"Patrick Galen Dempsey" is an American actor and race car driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Derek Shepherd/Dr. Derek Shepherd ("McDreamy") on the American Broadcasting Company/ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. He saw early success as an actor, starring in a number of films in his early 20s, including Can't Buy Me Love (film)/Can't Buy Me Love (1987) and Loverboy (1989 film)/Loverboy (1989). In the 1990s, he mostly appeared in smaller roles in film and television, before landing a lead role in Sweet Home Alabama (film)/Sweet Home Alabama (2002), a surprise box office hit. He has since then starred in a number of other films, including Enchanted (film)/Enchanted, Made of Honor, Valentine's Day (2010 film)/Valentine's Day, Flypaper (2011 film)/Flypaper, Freedom Writers and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Dempsey, who maintains a sports car and vintage car collection, also enjoys auto racing in his spare time. He has competed in prestigious pro-am events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car racing/sports car race, and Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 off-road racing/off-road race. Prior to the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans, Dempsey declared that he would "walk away" from acting if he could and dedicate himself full-time to motorsports.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actors! More Patrick Dempsey on Wikipedia.
He's got a little ways to go yet, but he's in Triple-A ball and he does well handling the pitching staff. He's got a good, strong arm. He's just got to get used to playing every day now and being consistent. No matter what happens, we're not afraid to bring him up because we know he can catch.Patrick Dempsey
We were on the waterfront, now we're here. And I think we're doing some street scenes. It's good for us as a cast. We were out last night at a restaurant and we're getting a sense of what the community is like, what the restaurants are like, what the people are like and that will help inform us and be much more specific when we're shooting.Patrick Dempsey