House helped by claiming to be his physician and producing a “DNA take a look at” that proved Alvie was associated to his mom, who had proper documentation. Dr. Jeffrey Cole (a.k.a. Big Love, Black Mormon) (Edi Gathegi) is #18. A graduate of Brigham Young University, Cole is a practicing Mormon which pulls the ire of Dr. House, who is atheist. Cole ultimately punches House when House calls Joseph Smith a “sexy fraud.” This impresses House. Dr. Cole can be African-American, and a surrogate for House’s racial epithets towards Dr. Foreman.
- House has typically credited guitarist/songwriter Eric Clapton and composer Giacomo Puccini as his largest musical influences, drawing parallels to these of Hugh Laurie’s.
- He listens to jazz, performs the piano (as does Hugh Laurie) and has an curiosity in vintage electric guitars.
- Laurie describes House as a character who refuses to “obey the usual pieties of recent