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Dirty John, The Dirty Truth (2019)

Dirty John: The Dirty Truth (original title)
Docuseries of "Dirty" John Meehan, based on the true crime podcast.


Sara Mast




Cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Newell ... Self
Christopher Goffard Christopher Goffard ... Self - LA Times Reporter
Terra Newell ... Self - Debra's Daughter
Joe Loeffler Joe Loeffler ... Self - John's best friend
Angela Constant Angela Constant ... Self - John's ex- girlfriend
Laura Richards Laura Richards ... Self - Criminal Behavioral Analyst
Tonia Bales Tonia Bales ... Self - John's first wife
Emily Meehan Emily Meehan ... Self - John's daughter
Abigail Meehan Abigail Meehan ... Self - John's daughter
Dennis Luken Dennis Luken ... Self - Detective (as Detective Dennis Luken)
Meg Maggart Meg Maggart ... Self - John's ex-girlfriend
Julia Bowman Julia Bowman ... Self - Detective (as Detective Julia Bowman)
Marileide Andersen Marileide Andersen ... Self - John's ex-girlfriend
Skylar Sepulveda Skylar Sepulveda ... Self - Witness
Johnson Cooley ... John Meehan
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14 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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