Widely known for his portrayal of Dr. Mark Sloan in drama show Grey’s Anatomy, Eric Dane is one of the very handsome actors in America.
Dane first started out his career in the field of acting was in the 2000’s.
Other famous roles played the Dame are in 2008’s Marley & Me, 2010’s Valentine’s Day and Burlesque.
Dane is currently playing the role of Captain Tom Chandler (Lead character) in The Last Ship.
Eric Dane was born on 9th November of 1972 in California, USA. He was born to a father who was an interior designer and mother who was a housewife. He also has a brother who is younger than him.
Dane’s father died from a gunshot when he was just 7-years-old. Later he and his brother were raised by his mother as Jewish.
From years 1987 to 1990, Dane went to Sequoia High School. In 1987, he attended San Mateo High School and graduated from there in 1991. During high school, Dane was very active, and he played on the team of boys’ varsity water polo.
During high school, Dane made an appearance in All My Sons of Arthur Miller which was a school production. After that, he decided that he wanted to pursue his career as an actor.
As an actor
Initially, after moving to LA in 1993, Dane made his debut in acting in small roles in television shows. He was cast in minor roles in shows like The Wonder Years, Saved by the Bell, Roseanne, etc.
However, in the 2000’s, he was offered a role in Gideon’s Crossing. In the show, he played the role of Alex, and the role was recurring. In the same way, he was also cast in Charmed for two seasons.
Dane made his debut on the big screen through the film The Basket. Later, Dane appeared in numerous movies like Sol Goode, X-Men: The Last Stand, Feats, etc.
However, in 2006, he played his very first starring role in movie Open Water 2: Adrift. His character was Dan in the film.
Before being cast in Open Water 2, Dane was cast as a guest in drama show Grey’s Anatomy. He portrayed the handsome doctor Mark Sloan. His character was even nicknamed ‘McSteamy’ by the title character of the show. He started to appear in the show from the season two as a guest, but his character was made regular in the 3rd season after a huge demand.
Dane left the show after the 8th season but returned for two episodes of season 9.
Dane made an appearance as Ben Grandy in television movie Wedding Wars. In the movie, he plays the role of a gay man’s brother. Later in 2010, he also made an appearance in Valentine’s Day as Sean Jackson.
Later in 2012, he was cast in the central role of the drama show The Last Ship. He is still starring in the show and, in it, he has also been credited as the producer.
His most recent work is in movie Grey Lady of 2016 as Doyle. He is also working on The Blue Mauritius as Peter Underwood. The film will release in 2017.
Actor Eric Dane is currently 44-years-old. His height is 6 Feet 1 Inches, and he weighs 176 pounds (80 kg). He has blue eyes, and he is very well known for his muscular body.
Relationship, Marriage, and Children
On 29th October of 2004, actor, Eric Dane got married to Rebecca Gayheart (actress).
The duo gave birth to their first child Billie Beatrice Dane on 3rd March of 2010. Later on 28th December of 2011, they gave birth to their second child Georgia Geraldine Dane.
After suffering from s injury during sports, Dane started to take prescribed pain killer. In a matter of time, he got addicted, and in June of 2011, he voluntarily got himself checked in rehab.
Actor Eric Dane has a total of 708 thousand followers on his official Instagram page and 179 thousand followers on his official Twitter page. Dane also has 133 thousand followers on his official Facebook fan page.
The estimated net worth of Eric Dane is $7 million. He earned the sum through his career as an actor.
Rumors and Controversies
In the year 2009, Eric made headlines after a nude tape of him with his wife Rebecca Gayheart and Kari Ann Peniche was leaked. The video went viral on the internet, which created a lot of controversies.