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Patrick Dempsey's Such a Clown!

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Apr. 29 2008, Published 2:00 p.m. ET

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Long before Patrick Dempsey was a hunky TV doctor and romantic comedy movie star, the 42-year-old just really wanted to be a clown. He told Extra, "Barnum and Bailey has a clown school that you have to go through to get into the circus. I put the form in and I was too young and I didn't get accepted.”

Now, Patrick's main work out is bicycling instead of juggling. But, the two have something in common- a funny wardrobe. He admits that he gets made fun of a lot for wearing spandex. “But if you're riding a bike a lot it makes sense. If you cycle it's fine," he said, "I've given up having an ego at this point!”

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At the end of the day, Patrick's main gig and husband and dad to his three kids with wife Jillian. “I think you're constantly surprised by your kids. And there's a feeling that you get with them. There's an emotion and a connection that's unlike anything else.”

For more with Patrick check out Extra.

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