Eric Dane (Mark Sloan)

Eric William Dane (born November 9, 1972) is an American actor. After appearing in television roles throughout the 1990s and 2000s, he became known for playing Dr. Mark Sloan on the series Grey's Anatomy, and has recently branched into film, co-starring in Marley & Me and Valentine's Day. Dane was born in San Francisco, California to a homemaker mother, Leah, and an interior designer/architect father. Dane is Jewish. He has a younger brother and attended San Mateo High School (San Mateo, California) from 1987 to 1990. Dane was an athlete in high school, but decided to pursue a career in acting after appearing in a school production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons.