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Short Info

Net Worth$7 million dollars
Date Of BirthNovember 9, 1972
SpouseRebecca Gayheart
FactBest friends with Balthazar Getty and is the godfather of Getty's son, Cassius.
PaymentsEarned $150,000 from X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Eric Dane is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Dr. Mark Sloan on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. He has also appeared in films such as X-Men: The Last Stand and Marley & Me.

Dane was born in San Francisco, California, on November 9, 1972. His parents are Leah (née Cushing), a homemaker, and Bill Dane, an interior designer. He has an older brother, Bill Jr., and a younger sister, Ashley. Dane’s father is of Danish descent and his mother is of English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. He was raised in the Marin County town of Tiburon.

Dane attended San Francisco State University, where he studied English literature. He began his acting career in the early 1990s, appearing in a number of television commercials and guest-starring roles on television shows such as Married… with Children, The Wonder Years, Roseanne, and Party of Five. In 1997, he had a small role in the film The Basket Case 2.

Dane’s breakout role came in 1999 with the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. He played the role of Dr. Mark Sloan for 11 seasons, until his character was killed off in the show’s 12th season. Dane’s performance on Grey’s Anatomy earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama in 2006.

In addition to his work on Grey’s Anatomy, Dane has appeared in a number of films, including X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Valentine’s Day (2010), and Marley & Me (2008). He has also guest-starred on several television shows, including CSI: Miami and Hawaii Five-0.

Dane married actress Rebecca Gayheart in 2004. The couple has two daughters: Billie Beatrice (born 2010) and Georgia Geraldine (born 2011). Dane and Gayheart separated in February 2018 and divorced in April 2018.

Dane has been open about his struggles with depression and addiction. In 2011, he entered rehab for treatment of an addiction to painkillers.

Dane is 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and has blue eyes and blond hair.

General Info

Full NameEric Dane
Net Worth$7 million dollars
Date Of BirthNovember 9, 1972
Height1.85 m
EducationSequoia High School, San Mateo High School


SpouseRebecca Gayheart
ChildrenBillie Beatrice Dane, Georgia Dane
ParentsLeah Dane


AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Television Ensemble
NominationsPeople's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Actor
MoviesBurlesque, Valentine's Day, Marley & Me, Wedding Wars, Open Water 2: Adrift, X-Men: The Last Stand, Painkiller Jane, Feast, Helter Skelter, Sol Goode, The Basket, Seduced by Madness, Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, Grey Lady, Ball & Chain
TV ShowsProject Greenlight, Charmed, The American Embassy, Gideon's Crossing, Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane, Married... with Children, Grey's Anatomy, The Last Ship, Crisis Center

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Marley & Me (2008)$500,000
Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)$150,000
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)$150,000


1Television is a lot of fun. It's faster-paced. The schedule is really desirable, I guess. But as far as films go, and I've only done a couple; film is like a definitive beginning, middle and end. You know your character's arch.
2Going to the gym and looking for a specific result is a short-lived existence, as opposed to going to the gym and adopting it as a lifestyle. Develop a routine, because it's much harder to break it if you have one. If you have no routine, you have nothing to break, so discipline goes out the window.
3I don't know if there's any change more significant that a human being can make than that of a woman becoming a mother. There's no change more dramatic.
4I go eat a sandwich for lunch and have a milk shake and miss going to the gym for 10 days, and somebody snaps a picture of me on the beach, and all of a sudden, I've lost it. Why do I need to be perfect all the time?
5I make really good chicken soup, sort of from scratch. I don't make my own stock. I just use a base like a chicken stock, but everything else, all the ingredients, I do on my own.
6I'm a goal setter, but in broad strokes. I don't have a by-October-2009-I-want-to-be-here plan. All I do is work with an element of challenge and an element of enjoyment. With that, anything can happen.
7The action genre is not always the most synonymous with character development.
8On 'Grey's Anatomy,' I didn't have to move too much. I think I ran through the hospital three times.
9I couldn't comprehend a 35-year-old woman gravitating toward a 70-year-old man.
10Never ask a woman when she's due unless you know for a fact she's expecting.
11I'm out of bed before the alarm goes off.
12Some of the greatest actors on the planet are the most insecure people. Now I don't know if that insecurity necessarily equates to a lack of confidence. Some people are just very shy individuals. You give them a character to play and a script, and you put them in front of a camera or on a stage, and they just go.
13With a pilot, there's a lot of information that gets packed into 46 minutes or whatever it is. Usually what happens is that, throughout the season, you get to spend a little more quality time with the characters and get to know them a bit better, whether it's based on circumstance or relationships they've created with other characters.
14I do like to cook. But I only cook a few things, but those few things I do really well.
15Sometimes I feel like I'm lacking a playfulness. I envy guys who are consistently able to maintain a playful, optimistic perspective on things.
16My skin is very sensitive.


1Filming Marley & Me (2008) in South Florida. [March 2008]
2Co-starring on the hit TV show Grey's Anatomy (2005). [October 2006]
3Birth of his second child, a daughter, Georgia Geraldine Dane on December 28, 2011.
4He has English, German, Scottish, Finnish, Russian Jewish, and Austrian Jewish ancestry.
5Eric and his wife, Rebecca Gayheart, are expecting their second child [July 9, 2011].
6Had voluntarily checked himself into a L.A. rehab clinic to battle an addiction to painkillers [July 20, 2011].
7He and his wife, Rebecca Gayheart, became the parents of a girl, Billie Beatrice Dane, on March 3, 2010, in Los Angeles.
8Expecting his first child with wife Rebecca Gayheart [September 28, 2009].
9Eric and wife Rebecca Gayheart introduced Charlie Sheen to his wife, Brooke Mueller.
10Best friends with Balthazar Getty and is the godfather of Getty's son, Cassius.




The Blue Mauritius2017pre-productionPeter Underwood
Grey Lady2017Doyle
The Last Ship2014-2016TV SeriesCO CDR Tom Chandler
The Fixer2015TV Mini-SeriesCarter
Grey's Anatomy2006-2012TV SeriesDr. Mark Sloan
Valentine's Day2010/ISean Jackson
Private Practice2009-2010TV SeriesDr. Mark Sloan
Marley & Me2008Sebastian
Wedding Wars2006TV MovieBen Grandy
Open Water 2: Adrift2006Dan
X-Men: The Last Stand2006Multiple Man
X-Men: The Official Game2006Video GameMultiple Man (voice)
Painkiller Jane2005TV MovieNick
Las Vegas2004TV SeriesLeo Broder
Helter Skelter2004TV MovieCharles "Tex" Watson
Charmed2003-2004TV SeriesJason Dean
Sol Goode2003Overly Dramatic Actor
The American Embassy2002TV SeriesRob Goodwin
Ball & Chain2001TV MovieJack
Gideon's Crossing2001TV SeriesDr. Wyatt Cooper
Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane2000TV SeriesAlec
The Basket1999Tom Emery
Crisis Center1997TV SeriesMark Kelly
Roseanne1996TV SeriesBellhop
Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story1996TV Mini-SeriesNick
Silk Stalkings1996TV SeriesJustin Whalen
Married with Children1995TV SeriesOliver Cole
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story1995TV MovieMatt
The Wonder Years1993TV SeriesBrett
Renegade1992TV SeriesJimmy Warren
Saved by the Bell1991TV SeriesTad Pogue


The Last Ship2015-2016TV Series producer - 20 episodes


Grey's Anatomy2011TV Series performer - 1 episode


American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
Harry2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest 3rd Hour Co-Anchor
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Apollo Night LA2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
The Chew2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2007-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Talk2015TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin2015TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Conan2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Male Actor in a Drama Series
People Magazine Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2006-2014TV SeriesHimself
The View2014TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006-2012TV SeriesHimself
Ariana Savalas: Perfect Man2012Video shortHimself
My American Cousin2008DocumentaryHimself
Big Night of Stars2008TV MovieHimself
Rachael Ray2007TV SeriesHimself
Anatomía Unplugged2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2007TV SeriesHimself
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007TV SeriesHimself
The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Gays on Strike: The Truth Behind Wedding Wars2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Project Greenlight2005TV SeriesHimself
Love Chain2003TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks2014TV Series documentaryHero
E! Special: Burlesque2011TV MovieHimself
Come Rain or Come Shine: From Grey's Anatomy to Private Practice2007TV MovieDr. Mark Sloan
Grey's Anatomy: Come Rain or Shine2007TV MovieDr. Mark Sloan
Grey's Anatomy: Every Moment Counts2007TV MovieDr. Mark Sloan
Grey's Anatomy: Complications of the Heart2006TV MovieDr. Mark Sloan
Getting Into Grey's Anatomy2006TV MovieDr. Mark Sloan
Charmed2006TV SeriesJason Dean


Won Awards

2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, TelevisionGrey's Anatomy (2005)

Nominated Awards

2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Cable TV Actor
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearGrey's Anatomy (2005)
2007Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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