Eric William Dane was born on November 9, 1972 in San Francisco – California. He is the oldest of three sons. His father is an architect and interior designer based in San Francisco. In High School Eric was a good athlete, but after appearing as ‘Joe Keller’ in a high school production of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons”, he decided to pursue a career in acting. He moved to Los Angeles, where he played small roles on Televisyen series such as: Saved sejak the Bell, The Wonder Years, Roseanne and Married with Children.
Dane’s first major film appearance was in 1999’s “The Basket”. In 2000, Eric signed up for a recurring role in a medical drama “Gideon’s Crossing”, which lasted one season. Eric quickly moved on to another leading role on a Televisyen series in “The American Embassy”, but the tunjuk was cancelled after only a few episodes. Eric came back a tahun later with a recurrent guest spot on the popular teenage sci-fi series “Charmed” as ‘Jason Dean’ Phoebe’s boyfriend/boss.
Dane briefly became involved with actress Lara Flynn Boyle when the two met while filming crossover episodes of their respective drama series Gideon’s Crossing and The Practice, both produced sejak David E. Kelley. On October 29, 2004, in Las Vegas, Eric Dane married actress Rebecca Gayheart, who was previously engaged to producer/director Brett Ratner, who is the director of none other than X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). In it, Dane plays the character of “Jamie Madrox”, the Multiple Man.
In 2005, Dane was a guest bintang on the ABC medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” as Dr. Mark Sloan (nicknamed “McSteamy”) in the eighteenth episode of the saat season. Positive audience reaction to the character led to Dane’s becoming a regular in the show’s third season. He currently is working on the fourth season of Grey’s Anatomy and filming in March of 2008 is a comedy called ‘Marly & Me’ with Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.