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Dean Winters is best known for his role as "Ryan O'Reily" on HBO's award-winning series Oz (1997). Most recently, he recurred as Tina Fey's "Beeper King" boyfriend on the Emmy-winning comedy, 30 Rock (2006). His noteworthy comedic performance was recently included in Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" as well as Variety's short-list of Emmy-worthy... See full bio »

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 2013-2015 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
The Vulture
- The Funeral (2015) ... The Vulture
- New Captain (2015) ... The Vulture
- Operation: Broken Feather (2014) ... The Vulture
- The Vulture (2013) ... The Vulture
 2014 John Wick
 2014 American Dad! (TV Series)
 2013 Memoire (Short)
 2013 Westside (TV Movie)
Robbie Carver
 2013 The Devil You Know
Jake Kelly
 2012 The Worst (Short)
 2004-2011 Rescue Me (TV Series)
Johnny Gavin
- Mutha (2011) ... Johnny Gavin
- Torch (2009) ... Johnny Gavin
- Iceman (2009) ... Johnny Gavin
- Jimmy (2009) ... Johnny Gavin
- Solo (2007) ... Johnny Gavin
 2010 Vipers in the Grass (Video short)
Frank Devine
 2009 Today's Special
 2009 Splinterheads
 2009 Winter of Frozen Dreams
Ken Curtis
 2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Mike Stoat
- Purgatory (2008) ... Mike Stoat
 2006 Dead Calling
 2006 Bristol Boys
 2005 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Raymond Caine
- 10-7 (2005) ... Raymond Caine
 2004 Love Rome
 2004 Brooklyn Bound
 2004 Strip Search (TV Movie)
Ned McGrath
 2002 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
- Future Trade (2002) ... Gordon
 2002 Hellraiser: Hellseeker (Video)
 2002 Third Watch (TV Series)
Bill Stram
- The Unforgiven (2002) ... Bill Stram
 2001 Bullet in the Brain (Short)
Bank Robber
 2001 Snipes
Bobby Starr
 2001 Deadline (TV Series)
Des Lonegan
- Shock (2001) ... Des Lonegan
 1999 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Ryan O'Reily
- Jerry Seinfeld/David Bowie (1999) ... Ryan O'Reily (uncredited)
 1999 Undercover Angel
Harrison Tyler
 1998 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Paul Delaney
- Rat Trap (1998) ... Paul Delaney
 1997 Firehouse (TV Movie)
Nick Wilkinson
 1997 Lifebreath
Chrystie's Lover
 1997 Conspiracy Theory
 1996 The Playroom (TV Short)
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
- Where'd the Van Gogh? (1996) ... Larry
 1995-1996 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Tom Marans
- Prison Riot (1996) ... Tom Marans
- Hate Crimes (1995) ... Tom Marans
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Long and diverse series of humor tinged TV commercials, broadly known as the "Mayhem" commercials, for Allstate Insurance (usually referring to himself as a character actually named/called "Mayhem"), for all kinds of Allstate Insurance, including car insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, etc. See more »


6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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Life is short, I learned the hard way. See more »


Two moments define Dean's path: his brother Scott William Winters dragging him down to meet famed acting coach William Esper (with whom Dean studied) and watching Sean Penn's The Indian Runner (1991). See more »


Often plays immoral yet charming characters See more »

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