Eric Dane

Who is Eric Dane?

Eric Dane is an American actor who has been involved in this show business since 1991, and to date, he has worked here actively. Initially, he started his acting career by working in television series and slowly made it into films. His debut series and film were ‘Saved by the Bell’ in 1991 and ‘The Basket’ in 1999. Likewise, he is well-known for his role in the 2005 TV series ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ where he has played Dr. Mark Sloan. Eric is also a social worker whose hands are in charitable works. Moreover, he is also involved in a nonprofit organization that provides income opportunities to people who face financial problems.

Quick Info 
Full Name
Eric T. Melvin
Birth Date9 November 1972
Birth PlaceFrancisco, California, United States
Net Worth 2020$7 million
Parents NameWillian Melvin
Leah Dane
SpouseRebecca Gayheart (2004-2018)
ChildrenGeorgia Geraldine Dane, Billie Beatrice Dane
Height, Weight6 feet and 1 inch
89 kg (196lbs)

Eric Dane


Eric T. Melvin was born on 9 November 1972 in San Francisco, California, United States. His father was an architect named Willian Melvin, and his mother, Leah Dane, was a homemaker. Sadly, Eric’s father died when he was seven years old. So, he was raised by his mother, along with his younger brother. Moreover, he is currently 48 years old with a Scorpio sun sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Eric Dane holds an American nationality, and as per his ethnicity, he belongs to White. His ancestry is English, Finnish, German, Austrian, and Jewish. He follows Judaism as his religion. Besides this, he stands 6 feet and 1 inch (1.85m/185cm) tall and weighs around 89 kg (196lbs). Moreover, Eric has an athletic body type with blue eye color and salt and pepper hair color.


Eric Dane attended two high schools, Sequoia High School and San Mateo High School. He received his graduation in 1991. Moreover, Eric was a member of the water polo team in his school days. Rather than pursuing his career in sports, he decided to be an actor.

Personal Life

Eric Dane previously dated actress Lara Flynn and Alyssa Milano. He then hitched with actress Rebecca Gayheart on 29 October 2004. This couple gave birth to two daughters. First is Billie Beatrice Dane, born in 2010, and the second one is Georgia Geraldine Dane, born in 2011. Sadly, Eric and Rebecca got separated after 14 years of togetherness in 2018.

Moreover, Eric has also faced controversies. His wife and another woman called Kari Ann Peniches’s nude tape were found, which made a lot of gossip in the news and media.

Eric Dane


Eric Dane is active in his social media handles. His Instagram account (@realericdane) has 2.3 million followers, and his Twitter account (@RealEricDane) has 255.3 thousand followers. Likewise, his Facebook page has 181.14 thousand likes and 972.58 thousand followers.


Film of Eric Dane

Eric Dane made his first film role as Tom in ‘The Basket’ in 1999. He then appeared in movies in 2003 film called ‘Sold Goode.’ After this, he was cast in the 2005 film ‘Feast’ as the character name Hero. Similarly, his main role came in the 2006 film ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ where he played Jamie Madrox. The same year, he also featured in ‘Open Water 2: Adrift’ as Dan. In 2008, he featured in the comedy-drama film ‘Marley & Me,’ and in 2010, he got to play two films. It was a romantic film ‘Valentine’s Day’ where he played Sean and in ‘Burlesque,’ a backstage musical film. Moreover, his last played film is ‘Grey Lady,’ where he portrayed Doyle’s role.

Television series

Eric Dane landed his debut small-screen role in an episode of ‘Saved by the Bell in 1991. For a few years, he appeared in an episode of some series like ‘Renegade,’ ‘The Wonder Years’ and ‘Marries.. with Children.’ after this, he made into two television films ‘Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story’ and ‘ Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story’ in 1995 and 1996 respectively. Till 2005, he had roles in other series like ‘Silk Stalkings,’ ‘The American Embassy,’ ‘ Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jan3,’ ‘Charmed,’ etc. Likewise, Eric received his first breakthrough role through his 2006 medical drama TV series ’12 Grey’s Anatomy,’ which lasted till 2012. He played the role of Dr. Mark Sloan and appeared in 138 episodes. Moreover, he also received many nominations and awards from this role.

Furthermore, he appeared in ‘Private Practise’ as a guest star in two episodes in 2009. Likewise, his other main role came in the 2014 series ‘The Last Ship,’ where he played Tom Chandler. This series lasted till 2018, and he appeared in 56 episodes from season t to 5. In 2018, he also had a voice role in ‘Family Guy.’ His recently played series was a teen drama TV series ‘Euphoria’ in 2019. Additionally, he has Cal Jacobs, and the other stars are Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, etc. This series received positive reviews and responses from critics and audiences.

Eric Dane


Eric Dane has received Satellite Awards and Screen Actors Guild Award for his outstanding cast for the series ‘Greys’ Anatomy’ in 2006 and 2007.

Net Worth of Eric Dane

Eric Dane is an amazing actor with outstanding acting skills who has won the hearts of many people. His net worth is $7 million as of 2020.


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