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Happy Birthday, Patrick Dempsey!

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The undisputed leading man of Grey's Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey, turns 43 today. Happy birthday, Patrick! The Maine native first rose to fame so long ago, many Grey's Anatomy fans probably aren't even familiar with what the star used to look like:

Young Patrick Dempsey

Hey, it was the late 1980s. We forgive McDreamy for the hair. While he was always a successful working actor, his second turn at stardom came early in 2005 when Derek Shepherd woke up in Meredith Grey's bed in the Grey's Anatomy pilot.

What a great ride it's been since.

Here's a little photo gallery of Patrick in honor of his big day. Click to enlarge!

  • Hunkiest TV Star Ever!
  • Patrick Dempsey Rides
  • What a McDreamy Individual
  • Too Sexy
  • A Pair of Stars
  • Young Pat
  • Senor Suave
  • Cover of E-Dubs
  • A Patrick Portrait
  • Race Car Drivin'
  • A Young Stud
  • Patrick & Jillian Dempsey at the Emmys
  • Sad Shepherd
  • Patrick & Jillian Dempsey
  • Patrick: Life Cover
  • It's Twins!
  • Patrick Dempsey Versace Ad
  • Jillian and Patrick Dempsey
  • Man of the Hour
  • Old Friends Again?
  • Hotness
  • Best Looks Ever
  • And Some MerDer Love Too
  • So, Come Here Often?

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    Happy birthday Patrick! You are like wine, the older, the better ♥

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    Happy birthday!

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    Happy Birthday Late
    I have been a fan of yours for a long time. I also am an Avon Representative and is very excited about having your wife Jillian working with Avon. Congratulations also on your twins. That must keep you both very busy. God bless you.

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    Feliz aniversario Patrick,voce é igual ao vinho,quanto mais velho melhor.Parabens!

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    Happy Belated Birthday you sexy man!
    I love McDreamy, amazing actor, keep up the good work!
    Love you!

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    For the photo:terrific hair!

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    Happy birthday to the sexiest Capricorn on the planet.

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MCDREAMY!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i hpoe you feel better & healthy all the time!
    YOU'RE AWESOME & GREAT! and what are your plans at 2009? AND BE THE HOTNESS GUY!!!!!

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MCDREAMY!!!
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    HAPPY (belated)BIRTHDAY PATRICK!! Another year and up another degree on the hotness scale! Stay beautiful!