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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 31 August 1957Waynesville, North Carolina, USA
Birth NameSherrill Dean Teaster
Nickname Tinker
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dean Teaster was born on August 31, 1957 in Waynesville, North Carolina, USA as Sherrill Dean Teaster. He is an actor and producer, known for 40 Nights (2016), Ghost Town: The Movie (2007) and Division 19 (2016). He has been married to Dawn Marie since July 11, 2014. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Dawn Marie (11 July 2014 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (2)

His father, Doyle Teaster, was one of the original famed gunfighters of "Ghost Town in the Sky" Wild West Show in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, from 1961 through 1967. He played the first "Digger the Undertaker," with Dan Blocker, Clu Gulager, Paul Fix, Burt Reynolds, Tony Dow, Gig Young, Frank McGrath, Donald May, and Peter Brown. Doyle also acted with a local named 'Herbert "Cowboy' Coward' who played "Grandpappy" in the same Wild West Show. In 1967, Dean (West) Teaster moved to Michigan with his family and immediately met and became friends with James O'Barr, who later created the The Crow (1994).

Dean Teaster's Ghost Town the Movie was made as a tribute to his father and his association with Ghost Town in the Sky in the early '60s. The movie is somewhat based on the legendary Smoky Mountain settler "Harmon Teaster", who is Dean's great,great, grandfather.
Dean graduated from Truman High School in Taylor, Michigan in 1975.

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