On Monday's show (10 December), Oprah visited Eric Dane from the show Grey Anatomy. He is widely known as Dr. Mark Sloan in the show.
Eric Dane first appeard on an episode of Grey Anatomy in second season, and has since becomes a regular cast. He is adjusting himself to the new found stardom. According to Eric Dane:
"When I first started filming the show, people would come up and say, 'Hi.' And I automatically assumed that maybe we went to high school together.I'm getting a bit more used to it. I'm putting two and two together."
After appearing in a high school production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, Dane decided to pursue a career in acting. He relocated to Los Angeles, where he played small roles in the television series Saved by the Bell, The Wonder Years, Roseanne, and Married With Children, among others. But in 2000, he was signed for a recurring role in Gideon's Crossing, and followed this with a two-season run in Charmed. His made-for-television movie credits included two biopics, Serving in Silence (about Margarethe Cammermeyer's experiences in the military), and Helter Skelter, in which he portrayed a member of the Charles Manson clan.
Eric Dane's first major feature film appearance was in The Basket (1999). He also appeared in Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane, Sol Goode, Feast, Open Water 2, and X-Men: The Last Stand.
In 2005, Eric Dane guested as Dr. Mark Sloan (nicknamed "McSteamy" by Meredith Grey) in "Yesterday," the eighteenth episode of the second season of the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. Positive audience reaction to the character led to Dane's becoming a regular in the show's third season. His first appearance in the season, in which he walked out of the bathroom soaking wet and wearing only a strategically placed towel, was labeled a "watercooler moment".
In December 2006, he starred in the A&E TV movie Wedding Wars as the brother of a gay man (played by John Stamos) who goes on strike in support of marriage equality.
Let's watch Eric Dane with Ellen DeGenres.