Nov. 9th, 1972
San Francisco, California, USA
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Eric Dane (born November 9, 1972) is an American actor. After appearing in television roles throughout the 2000s, he became known for playing Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan on the medical drama television series Grey's Anatomy, and has recently branched into film, co-starring in Marley & Me, Valentine's Day, and Burlesque.
Born in San Francisco, California. He is the older of two brothers. His father is an architect and interior designer based in San Francisco. His mother was a homemaker. Young Dane 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 that 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 Open Water 2: Adrift (2006).
On October 29, 2004, in Las Vegas, Eric Dane married actress 'Rebecca Gayheart', who was previously engaged to producer/director 'Brett Ratner', who is the director of none other than X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). In it, Dane plays the character of Jamie Madrox, the Multiple Man.
Dane married actress 'Rebecca Gayheart' (October 29, 2004). They have two daughters together: Billie Beatrice (b. March 3, 2010) and Georgia Geraldine (b. December 28, 2011).
Dane made headlines when he participated in a nude tape with his wife and Kari Ann Peniche. Dane checked himself into rehab in June 2011; he entered a California treatment center to rectify his problem with dependency on prescription drugs after suffering a sports injury.
- Eric and wife 'Rebecca Gayheart' (qv) introduced 'Charlie Sheen (I)' (qv) to his wife, 'Brooke Allen (I)' (qv).
- Best friends with 'Balthazar Getty' (qv) and is the godfather of Getty's son, Cassius.