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Jerry Markovic was a fictional character on the drama television series ER. Jerry was Desk Clerk of the emergency room and later promoted to Supervising Emergency Services Coordinator. The character was portrayed by Abraham Benrubi.Jerry was a comic relief on the series. The character was mostly seen playing jokes on other staff members, organizing parties and celebrations, trying to make money on the side via various get-rich-quick schemes and making humorous remarks. During the fourth season, Jerry accidentally blew up an ambulance with a bazooka; this led to a suspension from day turns by Kerry Weaver, thus Jerry was forced to attend at nights, but he would get his job back on days later that season. Jerry was last seen at the end of season 5.It wasn't until season 8 that Jerry was called back to work as Desk Clerk as lots of members of the staff were sick. When asked about where he's been for the past three years, he replied that he had been in "retirement." During that time, he developed some rivalry with fellow Desk Clerk Frank Martin, to the point that they were involved in a fight in which they crashed on Dr. Chen. Jerry and Frank received a warning from Dr. Weaver, and since then Jerry and Frank seemed to be getting along better, and later became friends, as shown when Frank suffered a heart attack, a fact that really concerned Jerry. Equally, Frank was deeply affected when Jerry was shot in the 12th season finale.Jerry's mother is introduced in the first episode of season 13 when his son was treated by some members of the staff after he was shot by Samantha Taggart's ex-boyfriend Steve Curtis went on a rampage in the emergency room in season 12's finale. During the assault, Jerry was shot while protecting a boy. Jerry's mother reveals to Archie Morris that she applied to Harvard four times for him, but he was never able to make it into college, and complains about Jerry's paycheck. Jerry ultimately survives the surgery, but was never seen again in the ER. In an upcoming episode during the 14th season, Frank remarks that Jerry officially quit and is now "slinging beers in Alaska," a reference to Benrubi's character on "Men In Trees," bar owner Ben Tomasson. Jerry is also a Universal Life Minister, and officiated Neela and Michael Gallant's wedding in the episode "I Do."
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