Loren Dean - Rotten Tomatoes

Loren Dean

Highest Rated:   98% Say Anything... (1989)
Lowest Rated:   7% Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
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An actor who bears an uncanny resemblance to Val Kilmer, Loren Dean is as talented as he is underrated. Largely a supporting player, Dean has twice demonstrated his considerable mettle in films where he has been cast as the title protagonist -- first in the gangster drama Billy Bathgate (1991) and then in Mumford (1999), Lawrence Kasdan's tale of a small town's mysterious psychiatrist.Born in Las Vegas on July 31, 1969, Dean was raised in L.A. by his mother after his parents divorced when he was a small child. He saw his father on the weekends when the two went to the cinema; it was through these weekly outings that Dean developed an interest in film. He also took an early interest in music, something that carried him through a tumultuous adolescence that was marked by a short stint as a runaway in San Francisco when he was 16.Following his 1986 graduation from high school, Dean moved to New York to pursue a career in acting. Living in relative poverty, he eventually found an agent through a friend of a friend, and he began appearing onstage. The actor made his film debut in 1988 as the brother of an undercover cop in Martha Coolidge's Plain Clothes, and a year later, he played Lili Taylor's notoriously bad ex-boyfriend Joe in Cameron Crowe's celebrated ...Say Anything.Dean got what should have been a major career breakthrough in 1991, when he starred as Billy Bathgate's titular street urchin turned mob confidante. Unfortunately, the film flopped, although even its most naysaying critics usually singled Dean's performance out for praise. He subsequently appeared in a supporting capacity in films ranging from Apollo 13 (1995) to How to Make an American Quilt (1995) to Gattaca (1997), and he starred in a handful of films destined for video oblivion, such as 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), and Starf*cker (1998), which cast him as a cokehead ex-sitcom star. Dean received some of the best notices of his career when he starred as the eponymous small town shrink of Mumford (1999). He managed to stand out in a pleasant, unforced performance that was ably complemented by an ensemble cast which included Hope Davis, Alfre Woodard, Jason Lee, Mary McDonnell, and Pruitt Taylor Vince. Many observers were left to wonder where he had been hiding all this time. The following year, Dean resurfaced in Space Cowboys, an adventure drama that cast him as an astronaut sent along on a mission with a group of grizzled NASA veterans (Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, James Garner, and Donald Sutherland) to repair a faulty satellite. After a major role in The War Bride, Dean appeared less frequently on screen limiting his output to some episodic television, The Poker Club, and 2010's Hilary Swank vehicle Conviction.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
67% Conviction
  • Rick
$6.8M 2010
No Score Yet The Poker Club
  • Curtis Wilcox
2008
No Score Yet Warbride
  • Actor
2001
78% Space Cowboys
  • Ethan Glance
2000
56% Mumford
  • Mumford
1999
71% Enemy of the State
  • Hicks
1998
No Score Yet Starstruck
  • Kyle
1998
82% Gattaca
  • Anton
1997
29% The End of Violence
  • Doe Block
1997
85% Rosewood
  • James Taylor
1997
7% Mrs. Winterbourne
  • Steve DeCunzo
1996
61% How to Make an American Quilt
  • Preston
1995
95% Apollo 13
  • EECOM Arthur
1995
17% The Passion of Darkly Noon
  • Jude
1995
No Score Yet JFK: Reckless Youth
  • Joe Kennedy Jr.
1993
39% 1492: Conquest of Paradise
  • Older Fernando
1992
47% Billy Bathgate
  • Billy Bathgate
1991
98% Say Anything...
  • Joe
1989
No Score Yet Plain Clothes
  • Matt Dunbar
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
94% Terriers
2010
  • Jason Adler
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Peter Rowe
  • 2008
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Russ Brennan
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Justice Christopher Manning
  • 2007
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Noah Stevens
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Roger Baker
  • 2004

Quotes from Loren Dean's Characters