Dean Devlin - biography

Screenwriter from United States of America

Dean Devlin Dean Devlin (born August 27, 1962) is an American screenwriter, producer, television director and former actor. He is the founder of the production company Electric Entertainment. Devlin was born in New York City, the son of actress Pilar Seurat and Don Devlin, a writer, actor, and producer. His father was Jewish and his mother was Filipino. He is married to actress Lisa Brenner. Devlin appeared as an actor on numerous television shows throughout the 1980s. He also appeared in films including My Bodyguard, The Wild Life, Real Genius and Martians Go Home. Due to his youthful appearance, Devlin often played teenage characters despite being in his 20s. Devlin gradually began writing scripts. His first produced screenplay was for Universal Soldier which was a worldwide hit. He reached prominence as a writer/producer working alongside director Roland Emmerich with whom he teamed after appearing in Emmerich's film Moon 44. Together they cowrote and produced Stargate which became the first movie to have a web site (run by Devlin himself). The team then produced Independence Day and Godzilla. Their final collaboration was on the 2000 Mel Gibson film The Patriot, where Devlin met his future  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
New York City
United States of America
Pilar Seurat, Don Devlin
Lisa Brenner
Writer, Actor, Screenwriter, Businessperson, Film Producer


Institution From To
University of Southern California


Year Performance Character
1997 Predators from Beyond Neptune
1990 Moon 44
1985 City Limits

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