Eric Dane fell into acting and became a star through perseverance. This is shocking to many of his fans just because they look at his good looks and dramatic acting range and find it hard to believe that this was not always his initial plan.
The talented actor who became known as Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan on the hit television series "Grey's Anatomy" was a water polo player in high school who was convinced to become part of a play "All My Sons" and this jock fell in love with acting. He became so enamoured of the craft of acting that a month before high school he dropped out of school and went to Los Angeles to learn acting with $40 to his name.
He was raised by his grandparents as his father died when he was only seven years old and before making it 'big' on "Grey's Anatomy" he was bouncing around and surviving as an actor with roles in "Gideon's Crossing", "Charmed" and "X-Men: The Last Stand". Not many people were thinking about him as one of the actors who could 'make' fans want to watch a television series until he appeared on television screens in "Grey's Anatomy" and helped make an episode in which he causes a cardiac arrest so memorable that he became a regular on the series who would for seven seasons.
The actor admits that during his early and mid-20's he lived and was in rehab "a couple times" and he overcame these challenges to become an actor who is in-demand in Hollywood both for his 'hunk' looks and his acting range.
Fans and social media entertainment observers have loved seeing his 'strong' role as the commander of "The Last Ship" and this will be followed up with a lead role in the movie "The Grey Lady", a police thriller that will be released later in 2014.
The rise of Eric Dane from high school dropout to Hollywood leading man is impressive as he has overcome huge obstacles to become an actor who is now an established leading man that draws fans to his projects.
Troubles are temporary when one truly is focused on a goal and there is no better proof than Eric Dane becoming a leading man.