Michael Tritter (David Morse), a police detective, appears in several season-three episodes. He tries to extract an apology from House, who left Tritter in an examination room with a thermometer in his rectum. After House refuses to apologize, Tritter brings him up on expenses of unprescribed narcotics possession and forces him to attend rehabilitation.
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 correct documentation. Dr. Jeffrey Cole (a.k.a. Big Love, Black Mormon) (Edi Gathegi) is #18. A graduate of Brigham Young University, Cole is a training Mormon which attracts the ire of Dr. House, who is atheist. Cole eventually punches House when House calls Joseph Smith a “horny fraud.” This impresses House. Dr. Cole can be African-American, and a surrogate for House’s racial epithets in the direction of Dr. Foreman.