Published On: Wed, Apr 30th, 2014

Eric Dane leads the cast in Michael Bay’s “The Last Ship”

Dane, best known to TV lovers as Dr. Mark Sloan  of the long running TV hospital drama “ Greys Anatomy” faces a much more pressing medical drama as the World’s population is almost wiped out in a global epidemic.

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Eric Dane, who featured as Dr. Mark Sloan during seven seasons from 2006 to 2012, is set to appear once again on the TV screens, of the world this time as  Navy Captain Tom Chandler who is forced to take command of a US Navy battleship U.S.S. , Nathan James, after they discover that  80% of the  global population  has been  decimated by a deadly virus.

The Michael Bay-Produced Series from the novel of the same name by William Brinkley, will consist of ten parts, with the first due to be released on June 22nd , on the   TNT cable network.

Starring alongside Dane will be Rhona Mitra and Adam Baldwin,  who wake up to the reality of their situation, when they emerge from a secret mission, entailing   complete radio silence,  to discover that the World that they had known before would never be the same again.

After leaving Grey’s Anatomy in 2012, Eric made his way to the big screen,  co-starring in  the tearjerker Marley & Me,  as well as Valentine’s Day, and Burlesque.


Eric Dane was born in San Francisco, California to a Jewish mother and non Jewish father, although the family followed a Jewish way of life.

Eric  Dane followed the trail of success, moving  to Los Angeles after completing High School, rapidly winning a series of  supporting  roles in television series, among them  Saved by the Bell, The Wonder Years, Roseanne, and Married With Children.

In 2000 Dane received his fist major breakthrough when he was offered  a recurring role starring as Dr. Wyatt Cooper in yet another medical drama  Gideon’s Crossing, which only ran for a single season. However work was not long in coming, this time in Charmed  where Eric ebjoyed a  two-season as well as starring tow made-for-television biopics, Serving in Silence, and Helter Skelter, in which Eric played the part of  Charles “Tex” Watson, a member of the Manson family.

In 2005, Dane made his first appearance as Dr. Mark Sloan during  the second season of  ABC’s high powered medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, going on to become a  a regular on the show  from its third season, until quitting the show at the beginning of its ninth season.

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