Eric Dane was born on 9 November 1972 and raised in San Francisco, California, USA. He played Jason Dean, the owner of the newspaper The Bay Mirror and boyfriend to Phoebe Halliwell.


He is the older of two brothers. His father is an architect and interior designer based in San Francisco. His mother was a homemaker. Eric Dane was a good athlete in high school. There, he started amateur stage work and soon realized that this was all he wanted to do. He moved to Los Angeles and made his television debut in 1993 on "The Wonder Years" (1988). On October 29, 2004, in Las Vegas, Eric Dane married actress Rebecca Gayheart. They have a daughter, Billie Beatrice Dane, who was born in May 2010.

In February 2018, Gayheart filed for divorce from Dane after 14 years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences".



  • The Basket (1999)
  • Helter Skelter (2004)
  • Painkiller Jane (2005)
  • Feast (2005)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
  • Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
  • Wedding Wars (2006)
  • Marley & Me (2008)
  • Valentine's Day (2010)
  • Burlesque (2010)
  • Grey Lady (2016)
  • The Blue Mauritius (filming)


  • Gideon's Crossing (2001)
  • Charmed (2003-2004)
  • Grey's Anatomy (2006-2012)
  • The Last Ship (2014-present)
  • The Fixer (2015)
  • Euphoria (2019-present>



  • Eric was married to actress Rebecca Gayheart, Ironically Rebecca starred in the movie Jawbreaker with Rose McGowan.
  • Eric actually dated his on-screen girlfriend, Alyssa Milano who plays Phoebe Halliwell. Alyssa mentioned in the Men of Charmed Documentary that her tears and crying were real when Jason broke up with Phoebe on-screen. She also mentioned that she remembered that exact point where they broke up and incorporated that into the scene.

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