Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey (born January 13, 1966 in Lewiston, Maine) is an actor who achieved Hollywood fame during the late 1980s.

Patrick Dempsey lived in Buckfield, Maine, as a teenager. He was also an adept juggler, placing third in a National Juggling Competition.

In 1985, he debuted as an actor, in the movie Heaven Help Us.

In 1987, he participated in Meatballs 3, where he played a janitor, Rudy. This movie gave him some fame. Soon after, he married actress Rocky Parker, twenty seven years his senior.

It wasn't until another 1987 release, Can't Buy Me Love, that he achieved major movie star status. The movie, in which he played Ronald Miller, was a geek to popular type of comedy which launched him and co-star Amanda Peterson to teen idol status, and Dempsey and Peterson appeared constantly on the covers of such teen magazines as Teen Beat, Tiger Beat, [[16 {magazine}|16]], Bop and others. In 1989, he shared credits with Charo and Kristy Alley in Loverboy, where he played a pizza delivery boy.

Just like in Peterson's case, Dempsey's time on the main spotlight was short. He made several movies during the 1990s, of which most were box office bombs, straight to video releases or television movies. There were a few notable exceptions, however, such as 1991's Mobsters, where he played Meyer Lansky, 1993's JFK: Reckless Youth, where he played John F. Kennedy, 1994's With Honors, and 1995's Outbreak, alongside Dustin Hoffman.

In 2000, he acted in another significant box office hit, Scream 3, alongside Neve Campbell. In 2002, he was in Sweet Home Alabama, with Melanie Griffith.

In 2004, he starred in the HBO TV movie, Iron Jawed Angels, about the women's suffrage movement, with Anjelica Huston and Hilary Swank. Parts of the movies were filmed in Richmond, VA.

Overall, Dempsey has participated in more than forty movies.

Dempsey divorced Rocky Parker in 1994. He remarried in 1999, to actress Jill Fink. The couple has one child.


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The couple has one child. He died of leukemia in 1977. He remarried in 1999, to actress Jill Fink. He also appeared in the Over-the-Hill Gang and as "Coyote Bill" in Myra Breckenridge. Dempsey divorced Rocky Parker in 1994. He starred in a Twilight Zone episode as "Frisby", a talkative braggart faced with an alien invasion called "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby". Overall, Dempsey has participated in more than forty movies. He also had a part as "Hap" on Flipper and hosted a children's TV show, Andy's Gang, and performed voice parts in animated films, including "Friar Tuck" in Disney's Robin Hood.

Parts of the movies were filmed in Richmond, VA. Devine is well-remembered for his role as "Jingles" in the US radio and TV series Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951). In 2004, he starred in the HBO TV movie, Iron Jawed Angels, about the women's suffrage movement, with Anjelica Huston and Hilary Swank. He played "The Cheerful Soldier" in The Red Badge of Courage. In 2002, he was in Sweet Home Alabama, with Melanie Griffith. His notable roles included ten films as sidekick, "Cookie", to Roy Rogers, a Shakespeare performance in Romeo and Juliet in 1937, Stagecoach with John Wayne in 1939 and a reunion with Wayne in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance in 1959. In 2000, he acted in another significant box office hit, Scream 3, alongside Neve Campbell. He had been running with a stake in his mouth and fell, the instrument piercing the roof of his mouth.

Kennedy, 1994's With Honors, and 1995's Outbreak, alongside Dustin Hoffman. Devine's speech was the result of a childhood accident. There were a few notable exceptions, however, such as 1991's Mobsters, where he played Meyer Lansky, 1993's JFK: Reckless Youth, where he played John F. Although it was at first thought that his peculiar voice would prevent him from moving to the talkies, it became his trademark and strongest selling point. He made several movies during the 1990s, of which most were box office bombs, straight to video releases or television movies. He was a star football player at Santa Clara University, which led to his first film role in the silent The Collegians. Just like in Peterson's case, Dempsey's time on the main spotlight was short. He grew up in Kingman, Arizona, where his family moved when he was a year old. He appeared in more than 400 films and shared with Walter Brennan the rare ability to move with ease from B Westerns to A pictures.

In 1989, he shared credits with Charo and Kristy Alley in Loverboy, where he played a pizza delivery boy. Devine was born in Flagstaff, Arizona. The movie, in which he played Ronald Miller, was a geek to popular type of comedy which launched him and co-star Amanda Peterson to teen idol status, and Dempsey and Peterson appeared constantly on the covers of such teen magazines as Teen Beat, Tiger Beat, [[16 {magazine}|16]], Bop and others. His movie career started in silent films and extended until his death. It wasn't until another 1987 release, Can't Buy Me Love, that he achieved major movie star status. Andy Devine (born Jeremiah Schwartz) (October 7, 1905 - February 18, 1977) was a rotund, raspy-voiced character actor and comic cowboy sidekick. Soon after, he married actress Rocky Parker, twenty seven years his senior. When asked if he had strange nodes on his vocal chords, Devine replied, "I've got the same nodes as Bing Crosby, but his are in tune.".

This movie gave him some fame. In 1987, he participated in Meatballs 3, where he played a janitor, Rudy. In 1985, he debuted as an actor, in the movie Heaven Help Us. He was also an adept juggler, placing third in a National Juggling Competition.

Patrick Dempsey lived in Buckfield, Maine, as a teenager. Patrick Dempsey (born January 13, 1966 in Lewiston, Maine) is an actor who achieved Hollywood fame during the late 1980s.

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