Eric Dane News

We know Eric Dane is checking out of Grey's Anatomy, but is Mark Sloan also checking out of ... Earth? This Twitter pic from Patrick Dempsey certainly implies as much.
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Eric Dane, 34, is the oldest of two brothers. His father was an architect and interior designer based in San Francisco, where Eric was born. Dane married actress Rebecca Gayheart on October 29, 2004.

Dane's first major feature film appearance was in the 1999 film The Basket, a movie about a small town near Spokane, Washington during World War I.

He has also appeared in the films Sol Goode, Feast, Open Water 2, and as the character of Multiple Man (Jamie Madrox) in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand.

On the small screen, Dane has a number of guest star credits with his appearances on Charmed, Roseanne, Married with Children, Silk Stalkings, and Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane.

He has appeared in several made-for-TV films, including Serving in Silence, about Margarethe Cammermeyer. He also appeared in the 2004 remake of the Manson family biopic, Helter Skelter, as a member of the Manson clan.

Dane had recurring roles on the shows Gideon's Crossing (ABC's short-lived medical drama), The American Embassy, and Charmed. He appeared in seasons five and six as Phoebe Halliwell's year-long boyfriend, Jason Dean.

In early 2006, Dane made an appearance on Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Mark Sloan, nicknamed "McSteamy," who is the catalyst behind the infamous breakup of Derek and Addison Shepherd.

Positive response to his appearance led to Dane being a contract player for the show's third season, and his first appearance in the season has been labeled a "watercooler moment" in a scene with the aformentioned married couple. Dane appeared in the last scene of the episode, as fans are not soon to forget, kwearing only a strategically placed towel.

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When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.


Callie: Did anyone ever think you two were a couple?
Meredith: No, because we screw boys like whores on tequila.
Cristina: Then we either try to marry them or drown ourselves.
Callie: Huh.