Patrick Galen Dempsey (born January 13, 1966) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated American actor who first became prominent in Hollywood during the late 1980s. He is also known for his role as neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd (Dr. McDreamy) on the medical drama Grey's Anatomy. During the 2000s, he also appeared in several film roles, including The Emperor's Club and Freedom Writers. Dempsey, an Irish American, was born in Lewiston, Maine and grew up in Turner, Maine, the youngest of three children born to Amanda and William Dempsey. Dempsey attended St. Dominic Regional High School for his senior year, where his mother worked as a secretary, but dropped out before he graduated. He was an adept juggler, tying for second in a national juggling competition. Patrick also spent some of his school years in the Town of Buckfield, Maine, where he attended Buckfield High School in the MSAD #39 (Maine School Administrative District) for his freshmen through junior years. His mother was secretary to...This information was automatically generated from Freebase article Patrick Dempsey. You should replace/update it...