In the Will & Grace episode “Anchor Away”, while Karen (Megan Mullally) takes Grace (Debra Messing) to a strip club to get photos of her ex-husband’s affair with stripper Lorraine Finster (Minnie Driver), Jack (Sean Hayes) and Will (Eric McCormack) go to a coffee shop and meet handsome, gay TV news anchor McCoy Whitman (Matt Bomer). At the coffee shop, Will makes the mistake of correcting the barista, Timothy, behind the counter who accuses Will of shaming people. The server with attitude is portrayed by Adam Rippon, the 29-year-old U.S. Olympic figure skater who just announced his retirement from competitive figure skating in November 2018.
2018 was a big year for Rippon. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, he won a bronze medal as part of the figure skating team event, and became the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics. Months later, he won Season 26 of Dancing with the Stars with professional dancer Jenna Johnson. Rippon is the first openly gay celebrity to win the Mirror Ball Trophy. He is currently a judge on the premiere series of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors. Will & Grace airs Thursdays at 9 pm on NBC, right after The Good Place and right before I Feel Bad.
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— Will & Grace (@WillAndGrace) December 5, 2018