Eric Dane

Screen presence - and a strategically placed bath towel - helped boost actor Eric Dane from likable guest actor to a recurring character with plenty of arduous fan support on the popular series "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2004-). But his six-year turn on "Grey's" - as plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Sloan, dubbed "McSteamy" by the appreciative female staff of Seattle Grace Hospital - was not the first time his chiseled good looks had earned him the rapt attention of viewers. In fact, Dane had been building a solid list of credits on television, and to a lesser extent, motion pictures, since his acting debut in 1993. After leaving the series, Dane went on to star in his own showcase, apocalyptic thriller "The Last Ship" (TNT 2014- ).