Dean is best known for his lead role as Marc in the dramedy Web Series “The Fifties”. His notable television credits include the Netflix docudrama “Drug Lords: Frank Lucas and The Country Boys”, the History Channel’s: “D.B. Cooper: Case Closed?”, and “Children of Gold” (pilot). His notable dramatic film roles include the short films: “Scorpion” (Raindance Film Festival) and “The Otherside” (Pack Media Group) and “Cheating the System. His feature film work includes a lead role as Geek in “A Million Dead Presidents”. His recent (Los Angeles) theatre performances (2017) include: The lead role in “Shout” as Jeffrey Rosewall, at Pasadena Fremont Theatre, and Dean also enjoyed a supporting role in the new Musical “300 Bones”, where he worked with theatre, television, and film great, Russ Tamblyn (West Side Story, Twin Peaks). Dean is also often remembered as the dad in the Matchbox 60th Anniversary toy commercial, and for his standout performance in Filter’s “What Do You Say” music video.
Dean is a graduate of the 2 year Meisner Technique program at the Ruskin School of Acting in Santa Monica; and attended Master Classes taught by veteran actors: Dylan McDermott, Bruce Davison, Chris Mulkey, and Paul Sand. Dean has also trained with: The Upright Citizens Brigade, Craig Wallace, Jen Krater, and Tom Ardavany in Los Angeles. In addition to acting, Dean is also a seasoned guitar player, multi-instrumentalist, ASCAP songwriter, and recording artist; known for his Spotify album “These Robot Days”. Dean is looking forward to working with Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese, or on the next Emmy Award winning AMC series!
FILM (Partial List)
“A MILLION DEAD PRESIDENTS” Lead Feature
“THREADING THE NEEDLE” Lead Short
“SCORPION” Lead Short
“GETTING THERE” Lead Short
“CHEATING THE SYSTEM” Lead Short
“SAINTS AND CYNICS” Lead Student Film
“COCAINE PEPPERS” Supporting Short
“THE OTHERSIDE” Supporting Short
“RULE OF THREE” Supporting Short
“LINEAGE” Featured Feature
“DIVERGENCE” Featured Short
“DRUG LORDS” Lead Netflix
“THE FIFTIES” Lead Web Series
“D.B. COOPER: CASE CLOSED?” Lead History Channel
“UNUSUAL SUSPECTS: ID” Featured The Discovery Channel
“HOW HUMAN ARE WE?” Guest Star National Geographic
“CHILDREN OF GOLD” Supporting pilot
“SHOUT” Lead Fremont Centre Theatre, Pasadena
“300 BONES” Supporting Steve Allen Theatre, Hollywood
MUSIC VIDEO (Partial List)
"LADDER" - DEAN BRUNI Lead Graham
Jones - Dir.
“SHADOW ON THE WALL” – DEAN BRUNI Lead Dean Bruni - Dir.
“WHAT DO YOU SAY?” - FILTER Supporting Kyle Thrash - Dir.
COMMERCIALS *Conflicts Available Upon Request.
RUSKIN SCHOOL OF ACTING (2 YEAR MEISNER PROGRAM & MASTER CLASS)
CRAIG WALLACE - AUDITION TECHNIQUE (FOUNDATION & MASTER CLASS)
UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE (IMPROV)
JEN KRATER - KRATER STUDIOS (SCENE STUDY – ON CAMERA)
KENNEDY BROWN - LUCID BODY FOR ACTORS
PAUL SCHACKMAN - ACTOR'S INSTINCT (TEXT INTERPRETATION)
TOM ARDAVANY – THE APPROACH STUDIO (SCENE STUDY – ON CAMERA) SUSAN RUMOR – ARTIST ONE PRODUCTIONS (SINGING TECHNIQUE)
DIALECTS - New York, Boston, Southern US., Standard British, Cockney,
MUSIC -Vocalist (Bari-Tenor), electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, keyboards, harmonica.
SPORTS - Mountain biking, inline skating, boxing, Tang Soo Do/Kung-Fu/Muay Thai, weight training.
Music Producer/Audio Engineer, Computer Specialist.
PERSONAL Height: 5’ 11”; Weight: 165lbs.; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Brown.