Patrick Dempsey is a star that everybody loves, he is best known for his role as Dr derrick McDreamy shepherd in the medical tv drama series grey’s anatomy. He has also appeared in much other television series and feature films and was nominated for an Emmy award, however, the truth is that Dempsey wanted to become many other things before becoming an actor while he’s known for his big acting roles. Now he’s led a life that has made him quite a unique individual outside of the spotlight.
10 Facts Know About Patrick Dempsey
1 He Wasn’t Originally Set To Play Dr. Derrick Shepherd
Derek shepherd became a favorite among grey’s anatomy fans and Patrick Dempsey became a widely known name but even though Shonda rhimes has shared she knew he was her McDreamy the moment she saw him there were other actors considered to play the role of robalo was offered the role of Derek and turned down the offer in favor of starring in another medical drama dr vegas which unfortunately only ran for 10 episodes.
2 He Once Saved A 17-Year-Old Boy After A Car Crash
He was a doctor for some time on grey’s anatomy and we truly believe his gig on the show helped him learn some of the tricks and tips of the trade-in 2012 the grey’s anatomy star saved a teen from a car crash the accident happened during the evening and before the vehicle hit Dempsey’s front yard it flipped multiple times luckily for the teenager Dempsey was home when the incident happened and came to his rescue the hero used a fire extinguisher and a crowbar to pull the 17-year-old boy to safety.
3 He Has Been Struggling With Dyslexia
Patrick Dempsey was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was 12. to this day he struggles with reading scripts so he relies on memorization to master the lines of his character to make sure his acting is exceptional despite dyslexia he claimed in a Life magazine interview.
“Because of acting, I had to learn to work through my reading issues. I had private coaching. If I couldn’t read a line, I had someone tell it to me.”
4 He Was Aiming For A Career In Competitive Skiing
There is much more to Patrick Dempsey than meets the eye entertaining in sports came naturally to him as a teen Dempsey excelled at skiing when he won the state championship in slalom at the age of 13 he set his sights on making the u.s Olympic ski team, unfortunately, a bad fall before an event injured his spine and dealt a blow to his confidence he told men’s journal
“I lost something. I never skied with the same speed.”
Car racing is one of the biggest things Patrick Dempsey talks about when he discusses his interests and hobbies he even used his entire paycheck from his first movie to buy a 1963 Ferrari 356. he told esquire
“I bought it off the street for under 10 grand best things I ever bought. I loved it because it was a symbol of making it. I didn’t have any money but I had a cool car. It’s such an iconic car and I drove it daily for 10years.”
Patrick Dempsey is also a racer for Porsche and the owner of a sports car racing team Dempsey racing and the co-owner of the vision racing team in Indycar.
For a haircut, Patrick Dempsey and Jillian fink have one of the most adorable stories of how they met fink is a hairstylist and makeup artist and the two met when Dempsey made an appointment at a salon to have a haircut with her for three years.
She cut his hair before he finally decided to make a move after that their relationship moved rather quickly as they moved in together not long after their first date and got married in 1999 since then they’ve become a power couple as his career took off with grey’s anatomy and fink has become one of the most popular makeup artists and hairstylists in Hollywood.
Patrick Dempsey told extra that he wanted to be a clown when he was growing up and he went so far as to apply for clown school he said
“Barnum and Bailly have a clown school that you have to go through to get into the circus. I put the form in and I was too young and I didn’t get accepted.”
8 He Dropped Out of School
Patrick Dempsey is another celebrity that we get to add to the list of extremely successful high school dropouts at 17 he dropped out of high school to pursue acting years later though he received an honorary doctorate degree of humane letters from Bowdoin college in recognition of his efforts to support cancer treatment and research in his home state of Maine.
9 He Can Juggle
Patrick Dempsey was an adept juggle growing up he said
“That was my first job, to juggle, and I went to Cleveland Ohio in 1983 and placed second in the international juniors juggling competition.”
he can still juggle though he admits he’s not as good as he used to be the demonstrated the three-ball cascade during his interview on-ear red carpet and award shows in 2016.
Patrick Dempsey teamed up with Avon to create three unique scents unscripted was released in 2008 and Patrick Dempsey ii came out in2009his third fragrance is a bit confusing because it’s listed under two different titles life and the legacy it seems the title just depends on where you purchase it from all of Dempsey’s fragrances are mainly sense and the first two remain the most popular unscripted is a woody aromatic fragrance made with cardamom pepper fig and lavender Patrick dempsey2 takes a different approach with afresh citrus scent mixed with woody notes.