The American actor Eric Dane was born on 9th November 1972. His star sign is Scorpio. He was born in California, U.S. His birth name was Eric T. Melvin. Eric is nicknamed Dr. McSteamy. He is of White descent. He is of American nationality. He belongs to English, Finnish, German ancestry.

He was raised as a Jew. Eric was born to William Melvin, an architect and Leah Cohn Dane, homemaker. Eric went to Sequio High School in California. He attended San Mateo High School in California. It was during his school days only that he was bitten by the acting bug. Eric appeared in an Arthur Miller's play All My Sons, while he was in school. Eric has been battling with the addiction to painkillers. He has admitted himself into a rehab clinic in L.A.

Eric was previously in romantic affairs with Alyssa Milano and Lara Flynn Boyle. He was married to actress, Rebecca Gayheart from 2004-2018. They have filed a divorce after a long 14 years of matrimony. They are blessed with two daughters named Georgia Geraldine Dane and Billie Beatrice Dane. Rebecca is an American actress and a beautiful fashion model.


Eric Dane has been well known to play the character of Dr. Mark Sloan in a medical drama TV series Grey's Anatomy. He played a leading role as Captain Tom Chandler in an action drama TV series The Last Ship. He was a regular in a medical drama Gideon's Crossing, as Dr Cooper. Eric played Charles Watson in a TV film Helter Skelter by John Gray in the year 2004. He portrayed Sebastian in a family comedy drama film Marley & Me.

He starred as Ben Grandy in an American-Canadian romantic comedy TV film Wedding Wars by Jim Fall in the year 2006. Eric played Jamie Madrox in an action-adventure film X-Men: The Last Stand. He was seen as Jason Dean in a fantasy drama TV series Charmed. He portrayed Hero in an action-horror film Feast. Eric played Marcus in a musical drama film Burlesque. He has lent his voice in an animated comedy TV series Family Guy.

He played Doyle in a thriller film Grey Lady. Eric played Carter in an action-thriller TV mini series The Fixer. He played Dan in an adventure drama film Open Water 2. His movie credits include Marley & Me, Valentine's Day, Open Water 2 and Sol Goode. His TV credits include The Wonder Years, Silk Stalkings, Private Practice, Saved by the Bell and Roseanne.

Eric has won 2 awards and 4 nominations. He was nominated for Golden Nymph award for Outstanding actor in a Drama Series for Grey's Anatomy (2005). He won the Satellite award for Best Ensemble for Grey's Anatomy (2005). Eric won a Screen Guild award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Grey's Anatomy (2005). Eric has 192,627 followers on Twitter. He has 1.5m followers on Instagram. He has 146,347 likes and 141,604 followers on Facebook. Eric has earned a celebrity Net worth of around $7 million.

Last Modified: 19 May, 2018

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