By Rory Reynolds
And the Trainspotting star, 35, also reckons he could do with a break from the Los Angeles heat with some Scottish weather.
The Elgin-born actor – dubbed Major McHottie by fans, said: “I miss my mum and dad. I do miss Scotland a lot and have been really homesick recently. I miss all the crazy characters from my hometown.”
“When Grey’s Anatomy finishes filming, I get two or three months off, so we’ll definitely be in Scotland for the summer.
Fans of the hit award-winning show have even made Patrick Dempsey and Eric Dane honorary Scots, dubbing them McDreamy and McSteamy, along with McKidd’s character as McBadAss.
And the hunky ginger – who plays Iraq war medic turned surgeon Major Dr.Owen Hunt – is keen to hang onto his Scottish accent.
He said: “You soon learn that LA is a very cosmopolitan city and that people can understand you without having to change your accent.”
“It’s funny, I’ve never played a Scottish character in the US, except for one movie with Partick Dempsey called Made of Honour. It felt really weird, I felt naked without doing an accent.”
“But when I work, I’ve got this weird thing that I like using a different dialect. It helps me get into character and a different headspace. That’s the fun of acting, getting to walk into someone else’s shoes.”