Is McSteamy Going Gray on Purpose?

01/04/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

Is it just us, or has anyone else noticed that Grey’s Anatomy‘s Dr McSteamy’s (a.k.a. Eric Dane) lovs are subtly growing more gray? While flecks of salt and pepper can make a character look more distinguished — consider it the male equivalent of Jessica Alba donning librarian glasses — Infusium 23 colorist Lisa Chiccine tells PEOPLE that it’s a difficult look to achieve artificially. “If you don’t believe me, check out Tom Cruise in Collateral,” she quips. So how does a hot TV doctor go gray gracefully? “I think that Dr. McSteamy has actually been gray for awhile and his colorist is covering it up less to give him a more distinguished look for the show,” says Chiccine. “They’re probably adding product to give his hair more shine.” Whatever the process, we’re not complaining. Tell us: Do you like McSteamy with the gray? Should he keep it?

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KT fr Cda on

Grey out!

Laura de W on

He definitely looks hot and sexy and smoking with the gray hair! He doesn’t have to dye it anymore, if he is in fact going gray naturally.

Lisa on

He can do whatever he wants, this man is gorgeous!

Matty on

Damn his fine. How old is he? The grey kinda suits him.

Jill on

Dr. McSteamy looks much better with coloured hair. Gray hair just makes him look more aged, not sexy.

j on

i personally prefer older men so salt & pepper is very very attractive to me, especially on a ‘younger’ man. men age more gracefully than women do–they should embrace it since they can pull it off! lucky jerks. ;)

Hope on

Gray is great. Having to maintain a hair color out of a bottle is not natural…bad for our water systems. Healthy shiny white hair is beautiful!

Tracie on

I love a guy with gray hair. Look at Richard Geere. Yummy!

Jennifer on

I think his hair looks great!! I prefer McSteamy over McDreamy any day!

Carrie on

Love it! I think it’s refreshing to see someone show signs of ageing on television, especially given the trend of botox, surgery, etc.

lilybell on

Dr. McSteamy is very attractive, but the gray hair
gives him a stressed look. Not distinguished. Either gray, brown or bald
I’ll watch the show!

Lilybell on

Dr. McSteamy is no doubt very attractive, but the gray hair gives his face and
neck a stressed look. Either gray, brown or bald I’ll watch the show!

Tara on

No gray, no way!!!!!!!

Pam Lovett on

Yeah, he looks good with the Gray in his hair, betcha you won’t see a woman on Grey’s Anatomy with gray hair. I don’t care if she’s 90 years old:) Love the show, love the characters, I’ll watch it if everyone dyed their hair purple.

C on

I love the gray, but I prefer the natural look on men anyway.

Sasha on

I don’t get it, I don’t find him attractive. But, grey suits him.

Valerie on

He could have purple and pink hair and STILL be attractive! I’d watch the show no matter what his HAIR looked like…..he’s not only a great actor, but easy on the eyes, too!

Frances on

OMG he looks hot and sexy with the Gray hair

JenB on

He’s sexy no matter what. Gray hair is attractive on men, even prematurely. Why cover it up?

Shawna on

It does not matter what color his hair is, he is still HOT!!!

Tina on

The gray can stay!

Tina on

The gray can stay!

AbethC724 on

Gray or not, McSteamy is hot!

ck on

Gray all the way. He looks much hotter gray!!



Rio on

WOW…McYummy! :)

Darci on

I tune in every week to see the incredibly sexy Eric Dane and Patrick Dempsey, so I wouldn’t want them to change a thing! If they are convering Eric’s grey, it I say let it go! He is fine either way!!!!!

Sana on

McSteamy can McDo whatever the hell he McWants with his gray and still look deeeeeeeeeelicious!

Misty on

The man could color his hair blue & he would still look smokin’ hot. He looks distinguished with gray….love it!

Kim on

I like him anyway he wants to go!!

christine on

Grey, brown… whatever.

If you ask me, I prefer him naked, and in my bed when I get home from work!

Laura Fischer on

I like the grey – it’s cool and sexy

M on

My husband has been going grey since high school. Now that he’s in his 30’s and still has a full head of hair—it’s SO hot!!! I say bring on more grey!!!

wildflower on

he is a nice looking man, but he is no Patrick Dempsey who I thought was hot wayyyy back in Can’t buy me Love and that one where he was a delivery boy. That about a man that gets better with age…hot, hot, hot!

marie on

it doesn’t matter if they dyed his hair pink! he is a major hottie and the color of his hair won’t change that!!

Jasmin on

What does it matter what colour his hair is?? I say go natural, I don’t like men who dye their hair its so femine but he looks sexy eitherway!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring on the grey

Julie on

Absolutly – he looks hot anyway he wears his hair!!

Kaylee on

McSteamy looks sexy as hell with whatever look he goes with. As long as he doesn’t go like blonde or something. But the gray is as hott as the more distinguished salt-and-pepper!

Melina on

I love his hair grey and brown it really doesn’t matter to me because he’s so gorgeous. If you ask me I think he is so much hotter then McDreamy. I love his eyes. Yum

Kaci on

I LOVE the gray!!! gives him a SEXY goerge clooney look!! Keep the gray baby! We’ll all keep watchin!!!

julia on

HOT, STEAMY, & who cares!?! he is YUMMY anyway you serve him!

KT fr Cda on

Sure he’s hot but I think Dr. McDreamy is more steamy for me. I’d be more then willing to be his patient! (hehehe)

Clare Byrne on

A gorgeous doctor on a tv show whos going grey hmmm anyone else getting Doug Ross/George Clooney flashbacks here or is it just me?!

Tinny on

If he dyes it he won’t be steamy to me anymore.

Carleen on

Keep the gray!!

Sharon on

Yeah! He’s hot no matter what.

cassandra on

it dosen’t matter to me what color that man hair is. he’s hot as long as they keep him in a towel it dosen’t matter what color his hair is.

Christine C on

Eric is gorgeous period!! with or without the grays ;)

Christine C on

Eric is gorgeous period!! with or without grays ;)

Jamie on

Whatever he wants to do is fine by me because hes AMAZING and GORGEOUS!!..

Lizzieb on

There is ALWAYS something rather subtly sexy about a good looking man with a bit of grey. Distinguished! yet this guys also looks playful and is definitely a major hottie! His wife must LOVE it!!!

vyo on

He lookes like an old man.He lost all his sexuality.

BB on

He’s trying to pull off a Richard Geere! It looks good…but it’s just not original

Kitt on

gray or darker, he still looks so hot.

zohra on

no matter !!! he’s so hot!!! he lookes like the tennis player marat safin they both so hot so gorgeous so beautiful…for me they’re the most beautiful men of the worl…mcsteamy gray or not it’s the same for me…but he was very sexy with blond hair too

Ms. Raj on

His colorist is doing a great job. He does look more distinguished with the bits of gray. It suits him well.

Jennifer on

As long as his beard goes gray as well, then it is OK . . . I’ve thought it looks a little off with the dark beard and silver hair.

Melanie on

Who cares! He is fine no matter what!

dina on

Soul Patrol!

Samantha on

He should definitely keep doing whatever he’s doing… as far as I know… no one is complaining– especially not me!!

Pammy on

i think McSteamy is waaaay cuter than McDreamy.i would go for him anyday- no matter what color his hair is.

michele on

Still looks hot to me!!!!!

Kristin on

Natural is good, but young is too. I would have to say no on the gray. I think gray is something that when it becomes overbearing to where you can’t cover it anymore, THEN give in to the distiguished gray, but he’s young, before his time to give in. I think he needs to keep it colored for now, otherwise….what does he have new to show the world later on?

Brody on

i just thought he was ash blonde. the gray is very becoming though. people gray early all the time.

Rach on

Pshh, dye it purple for all I care. He’s so gorgeous, he could pull off anything. lol.

wendy on

i like it grey.

Katie on

To Matty, he’s 35.
Yeah he looks amazing.
Gray in !
Mc Steamy over Mc Dreamy any day!!!

my older hair on

cmon he looks ridiculios S:dsad

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