Dedication , commitment , passion and hard work are a few of the words synonymous with Dean. Dean's family has, and still is extremely involved in the arts and culture industry. Some of Dean's notable relatives are Bertha Egnos and Jeff Goldblum. At school Dean starred in such major productions as 'Grease' and 'Big Fish' playing the roles of Danny Zuko and William Bloom,and being part of the first cast to perform 'Big Fish' professionally in Africa, directed by famous South African Actor/Director Terence Bridget. Some of Dean's skills include singing, guitar and dance. Dean has received the title of the number one actor for four acting styles in his age group at the South African Championships of Performing arts in 2015, and received provincial colours for drama and music. Dean's TV debut was as a Guest star on SABC's 'Little Stars' in 2013 and his most recent TV appearance on Season 6 of South Africa's Got Talent. Dean is an avid sportsman and believes that in order to succeed one must be balanced regarding fitness and culture.