Dempsey in 2016
|Born||Patrick Galen Dempsey
January 13, 1966
Lewiston, Maine, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jillian Fink (1999-), Rochelle “Rocky” Parker (1987-1994)|
|United SportsCar Championship career|
|Current team||Dempsey Racing|
|Best finish||18th in 2014|
|Finished last season||18th|
Rolex Sports Car Series
|24 Hours of Le Mans career|
|Best finish||2nd (2015)|
As obvious as it sounds, I strongly recommend shopping at a specialty bike store. They are the experts, and they will be able to help you decide which bike is best for you.
When I left Maine, I always wanted to be a working actor. I never cared too much about being the star. I just wanted to do the work and get on with it.
I started off as a juggler. I used to do a half-hour show on the weekends to make money as a kid. Then I went to Cleveland, Ohio in 1983 to the international jugglers competition junior division and came second. So that was my first job, being a juggler.
I did a play called 'On Golden Pond' in a dinner theater in Maine and then went to New York for a talent competition having put together a three-man juggling routine and some one-liners and I got myself an agent from that.
I think dreams can come true, but not necessarily like fairy-tales. It's not always so perfect like that.
When you discover first love as a teenager, your whole life revolves around it and you open yourself up to it.
I know it can be dangerous, but I love racing. I worry my wife, but she knows it's important to me.
I look forward to a time when my career in a place where I can get out of Los Angeles and find a nice small town like I grew up in to raise my family.
Fame is a delicate and dangerous creature; I saw people who didn't honor it, who refused to take responsibility for it, get destroyed by it. I also saw that stardom in and of itself was empty.
I grew up in a house full of women. I have two older sisters and my mum who is a very strong woman.
Sometimes in television, if there are storylines that are oft-told, people can be hypercritical of them.
Housekeeping is incredibly difficult with three kids. I'm trying to be more relaxed. You'll go insane if you try to have a picture-book house.
The worst part about being married is when you're not connecting. Your partner is going out the door when you're coming in, and you don't have a chance to debrief on the day. That's the worst.
And, sure, if you have a political point of view, you have every right to share it. But you have to be careful not to get too self-important. You have to find the balance between being entertaining and being preachy.
In Los Angeles, as I gained and lost celebrity, then gained it again, I often found myself wondering why I, out of thousands like me, had become famous.
The best part about being married is feeling centered. Nothing else matters so much as long as you can come home and be with your family.
Now I'm just known as McDreamy, I've lost all identity as Patrick Dempsey, I'm now McDreamy.
One day my 3-year-old daughter said 'Your very handsome, Poppy.' That was the best compliment ever.
I think TV is much more the writer's medium and film is about the director and their vision and how you can collaborate with them and see that through to the end. They are so different.
With bikes, it is absolutely the case that you will get what you pay for. Invest in quality so it will endure wear and tear.
The hardest thing about having three kids is trying to find a balance, because there's always the odd man out, and you also need to make sure each child gets the attention he or she needs.
Drama is easier to do because you just have to have the emotion and not get caught acting, but comedy is much harder.
Nothing else matters so much as long as you can come home and be with your family.
I was 17 when I left the small Maine town where I'd grown up. I wanted to do something I thought was important with my life, so I headed to California and didn't look back.
I have a specialized racing bike, which is great because it has a solid build, is comfortable to ride, and is lightweight.
My big thing is to make sure the lipsticks taste good when you kiss. And, well, so far they taste pretty darn good.
I love having a big family. I think it's easier, oddly, in some ways, having three children as opposed to one.
I hate shaving. It's much easier to just do a little stubble, but my wife and daughter like it when I'm clean-shaven. If you see me with a clean face, then you know I'm in the kissing mode!