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Patrick Dempsey Describes His Audition For 'Grey's Anatomy' & His First Read with Ellen Pompeo!

Patrick Dempsey looks suave and as handsome as ever on the cover of Manhattan magazine’s October 2014 issue.

Here’s what the 48-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On his first audition for Grey’s Anatomy: “At first I thought [Shonda] hated me, but she was calculating in her head where to put me and what I’d be right for…they liked me, but they wanted me to do a chemistry read with [lead actress Ellen Pompeo]. I had an immediate connection with her because she has a Boston accent, and I’m from Maine, so that disarmed me.”

On the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing: “My experience…is that the doctors have such a huge workload; they’re trying to do everything that they can; the nurses are so vitally important as well—but then what happens to the caregivers and the family members? There is a real void, and that’s how the center came about, [with the] thinking: How do we help those people? The human touch is so healing, and when people come into the center, they’re greeted usually by cancer survivors themselves who already know what’s going on and are compassionate. I think that’s really important, and sometimes you don’t get that.”

On his wife Jillian‘s opinion of his racing: “I think she kind of wishes she hadn’t allowed me to start racing because it’s become a full-time business and occupation outside of, and on top of, everything else I’m doing. She got the new Porsche 911 Targa as an anniversary present and now says, ‘I completely understand why you love cars and the rush of it!’ If you’re in a performance car there’s definitely a sensation that you get that is indescribable.”

For more from Patrick, visit ModernLuxury.com.

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Patrick Dempsey Held First Dempsey Challenge Since His Mom's Death

Patrick Dempsey carries his own luggage while touching down at LAX Airport on Sunday (October 5) in Los Angeles.

The 48-year-old actor was spotted signing some autographs while heading to his awaiting car at the airport.

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Last weekend, Patrick took part in the sixth annual Dempsey Challenge, which benefited the Dempsey Center, allowing it to “provide free support, education and integrative medicine services to anyone impacted by cancer.”

“This year’s Dempsey Challenge is difficult without our mother but she is with us in our hearts and minds,” Patrick said in a statement. “We are reminded of her strength in all of the survivors, friends, patients and family who join us this weekend in celebrating hope.” More Here! »

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Patrick Dempsey Giggles After Seeing Himself As Knit Man - Watch Now!

Patrick Dempsey is a lightning rod while arriving for his apeparance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday (September 24) in Hollywood.

The 48-year-old actor was on the show to chat about racing, acting, and the upcoming eleventh season of his hit show Grey’s Anatomy, which returns on Thursday (September 25) on ABC.

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During the show, Patrick couldn’t help but laugh after being surprised by a fan tribute. Watch the video below!


Patrick Dempsey – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Interview

Click inside for the rest of the interview… More Here! »

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Patrick Dempsey Inks ABC Studios Developmental Deal

Patrick Dempsey suits up while attending the Porsche Design Celebrates Festival of Watches on Sunday (September 14) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 48-year-old actor was accompanied by his wife Jillian Dempsey.

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Earlier this year, Porsche Design collaborated with Patrick’s racing team, Dempsey Racing, to design an exclusive and racing inspired chronograph, the Porsche Design Dempsey Racing Limited Edition.

It was recently announced that Patrick‘s production company Shifting Gears Entertainment has inked a deal with ABC Studios, according to THR.

With the deal, Patrick will create and develop new scripted fare for ABC, which also produces his hit show Grey’s Anatomy.

10+ pictures inside of Patrick Dempsey and wife Jillian at the Porsche Design Celebrates Festival of Watches… More Here! »

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Patrick Dempsey Discusses the Prospect of Taking Up Car Racing Full Time

Patrick Dempsey takes a sip of smoothie after making a stop at a grocery store on Wednesday (July 30) in Los Angeles.

The 48-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actor recently discussed the prospect of taking on car racing full time.

“I think the level that I’m racing at, it needs a full commitment, and on the physical level you need to train properly. You need to be in the car….You need to be training all the time at this level,” Patrick told the New York Times. “It’s becoming a job now, but a job that I love. It’s a passion. It’s a different thing to do. I think it depends — like in acting — what the material is and who the director is, if it’s someone who’s going to bring something out of me. It’s like an engineer: With some engineers you have a chemistry that allows you to find something in yourself that gets that little bit more speed out of the car — and the same goes for a director. And with a car, if you’re in a Porsche you’re driving differently. If you’re in a movie with a Quentin Tarantino or someone like that, there’s material there that equates itself to an automobile: One car runs faster, one movie does better.”

FYI: Patrick is wearing Levi’s jeans.

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Patrick Dempsey Won't Give Up a Racing Season Unless He Finds an Acting Role That's Worthwhile

Patrick Dempsey holds hands with his wife Jill as they tour the Infiniti Red Bull Racing garage before the 2014 German Grand Prix held at Hockenheimring on Sunday (July 20) in Hockenheim, Germany.

The 48-year-old actor recently opened up about feeling the need to keep racing and keep acting.

“I think it’s important for me to do both (acting and racing),” Patrick recently said. “I don’t dislike acting. There’s just certain challenges I’d like to have in my acting profession and I haven’t found those roles that have really made it worthwhile for me to give up a racing season to go do.” More Here! »

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