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Originally posted 01/13/2014 04:00AM
From '80s teen to Grey's Anatomy's McDreamy, watch the birthday boy's transformation
Originally posted 08/22/2013 01:30PM
Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey, 47, shows off his auto-racing skills in the Velocity miniseries, Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans and this week chatted with PEOPLE about "one last thing" ...
Originally posted 04/30/2012 09:40AM
The Avengers, move over.
Patrick Dempsey played a real-life action hero last week, when, using a crowbar, a fire extinguisher and quick timing, the Grey's Anatomy star pulled a teenage boy to safety after his car flipped over near Dempsey's Malibu, Calif., home.
"I was scared for my life. I was upside down," driver Weston Masset, 17, told ABC News after he lost control of his Mustang, which rolled over three times, trapping and leaving him barely conscious. (Watch the interview here.)
After rescuing Masset, Dempsey, a father himself, called paramedics and stayed by the teen's side along with his wife Jillian and three neighbors as Masset was airlifted to the hospital. He was treated for a concussion and an eye injury and is expected to make a full recovery.
Originally posted 01/10/2012 03:45PM
Fans may love Patrick Dempsey best as Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy but the actor says he's got another passion to pursue before he'll commit to another season on the show.
"The biggest point for me in negotiations is getting time off to come race, so if I don't miss races, I'll probably stay on Grey's Anatomy, Dempsey told reporters Sunday at the Daytona International Speedway where he was testing his car for an upcoming race.
Last year, Dempsey (who turns 46 on Friday) said the next season of the show would be his last, but his publicist downplayed those comments, saying that the actor was referring to his contract being up.
Now, it seems, he may have more life on Grey's after all.
Originally posted 06/06/2011 05:00PM
Patrick Dempsey had his fans' hearts pounding when he hinted to Italian Vogue that he won't be returning to Grey's Anatomy after next year, the show's eighth season.
"It will be my last," Dempsey said. "I do not know what's going to happen to the other characters but for me it's done."
Originally posted 06/01/2011 11:45AM
Will Patrick Dempsey hang up his scrubs and quit Grey's Anatomy after one more season?
It would seem so, judging by a recent interview he gave to the Italian edition of Vanity Fair, in which the actor, 45, suggested he will leave ABC's hit medical drama.
"It will be my last," he said. "I don't know what will happen with the other characters, but for me, it's done." He adds that the decision is "bittersweet because it's been a great part of my life. But I can't see me doing it anymore."
Originally posted 07/08/2009 12:30PM
He's not leaving Grey's Anatomy – but he's keeping the costume for a new movie.
Patrick Dempsey is joining the all-star cast of Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall's latest romantic comedy, Valentine's Day, which also features the filmmaker's original pretty woman, Julia Roberts, as well as Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Shirley MacLaine, Bradley Cooper, Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Emma Roberts (Julia's niece) and Hector Elizondo (a Marshall staple), according to the Hollywood Reporter. Variety reports that Dempsey's Grey's costar, Eric Dane, will also appear.
The movie's multiple plots involve five various but connected stories in Los Angeles, where shooting started this week. Dempsey's role is that of an obstetrician dating Garner's character, who is unaware he's married. Ah, love.
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 06/08/2009 07:00AM
If Patrick Dempsey has his way, he'll add bus driver to his résumé.
"I'd love to have a nice bus so I could bring my kids racing with me," the Grey's Anatomy star, 43, told PEOPLE after a qualifying run in his Mazda RX-8 for Friday's Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series in Watkins Glen, N.Y.
For the actor – who qualified for Saturday's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at position No. 9, the best in his racing career – balancing his passions with his role as a family man (he has a daughter Talula, 7, and 2-year-old twin sons Darby and Sullivan with makeup-artist wife Jillian) is a delicate balancing act.
Originally posted 01/25/2009 06:00PM
Long before Grey's Anatomy's McDreamy began melting hearts at Seattle Grace, George Clooney had fans swooning over his bedside manner as Dr. Doug Ross on the long-running hit series ER.
Originally posted 08/08/2008 06:00AM
Patrick Dempsey, greeting Star Jones with a hug while lunching at Beverly Hills hot spot Mr. Chow. (McDreamy was waiting for lunch guests to arrive – and Jones happened to be sitting at a neighboring table.) During their "moment," the two chatted about Dempsey's children and the talk-show host's recent vacation. Jones then returned to her table, and Dempsey's two male friends arrived. On the menu for the Grey's Anatomy star: chicken satay, lettuce wraps and dumplings.
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