- played by Robert Sean Leonard.
The writers are amazing - House is like a medical version of Basil Fawlty - incredibly rude and yet you can’t help but love him.
He does have a softer side, but luckily you hardly see it because the interaction between him and the patients and other hospital staff is amazing.
He’s the doctor you wouldn’t go back to if you wanted bedside manner, but he’s always right so you are left feeling good after each episode.
He’s also a cripple who’s always popping pills and thinks that that is what gives him the right be be grouchy all the time.