Dean Devlin (born August 27, 1962) is an American screenwriter, producer, television director, and former actor. He is the founder of the production company Electric Entertainment.
Devlin was born in New York City, the son of actress Pilar Seurat and Don Devlin, a writer, actor, and producer. His father was Jewish and his mother Filipino. He married actress Lisa Brenner after the two met while working on The Patriot.
As an actor, Devlin appeared on numerous television shows throughout the 1980s. He also appeared in films including My Bodyguard, The Wild Life, Real Genius and Martians Go Home. Due to his youthful appearance, Devlin often played teenage characters despite being in his 20s.