Eric Dane - Biography

Last Modified: Jan 25, 2022

Eric Dane
Nick Name: Dr. McSteamy
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Euphoria (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $7 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 9, 1972 (age 51)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Eric William Dane
Birth Place: San Francisco, California, USA
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: William Melvin
Mother's Name: Leah Dane
Siblings: 1

younger brother

High School: San Mateo High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, English, German, Finnish, Russian-Jewish, Austrian-Jewish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced

Rebecca Gayheart (2004)

Children: 2

Billie Beatrice Dane (daughter)
Georgia Geraldine Dane (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.85 meter (6 feet 1 inch)
Weight: 89 kg (196.21 lb)
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Eric Dane?

Eric Dane is an actor by profession and American by nationality. He is well known for starring in the TV series Grey's Anatomy, The Last Ship, Euphoria, and films Marley & Me, Valentine's Day, Burlesque.

Eric Dane in Burlesque (Image: IMDb)

Eric Dane – Age, Parents, Siblings

Eric Dane’s birth took place on November 9, 1972, in San Francisco, California, USA. His full name is Eric William Dane. His mother’s name is Leah Dane and his father’s name is William Melvin, who died of a gunshot wound when Eric was 7 years old. He and his sibling- the younger brother were raised by their grandmother in the Jewish faith.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Eric Dane attended Sequoia High School and San Mateo High School. He graduated from the later in 1991 and was an athlete in high school. He played on his boys' varsity water polo team.

His ethnicity includes English, German, Finnish, Russian-Jewish, Austrian-Jewish.

Eric Dane – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Dane was in a relationship with Lara Flynn Boyle, but he and his girlfriend separated.

He went on to date and eventually married Rebecca Gayheart on October 29, 2004. Eric Dane and his wife welcomed two children together- daughters Billie Beatrice Dane (born March 3, 2010) and Georgia Geraldine Dane (born December 28, 2011). However, in February 2018, Gayheart filed for divorce.

He is currently single.

Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart with their children (Image: People)

Eric Dane – Career

Early Days

Although Dane was an athlete in high school, he pursued a career as an actor after appearing in his school production of Arthur Miller's three-act play All My Sons. In 1993, he moved to Los Angeles to launch his career in films and TV series.

Eric Dane’s debut appearance was in the TV series Saved by the Bell (1991) as Tad Pogue. This was followed by appearances in the episode(s) of TV series Renegade (1992), Married... with Children (1995), Crisis Center (1997), Gideon's Crossing (2000-2001), The American Embassy (2002), among others. He also starred in the films The Basket (1999), Sol Goode (2003), and TV films Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995), Ball & Chain (2001), etc.

Finally, in 2003, Dane was cast as Jason Dean in the TV series Charmed which is considered his breakthrough role. He portrayed the character for a total of nine episodes, until 2004.

Films, Series

Over the years, Eric Dane has starred in the films Feast (2005), Marley & Me (2008), Valentine's Day (2010), Burlesque (2010), Grey Lady (2017), Redeeming Love (2022), Little Dixie (2022), etc and in the TV movies Helter Skelter (2004), Wedding Wars (2006), among others. Moreover, he is well known for portraying characters in the TV series Las Vegas (2004), Private Practice (2009-2010), The Fixer (2015), The Last Ship (2014-2018), Euphoria (2019-2022), Grey's Anatomy (2006-2022), to name a few.

Eric Dane in Grey's Anatomy  (Image: Cheat Sheet)


On the set of Euphoria, Eric Dane has worked alongside Algee Smith, Barbie Ferreira, Javon Walton, Storm Reid, Austin Abrams.

Eric Dane – Awards, Nominations

He has been nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2006 and 2007.

Eric Dane – Controversy

Dane was involved in controversy after a video of him, his ex-wife, and actress Kari Ann Peniche doing drugs while nude was released. In June 2011, he admitted himself to treat a prescribed drug addiction that had been given after suffering a sports injury.

While filming The Last Ship, in April 2017, the production had to be halted to deal with Eric Dane’s depression.

Eric Dane – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Eric Dane is estimated to be around $7 Million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Eric Dane – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Dane is followed by millions of followers and counting.

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