Patrick Dempsey

1966 - Today

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Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is an American actor and race car driver, best known for his role as neurosurgeon Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd in Grey's Anatomy. He had early success as an actor, starring in a number of films in the 1980s, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick Dempsey has received more than 11,624,938 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Patrick Dempsey is the 782nd most popular actor (down from 671st in 2019), the 1,470th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,357th in 2019) and the 391st most popular American Actor.

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  • 48

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  • 5.71

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  • 3.76

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Among actors, Patrick Dempsey ranks 782 out of 10,030Before him are Dolores del Río, Gillian Anderson, Jeremy Brett, Norman Reedus, Betty White, and Christine Baranski. After him are Mistinguett, Bob Fosse, Oskar Werner, Wade Williams, Dominique Sanda, and Maria Schneider.

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Among people born in 1966, Patrick Dempsey ranks 20Before him are Vincent Cassel, Roman Abramovich, René Higuita, David Cameron, Kiefer Sutherland, and Robin Wright. After him are David Schwimmer, Zoran Milanović, Cindy Crawford, Mikhail Mishustin, Stefan Edberg, and Julen Lopetegui.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Patrick Dempsey ranks 1,470 out of 15,968Before him are William Styron (1925), George Dantzig (1914), Leslie Groves (1896), Paul Flory (1910), George Stigler (1911), and Christine Baranski (1952). After him are Norman Mailer (1923), Merce Cunningham (1919), Steve Bannon (1953), Bob Fosse (1927), Kenneth Waltz (1924), and Roy O. Disney (1893).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Patrick Dempsey ranks 391Before him are Holland Taylor (1943), Mark Harmon (1951), Gillian Anderson (1968), Norman Reedus (1969), Betty White (1922), and Christine Baranski (1952). After him are Bob Fosse (1927), Wade Williams (1961), Shirley Knight (1936), Jack Black (1969), Steve Carell (1962), and Michael Madsen (1957).

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