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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 October 1960Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Nickname Pumpsie
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dave Bean began acting as a student at Eastern Michigan University, where he graduated with a degree in History in 1984. While attending college, he also made his professional acting debut in a regional theater production of "Wonderful Town". Following graduation, Mr. Bean appeared in numerous regional theatrical productions throughout the United States. In 1986, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. Finding success primarily in the independent film world, he has also worked consistently in more mainstream films. To date, he says his most gratifying film experience is having worked on the Academy Award nominated short film "Last Breeze of Summer". While he does accept acting work from time to time, Mr. Bean has spent most of the past decade as a marketing executive, serving both the entertainment and automotive industries.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sid Mermelstein

Spouse (1)

Ofelia Gonzalez Cortez (12 April 2006 - 15 May 2012) (divorced)

Trivia (21)

Most of his time outside of work is spent on the baseball diamond, where he plays baseball at both the semi-professional and amateur levels.
Former baseball teammates include actors Timothy Busfield (Thirtysomething, Field of Dreams) and Brian Krause(Charmed), as well as director James Gardner(Coach, Baby Boom).
Is represented by Daniel Hoff Agency in Los Angeles for Voice Over work.
Has served as part-time assistant baseball coach at Moorpark College (Ventura County, California) since 2008.
Dave Bean actually has had two distinct acting careers. In his 20's & early 30's, he worked mostly in indie films and played lots of cops on various TV shows. He then took advantage of an opportunity to work behind the scenes as a marketing executive for various studios, networks and cable channels. He returned to acting full-time in 2010 and has become a reliable character performer in everything from mega-budget studio films to micro-budget new media productions. You can also hear his voice on TV commercials and audio books.
Serves as a corporate liaison between BMW and the Hollywood community, promoting the use of alternative fuel vehicles, primarily the BMW Hydrogen 7. [July 2008]
Los Angeles, CA, USA: now in year 3 of acting career resurgence, having found success in film, TV, commercials and voice over work. [January 2012]
Devoting more time to acting career, having co-starred in both an upcoming sitcom pilot and feature film; also appeared in a national spot for OfficeMax. [February 2010]
Attended same college, Eastern Michigan University, as Law & Order SVU's Dann Florek.
Attended same high school in West Bloomfield, Michigan as fellow actor Justin Bartha.
As a long-time semi-pro pitcher, tried out in his '40s for the new Israel Professional Baseball League. While not initially drafted, he was offered a free agent contract by a team in Tel Aviv midway through the season. After careful consideration, he ultimately declined the offer to stay focused on acting.
Studied acting at Beverly Hills Playhouse and SAG-AFTRA Conservatory at AFI, where he is still an active member.
Original paternal family name was MacBean. Heritage is Scottish Jewish. Great-grandfather Simon Bean dropped "Mac" upon arrival in Boston in 1860's. Maternal heritage is German/Russian Jewish (family name was Mueller/Miller).
Dave Bean is related to two notables from Hollywood's Golden Age - Academy Award nominated writer Sidney Davis and MGM Studio Orchestra violinist Harry Davis. The Davis's were brothers and first cousins of Dave's father.
Favorite all-time directors include Michael Curtiz, Elia Kazan, William Wyler, Billy Wilder, Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese.
Realism in acting and directing heavily influenced by Robert Altman and Henry Jaglom.
All time favorite television shows include Mad Men, The Sopranos, The Office (British version), 30 Rock and Leave It To Beaver.
Favorite classic actors/actresses include Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, John Garfield, Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck.
A producing partner in 2 Bald Guys Productions, along with fellow actor Robert Dominick Jones.
Has been directed by Sir Richard Attenborough, Bennett Miller, David Nutter, Gail Mancuso, Ken Kwapis, Adam Rifkin and Sean Baker.
Favorite films include American Graffiti, Once Upon A Time In America, The Godfather (I & II), Marty and Double Indemnity.

Personal Quotes (1)

I've just been acting in one form or another since I can remember. And I always seem to have a stock repertoire of characters inside of me that can't wait to be unleashed and explored whether on film, TV or the stage (which I never seem to do enough of...). Like many actors, I relish climbing into the skin of someone else and giving life to a character.

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