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Patrick Dempsey

Biography

He became popular seeing that Dr. Derek Shepherd, or “McDreamy,” on Grey’s Anatomy and was nominated for the MTV Movie Prize for Greatest Kiss for his function as Robert in 2007’s Enchanted. In 2011, he performed the type Dylan within the blockbuster film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He was identified as having dyslexia at age group 12, so he previously to memorize all his lines for auditions. During senior high school, he linked for second within a nationwide juggling tournament. He played jobs within the 2002 film Special Home Alabama as well as the 2008 film Manufactured from Honor. He wedded Jillian Dempsey in 1999. That they had a daughter called Tallulah in 2002 and twins called Sullivan Patrick and Darby Galen in 2007. He co-starred with Ellen Pompeo on Grey’s Anatomy.

Quick Facts


Full Name Patrick Dempsey
Date Of Birth January 13, 1966
Place Of Birth Lewiston, ME
Height 1.79 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Leavitt Area High School, Saint Dominic Academy, Buckfield Jr-Sr High School
Nationality American
Spouse Jillian Fink, Rocky Parker
Children Darby Galen Dempsey, Tallula Fyfe Dempsey, Sullivan Patrick Dempsey
Parents Amanda Dempsey, William Dempsey
Siblings Alicia Hatten, Mary Dempsey
Awards People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Television Ensemble, TV Land Future Classic Award, People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Doctor, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor Drama, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Visiting Production
Movies Bridget Jones's Baby, Enchanted, Can't Buy Me Love, Made of Honor, Sweet Home Alabama, Loverboy, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Freedom Writers, Valentine's Day, Flypaper, Scream 3, Happy Together, Some Girls, Mobsters, With Honors, Outbreak, Heaven Help Us, In the Mood, Lucky 7, Brother Bear 2, The Emperor's Club, Hugo Pool, Meatballs III: Summer Job, Me and Will, Iron Jawed Angels, Bank Robber, JFK: Reckless Youth, In a Shallow Grave, There's No Fish Food in Heaven, Bloodknot, Denial, A Season in Purgatory, A Fighting Choice, The Right to Remain Silent, Run, Coupe de Ville, Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt, Jeremiah, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The September Issue, Ava's Magical Adventure, Crime and Punishment, The Treat, Corsairs, Odd Jobs, Rebellion, Chestnut Hill, For Better and for Worse, Shade, The Escape, The Player
TV Shows JFK: Reckless Youth, Fast Times, Grey's Anatomy, Blonde, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1His team, Dempsey Racing, finished second in the 2015 hours of Le Mans.
2As of January 23, 2015, Patrick Dempsey is going through his second divorce. According to Michael Miller of "People" Magazine, "[Patrick Dempsey], 49, was in Daytona Beach, Florida, for a 24-hour racing event when his wife filed for divorce." Whether Dempsey, then, expected the divorce request to be filed by Jillian Dempsey is unknown. However, both he and Jillian released the following joint statement statement to Michael Miller:"'It is with careful consideration and mutual respect that we have decided to end our marriage. Our primary concern remains the wellbeing of our children, and we ask with profound gratitude that you respect our family's privacy at this very sensitive time.'".
3Patrick Dempsey trained in the Meisner technique with Joanne Baron.
4Driving a Panoz GTS race car in the Panoz GT Pro Racing Series. He was seen participating in race #2 of the 2004 racing season at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on June 27, 2004. [June 2004]
5On his father's side, Patrick has German, English, Scottish, and distant Swedish, ancestry. Patrick's father was born with the surname "Schlossnagle", and later took his own stepfather's surname, "Dempsey".
6In 2006, Dempsey admitted that he was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was 12 years old.
7Visited Sao Paulo, Brazil for the launch of his second fragrance Patrick Dempsey 2, exclusive for Avon. [May 2010]
8As a teenager growing up in Maine, he was a state champion downhill skier who trained for a place on the Olympic team.
9(May 20, 2008) Visited Amsterdam during the European promotion tour for Made of Honor (2008).
10Driver of Pace Car at 91st Indianapolis 500; May 27, 2007.
11Tried out for the role of Duckie in Pretty in Pink (1986).
12Voted #13 in Elle (France) Magazine's "15 Sexiest Men" poll (June 2007).
13Then-wife Jillian Dempsey, gave birth to twin boys, Darby Galen Dempsey and Sullivan Patrick Dempsey, on February 1, 2007.
14Currently co-owner of Indycar Series team Vision Racing (February 2006)
15Auditioned for the role of "Dr. Gregory House" on House M.D. (2004).
16Daughter, Tallula Fyfe Dempsey (born February 20, 2002) with then-wife Jillian Dempsey.
17His first wife, Rocky Parker, is the mother of his best friend, actor Corey Parker, and Noelle Parker.
18In his first marriage, with Rocky Parker, he had a stepson who is a year older than he is.
19Attended St. Dominic's Regional High School in his hometown of Lewiston, Maine.
20Enjoys collecting antiques, remodeling homes, and skiing in his spare time.
21At the time of his first marriage, he was 21 and his bride was 48.
22As a teenager, placed third in his age group at the National Jugglers Convention. Aspired to attend Clown College.
23Lived in Buckfield, Maine, and attended Buckfield High School.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV SeriesKellin Taylor
The Stuff1985Underground Stuff Buyer #2 (uncredited)
Heaven Help Us1985Corbet
Disenchanted2018pre-productionRobert Philip (rumored)
Micronesian Blues2017TV Series announced
The Postcard Killings2017pre-productionJacob Kanon
Bridget Jones's Baby2016Jack
Grey's Anatomy2005-2015TV SeriesDr. Derek Shepherd
Private Practice2009-2012TV SeriesDr. Derek Shepherd
Transformers: Dark of the Moon2011Dylan
Flypaper2011Tripp
Valentine's Day2010/IDr. Harrison Copeland
Made of Honor2008Tom
Enchanted2007Robert Philip
Freedom Writers2007Scott Casey
Brother Bear 22006VideoKenai (voice)
Shade2006ShortPaul Parker
The Practice2004TV SeriesDr. Paul Stewart
Iron Jawed Angels2004TV MovieBen Weissman
Karen Sisco2003TV SeriesCarl Wilkens
Lucky 72003TV MoviePeter Connor
About a Boy2003TV MovieWill
Sweet Home Alabama2002Andrew Hennings
The Emperor's Club2002Older Louis Masoudi
Once and Again2000-2002TV SeriesAaron Brooks
Rebellion2002Tyler Rae
Corsairs2002TV Movie
Chestnut Hill2001TV MovieMichael Eastman
Blonde2001TV Mini-SeriesCass
Will & Grace2000-2001TV SeriesMatthew
Scream 32000Detective Mark Kincaid
Me and Will1999Fast Eddie
Ava's Magical Adventure1998Jeffrey
Jeremiah1998TV MovieJeremiah
Life in the Fast Lane1998The Stranger
Crime and Punishment1998TV MovieRodya Raskolnikov
The Treat1998Mike
Denial1998/IISam
The Escape1998TV MovieClayton
Odd Jobs1997TV Movie
The Player1997TV MovieGriffin Mill
Hugo Pool1997Floyd
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea1997TV Mini-SeriesPierre Arronax
A Season in Purgatory1996TV MovieHarrison Burns
The Right to Remain Silent1996TV MovieTom Harris
Bloodknot1995TV MovieTom
Outbreak1995Jimbo Scott
With Honors1994Everett Calloway
For Better and for Worse1993TV MovieRobert Faldo
Bank Robber1993Billy
Face the Music1993Charlie Hunter
J.F.K.: Reckless Youth1993TV Mini-SeriesJohn F. Kennedy
Mobsters1991Meyer Lansky
The General Motors Playwrights Theater1991TV Series
Run1991Charlie Farrow
Coupe de Ville1990Robert 'Bobby' Libner
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!1989TV SeriesThe Plant
Happy Together1989Christopher Wooden
Loverboy1989Randy Bodek
Some Girls1988Michael
In a Shallow Grave1988Potter Daventry
Can't Buy Me Love1987Ronald Miller
In the Mood1987Ellsworth 'Sonny' Wisecarver
Meatballs III: Summer Job1986Rudy
Fast Times1986TV SeriesMike Damone

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!1989TV Series production manager - 65 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Micronesian Blues2017TV Series executive producer - 1 episode announced
The Postcard Killings2017executive producer pre-production
The Peloton Project2014Documentary executive producer
Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans2013TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 4 episodes
Flypaper2011producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ava's Magical Adventure1998

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV Special performer: "I Wanna Be an Oscar Winner"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Morrissey: 25 Live2013Video thanks
Grey's Anatomy: Complications of the Heart2006TV Movie special thanks
Grey's Anatomy: Straight to the Heart2006TV Movie special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Circus Halligalli2016TV SeriesHimself
Mardi cinéma2016TV SeriesHimself
Clevver Now2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2007-2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2006-2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Jonathan Ross Show2016TV SeriesHimself - guest
The Insider2007-2016TV SeriesHimself
Top Gear2016TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Good Morning America1989-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman2015DocumentaryHimself
The Peloton Project2014DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
American Music Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The View2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans2013TV Mini-Series documentary
Late Show with David Letterman2006-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2013 Do Something Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Ushi Must Marry2013Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Erin Burnett OutFront2013TV SeriesHimself
Anderson Live2011TV SeriesHimself
33-y Moskovskiy mezhdunarodnyy kinofestival2011TV SpecialHimself
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - 35mm Special2011TV Short documentaryHimself
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2011 MTV Movie Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt2011DocumentaryNarrator
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2009TV SeriesHimself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
TV Guide Live at the Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Corazón de...2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Gomorron2008TV SeriesHimself
Senkveld med Thomas og Harald2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Aftenshowet2008TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Getaway2008TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity traveller
Breakfast2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Becoming Enchanted: A New Classic Comes True2008Video documentary shortHimself
Corazón, corazón2008TV SeriesHimself
An Evening at the Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
La noche de los Oscar2008TV MovieHimself
Quelli che... il calcio2008TV SeriesHimself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 34th Annual People's Choice Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Enchanted: CiTV Movie Special2007TV MovieHimself
God kveld Norge2007TV SeriesHimself
Martha2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
24 x 24 Wide Open with Jeff Gordon2007TV MovieHimself - Host
Anatomía Unplugged2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards2007TV Special documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2001-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special2006TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Good Morning America Weekend Edition2006TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Debut2006TV MovieHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2006TV MovieHimself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
ABC News Nightline2006TV SeriesHimself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Sexiest Women2006TV SpecialHost
Test Drive2005TV SeriesHimself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
ESPY Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CMT: 20 Sexiest Women2004TV SpecialHimself - Host
I'm a Stroke2003TV Series documentary shortHimself
The Daily Show1997-2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Revealed with Jules Asner2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Caroline Rhea Show2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of Special: '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'1997TV Movie documentaryPierre Arronax
Crook & Chase1997TV SeriesHimself
The 17th Annual CableACE Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
The Word1992TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Motion Picture
Commitment to Life IV: Los Angeles AIDS Project Benefit1990TV MovieHimself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Performer (Break-Out Super Stars of Tomorrow Musical Number)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHimself / Dr. Derek Shepherd
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2015-2016TV Series documentaryHimself / Dr. Derek Shepherd
Grey's Anatomy2015-2016TV SeriesDr. Derek Shepherd
Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis'2009VideoHimself
Sexo en serie2008TV Movie documentaryDr. Derek Shepherd
100 Greatest Teen Stars2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Come Rain or Come Shine: From Grey's Anatomy to Private Practice2007TV MovieDr. Derek Shepherd
Grey's Anatomy: Come Rain or Shine2007TV MovieDr. Derek Shepherd
Grey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts2007TV MovieDr. Derek Shepherd
Corazón de...2007TV SeriesHimself
Grey's Anatomy: Complications of the Heart2006TV MovieDr. Derek Shepherd
Getting Into Grey's Anatomy2006TV MovieDr. Derek Shepherd
Grey's Anatomy: Under Pressure2006TV MovieDr. Derek Shepherd
Grey's Anatomy: Straight to the Heart2006TV MovieDr. Derek Shepherd

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic TV Actor
2008People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male TV Star
2007People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male TV Star
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)· Justin Chambers (actor)
· Eric Dane (actor)
· Katherine Heigl (actor)
· T.R. Knight (actor)
· Sandra Oh (actor)
· James Pickens Jr. (actor)
· Ellen Pompeo (actor)
· Sara Ramirez (actor)
· Sarah Utterback (actor)
· Kate Walsh (actor)
· Isaiah Washington (actor)
· Chandra Wilson (actor)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, TelevisionGrey's Anatomy (2005)· Justin Chambers
· Eric Dane
· Katherine Heigl
· T.R. Knight
· Sandra Oh
· James Pickens Jr.
· Ellen Pompeo
· Sara Ramirez
· Kate Walsh
· Isaiah Washington
· Chandra Wilson
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesOnce and Again (1999)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesWill & Grace (1998)
1988Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor in a Motion Picture - ComedyCan't Buy Me Love (1987)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Dramatic TV Actor
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite On-Screen ChemistryGrey's Anatomy (2005)· Ellen Pompeo
2012People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV Drama Actor
2012Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorTransformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
2011People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV DoctorFor playing "Derek Shepherd."
2011People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV Drama Actor
2009People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male TV Star
2008MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissEnchanted (2007)· Amy Adams
2008National Movie AwardNational Movie Awards, UKBest Performance - MaleEnchanted (2007)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)· Justin Chambers
· Eric Dane
· Katherine Heigl
· T.R. Knight
· Chyler Leigh
· Sandra Oh
· James Pickens Jr.
· Ellen Pompeo
· Sara Ramirez
· Elizabeth Reaser
· Brooke Smith
· Kate Walsh
· Isaiah Washington
· Chandra Wilson
2008Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: DramaGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2007Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearGrey's Anatomy (2005)· Justin Chambers
· Eric Dane
· Katherine Heigl
· T.R. Knight
· Sandra Oh
· James Pickens Jr.
· Ellen Pompeo
· Sara Ramirez
· Kate Walsh
· Isaiah Washington
· Chandra Wilson
2007Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearGrey's Anatomy (2005)· Justin Chambers
· Katherine Heigl
· T.R. Knight
· Sandra Oh
· James Pickens Jr.
· Ellen Pompeo
· Kate Walsh
· Isaiah Washington
· Chandra Wilson
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)· Justin Chambers
· Katherine Heigl
· T.R. Knight
· Sandra Oh
· James Pickens Jr.
· Ellen Pompeo
· Kate Walsh
· Isaiah Washington
· Chandra Wilson
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice Actor: Drama/Action AdventureGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesOnce and Again (1999)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesOnce and Again (1999)

TitleSalary
Made of Honor (2008)$4,000,000
Enchanted (2007)$750,000
Freedom Writers (2007)$500,000
Grey's Anatomy (2005)$350,000 per episode (2012-2013)
Grey's Anatomy (2005)$275,000 per episode (2011-2012)
Grey's Anatomy (2005)$250,000 /episode (2010-11)
Grey's Anatomy (2005)$250,000 /episode (2009-10)
Grey's Anatomy (2005)$225,000 /episode (2007-08)

#Quote
1Sometimes your kids say something, and it's so amazing with insight. There's something so beautiful in that.
2People sometimes mistake being serious with being taken seriously. And, sure, if you have a political point of view, you have every right to share it. But you have to be careful not to get too self-important. You have to find the balance between being entertaining and being preachy. And you're seeing that at the box office. People aren't buying it any more. There's a time and a place, and what we need right now is a little more positivity.
3"I'd come in with this bitter attitude. It's not an escape, because I feel this disappointment, this jealousy." - on why he couldn't stand to go to the movies during his decade-long career-drought.
4One day my 3-year-old daughter said, 'You're very handsome, Poppy.' That was the best compliment ever.

#Trademark
1Wavy dark brown hair

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