The Toronto, Ontario native started in the entertainment industry when
at around 19 he actively hit the pavement pursuing his new career and found an agent.
After a few commercial stints, including a Bell Canada add, he started reeling in
various guest televison and movie appearances. Once he became noticed he started landing more guest television
appearances and landed his now infamous role of that loveable doofus Constable Renfield Turnbull
in Due South. A show that has caught the attention of millions of viewers world wide from 1994 to 1997.
However, the Turbull character wasn't Dean's first appearance on the show.
He guest starred in the first season episode "The Man Who Knew Too Little," as Laurier, a Canadian mobster.
After Due South ended Dean landed many more television guest appearances in such
shows as Power Play as the fictional home team's Hamilton Steelheads captain Mark Simpson, LeFemme Nikita, Earth Final
Conflict andTracker as Detective Vic Bruno.
Most recently Dean made his big screen premier in Kevin
Costner's Open Range guest-starring as Annette Benning's character Sue's brother Doc Barlow. The movie's world premiere
took place in Hollywood, California in August 2003.
A complete list of Dean's television and film credits can be found on the Filmography page.