Dean Winters, Actor: John Wick. Dean Winters is known for his role as Ryan O'Reily on HBO's award-winning series Oz (1997) and as Tina Fey's character's "Beeper King" boyfriend on the Emmy-winning comedy, 30 Rock (2006). His noteworthy comedic performance was recently included in Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" as well as Variety's short-list of Emmy-worthy guest performances...
Dean Gerard Winters (born July 20, 1964) is an American character actor. He is known for his role as Ryan O'Reily on the HBO prison drama Oz and had roles in TV series Rescue Me, 30 Rock, Sex and the City and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as portraying "Mayhem" in a series of Allstate Insurance commercials.
Dean Winters is known for his role as Ryan O'Reily on HBO's award-winning series Oz (1997) and as Tina Fey 's character's "Beeper King" boyfriend on the Emmy-winning comedy, 30 Rock (2006). His noteworthy comedic performance was recently included in Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" as well as Variety's short-list of Emmy-worthy guest ...
- Dean Gerard Winters
- 6' (1.83 m)
- July 20, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA
- Acting Career
- Working with The Best in Hollywood
- Medical Scare
- Personal Life
- Net Worth
Dean Winters was born on July 20, 1964 in New York City, New York. He was born to American parents, Patrick Winters and Magna Winters. He was one of four children in his family unit. After growing up in Long Island, Winters along with his family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. Being very skillful at basketball, he played in many games for his high school. He graduated from high school in 1982. He went to college at Colorado College and graduated in 1986. His major in college was theatre which would lay the blueprint for his future career.
Dean got his break in the acting industry through the HBO show Oz. His character, Ryan O’Reily was very much appreciated by the audiences. He starred in all 6 seasons of the popular TV show. After Oz wrapped up, he continued to act in several other TV shows. He was also part of the Law and Order series. He played the role of Detective Brian Cassidy in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. His character was a regular in the first season. He came back to reprise his role of the detective in the 13th season finale. He also appeared as a recurring character in the 14th and 15th seasons of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. In 1999, he acted opposite Yasmine Bleethin a romantic comedy called “Undercover Angel”. In 2002, he starred in a horror film called Hellraiser: Hellseeker. Winters has appeared in several major motion pictures including Conspiracy Theory (1997), Snipes (2001) and P.S. I Love you (2007). Dean also made appearances as a guest star in many other TV shows like Third Watch...
In an interview with Esquire, Dean spoke about the process of working with high profile producers and directors. As he has made his way up the ladder in the entertainment industry, he has been offered better roles with elite crews. Vince Gillian is a highly respected executive producer that is most famous for creating the very successful show, Breaking Bad. He was also one of the main writers for the science fiction classic, X-Files. David Shore is known for creating the medical hit drama, House. When the duo created a new show for CBS called Battle Creek and asked Dean to be on the show because they respected his work. The crazy thing about the offer from the two major creators was that Dean turned down their offer at first, “In the beginning I did. I said no not because of the material, it's just I've lived in New York my whole life and I'm a city kid, very comfortable here, so it's tough to say yes to something shooting in L.A. I did The Sarah Connor Chronicles years ago but I ba...
Winters was contracted with a bacterial infection on June 2009. Because of the infection, he collapsed when he went to meet his doctor. He was immediately taken in an ambulance to the hospital but on the way there, he went into cardiac shock. Though he was unconscious for 2 minutes, he was successfully revived by the paramedics. He was then held in ICU for 3 more weeks. His medical condition did not improve as he was diagnosed with Gangrene which required him to cut off his one thumb and two toes. Ten more operations were required for his body to recover. Due to his medical condition, he was not able to act in TV. He joked in a TV interview that he was one of the few lucky to read his own obituary.
Dean Winters has not yet been married and there is no information available about his relationships. It is speculated that he is living the bachelor life because he is enjoying a recent rise in fame. He has acted for a long time but he didn’t hit it big until recently. He now has a lot of roles lined up which has made him a desired man in his dating circle. He will not have a hard time finding a wife soon.
Dean Winters has a net worth of 4 million dollars that he has made from his acting appearances in films, television, and commercials.
Dean Winters was born Dean Gerard Winters, on July 20, 1964, in New York City, to Patrick and Magna Winters. His father worked as an electrical engineer while his mother was a housewife. He was raised along with two brothers and a sister. Both his brothers went on to work in the entertainment industry.
Apr 29, 2019 · Dean Winters ― who for years has played “ Mayhem ,” the walking whirlwind of chaos in Allstate insurance commercials ― knows plenty about the unexpected that can befall a person in real life. In an interview published Sunday, Winters told Us Weekly that an infection left him dead for nearly five minutes in 2009. Advertisement.
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