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Patrick Dempsey has lived two charming but separate lives on film and television. From an exuberant, somewhat awkward charmer in college comedy films of the late 1980s and early 1990s, he has morphed spectacularly into a dreamy, wavy-haired television hunk of the new-age millennium and this seductive new image has since spilled off into romantic ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Grey's Anatomy Dr. Derek Shepherd
(2005-2022)
Can't Buy Me Love Ronald Miller
(1987)
Enchanted Robert Philip
(2007)

Filmography

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 2023 Ferrari (filming)
Piero Taruffi
 2022 Disenchanted (completed)
Robert Philip
 2020-2022 Devils (TV Series)
Dominic Morgan
- Episode #2.6 (2022) ... Dominic Morgan
- Episode #2.5 (2022) ... Dominic Morgan
- Episode #2.4 (2022) ... Dominic Morgan
- Episode #2.3 (2022) ... Dominic Morgan
- Episode #2.2 (2022) ... Dominic Morgan
 2021 Ways & Means (TV Movie)
 2021 SurrealEstate (TV Series)
Tom Quincy
- The Harvey (2021) ... Tom Quincy
 2005-2021 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Derek Shepherd
- Good as Hell (2021) ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
- It's All Too Much (2021) ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
- My Happy Ending (2020) ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
- The Center Won't Hold (2020) ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
- You're My Home (2015) ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
 2019 Micronesian Blues (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (2019)
 2018 The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (TV Mini Series)
Harry Quebert
- The End (2018) ... Harry Quebert
- Firebug (2018) ... Harry Quebert
- Persona Non Grata (2018) ... Harry Quebert
- Got It All Wrong (2018) ... Harry Quebert
- No Angel (2018) ... Harry Quebert
 2017 Red Nose Day Actually (TV Short)
Husband
 2017 Bridget Jones's Baby: Extended End Credits (Video short)
Jack (uncredited)
 2016 Bridget Jones's Baby
Jack
 2009-2012 Private Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Derek Shepherd
- You Break My Heart (2012) ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
- Ex-Life (2009) ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
 2011 Flypaper
Tripp
 2010/I Valentine's Day
Dr. Harrison Copeland
 2008 Made of Honor
Tom
 2007 Enchanted
Robert Philip
 2007 Freedom Writers
Scott Casey
 2006 Brother Bear 2 (Video)
Kenai (voice)
 2006 Shade (Short)
Paul Parker
 2004 The Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Stewart
- Mr. Shore Goes to Town (2004) ... Dr. Paul Stewart
- Pre-Trial Blues (2004) ... Dr. Paul Stewart
- Going Home (2004) ... Dr. Paul Stewart
 2004 Iron Jawed Angels (TV Movie)
Ben Weissman
 2003 About a Boy (TV Movie)
Will
 2003 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
Carl Wilkens
- Blown Away (2003) ... Carl Wilkens
 2003 Lucky 7 (TV Movie)
Peter Connor
 2002 Corsairs (TV Movie)
 2002 Sweet Home Alabama
Andrew Hennings
 2002 The Emperor's Club
Older Louis Masoudi
 2000-2002 Once and Again (TV Series)
Aaron Brooks
- Aaron's List of Dreams (2002) ... Aaron Brooks
- Aaron's Getting Better (2001) ... Aaron Brooks
- Feast or Famine (2000) ... Aaron Brooks
- Strangers and Brothers (2000) ... Aaron Brooks
 2002 Rebellion (Video)
Tyler Rae
 2001 Chestnut Hill (TV Movie)
Michael Eastman
 2001 Blonde (TV Mini Series)
Cass
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Cass
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Cass
 2000-2001 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Matthew
- Brothers, a Love Story (2001) ... Matthew
- Crazy in Love (2001) ... Matthew
- Love Plus One (2000) ... Matthew
 2000 Scream 3
Mark Kincaid
 1999 Me and Will
Fast Eddie
 1998 Jeremiah (TV Movie)
Jeremiah
 1998 Life in the Fast Lane
The Stranger
 1998 Crime and Punishment (TV Movie)
Rodya Raskolnikov
 1998 The Treat
Mike
 1998/II Denial
Sam
 1998 The Escape (TV Movie)
Clayton
 1997 Odd Jobs (TV Movie)
 1997 The Player (TV Movie)
Griffin Mill
 1997 Hugo Pool
Floyd
 1997 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (TV Mini Series)
Pierre Arronax
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Pierre Arronax
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Pierre Arronax
 1996 A Season in Purgatory (TV Mini Series)
Harrison Burns
 1996 The Right to Remain Silent (TV Movie)
Tom Harris
 1995 Bloodknot (TV Movie)
Tom / Son
 1995 Outbreak
Jimbo Scott
 1994 Ava's Magical Adventure
Jeffrey
 1994 With Honors
Everett
 1993 J.F.K.: Reckless Youth (TV Mini Series)
John F. Kennedy
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... John F. Kennedy
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... John F. Kennedy
 1993 Bank Robber
Billy
 1993 Face the Music
Charlie Hunter
 1992 For Better and for Worse (TV Movie)
Robert Faldo
 1992 The General Motors Playwrights Theater (TV Series)
James
- Merry Christmas, Baby (1992) ... James
 1991 Mobsters
Meyer Lansky
 1991 Run
Charlie Farrow
 1990 Coupe de Ville
Robert 'Bobby' Libner
 1989 Happy Together
Christopher Wooden
 1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (TV Series)
The Plant
- Super Plant/The Pied Koopa (1989) ... The Plant
 1989 Loverboy
Randy / Son
 1988 Some Girls
Michael
 1988 In a Shallow Grave
Potter Daventry
 1987 In the Mood
Ellsworth 'Sonny' Wisecarver
 1987 Can't Buy Me Love
Ronald Miller
 1986 Fast Times (TV Series)
Mike Damone
- Secret Romance (1986) ... Mike Damone
- My New Best Friend (1986) ... Mike Damone
- My Brother the Car (1986) ... Mike Damone
- What Is Life? (1986) ... Mike Damone
- The Engagement (1986) ... Mike Damone
 1986 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Kellin Taylor
- A Fighting Choice (1986) ... Kellin Taylor
 1985 The Stuff
Underground Stuff Buyer #2 (uncredited)
 1985 Heaven Help Us
Corbet
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Personal Details

Other Works:

State Farm 2008 See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 16 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 75 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Instagram | Official Site | See more »

Height:

5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

Spouse:

Jillian Dempsey  (3 children) | See more »

Children:

Dempsey, Tallula Fyfe | See more »

Parents:

Dempsey, William Allen | Dempsey (Casson), M. Amanda
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"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. See more »

Trivia:

Patrick Dempsey trained in the Meisner technique with Joanne Baron. See more »

Trademark:

Wavy dark brown hair

Nickname:

Dr. McDreamy

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