Tall, brawny, curly-haired character actor Rick Dean made his film debut in 1982 in the low-budget horror movie "Island of Blood." A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he trained with Wynn Handmann of the American Place Theatre in New York and with Roy London and Peggy Feury of The Lost Studio in Los Angeles. Scruffy and scraggly, with a long, narrow, craggy face, an askew, leering smile, a powerful, muscular physique, a long mane of unruly dark hair, a rough gravel voice, and a very intense and intimidating screen presence, Dean was often cast as bums, psychos, and dangerous criminals. Starting in the late 1980's and throughout the 1990's Dean appeared in a slew of straight-to-video features produced by legendary exploitation filmmaker Roger Corman; said movies include "'Nam Angels," "The Unborn," "Quake," "Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight," both "Carnosaur" sequels, "Saturday Night Special," "Cheyenne Warrior," and "Black Scorpion." Dean often co-starred alongside Maria

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