Patrick Dempsey’s net worth reflects the success the actor has experienced in his entertainment career. Here’s exactly how much he’s worth.
American actor Patrick Dempsey is popularly known for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd in the hit medical series Grey’s Anatomy. The actor started his career performing in several stage plays after dropping out of school as a teenager. During the early stages of his theatre career Dempsey starred in plays like “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” in San Francisco. He also appeared in “The Subject of Roses,” in New York City.
However, during the late 1980s, Dempsey’s reputation as a teenage heartthrob gained steam when was cast in the romantic comedies “Heaven Help Us,” “Can’t Buy Love,” and “Loverboy.” Still, during the 1990s Dempsey transitioned into television starring in recurring roles on sitcoms. The actor appeared in “Once & Again” in 2001 for which he earned an Emmy nomination.
In 2004, Dempsey starred alongside Hilary Swank and Anjelica Huston in HBO’s “Iron Jawed Angels.” Still, the actor’s career defining role came in 2005 when he got cast as Dr Derek Shepherd in “Grey’s Anatomy.” The ABC drama has since become one of the most highly rated shows on television. Dempsey has also won a Screen Actors Guild Award and People’s Choice Award for his work on “Grey’s Anatomy.”
However, besides the series Dempsey has continued starring in movies. In 2007, he co-starred with Hilary Swank again for “Freedom Writers.” That same year, Dempsey starred in the movie “Enchanted” as a lawyer. His other film credits include “Made of Honor” in 2008, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” in 2001 and “Bridget Jones’s Baby” in 2016.
Patrick Dempsey’s Net Worth
Although Dempsey doesn’t have an extensive filmography like some actors in the industry, the famous “Dr McDreamy” earned huge money from his role in “Grey’s Anatomy.” The actor reportedly made about $350,000 on the series which totalled about $8 million per season.
The actor has also appeared in multiple movies that grossed millions of dollars in the box office. Dempsey played the character Detective Mark Kincaid in “Scream 3” and the film grossed $161. 8 million worldwide. The movie “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” also grossed a whopping ¢1.124 billion. Still, due to all his endeavours and career earnings, Celebrity Net Worth reports Dempsey’s net worth is $85 million.
The Actor Has Dyslexia
In 2006 while appearing on The Barbara Walters special, Dempsey revealed that he was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was just 12 years old. Although the condition might’ve hampered most people’s dream, Dempsey explained:
“I think it’s made me who I am today. It’s given me a perspective of – you have to keep working. I have never given up.”
The actor also revealed he still struggles with reading scripts and memorising his lines. His diagnoses makes his performance in “Grey’s Anatomy* all the more commendable. The actor disclosed it was very hard for him to read his lines off the page and would need to memorise it to be able to play his role.
Dempsey Married His Mother’s Best Friend
Dempsey might have been just 21 years old when it happened but at the time the actor felt he had made the right decision. Back in the 80s the actor fell in love with actress Rochelle “Rocky” Parker who was 26 years older than him. The couple who met each other on the set of “Brighton Beach Miami,” quickly developed feelings for one another.
Despite Rochelle being cast as Dempsey’s aunt in the movie, he pursued a romantic relationship off-screen. The couple dated for three years before they eventually walked down the aisle in 1987. Meanwhile, throughout this period, the duo kept their relationship secret to avoid the scrutiny of the media. While Rochelle was Dempsey’s first wife, the actress had married before and all her three children were older than the actor. Sadly, their romance started experiencing its first track strain when Rochelle accused Patrick of domestic violence
Dempsey Loves Cars
For someone as rich as Patrick Dempsey, having multiple hobbies is not uncommon. The “Grey’s Anatomy” actor enjoys racing in his free time and has a huge collection of cars. Some cars in Dempsey’s collection include a Jaguar XK120 which is a classic Jag. The actor also has a 1963 Posrche 356, a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing, and a Ferrari Daytona hich Dempsey referred to as the worst car he’s ever owned.
Although the car has an impressive V12 engine, the actor noted it’s a very difficult car. Dempsey also owns a Panoz Esperente GT, and a Porsche 911 SC which was upgraded with a 3.6 liter engine for more power. The rest of his car collection includes a Lotus Exige S which is one the cars the actor uses daily , and a Porsche 911 GT3 RS.