By Grace Gavilanes
Updated Jan 13, 2015 @ 7:47 am
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Happy birthday, Patrick Dempsey! The actor, who is McDreamy in his own right, is ringing in his 49th year today.

"I used to play the ultimate outsider who gets the girl—the geek who becomes chic," Dempsey has previously said of his previous film roles. Although he's referring to his rom-com beginnings (hello, Can't Buy Me Love!), Dempsey has done a complete 180, shedding his geeky guy image and opting for more of the cool-guy persona—after all, the ladies of Seattle Grace Hospital have been pining after him for years—almost 10 to be exact (the show has been on since 2005). While we don't know how Dempsey will be celebrating his birthday, there's a good chance the star will be spending it with his wife in his lavish new home in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, which he purchased just last month. How's that for an early birthday present?