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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 9 November 1972San Francisco, California, USA
Birth NameEric William Dane
Nickname Dr. McSteamy
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Eric Dane is an American actor known as "Dr. Mark Sloan" on Grey's Anatomy (2005) and as a co-star in Marley & Me (2008) and Valentine's Day (2010).

He was born on November 9, 1972, in San Francisco, California, the older of two brothers. His father is an architect and interior designer based in San Francisco. His mother, Leah (Cohn), was a homemaker. His ancestry includes English, German, Finnish, Russian Jewish, and Austrian Jewish, and Eric had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

Young Eric was a good athlete in high school. There, he started amateur stage work by playing "Joe Keller" in Arthur Miller's "All My Sons", and realized that this was all he wanted to do.

He moved to Los Angeles and made his television debut in 1993 on The Wonder Years (1988). In his early career, he also played bit parts on the TV series Married with Children (1987) (1995), Silk Stalkings (1991) (1996) and Roseanne (1988) (1996). Dane played medical doctors more than once, first appearing as a "Dr. Cooper" in Gideon's Crossing (2000). From 2003-2004, he has been a recurrent guest star as "Jason Dean" in the hit show Charmed (1998). In 2006, he appeared as handsome "Dr. Mark Sloan", the plastic surgeon on the show Grey's Anatomy (2005). Dane landed his first leading role on the big screen in the German-made feature, Adrift (2006).

On October 29, 2004, in Las Vegas, Eric Dane married actress Rebecca Gayheart, who was previously engaged to producer/director Brett Ratner, the director of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). In it, Dane plays the character of "Jamie Madrox", the Multiple Man. Dane and Gayheart became the parents of a girl on March 3, 2010 in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Shelokhonov

Spouse (1)

Rebecca Gayheart (29 October 2004 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

Best friends with Balthazar Getty and is the godfather of Getty's son, Cassius.
Eric and wife Rebecca Gayheart introduced Charlie Sheen to his wife, Brooke Mueller.
Expecting his first child with wife Rebecca Gayheart [September 28, 2009].
He and his wife, Rebecca Gayheart, became the parents of a girl, Billie Beatrice Dane, on March 3, 2010, in Los Angeles.
Had voluntarily checked himself into a L.A. rehab clinic to battle an addiction to painkillers [July 20, 2011].
Eric and his wife, Rebecca Gayheart, are expecting their second child [July 9, 2011].
He has English, German, Finnish, Russian Jewish, and Austrian Jewish ancestry.
Birth of his second child, a daughter, Georgia Geraldine Dane on December 28, 2011.
Co-starring on the hit TV show Grey's Anatomy (2005). [October 2006]
Filming Marley & Me (2008) in South Florida. [March 2008]

Personal Quotes (16)

My skin is very sensitive.
Sometimes I feel like I'm lacking a playfulness. I envy guys who are consistently able to maintain a playful, optimistic perspective on things.
I do like to cook. But I only cook a few things, but those few things I do really well.
With a pilot, there's a lot of information that gets packed into 46 minutes or whatever it is. Usually what happens is that, throughout the season, you get to spend a little more quality time with the characters and get to know them a bit better, whether it's based on circumstance or relationships they've created with other characters.
Some of the greatest actors on the planet are the most insecure people. Now I don't know if that insecurity necessarily equates to a lack of confidence. Some people are just very shy individuals. You give them a character to play and a script, and you put them in front of a camera or on a stage, and they just go.
I'm out of bed before the alarm goes off.
Never ask a woman when she's due unless you know for a fact she's expecting.
I couldn't comprehend a 35-year-old woman gravitating toward a 70-year-old man.
On 'Grey's Anatomy,' I didn't have to move too much. I think I ran through the hospital three times.
The action genre is not always the most synonymous with character development.
I'm a goal setter, but in broad strokes. I don't have a by-October-2009-I-want-to-be-here plan. All I do is work with an element of challenge and an element of enjoyment. With that, anything can happen.
I make really good chicken soup, sort of from scratch. I don't make my own stock. I just use a base like a chicken stock, but everything else, all the ingredients, I do on my own.
I go eat a sandwich for lunch and have a milk shake and miss going to the gym for 10 days, and somebody snaps a picture of me on the beach, and all of a sudden, I've lost it. Why do I need to be perfect all the time?
I don't know if there's any change more significant that a human being can make than that of a woman becoming a mother. There's no change more dramatic.
Going to the gym and looking for a specific result is a short-lived existence, as opposed to going to the gym and adopting it as a lifestyle. Develop a routine, because it's much harder to break it if you have one. If you have no routine, you have nothing to break, so discipline goes out the window.
Television is a lot of fun. It's faster-paced. The schedule is really desirable, I guess. But as far as films go, and I've only done a couple; film is like a definitive beginning, middle and end. You know your character's arch.

Salary (3)

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) $150,000
Open Water 2: Adrift (2006) $150,000
Marley & Me (2008) $500,000

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