Faces to watch: Patrick Dempsey (1988)

Note: This article may feature affiliate links, and purchases made may earn us a commission at no extra cost to you. Find out more here.

Facebook
Pinterest
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email

The man who moved on to play “McDreamy” (aka Dr Derek Shepherd) on Grey’s Anatomyir?t=andwhatsnext 20&l=ur2&o=1 was just 21 years old when this article was published.

patrick dempsey 1987 1988

Hot Splice: Faces to watch

“I’m not going to be a Dustin Hoffman or a Warren Beatty,” 21-year-old Patrick Dempsey tells Splice. “We already have those. I’m going to be a Patrick Dempsey. Who’s that? Well, that’s what I’m trying to work on.”

So far, Patrick’s work has paid off. Last summer, he won the hearts of moviegoers as the terminally untrendy high school seniuor Ronald Miller — who pays for the attention of cheerleader Cindy Mancini (Amanda Peterson) — in Can’t Buy me Love. And as Ellsworth “Sonny” Wisecarver, the 14-year-old California boy who made headlines in 1944 by marrying a woman six years his senior in In The Mood, Patrick proved he could strut is stuff in front of the camera.

“I started juggling and riding a unicycle when I was 16,” he says. “Later, I got my first play with the Main Acting Company. One night, on my birthday, I just decided that this is what I want to do.”

PS: If you liked this article, please share it! You can also get our free newsletter, follow us on Facebook & Pinterest, plus see exclusive retro-inspired products in our shop. Thanks for visiting!

Facebook
Pinterest
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email

You might also like...

The fun never ends:

Comments on this story

Leave a comment here!

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

See some of our books!