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Patrick Dempsey has lived two charming but separate lives on film and television. From an exuberant, somewhat awkward charmer in college comedy films of the late 1980s and early 1990s, he has morphed spectacularly into a dreamy, wavy-haired television hunk of the new-age millennium and this seductive new image has since spilled off into romantic ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Derek Shepherd
Can't Buy Me Love
Can't Buy Me Love Ronald Miller
Enchanted Robert Philip


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 2018 Disenchanted (pre-production)
Robert Philip (rumored)
 2018 The Postcard Killings (pre-production)
Jacob Kanon
 2018 The Truth About Harry Quebert Affair (TV Mini-Series) (announced)
Harry Quebert (2017)
 2017 Micronesian Blues (TV Series) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 (2017)
 2017 Red Nose Day Actually (TV Short)
 2017 Bridget Jones's Baby: Extended End Credits (Video short)
Jack (uncredited)
 2016 Bridget Jones's Baby
 2005-2015 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Derek Shepherd
- You're My Home (2015) ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
- She's Leaving Home: Part 2 (2015) ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
- She's Leaving Home: Part 1 (2015) ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
- How to Save a Life (2015) ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
- One Flight Down (2015) ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
 2009-2012 Private Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Derek Shepherd
- You Break My Heart (2012) ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
- Ex-Life (2009) ... Dr. Derek Shepherd
 2011 Flypaper
 2010/I Valentine's Day
Dr. Harrison Copeland
 2008 Made of Honor
 2007 Enchanted
Robert Philip
 2007 Freedom Writers
Scott Casey
 2006 Brother Bear 2 (Video)
Kenai (voice)
 2006 Shade (Short)
Paul Parker
 2004 The Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Paul Stewart
- Mr. Shore Goes to Town (2004) ... Dr. Paul Stewart
- Pre-Trial Blues (2004) ... Dr. Paul Stewart
- Going Home (2004) ... Dr. Paul Stewart
 2004 Iron Jawed Angels (TV Movie)
Ben Weissman
 2003 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
Carl Wilkens
- Blown Away (2003) ... Carl Wilkens
 2003 Lucky 7 (TV Movie)
Peter Connor
 2003 About a Boy (TV Movie)
 2002 Sweet Home Alabama
Andrew Hennings
 2002 The Emperor's Club
Older Louis Masoudi
 2000-2002 Once and Again (TV Series)
Aaron Brooks
- Aaron's List of Dreams (2002) ... Aaron Brooks
- Aaron's Getting Better (2001) ... Aaron Brooks
- Feast or Famine (2000) ... Aaron Brooks
- Strangers and Brothers (2000) ... Aaron Brooks
 2002 Rebellion (Video)
Tyler Rae
 2002 Corsairs (TV Movie)
 2001 Chestnut Hill (TV Movie)
Michael Eastman
 2001 Blonde (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Cass
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Cass
 2000-2001 Will & Grace (TV Series)
- Brothers, a Love Story (2001) ... Matthew
- Crazy in Love (2001) ... Matthew
- Love Plus One (2000) ... Matthew
 2000 Scream 3
Detective Mark Kincaid
 1999 Me and Will
Fast Eddie
 1998 Ava's Magical Adventure
 1998 Jeremiah (TV Movie)
 1998 Life in the Fast Lane
The Stranger
 1998 Crime and Punishment (TV Movie)
Rodya Raskolnikov
 1998 The Treat
 1998/II Denial
 1998 The Escape (TV Movie)
 1997 Odd Jobs (TV Movie)
 1997 The Player (TV Movie)
Griffin Mill
 1997 Hugo Pool
 1997 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (TV Mini-Series)
Pierre Arronax
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Pierre Arronax
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Pierre Arronax
 1996 A Season in Purgatory (TV Movie)
Harrison Burns
 1996 The Right to Remain Silent (TV Movie)
Tom Harris
 1995 Bloodknot (TV Movie)
 1995 Outbreak
Jimbo Scott
 1994 With Honors
 1993 For Better and for Worse (TV Movie)
Robert Faldo
 1993 Bank Robber
 1993 Face the Music
Charlie Hunter
 1993 J.F.K.: Reckless Youth (TV Mini-Series)
John F. Kennedy
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... John F. Kennedy
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... John F. Kennedy
 1991 Mobsters
Meyer Lansky
 1991 Run
Charlie Farrow
 1990 Coupe de Ville
Robert 'Bobby' Libner
 1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (TV Series)
The Plant
- Super Plant/The Pied Koopa (1989) ... The Plant
 1989 Happy Together
Christopher Wooden
 1989 Loverboy
Randy Bodek
 1988 Some Girls
 1988 In a Shallow Grave
Potter Daventry
 1987 Can't Buy Me Love
Ronald Miller
 1987 In the Mood
Ellsworth 'Sonny' Wisecarver
 1986 Fast Times (TV Series)
Mike Damone
- Secret Romance (1986) ... Mike Damone
- My New Best Friend (1986) ... Mike Damone
- My Brother the Car (1986) ... Mike Damone
- What Is Life? (1986) ... Mike Damone
- The Engagement (1986) ... Mike Damone
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Kellin Taylor
- A Fighting Choice (1986) ... Kellin Taylor
 1985 The Stuff
Underground Stuff Buyer #2 (uncredited)
 1985 Heaven Help Us
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"I'd come in with this bitter attitude. It's not an escape, because I feel this disappointment, this jealousy." - on why he couldn't stand to go to the movies during his decade-long career-drought. See more »


His first wife, Rocky Parker, is the mother of his best friend, actor Corey Parker, and Noelle Parker. See more »


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