Loren Dean

Loren Dean

Highest Rated: 98% Say Anything... (1989)

Lowest Rated: 7% Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)

Birthday: Jul 31, 1969

Birthplace: Not Available

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



84% Ad Astra Donald Stanford 2019
70% The Mule DEA Agent Brown 2018
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
57% Mumford Mumford 1999
71% Enemy of the State Hicks 1998
No Score Yet Starstruck Kyle 1998
83% Gattaca Anton 1997
29% The End of Violence Doe Block 1997
86% 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
No Score Yet The American Clock Lee 1993
32% 1492: Conquest of Paradise Older Fernando 1992
38% Billy Bathgate Billy Bathgate 1991
98% Say Anything... Joe 1989
No Score Yet Plain Clothes Matt Dunbar 1988


92% Terriers
Jason Adler 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Peter Rowe 2008
90% Bones
Russ Brennan 2008
No Score Yet Without a Trace
Justice Christopher Manning 2007
No Score Yet Numb3rs
Noah Stevens 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Roger Baker 2004
No Score Yet Ken Burns' Baseball
Voice 1994


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