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Patrick Galen Dempsey[4] (born January 13, 1966)[5] is an American actor and race car driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd (a.k.a McDreamy) on 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 (1987) and Loverboy (1989). In the 1990s, he mostly appeared in smaller roles in film, such as Outbreak (1995), and television, before landing a lead role in Sweet Home Alabama (2002), a surprise box office hit. He has since then starred in a number of other films, including Enchanted (2007), Made of Honor (2008), Valentine's Day (2010), Flypaper (2011), Freedom Writers (2007) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).

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 race, and Ensenada SCORE Baja 1000 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.[6]

Early lifeEdit

Dempsey was born in Lewiston, Maine,[5] and grew up in the nearby towns of Turner and Buckfield. He has two sisters.[7] His mother, Amanda (née Casson),[8][9] was a school secretary, and his father, William, was an insurance salesman.[5][10][11]

He attended Buckfield High School and St. Dominic Regional High School.[7]

In his youth, Patrick Dempsey participated in juggling competitions. In 1981 he achieved the second place at the International Jugglers' Association Championship in the Juniors category, just behind Anthony Gatto, who is considered to be the best technical juggler of all time.[12]

Dempsey was diagnosed with dyslexia at age twelve. He told Barbara Walters on her 2008 Oscar special that he thinks dyslexia made him what he is today. "It's given me a perspective of—you have to keep working," Dempsey told Walters. "I have never given up."[13]

Acting careerEdit

Early career

Dempsey was discovered by an invitation to audition for a role in the stage production of Torch Song Trilogy. His audition was successful, and he spent the following four months touring with the company in Philadelphia. He followed this with another tour, Brighton Beach Memoirs, in the lead role, which was directed by Gene Saks. Dempsey has also made notable appearances in the stage productions of On Golden Pond, with the Maine Acting Company, and as Timmy (the Martin Sheen role) in a 1990 Off-Broadway revival of The Subject Was Roses co-starring with John Mahoney and Dana Ivey at the Roundabout Theatre in New York.

Dempsey's first major feature film role was at age 21 with Beverly D'Angelo in the movie In The Mood, the true World War II story about Ellsworth Wisecarver whose relationships with older married women created a national uproar. He then co-starred in the third instalment of the comedy classic Meatballs III: Summer Job, alongside Sally Kellerman in 1987. This was followed by the teen comedy Can't Buy Me Love in 1987 with actress Amanda Peterson and Some Girls with Jennifer Connelly in 1988. In 1989, Dempsey had the lead role in the films Loverboy with actress Kirstie Alley and Happy Together with actress Helen Slater.[14]

1990s and 2000s

Dempsey made a number of featured appearances in television in the 1990s; he was cast several times in pilots that were not picked up for a full season, including lead roles in the TV versions of the films The Player and About A Boy. However he received good reviews[15] as he portrayed real-life mob boss, Meyer Lansky in 1991, when Mobsters was put on the screen. His first major television role was a three-episode stint as Will Truman's closeted sportscaster boyfriend on Will & Grace. He went on to play the role of Aaron Brooks on Once & Again. Dempsey received an Emmy[16] nomination in 2001 as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for the role of Aaron. In 1993, he played a young John F. Kennedy in the two-part TV mini-series JFK: Reckless Youth. In 2000, he played Detective Kincaid in Scream 3.[14]

Dempsey had a high-profile role as the fiancé of Reese Witherspoon's character in Sweet Home Alabama (2002). In 2004, he co-starred in the highly acclaimed HBO production Iron Jawed Angels, opposite Hilary Swank and Anjelica Huston. He also appeared as special guest star in The Practice for its three-episode finale season (8x13-8x15).

In 2007, Dempsey starred in the Disney film Enchanted, and the Paramount Pictures film Freedom Writers where he reunited with his Iron Jawed Angels co-star Hilary Swank. He also voiced the character Kenai in Brother Bear 2. Dempsey's most recent roles include the 2008 film Made of Honor as Tom and the 2010s romantic comedy Valentine's Day; the latter film follows five interconnecting stories about Los Angelinos anticipating (or in some cases dreading) the holiday of love.[17]

Universal Pictures acquired the rights to the prize-winning novel The Art of Racing in the Rain in July 2009, for Dempsey to star in.[18] The project has not been able to find a director.[19] He starred as Dylan Gould in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).[20][21]

In 2013, Dempsey starred in the romantic comedy Wonderful Tonight opposite Amanda Seyfried.[22]

Grey's Anatomy

Main article: Grey's Anatomy

Dempsey has received significant public attention for his iconic role as Dr. Derek Shepherd (McDreamy) in the drama Grey's Anatomy. Prior to landing the role of Derek Shepherd, Dempsey auditioned for the role of Dr. Chase on another medical show, House. Initially a midseason replacement, Grey's Anatomy was well received and has become a highly rated program. Dempsey also appeared in two episodes of the Grey's spinoff Private Practice, playing the same character as in Grey's Anatomy.[14] In January 2014, Dempsey signed a two-year contract to remain on Grey's Anatomy (then in its tenth season) that would ensure his presence for potential 11th and 12th seasons.[23][24][25] Dr. Shepherd later died in Season 11 due to a horrible car crash leaving Meredith Grey in sadness.

Dempsey was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series–Drama at the 2006 Golden Globes for the role. His success on the show has led to his becoming a spokesman for Mazda and State Farm Insurance.[26][27] BuddyTV ranked him #1 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[28]

Following his departure from Grey's Anatomy, Dempsey was working on two small-screen projects: a drama The Limit for SundanceTV and a travelogue spy thriller called Fodors. He also said: "I would love to do something else. I’m going to take the rest of the year off to develop. I would like to be a producer. I would commit to a show that is 10 to 12 episodes. But 24 again, I don’t know if I would do that. It's a very hard life. It's financially rewarding but there comes a point where how much is enough, really? I’m focusing now on developing and racing and being a father to my children."[29]

Promotional workEdit

He has been the face of L'Oreal and Versace and was featured in ads for Serengeti sunglasses. In November 2008 he launched an Avon fragrance named Unscripted, and due to its success, a second fragrance named Patrick Dempsey 2 was launched in October 2009.[dated info] On September 29, 2012, Mexican cable company Cablemás, Megacable and Mexico city's Cablevisión launched an advertising campaign featuring Patrick Dempsey as the love interest of a domestic worker who comes across his profile on an online dating site.[30] Starting in 2013, Patrick Dempsey is the face of Silhouette, promoting eyewear fashion from Austria.[31]

Auto racingEdit

Dempsey at the 2008 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.


Dempsey waves to the crowd at the 2015 Indianapolis 500 where he served as the Honorary Starter

In 2014, Dempsey told Reuters in the Hockenheimring support paddock at the German Grand Prix that motor racing was not just a hobby, and had become as much a part of who he is as acting. He said, "It's all-consuming in many ways. I couldn't imagine not racing right now. It really keeps me motivated. It's all I think about on a daily basis."[32]

Dempsey, who maintains an extensive sports and vintage car collection, has enjoyed auto racing in his spare time for several years, and declared before the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013 that he would like to compete full-time, telling Eurosport:


I would like to make that [motorsports] a complete priority and just focus on this full-time. If I could just walk away from acting, I think I could do that very easily, and just focus on the driving, I would love that more than anything else.

He has competed in prestigious pro-am events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race, and Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 off-road race. He was a co-owner of the Vision Racing IndyCar Series team and current owner of Dempsey Racing, which is presently racing two Porsche 911 GT America's in the Tudor United Sports Car Series . He participated in this series as often as his schedule allowed, although insurance restrictions kept him from driving competitively while also filming a motion picture. In 2009, he raced a Team Seattle Advanced Engineering Ferrari F430 GT in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans's GT2 class, and finished ninth in class.[33]

Dempsey announced he would race the 2011 Rolex 24 at Daytona along with other races throughout the season in a Mazda RX-8.[34]

Dempsey finished in third place in the GT Class of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. In 2012, Dempsey competed in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge behind the wheel of an Aston Martin Racing-Multimatic Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage GT4, which, after five successful racing seasons in Europe, was to make its debut on American tracks. He formed the Dempsey Racing team to compete in the American Le Mans Series. The team fielded a full-time Oreca FLM09 in the Prototype Challenge class as well as a Lola B12/80 coupe in the Prototype 2 class from Laguna Seca onward.

After debuting at the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans, Dempsey returned to France four years later and competed in a Porsche 997 GT3 RSR at the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. Dempsey and his co-drivers finished 29th overall and fourth in-class.

Telling Porsche Newsroom: "Not much changes in my TV work, but everything changes constantly in motor racing – every lap, every bend and every moment."[35]

In 2015, Dempsey is focusing on participating in the FIA World Endurance Championship with his own Dempsey Racing-Proton team in the GTE-Am class in a Porsche 997 GT3 RSR, teamed with Patrick Long and Marco Seefried.

Racing recordsEdit

Career summary


Season

Series

Team

Races

Wins

Poles

F/Laps

Podiums

Points

Position


2004 Panoz Racing Series (GT class) TBA 2 0 0 0 0 9 9th

2006 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race (Pro class) TBA 1 0 TBA TBA 1 N/A 2nd

2007 Rolex Sports Car Series (GT class) Hyper Sport 1 0 0 0 0 21 82nd

2008 Rolex Sports Car Series (GT class) Hyper Sport 9 0 0 0 0 143 30th

2009 Rolex Sports Car Series (GT class) Dempsey Racing 7 0 0 0 0 143 20th 24 Hours of Le Mans (GT2 class) Advanced Engineering Team Seattle 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 9th

2010 Rolex Sports Car Series (GT class) Dempsey Racing 4 0 0 0 0 89 29th Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (ST class) Freedom Autosport 1 0 0 0 0 9 90th

2011 Rolex Sports Car Series (GT class) Dempsey Racing 11 0 0 0 1 226 11th

2012 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (GS class) Multimatic Motorsports 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC Rolex Sports Car Series (GT class) Dempsey Racing 9 0 0 0 0 138 24th American Le Mans Series (LMP2 class) Dempsey Racing 5 0 0 0 2 53 3rd Maserati Trofeo World Series TBA 2 0 0 0 0 0 NC

2013 American Le Mans Series (GTC class) Dempsey Racing/Del Piero 10 0 0 0 3 87 7th 24 Hours of Le Mans (GTE Am class) Dempsey Del Piero-Proton 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 4th

2014 United SportsCar Championship (GTD class) Dempsey Racing 8 0 0 0 1 134 18th 24 Hours of Le Mans (GTE Am class) Dempsey Racing-Proton 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th Porsche Supercup Porsche AG 1 0 0 0 0 0‡ NC‡

2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (GTE Am class) Dempsey Racing-Proton 7 1 1 0 2 116 6th 24 Hours of Le Mans (GTE Am class) Dempsey Racing-Proton 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd Porsche Supercup Porsche AG 1 0 0 0 0 0‡ NC‡ United SportsCar Championship (GTD class) Wright Motorsports 1 0 0 0 1 31 33rd

‡ Not eligible for points.


24 Hours of Le Mans results


Year

Team

Co-Drivers

Car

Class

Laps

Pos.

Class

Pos.


2009 Italy Advanced Engineering United States Team Seattle United States Don Kitch, Jr. United States Joe Foster Ferrari F430 GT2 GT2 301 30th 9th

2013 United States Dempsey Del Piero-Proton United States Joe Foster United States Patrick Long Porsche 997 GT3 RSR GTE

Am 305 29th 4th 

2014 United States Dempsey Racing-Proton United States Joe Foster United States Patrick Long Porsche 911 RSR GTE

Am 329 24th 5th 

2015 Germany Dempsey-Proton Racing United States Patrick Long Germany Marco Seefried Porsche 911 RSR GTE

Am 330 22nd 2nd 

Complete Rolex Sports Car Series results

(key) (Results are overall/class)


Year

Entrant

Class

Chassis

Engine

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

Rank

Points

2007 Hyper Sport

GT

Mazda RX-8 GT

Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor DAY MEX HOM VIR LGA LIM WGL MDO DAY IOW BAR MON MIL 27/10

82nd 21 

2008 Hyper Sport

GT

Mazda RX-8 GT

Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor DAY 39/24

HOM

27/14

MEX VIR LGA LIM WGL

36/19

MDO

24/12

DAY

25/11

BAR

28/14

MON

26/9

NJ

33/19

MIL

26/14

30th 143 

2009 Dempsey Racing

GT

Mazda RX-8 GT

Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor DAY 35/22

VIR NJ

15/7

LGA

22/10

WGL

21/7

MDO

18/6

DAY

26/11

BAR WGL MON MIL HOM

28/11

 20th 143 

2010 Dempsey Racing

GT

Mazda RX-8 GT

Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor DAY 13/6

HOM

21/7

BAR

21/10

VIR

23/12

LIM WGL MDO DAY NJ WGL MON MIL  29th 89 

2011 Dempsey Racing

GT

Mazda RX-8 GT

Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor DAY 14/3

HOM

31/18†

BAR

18/8

VIR

21/13

LIM

20/11

WGL

15/9

ELK LGA

23/13

NJ

16/9

WGL

22/11

MON

21/11

MDO

21/11

 11th 226 

2012 Dempsey Racing

GT

Mazda RX-8 GT

Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor DAY 21/10

BAR

21/13

HOM

21/14†

NJ BEL

25/16

MDO

18/10

ELK

17/11

WGL

26/16

IMS

31/21

WGL MON LGA

23/13

LIM 24th 138 

† Did not complete sufficient laps in order to score points.

Complete Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge results

(key) (Results are overall/class)


Year

Entrant

Class

Chassis

Tyres

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Rank

Points

2010 Freedom Autosport

ST

Mazdaspeed3

C DAY 47/22

HOM BAR VIR LIM WGL MDO NJ TRO MIL 90th 9 

2012 Multimatic Motorsports

GS

Aston Martin Vantage

C DAY 63/32

BAR

72/32

HOM NJ MDO ELK WGL IMS LGA LIM NC‡ 0‡ 

‡ As Dempsey was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete Maserati Trofeo World Series results

(key)


Year

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

DC

Points

2012 JAR

1 JAR
2 ALG
1 ALG
2 ALG
3 IMO
1 IMO
2 IMO
3 LEC
1 LEC
2 SON
1

6

SON
2 SON
3

Ret

SHA
1 SHA
2 NC‡ 0‡ 

‡ As Dempsey was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete American Le Mans Series results

(key) (Results are overall/class)


Year

Entrant

Class

Chassis

Engine

Tyres

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Rank

Points

2012 Dempsey Racing

LMP2

Lola B12/87

Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8

M SEB LBH LGA 30/4

LIM

7/3

MOS MDO

9/4

ELK

9/2

BAL VIR ATL

Ret

3rd 53 

2013 Dempsey Racing/Del Piero

GTC

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup

Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6

Y SEB 29/6

LBH

26/6

LGA

21/2

LIM

30/7

MOS

25/4

ELK

27/4

BAL

16/4

AUS

23/3

VIR

23/6

ATL

23/2†

7th 87 

† Did not complete sufficient laps in order to score points.

Complete United SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Results are overall/class)


Year

Entrant

Class

Chassis

Engine

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

Rank

Points

2014 Dempsey Racing

GTD

Porsche 911 GT America

Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY 50/24

SEB

42/15

LGA

27/20

BEL WGL

23/4†

MOS

27/11

IMS

34/9

ELK

40/13

VIR

10/3

AUS

41/14

ATL

49/18†

24th

153

2015 Wright Motorsports

GTD

Porsche 911 GT America

Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 DAY 13/3

SEB LGA BEL WGL LIM ELK VIR AUS ATL 

33rd

31


† Did not complete sufficient laps in order to score points.

* Season still in progress.

Complete Porsche Supercup results

(key)


Year

Team

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

DC

Points

2014 Porsche AG ESP MON AUT GBR GER 23 HUN BEL ITA USA USA NC‡

0‡

2015 Porsche AG ESP

MON
AUT
GBR
HUN
BEL

29 BEL 23 ITA

ITA
USA
USA

NC‡

0‡


‡ As Dempsey was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results


Year

Entrant

Class

Car

Engine

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Rank

Points

2015 Dempsey Racing-Proton

LMGTE Am

Porsche 911 RSR

Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 SIL 6 SPA 5 LMS 2 NÜR 4 COA 4 FUJ 1 SHA 4 BHR 6th

116


Tully's CoffeeEdit

In January 2013, Dempsey announced that his company (Global Baristas) had secured the winning bid to purchase Seattle-based Tully's Coffee, which had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October. Dempsey's bid of $9.15M was enough to secure Tully's over the bids of six others including Starbucks. Dempsey's company will control 47 Tully's locations in the Seattle area, but not the online business which had been purchased by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in 2009.[36]

Following a legal dispute with investor group Global Baristas owner Michael Avenatti, Dempsey left the group, in effect officially leaving his managerial positions with Tully's. Dempsey filed a lawsuit on behalf of Global Baristas, claiming Avenatti borrowed $2 million against Tully's assets without informing Dempsey, rather than fully financing the coffee chain as was promised, calling the 15 percent interest rate on the loan "exorbitant" and sued for Avenatti to fund Tully's operations and meet its working capital needs, as well as for any damages owed the company. Soon after, Avenatti's office issued a second statement saying the partnership was dissolved and that Dempsey wished the lawyer and the company "all the best". Avenatti has stated the dispute was a "misunderstanding" and will continue operating with other investors and new management.[37][38]

Personal lifeEdit

Dempsey was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 12. As a result, it is necessary for him to memorize all his lines in order to perform, even for auditions where he was unlikely to get the part.[39][40]

Entertainment Weekly put Dempsey's hair on its end-of-the-decade "best-of" list, saying, "What made Grey's Anatomy a mega-medi-hit? It could have something to do with creator Shonda Rhimes' scalpel-sharp writing…or McDreamy's impossibly luxurious man hair. Just saying."[41] In 2005, People magazine ranked him second in its annual list of "Sexiest Men Alive"[42] and again in 2006.[43]

Dempsey has been married twice. In 1987,[5] he married his manager and mother of his best friend,[44] actress and acting coach, Rochelle "Rocky" Parker, when he was 21 and she 48.[4] She appeared with Dempsey in the film In the Mood. The couple divorced in 1994. She died in 2014.[45]

On July 31, 1999, Dempsey married hairstylist and makeup artist Jillian Fink.[44] The couple have three children, daughter Talula Fyfe[44][45][46] (born February 20, 2002), and twin sons Sullivan Patrick and Darby Galen (born February 1, 2007).[7][45] In January 2015, Fink filed for divorce,[47] but reconciled later in the year.[48]

Cancer-research philanthropyEdit

In 1997, Dempsey's mother, Amanda, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which subsequently relapsed five times. On March 24, 2014, she died in Lewiston, Maine, aged 79. In response to his mother's bouts with cancer, Dempsey helped start the Patrick Dempsey Center at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. In October 2009, when Dempsey introduced the first Dempsey Challenge, registration was closed after reaching the goal of 3,500 cyclists, runners and walkers. The event raised more than $1 million for the cancer center. His mother had been in the crowd as Dempsey finished his 50-mile ride.[49] The Challenge has since become an annual October event presented by Amgen in the Lewiston–Auburn area.[50]

FilmographyEdit

Film


Year

Title

Role

Notes

1985 The Stuff Underground Stuff buyer #2 Uncredited Heaven Help Us Corbet 1986 A Fighting Choice Kellin Taylor Meatballs III: Summer Job Rudy Gerner 1987 Can't Buy Me Love Ronald Miller Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy In the Mood Ellsworth 'Sonny' Wisecarver 1988 Some Girls Michael 1989 Loverboy Randy Bodek Happy Together Christopher Wooden 1990 Coupe de Ville Robert 'Bobby' Libner 1991 Mobsters Meyer Lansky Run Charlie Farrow 1993 Bank Robber Billy 1993 Face the Music Charlie Hunter 1994 With Honors Everett Calloway 1995 Outbreak Jimbo Scott 1997 Hugo Pool Floyd Gaylen 1998 Denial Sam 1998 Jeremiah Jeremiah 1998 The Escape Clayton 2000 Scream 3 Det. Mark Kincaid 2002 Sweet Home Alabama Andrew Hennings The Emperor's Club Older Louis Masoudi 2003 Lucky 7 Peter Connor 2004 Iron Jawed Angels Ben Weissman 2006 Brother Bear 2 Kenai Voice Direct-to-video 2007 Freedom Writers Scott Casey Enchanted Robert Philip Nominated–MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (with Amy Adams)

Nominated—National Movie Award for Best Performance — Male 

2008 Made of Honor Tom Bailey 2010 Valentine's Day Harrison Copeland 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Dylan Gould Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor Flypaper Tripp Also producer 2016 Bridget Jones's Baby Jack Qwant Filming

Television


Television


Year

Title

Role

Notes

1986 Fast Times Mike Damone 7 episodes Disneyland Kellin Taylor Episode: A Fighting Choice 1989 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! The Plant Voice

Episode: Super Plant/The Pied Koopa 

1993 JFK: Reckless Youth John F. Kennedy Miniseries 1996 A Season in Purgatory Harrison Burns Miniseries 1997 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Pierre Arronax Movie 1998 Jeremiah (de) Jeremiah Movie[51] 1998 Crime and Punishment Raskolnikov Movie 2000; 2001 Will & Grace Matthew 3 episodes 2000; 2002 Once and Again Aaron Brooks 4 episodes

Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series 

2001 Blonde Cass Movie 2003 Lucky 7 Peter Connor Movie Karen Sisco Carl Wilkens Episode: Blown Away 2004 Iron Jawed Angels Ben Weissman Movie The Practice Dr. Paul Stewart 3 episodes 2005–2015 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Derek Shepherd 236 episodes Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast in a Drama Series People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Star

Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Star
Won—People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor 

2009; 2012 Private Practice Dr. Derek Shepherd 2 episodes

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