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

Events

Dean’s Very Good Blog

“Everyone Has the Right” a Rhode Island Intl Festival Semi-Finalist

“Everyone Has the Right” a Rhode Island Intl Festival Semi-Finalist

I haven’t mentioned in this blog that I wrote, animated, and directed a short film for the FDR Presidential Library. That film has been named a Semi-Finalist for the Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival, an Oscar-qualifying festival.
Mnuchin follow up parody sketch

Mnuchin follow up parody sketch

Last month, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin released his new country album “These Blazing Fingers.” This month we take you behind the scenes of his music video shoot with CMT-Award winning director Wes Edwards.

Read more»

Reviews

PGH in the Round

“Captivating, compelling, and with a healthy dose of humor.” Full review»

MovieBlogger.com, March 15, 2016

“Dean Temple was brilliant as Joe, a man ‘in transition’ and clearly down-on-his-luck, looking to end it all. Temple captures Joe perfectly from his darkest points all the way through to his acceptance of a friendship with ‘Z’. Andi Morrow matches Temple step for step with an enigmatic performance as ‘Z’. Morrow captures this seemingly free-spirit and plays it to the full bouncing off whoever she gets to interact with. It is a pleasure to watch Morrow and Temple interact as they have excellent chemistry on screen.” Full review

Fringe Review

“Entertaining and thought provoking… a hidden gem!” Full review»

News

“Everyone Has the Right” a Rhode Island Intl Festival Semi-Finalist

“Everyone Has the Right” a Rhode Island Intl Festival Semi-Finalist

I haven’t mentioned in this blog that I wrote, animated, and directed a short film for the FDR Presidential Library, illustrated by my long-time friend Richard Prouse, and production managed by Alex Tuller. That film, which was named a finalist in the New York Animation Awards in January, today was named a Semi-Finalist for the…

Lingua Franca selected for BFI London Film Festival

Lingua Franca selected for BFI London Film Festival

The Isabel Sandoval film Lingua Franca (starring me, well… me in a cameo) is a contender for the Best Film Award in this years Official Competition at the London festival. Writer, director, actor Isabel Sandoval is the first transgender director to compete in Official Competition. Official Competition titles will screen nightly across the Festival in…

Reels

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.