Patrick Dempsey

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Patrick Dempsey
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Birth name Patrick Galen Dempsey
Born January 13, 1966 in Lewiston, Maine, USA
Notable Roles Dr. Derek Shepherd in Grey's Anatomy
Notable Episodes
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Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Fast Times Mike Damone 1986 1
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Derek Shepherd 2005–2015 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Once and Again Aaron Brooks 1x18 - Strangers and Brothers March 13, 2000
Will & Grace Matthew 3x06 - Love Plus One November 9, 2000
Once and Again Aaron Brooks 2x04 - Feast or Famine November 21, 2000
Will & Grace Matthew 3x12 - Crazy in Love February 1, 2001
Will & Grace Matthew 3x13 - Brothers, a Love Story February 8, 2001
Once and Again Aaron Brooks 2x16 - Aaron's Gettin' Better March 21, 2001
Once and Again Aaron Brooks 3x16 - Aaron's List of Dreams March 25, 2002
Karen Sisco Carl 1x01 - Blown Away October 1, 2003
The Practice Dr. Paul Stewart (Special Guest Star) 8x13 - Going Home (1) January 25, 2004
The Practice Dr. Paul Stewart (Special Guest Star) 8x14 - Pre-Trial Blues (2) February 22, 2004
The Practice Dr. Paul Stewart (Special Guest Star) 8x15 - Mr. Shore Goes to Town (3) March 7, 2004
Private Practice Dr. Derek Shepherd 2x16 - Ex-Life February 12, 2009
Private Practice Dr. Derek Shepherd 5x15 - You Break My Heart February 16, 2012

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2001)
Once and Again: Strangers and Brothers

Golden Globe Awards

  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama (2006, 2007)
Grey's Anatomy


  • Married to Jill Fink with 3 children - daughter Tallulah (born 2002) and twin boys Darby Galen and Sullivan Patrick (born 2007).
  • Interests are skiing, motor racing, collecting antiques, and renovating homes.
  • Was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 12.
  • Established the Patrick Dempsey Centre, in his hometown of Lewiston, Maine - a support centre for cancer sufferers, after his mother developed ovarian cancer.