Dean England


Dean England entered the entertainment business as an entertainment/military/general reporter for Q106, one of the most successful FM stations in North America and San Diego at the time. Interviews and press conferences included: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Iran-Contra figure Oliver North, Vice President Dan Quayle and numerous celebrities.

During this time Dean appeared playing a reporter in "Renegade" with Lorenzo Lamas and "Silk Stalkings" with Rob Estes. Tempted by the acting world, though he stuck to focusing on a reporting career.

In an attempt to cross over into television news, Dean left his surfboard behind, packed up his car and drove into the desert heat of Mesa, Arizona hoping a TV station looking for a reporter there would hire him. Well, after sleeping in his car too many times to count and thousands of miles and many states later knocking on TV station doors in cow pastures and small cities across the United States he was defeated and driving back to California from South Carolina when he landed a weekend anchor job in South Texas. He documented this entire journey with a video camera.

Now, with a TV anchor/reporter demo tape in hand, he once again took a gamble and hit the road without the next TV job lined up. This landed him at a small independent station in the high desert of Victorville, California and about two hours from his goal of Los Angeles. The highlight of his time being an anchor/reporter here was meeting Roy Rogers.

Throwing the dice again, he moved to L.A. without work. He was amongst several hundred who auditioned for the role of a Universal Studios tram tour guide. After several weeks and several auditions he was amongst a handful selected for the role at Universal Studios Hollywood, trading in his dialogue "In other news tonight" for "Watch out for that shark!" For fun, he took a role as a featured extra playing an Oscar nominee in "Naked Gun 33 1/3" with Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley and Anna Nicole Smith.

Next came an opportunity to fill in as a temporary per diem news writer for KCAL-TV in Los Angeles during a Christmas holiday. He turned this into a full time writer/producer position producing KCAL-TV newscasts with Jane Velez-Mitchell and Pat Harvey for CNN. During this time he was also a weekend reporter for the ABC affiliate KESQ-TV in Palm Springs.

A cross over to E! Entertainment television news as a script supervisor followed, which then led to a position as one of the head writers for the E! Entertainment Network. Shows included: "Wild on" with Brooke Burke and "Live from the red carpet (Oscars, Grammys, Emmys) with Joan Rivers."

In March of 2012 Dean decided to go back in front of the camera. He's since co-starred in short films, feature films, TV shows and has appeared in various commercials.

All the while, behind the scenes, he is still writing and producing TV and movie projects.

Actor ( 25 credits )

Suburbicon (2017) Funeral Mourner
Hail, Caesar! (2016) Animal handler
Only Now Existing's Escape Artist (2016) Price Mathews-TV News Anchor
The Pipeline (2016) Troy Wallace
Baskets (2016)  Joseph Dunn (1 episode, 2016)
A Killer Walks Amongst Us (2016) KPIL TV Reporter
Deafy Duck & Guyus the Movie (2015) Det. Hull
Crackula Goes to Hollywood (2015) Prison Guard
House of Manson (2014) Officer Preston
True Detective (2014)  Porsche John (1 episode, 2015)
Tornado Alley (2014)  Rich Lucas (1 episode)
Dark Secrets (2013)  Will Adams (1 episode, 2013)
Beauty Queen Murders (2013)  Officer McDaniel (2013) (unknown episodes)
Outrageous 911 (2013)  Officer Tierney (1 episode, 2014)
Off Leash (2013) Lawrence
Glass (2012) Thomas Robertson
Mis-Taken Identity (2012) Jerry
Blood Relatives (2012)  Deputy Smith (1 episode, 2013)
The Hollywood Dream (2012)  Dean England (unknown episodes)
Jerry's Scary's (2011)  Mr. Thompson (1 episode, 2012)
Unusual Suspects (2010)  Kyle's Dad (1 episode, 2014)
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) Oscar Audience Member (uncredited)
Silk Stalkings (1991)  Reporter / ... (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
It Came from Below (0) BOARDER GUARD
It Came from Below (0) Boarder Guard

Producer ( 2 credits )

House of Manson (2014) co-producer
KCAL 9 News (1989) producer (unknown episodes)

Writer ( 4 credits )

Fast Foods Gone Global (2012) (1 episode, 2013)
Wild On... (1997) (4 episodes, 2001)
E! Behind the Scenes (1995) (1 episode, 1998)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995) (7 episodes, 1999-2002)