Type
Scripted
Premiered
Nov. 16, 2004
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
FOX TV Network
Genre

Top Contributors

House tv show photo

House

Dr. Gregory House is a brilliant world-renowned chief of Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital's diagnostic department who leads his team into challenges of solving medical puzzles in order to save lives. But apart from being medical genius, House an anti-social, arrogant, controversial, cynic, irreverent and narcissistic pain killer addict who trusts no one, least of all - his patients.

Characters: #15 of 17 (Full List)
Previous Next

Edward Vogler House
10 Fans

Edward Vogler

Add to My Characters
  Played by:
Chi McBrideChi McBride
Kenneth McBride was born in Chicago, Illinois, from which his nickname, Chi, derives. He was raised in ...

Character Bio

Edward Vogler photo
Edward Vogler was a billionaire owner of a pharmaceutical company who donated a large sum of money to Princeton-Plainsboro. He became the new Chairman of The Board. He disliked House and went to great effort to get him fired.

His dad had given him a $20,000 dollars for college, which he would have realized was a mistake had he known that Vogler was not actually in college. Vogler accepted the money and he invested it in a friend who owned a small business. The business made a lot of money making Vogler a multi-millionaire. He called his dad who was upset with him for not telling him that he was not in college. He didn't speak with his dad for a while. He next decided to invest the money in more businesses, all of which went way up. Vogler went public and became a billionaire overnight. So he went to see his dad. Vogler told him about all the money he had made with the money that he had received from his father, but he didn't say anything. He didn't recognize Vogler because his Alzheimer's had taken a turn for the worst.

So Vogler decided to donate $100 million to the PPTH, ostensibly to help cure diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer. However, his condition was to become chairman of the board of directors in order to control what his money was spent on. He took an immediate dislike to House, at first for his consistent failure to wear a lab coat, but then after he noted that House brought in very little income for the money he spent.

Robert Chase agreed to spy on House for Vogler, essentially in a bid to save his own job. Vogler then demanded that House fire one of his fellows to save money. Cameron came up with the idea of having everyone take a pay cut, but although House offered Vogler the option, Vogler turned it down - what he really wanted was to let House know that he was no longer calling the shots on his team. Without knowing of Chase's betrayal, House finally chose to fire Chase, but Vogler told him at that point he had to fire Cameron or Foreman as, although Vogler had tried to get both Cameron and Foreman to replace Chase as his snitch, they had both refused.

However, Vogler gave House one more chance - if House would agree to give a talk saying how wonderful one of Vogler's new drugs was, he would agree to keep everyone on. House agreed, to the astonishment of his team and the relief of Wilson and Cuddy. However, House soon realized that Vogler's new drug was merely an expensive alternative to a cheap medication to which Vogler had added nothing more than an antacid. Instead of giving Vogler's impressive speech, House explained to the astonished audience and a stunned Vogler that they should continue to use the old cheap drug because it was just as good. As a result, Cameron agreed to leave the team. In addition, House figured out that Chase was the snitch and, since he couldn't fire him, had to live with the fact.

After House embarrassed him, Vogler tried to have the board fire House because of his methods and lack of discipline, warning "either he goes, or I go." However, as House had tenure, a unanimous vote of the board was needed. Only one of the board members objected: James Wilson. Because he needed a unanimous vote, Vogler motioned for Wilson to be voted off the board, which only required a majority vote. It was close, but despite Cuddy's support, Wilson lost his board position and had to resign as head of oncology. As a failed motion had to wait 24 hours, Vogler had to wait another day to bring the motion.

However, in the meantime, House not only managed to save the barely viable fetus of a woman who died of cancer, he also managed to clear a couple of criminal negligence for apparently neglecting their baby by diagnosing a rare glandular disorder. As a result, Lisa Cuddy objected to firing House the next time. Vogler responded by moving to have Cuddy removed from the Board, but before she left she reminded the board that if they didn't stand up to Vogler now, they would never get another chance. The motion to remove her was defeated and Vogler left the hospital, with his money.

Vogler has not been seen on the show since, however Chase's involvement with him has been referenced, if not with mention to Vogler. House treated Chase harshly during the episode Kids, though by the first season finale they seemed to be working together as normal. During the third season, Detective Michael Tritter mentioned he had heard Chase had betrayed his boss before, alluding to Chase's involvement with Vogler.



Episode Screenshots

06x09 - Wilson
Season 6, Episode 09
08x06 - Parents
Season 8, Episode 06
01x13 - Cursed
Season 1, Episode 13
02x01 - Acceptance
Season 2, Episode 01
[More Episodes]


Edward Vogler Photos

powered by google images
Loading...
Previous | Next   (1)
Previous: Michael Tritter Next: Dr. Amber Volakis
You are successfully logged out.
login
[close]

ShareTV Login

Username
Password
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Create Account

Username
Password
Verify Password
EMAIL

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Forgot Your Password?

EMAIL
Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.