also tweeted: “How exciting is it that my love is going to be on @greysanatomy??!! I couldn’t be more proud… Congrats my @WValderrama.”

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Valderrama will play Kyle Diaz, though not further details about his character have been released.

While he is best known for playing Fez for all eight seasons of “That ‘70s Show,” Valderrama also stars on El Rey Network’s “From Dusk Till Dawn” and Fox’s “Minority Report” adaptation, which ran for 10 episodes this past fall. He has also been cast in CBS’ military drama pilot “Four Stars.”

He also has had a slew of guest appearances on other shows, including “Raising Hope,” “Suburgatory” and “Royal Pains.”

“Grey’s Anatomy,” now in its 12th season, has had a couple of new players added to the cast in recent seasons including Martin Henderson and Samantha Sloyan. Giacomo Gianniotti was upped to a series regular while star Patrick Dempsey’s character, neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd, was killed off last season.

The show was recently renewed for a 13th season.

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