Long before actor Eric Dane rose to fame for his role as ‘McSteamy’ Grey’s anatomyhe began with a one-liner in the original Saved by the bell. Dane playing along now Euphoria, is known for his edgy good looks and easy-going charm – traits that play a role in many of his on-screen characters.
But fans might not be quite as surprised by Danes McSteamy Saved by the bell Appearance that the actor seems to have completely forgotten.
Dane takes the stage as rival eye candy on Patrick Dempsey’s “McDreamy,” playing Dr. Mark Sloan Grey’s anatomy Season 2. A former best friend of Derek Shepherd (Dempsey), Sloan arrives at Seattle Grace Hospital very unwelcome.
Derek moved to Seattle after finding out that Mark was having an affair with his wife Addison (Kate Walsh). All hell breaks loose when Mark suddenly shows up in Seattle and attacks Meredith (Ellen Pompeo).
Dane’s role was originally intended to be just a single guest star, but quickly became a recurring role on the series. One of the longest-running characters on the series, Dane’s “McSteamy” became one of them Grey’s anatomy most popular characters after repairing his friendship with Derek and falling in love with Lexie Gray (Chyler Leigh).
Dane’s first acting credit on IMDb is the ’90s hit Saved by the bell ran from 1989 to 1992. The series followed a group of friends through the ups and downs of high school and subsequent college. Saved by the Bell: The College Years.
It also created teen stars of the cast including Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies, Tiffani Theissen (then known as Tiffani Amber Theissen) and Elizabeth Berkley. The series’ guest stars included Leah Remini, Tori Spelling, Scott Wolf, Dane and more.
Dane, who appears in Season 3 Episode 4, plays Tad Pogue – a guy who has a crush on Zack Morris’ love interest Stacey (Remini) – sounds familiar? As a result, the Saved by the bell The crew goes to the beach to play volleyball against Tad and his buddies, and Tad asks Stacey out – in a major Not McSteamy style.
“Will you do yourself a favor and take me out tonight?” Dane asks Remini’s character with a grin from McSteamy Grey’s anatomy Fans will recognize it.
The clip was shown during the interview with the actor The Today Show in 2015 when Dane blushed with embarrassment after seeing his younger self. When asked if Dane remembered filming the scene in 1991, Dane told Hoda Kotb, “No, but thanks for that. It was fantastic!”
Dane’s career-changing role as “McSteamy” in Grey’s anatomy (and the series spinoff private practice) ended in 2012. Since then, Dane has appeared in several series including The fixer, the last ship and The ravine, as well as the feature film redeem love.
But aside from “McSteamy,” Dane is probably best known for his role euphoria. In the series, Dane portrays Cal Jacobs, a gay character who The Hollywood Reporter says “Dane definitely has a more complicated character to inhabit, despite one being hailed as an icon by a new set of viewers.”
Dane also has several upcoming projects including one called national anthem, in which fans will see Dane alongside his star euphoria co-star Sydney Sweeney and Blackbirds Paul Walter Houses.