Patrick Dempsey used to be champion juggler

Last Updated: Sat, Jul 09, 2011 11:50 hrs

American actor Patrick Dempsey has been revealed to be a champion juggler in his past, and won prizes for his ball control.

Dempsey, 45, who won the prizes when he was a teenager, insists his skills are a "big thing" because he can handle complex moves.

"I started out as a juggler. I came second in the international juggler's competition and the junior division in 1982 or 1983," Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

"I can juggle five balls at once. It's a pretty big thing most people can do three, but when you get into five then you're in a different league," he added. (ANI)