|Painkiller Jane||Actor||Nick Pierce||7|
|Private Practice||2007 2007, 2009||Actor||Dr. Mark Sloan||20077|
|Charmed||2006 2003 - 2004, 2006||Actor||Jason Dean||20067|
|Grey's Anatomy||2012 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2013||Actor||Dr Mark Sloan||20127|
|The Last Ship||2013 2012 - 2013||Actor||Captain Tom Chandler||20137|
|The American Embassy||2002 2002||Actor||Rob Goodwin||20027|
|Wedding Wars||Actor||Ben Reede||7|
|Gideon's Crossing||Actor||Dr Wyatt Cooper||7|
|Marley & Me||2008||Actor||Sebastian Tunney||20087|
|Las Vegas||2004 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|Painkiller Jane||2006 2005 - 2006||Actor||Nick Pierce||20067|
|Valentine's Day||2010||Actor||Sean Jackson||20107|
|The Basket||2000||Actor||Tom Emery||20007|
|Helter Skelter||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||Charles "Tex" Watson||20047|
|Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story||Actor||Matt||7|
|The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||Presenter||20087|
|Crisis Center||1997 1996 - 1997||Actor||Fraternity President||19977|
|Zoe...||2000 1999 - 2000||Actor||Alec||20007|
|X-Men: The Last Stand||2006||Actor||Multiple Man||20067|
|Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story||Actor||Nick||7|
|Married... With Children||1994 1994||Actor||Oliver||19947|
|The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards||2012 2011 - 2012||Cameo||(Opening Sequence)||1|
|Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief||2010 2009 - 2010||Actor||Participant||20107|
|First major film appearance in the WWI drama, "The Basket"|
|Made television debut on "The Wonder Years" (ABC)|
|Co-starred on the ABC medical drama "Gideon's Crossing"|
|First leading role in a feature, "Open Water 2"|
|Joined the cast of ABC's medical drama, "Grey's Anatomy" in the recurring role of Dr. Mark Sloan; became a regular cast member in the third season (2006)|
|Joined Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson in "Marley & Me"|
|Portrayed a member of the Manson clan in the TV-movie "Helter Skelter" (CBS)|
|Cast as Jamie Madrox the Multiple Man in "X-Men 3: The Last Stand"|
|Co-starred with Cher and Christina Aguilera in "Burlesque"|
|Had a recurring role on "Charmed (WB) as Phoebe Halliwell's boyfriend Jason Dean|
|Played a closeted football player in the Garry Marshall's "Valentine's Day"|
|Played bit parts on the TV series "Married with Children" (Fox) and "Roseanne" (ABC)|
Born Eric William Dane in San Francisco, CA on Nov. 9, 1972, Dane caught the acting bug while in high school, where he also excelled at sports. His interest lead him to amateur stage work, where his participation in a production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" solidified his passion for acting from that moment on. He relocated to Los Angeles and made his TV debut in a 1991 episode of "Saved by the Bell" (NBC, 1989-1993). More supporting roles in episodic work followed, including appearances on "The Wonder Years" (ABC, 1988-1993) and "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997), and in TV-movies like "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story" (1995). His feature film debut came in 1999 with "The Basket," a historical drama with Peter Coyote and Karen Allen.
Dane's first turn as a TV doctor came the following year with the ill-fated medical drama "Gideon's Crossing" (ABC, 2000-01), which was intended to give star Andre Braugher a home for his formidable talents. Though the series lasted just 20 episodes, it did serve as a conduit for Dane to meet actress Lara Flynn Boyle via a cross-over episode with her series "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004). The pair were an item for a brief but arguably intimate period in between her back-and-forth relationship with Jack Nicholson - reportedly, with Boyle going so far as to ink Dane's name on her person.
Following "Gideon," Dane gave TV another shot with "The American Embassy" (Fox, 2002), a comedy-drama about the staff of the U.S. Embassy in England from actor/director/producer Danny DeVito's Jersey Pictures. However, the show disappeared without a trace after just four episodes. Undeterred, Dane moved next to the WB Network as a recurring character on their venerable supernatural series' fifth and sixth seasons of "Charmed" (1998-2006), playing the boss-turned-boyfriend to witch Phoebe (Alyssa Milano), before departing after discovering her magical abilities.
Dane shifted gears dramatically in 2004 for the TV-movie remake of "Helter Skelter," for which he played Manson Family member Charles "Tex" Watson, who participated in the horrific Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969. That same year, he married former "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress and model, Rebecca Gayheart. In an intriguing bit of "small-town" irony, Gayheart had been previously engaged to filmmaker Brett Ratner, who would direct Dane in "X-Men: The Last Stand" only a year later.
The years 2005-06 saw Dane's profile rise considerably; he had the lead role in the much-publicized but little-seen "Feast" (2005), which was the focus of the third "Project Greenlight" (HBO/Bravo, 2000- ) season. He also appeared in a small but memorable role in the third "X-Men" movie, "X-Men: The Last Stand" - that of evil mutant Multiple Man, who, while serving under Sir Ian McKellen's Magneto in the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, is able to duplicate himself. Dane completed this trifecta by starring that year in a German horror feature, "Adrift," which turned up briefly in America under the title "Open Water 2."
But it was "Grey's Anatomy" which pushed Dane to a whole different level of fame. Appearing as the slightly roguish Dr. Sloan, Dane's character served the all-important function of having broken up Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and his wife, Dr. Addison Montgomery-Shepherd (Kate Walsh). The response to Dane's appearance (especially after emerging from the shower in that towel) helped earn him a place on the popular show's third season, where the tension between him and Shepherd (a.k.a. "Dr. McDreamy) quickly escalated to violent levels - with McDreamy decking McSteamy in his first episode as a regular after he was seen flirting with the show's star and McDreamy's crush, Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo). This bit of male cat-fighting, complete with emasculating nicknames and the occasional shower/towel scene, delighted the show's devoted audience and gave former ratings victor "C.S.I: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ) a run for its money in the Nielsen race.
|Lara Boyle||Companion||Dated briefly in 2001; No longer together|
|Billie Dane||Daughter||Born March 3, 2010; mother, Rebecca Gayheart|
|Georgia Dane||Daughter||Born Dec. 28, 2011; mother, Rebecca Gayheart|
|Rebecca Gayheart||Wife||Married Oct. 29, 2004 in Las Vegas, NV|
|Alyssa Milano||Companion||Rumored to have briefly dated in 2003; No longer together|
|In August 2010, Dane and his wife Rebecca Gayheart won a legal battle against Gawker.com, claiming the web site last year unlawfully posted footage and "maliciously" distributed a raunchy homemade video that featured the couple indulging in a threesome with former Miss Teen USA Kari Ann Peniche. Gawker agreed to take down the video and pay an undisclosed sum to the couple in exchange for no further legal action.|
|On July 20, 2011, it was announced that Dane entered a rehab clinic in Los Angeles to battle an addiction to painkillers. The news came just a few weeks after People magazine confirmed that Dane and his wife Rebecca Gayheart were expecting their second child.|
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