Actor Patrick Dempsey has been in plenty of television shows and movies over the years but it is in his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd o Grey's Anatomy, that Patrick will forever be remembered for. Patrick has appeared in 196 episodes of Grey's Anatomy and he has revealed his secret to be successful on the show.
Daily Camera quote Dempsey as saying, "I'm not the creator. I'm not the writer. It's a trade, quite honestly. And that's fine, you know. When you're on a show that's been on for, we're coming up to 200 episodes, it's about surviving. And you find ways to turn yourself on with the material that you're given."
He added, "But it's like being in a band. You have a specific note that you play, and that's what you do. So you just try to play that as well as you can. So for me, now, it's much more just discovering in the moment. There's not a lot of homework that goes into it. You learn your lines, and you try to be present and try not to get caught acting."
You can catch Patrick Dempsey, in his familiar role as Dr. Derek Shepherd, when Grey's Anatomy season 10 premieres on ABC on September 26.