Dean Cameron

Dean Cameron

Though Dean Cameron is best known for his role as Francis “Chainsaw” Gremp in the Carl Reiner movie “Summer School” he continues to reinvent himself by exploring varied careers and experiences. While studying acting with Peggy Feury and Bill Traylor at the Loft Studio in the early 80’s, he landed a few guest star roles on television shows like “Facts of Life” resulting in his first regular role on the television series “Spencer” with Chad Lowe. The next year, he recreated Jeff Spicoli”, the role made famous by Sean Penn, in the television version of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Thankfully, it only lasted seven episodes but he escaped unscathed, having received excellent reviews for undertaking the daunting task.

Dean has appeared in over 50 movies, television programs, stage plays and short films. including “Sleep With Me”, “Hi-Life”, “Men at Work”, “Bad Dreams”, “Highball”, “Rockula” plus the late-night cable staples “Ski School I & II” and “Miracle Beach”. On television, Dean starred, with his Ski School co-star, Stuart Fratkin, in one of the few one hour comedies, “They Came From Outer Space” and a fever dream of a recurring boyfriend/mime role on “ALF.” He continued his active involvement in Los Angeles theater, performing, writing and directing plays you’ve never heard of and studying in Howard Fine’s master class. After co-writing & starring in a feature film, Hollywood Palms, Dean began working as a front end web developer for companies exactly like LegalZoom, TicketMaster, j2 and a couple of shady outfits best not mentioned. It wasn’t until 2012, when he was nudged “out of retirement” by a very wise agent and manager, that Dean began working as an actor enough to happily stop writing code.

Since 2013, Dean has appeared in the television programs The Mentalist, Southland, See Dad Run, American Horror Story, The Neighbors, Glee!, The Newsroom, Shameless, NCIS, Jennifer Falls, How to Get Away with Murder, a role written just for him on Psych and the season 11 madness of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Masters of Sex and Alex Inc. Recent Feature films include “Confessions of a Teenaged Disciple”, “The Waiting”, “Straight Outta Compton” and more.

He married film editor, Jessie Marion, early 2004. They have a son, Duncan Huxley Cameron, who was born August, 2009.

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