Ukrainian American actor, writer, producer currently working on several initiatives to amplify Ukrainian voices and culture.


  • Local Produce Readers Theatre, Stissing Center

    Reading from my newest play

    Event Date:
    June 18, 2023 – 12:00 am
    Event Location:
    Stissing Center, Pine Plains, NY
    Event Link:
  • Fertile Ground with The New Yorker

    Event Date:
    March 24, 2023 – 7:00 pm
    Event Location:
    Ukrainian Institute of America
    Event Link:

Dean’s Very Good Blog




Suicidal Depressive (from the film Here Lies Joe)
Escaped Convict (from the film The Convict)
Detective (from TV series Who Killed Jane Doe?)

Who Is Dean Temple

Dean is an actor, writer, and creative director

based in NYC and the Hudson Valley. His solo show, Voice of Authority, toured to New York City, Pittsburgh, the Catskills, the Hudson Valley, and Edinburgh for the Fringe in 2018-19.

He has appeared on the stages including Carnegie Hall, the Nuyorican, the Kraine, and 59E59. He has also designed for stages including the Apollo, Lincoln Center, the Hammerstein Ballroom, TED, and the Superdome Arena, and created video series for clients that have been picked up for network broadcast through his company, Drake Creative Collaborative.

Dean very proudly serves as board president for The Art Effect, a Poughkeepsie nonprofit where youth learn to explore, experience, and excel in the arts and arts-related fields.

You can download his most likely out-of-date acting resume here.