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Patrick Dempsey

Mostly Credited As: Patrick Dempsey
Birth Name: Patrick Galen Dempsey
Date Of Birth: January 13, 1966 (Age 48)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Lewiston, Maine
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

Patrick Dempsey


Patrick Dempsey was born in Lewiston, Maine on January 13, 1966 and spend his childhood in the small town of Buckfield, Maine. At the age of 7, Patrick began taking dancing lessons until he was kicked out for flirting and being a disruption. By 15, Patrick had made up a routine and toured the New England Vaudeville Circuit as a magician, comedian, and unicyclist, as well as a juggler and won third place in a National Juggling Competition.

Patrick's big break came in1981 when he won a Talent America Contest. A talent agency saw his potential and had him audition for the role of David in a stage production of Torch Song Trilogy. Patrick went on to act in several other plays including On Golden Pond and Brighton Beach Memoirs in which he starred.

His talent and determination continued to pay off and in 1985, Patrick made his big screen debut in the movie Heaven Help Us. By 1987, Dempsey had achieved major star status with his role in Can't Buy Me Love. Though the movie led to wide exposure and launched him into "teen idol" status, his moment in the spotlight was short-lived. Mobsters, JFK: Reckless Youth, With Honors, and Outbreak, the movies in which Dempsey starred during the early 1990s were box office bombs, and it wasn't until he acted in Scream 3 in 2000 that he was thrust back into the spotlight. Recently, Dempsey acted in the movie Sweet Home Alabama alongside Reese Witherspoon and will star in upcoming 2007 movies Freedom Writers and Enchanted.

During his years in the acting business, Dempsey also made several television guest appearances including Will and Grace, The Practice, and Once and Again.

Dempsey currently stars as Dr. Derek Shepherd on the hit ABC show Grey's Anatomy.


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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans (2013)As: Himself
Road to Le Mans (2012)As: Himself
Grey's Anatomy (2005)As: Dr. Derek Shepherd (S01-)
Fast Times (1986)As: Mike Damone
Episode Cast Credits 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Patrick Dempsey, Erica Hill, Marty Stuart 18x159: (Jun/29/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Patrick Dempsey, Isabella Rossellini, Nick Lowe 15x108: (May/02/2008) As Himself 
  Patrick Dempsey, Jay Johnson and Darwin, Kasabian 14x12: (Sep/19/2006) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Katie Couric, Cee-Lo Green 19x96: (Jun/06/2011) As Himself (“Ross at the MTV Movie Awards” Segment) 
  Patrick Dempsey, Mindy Kaling, Train 18x129: (Sep/28/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Patrick Dempsey, Ed Begley Jr., Tegan and Sara 16x106: (Apr/23/2008) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Patrick Dempsey, Armie Hammer, Nelly 08x161: (Nov/17/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Sting 03x39: (Mar/25/2005) As Himself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Patrick Dempsey, Brody Jenner 28x38: (Oct/28/2009) As Himself 
  Patrick Dempsey; Laurence Fishburne; Jodie Foster; Taylor Swift 26x212: (Jun/24/2008) As Himself 
  Season 19, Episode 217 26x172: (Apr/29/2008) As Himself 
  Season 19, Episode 137 26x142: (Mar/18/2008) As Himself 

Private Practice (2007) 
  Ex-Life 02x16: (Feb/12/2009) As Dr. Derek Shepherd, [Special Guest Stars]
  Acceptance 02x15: (Feb/05/2009) As Derek Sheperd 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Patrick Dempsey 32x94: (Jan/11/2007) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Patrick Dempsey, Indigo Girls, Lily Capehart 04x82: (Jan/10/2007) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Patrick Dempsey, Dr. Michelle Bachelet 10x19: (Sep/29/2006) As Himself 

Nightline (1980) 
  March 20, 2006 25x01: (Mar/20/2006) As Himself 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Patrick Dempsey, Tyler Florence, Kadee Strickland 01x130: (Apr/15/2005) As Himself 

The Practice (1997) 
  Mr. Shore Goes to Town (3) 08x15: (Mar/07/2004) As Dr. Paul Stewart 
  Pre-Trial Blues (2) 08x14: (Feb/22/2004) As Dr. Paul Stewart 
  Going Home (1) 08x13: (Feb/15/2004) As Dr. Paul Stewart 

Karen Sisco (2003) 
  Blown Away 01x01: (Oct/01/2003) As Carl 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Peter Gabriel, Patrick Dempsey 01x123: (Oct/03/2002) As Himself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Patrick Dempsey 02x63: (May/08/1997) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Patrick Dempsey 07x118: (Oct/01/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Revealed with Jules Asner (2001) 
  Reese Witherspoon 04x01: (Sep/25/2002) As Himself 

The Caroline Rhea Show (2002) 
  Episode 18 01x19: (Sep/25/2002) As Himself 

Once and Again (1999) 
  Aaron's List of Dreams 03x16: (Mar/25/2002) As Aaron Brooks 
  Aaron's Gettin' Better 02x16: (Mar/21/2001) As Aaron Brooks 
  Feast or Famine 02x04: (Nov/21/2000) As Aaron Brooks 
  Strangers and Brothers 01x18: (Mar/13/2000) As Aaron Brooks 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Scream 06x05: (Oct/31/2001) As Himself 

Will & Grace (1998) 
  Brothers, A Love Story 03x14: (Feb/08/2001) As Matthew Moshea 
  Crazy In Love 03x13: (Feb/01/2001) As Matthew Moshea 
  Love Plus One 03x06: (Nov/09/2000) As Matthew Moshea 

Late Night With David Letterman (1982) 
  Show #1544 10x116: (Oct/18/1991) As Himself 

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989) 
  The Pied Koopa / Super Plant 01x20: (Oct/05/1989) Voiced  The Plant 
Trivia

He has been married twice: once to actress Rocky Parker and is currently married to make-up artist Jill Fink.

His hobbies include antiquing, skiing, and remodeling old homes.

Patrick is co-owner of Indycar Series team Vision Racing.

Patrick and Jill Fink have one child together, Tallulah Fyfe, born in January of 2002, and are expecting twins in Spring of 2007.

Quote: "One day my 3-year-old daughter said, 'You're very handsome, Poppy.' That was the best compliment ever".

Patrick's favorite band is The Foo Fighters.

Patrick attended Buckfield High School in Buckfield, Maine.

During the late 1990s, Patrick modeled for the J. Crew catalogue.

On Grey's Anatomy: "I'm really happy to go to work every day. The shows got humor, drama, and a little edge."

In 2005, Cosmopolitan magazine voted Dempsey "Fun Fearless Male of the Year".

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