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ABC Pays Visit to Patrick Dempsey's Maine

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The Maine Man of Grey's AnatomyDespite a couple of turns at fame, Patrick Dempsey remains true to his roots. Recently, the actor took ABC News on a tour of his home town of Harpswell, Maine, a quaint fishing village on the state's beautiful mid-coast.

Dempsey was born in Turner, Maine, and raised in nearby Buckfield, where he attended high school. In his talk with ABC, he talked about young people view the isolation of Maine, the only one of the lower 48 states to border just one other (New Hampshire).

Yet the more time passes, the more Dempsey appreciates the natural beauty of the Pine Tree State, as well as the timelessness of small towns. Maine is where he truly considers home. With a young daughter of their own, Patrick and his wife, Jillian, want to pass on that tradition and live there full time in the future.

The ABC feature, which you can see by following the link above, includes an interview with Dempsey's mother, Amanda, who lives on the farm adjacent to Patrick's home in Harpswell. Local lobstHarpswell, Maineermen, whose presence on the Maine coast has been ubiquitous for generations are also interviewed by ABC's Good Morning America crew.

The video offers terrific insight into a unique and wonderful part of America, and is a must-see for any fan of the small town lifestyle, Grey's Anatomy, and Dempsey's undeniable charm.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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He dated my mom when they were in high school. She dumped him...i don't know why.

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hes my neighbor

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I graduated from Boothbay High School in Maine. Boothbay is a lobstering village very much like Harpswell. Although I now live in Williamsburg, Va, I will never forget the beauty and quaintness of living in a small town in Maine. This past summer I attended my 25th high school reunion. Where else can you have an all you can eat lobster clambake on a beautiful Island in rural Maine?! By the way, 2/3 of the class attended and although most went away to college the majority came back to raise their families in Boothbay!

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he's just HOT!

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He face emulates the kind of town he is from. Innocent, private, gorgeous and dreamy. I'm sure Maine is a great place to visit.

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I used to live in Caribou, Maine and I have to say it's one of my favorite places I've lived. I love the isolation feel and simplicity of it all.

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We are proud of Patrick! :) I'm from Maine. Everyone absolutely loves GA here!

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