Dean Devlin Biography (1962-)

Born August 27 (some sources cite August 8), 1962, in New York, NY; son of Don Devlin (a producer, writer, and actor) and Pilar Seurat (an actress and dancer); married Lisa Brenner (an actress), July 4, 2003. Addresses: Office: Electric Entertainment, 1438 North Gower St., Box 24, Los Angeles, CA 90028.; Agent: Brian Kend, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., BeverlyHills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, writer
Birth Details
August 27, 1962
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Producer
  • (With Joel B. Michaels and Oliver Eberle) Stargate (also known asStargate, la porte des etoiles), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • Independence Day (also known as ID4), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Godzilla, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998
  • The Patriot (also known as Der Patriot), Columbia, 2000
  • Eight Legged Freaks, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Cellular (also known as Final Call--Wenn er auflegt muss sie sterben), New Line Cinema, 2004
  • Flyboys, Lions Gate Films, 2006
  • One Nation, Columbia, 2006
  • Film Executive Producer
  • The Mark, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000
  • EV Confidential, 2006
  • Film Work
  • Other
  • Production assistant, My Bodyguard, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Second unit director, Independence Day (also known as ID4),Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Character creator, Universal Soldier: The Return (also known as Universal Soldier IV), Columbia, 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • Boy, My Bodyguard, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Liquor store clerk, The Wild Life, Universal, 1984
  • Ernie, City Limits, Atlantic, 1985
  • Milton, Real Genius, TriStar, 1985
  • Gum chewer, 3:15--The Moment of Truth (also known as Showdown at Lincoln High, 3:15 a Time to Die, and 3:15 the Moment of Truth), Dakota, 1986
  • Tyler, Moon 44 (also known as Intruder), Moviestore Entertainment, 1989
  • Joe Fledermaus, Martians Go Home, Taurus Entertainment, 1990
  • Adult bookstore manager, Total Exposure, Republic, 1991
  • (Uncredited) Pilot of Eagle 2, Independence Day (also known as ID4), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Himself, Predators from Beyond Neptune, Liberty International Entertainment, 1999
  • My Life with Count Dracula (documentary), Hungry Jackal Productions, 2003
  • (Uncredited) Cab driver, Cellular (also known as Final Call--Wenn er auflegt muss sie sterben), New Line Cinema, 2004
  • Himself, Special Thanks to Roy London (documentary), Traction Media, 2005
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Series
  • (And creator) The Visitor, Fox, beginning 1997, Sci-Fi Channel, 1998
  • Godzilla: The Series (animated), Fox, 1998-2000
  • Talk to Me, TNT, beginning 2006
  • Miniseries
  • The Triangle, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005
  • Movies
  • The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, TNT, 2004
  • The Librarian 2 (also known as The Librarian 2: Return to KingSolomon's Mines), TNT, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • This Is the Life, NBC, beginning 1983
  • David Del Valle, Hard Copy, CBS, 1987
  • Chris Mendoza, Generations, NBC, 1989
  • Movies
  • Pedro Sanchez, North Beach and Rawhide, CBS, 1985
  • Specials
  • Himself, The Making of "Independence Day," 1996
  • The Sci-Fi Channel's Invasion of Independence Day, Sci-Fi Channel,1996
  • Himself, Hollywood Aliens & Monsters (also known as To theGalaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill), Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Star Wars: The Magic and the Mystery, Fox, 1997
  • Himself, Godzilla, King of the Monsters, BBC, 1998
  • Himself, The Blockbuster Imperative, Trio, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Mark, "I Drink, Therefore I Am," Happy Days, ABC, 1983
  • "Jolene Lets the Cat Out of the Bag," Alice, CBS, 1983
  • Brad, Fame, NBC, 1983
  • Hernando Rodriguez, "The Other Side of Oneness," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • Angel, "Your Place or Mayan," Misfits of Science, NBC, 1985
  • Victor Hernandez, "You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful, and You're His," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1985
  • Jeffrey Sullivan, "Gibbon Take," L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • Jeffrey Sullivan, "The Princess and the Weiner King," L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • Jeffrey Sullivan, "Slum Enchanted Evening," L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • Henry Metrano, Island Son, CBS, 1990
  • "Mechanical Effects: Nuts and Bolts," Movie Magic, The Discovery Channel, 1995
  • "Devastation Effects: Movie Mayhem," Movie Magic, The Discovery Channel, 1996
  • "Independence Day," HBO First Look, HBO, 1996
  • "The Films of Roland Emmerich," The Directors, Encore, 2000
  • Himself, "Will Smith," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Will Smith), Arts and Entertainment, 2003
  • Appeared in episodes of Too Close for Comfort, ABC; and Insiders, ABC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in Comedies by Shakespeare, Los Angeles; and in ThereMust Be a Pony, New York City.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Himself, Independence Day: The ID4 Invasion, 1996
  • Himself, Godzilla: On Assignment with Charles Caiman, Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment, 1998
  • Himself, Independence Day: Creating Reality, Twentieth Century-FoxHome Entertainment, 2000
  • Himself, Dialing Up "Cellular," New Line Home Video, 2004
  • Himself, The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of "Star Wars," Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Himself, Guns, Genes & Fighting Machines: The Making of "UniversalSoldier," Lions Gate Films, 2004
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Richard Rothstein and Christopher Leitch) Universal Soldier,TriStar, 1992
  • (With Roland Emmerich) Stargate (also known as Stargate, la porte des etoiles), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • (With Emmerich and Steven Molstad) Independence Day (also known asID4), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • (And story) Godzilla (based on the earlier films), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998
  • Some sources cite Devlin as the author of the screenplay for Gargoyles, 1999.
  • Teleplays
  • Miniseries
  • (Story) The Triangle, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Author of episodes of The Visitor, Fox and Sci-Fi Channel.
  • Pilots
  • (Uncredited) "Children of the Gods," Stargate SG-1 (also known asStargate SG-1: Children of the Gods), Showtime and Sci-Fi Channel, 1997

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The film Stargate was adapted as the television series StargateSG-1, broadcast by Showtime and Sci-Fi Channel, beginning in 1997; as the animated television series Stargate: Infinity, broadcast by Fox, 2002-03; as the television series Stargate Atlantis, broadcast by Sci-FiChannel, beginning 2004; it was adapted as a novel by Sheila Black, publishedby Puffin books, 1994; and it served as the basis for a juvenile book series. The screenplay Independence Day was first published in novel form byHarperPrism, 1996; a related novel, Independence Day: Silent Zone, was published by HarperEntertainment in 1998. The film Universal Soldierwas adapted as a novel by Robert Tine and published by Jove Books in 1992; the screenplay The Patriot was published in novel form by HarperEntertainment in 2000. The miniseries The Triangle was adapted as the book Dean Devlin's "Triangle," published by iBooks, 2005.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Engel, Volker, and Rachel Aberly, The Making of "Independence Day," Titan Books, 1996
    • Weinberger, Kimberly, and Dawn Margolis, The Official Godzilla Movie Fact Book: Based on the Hit Movie from TriStar Pictures, Scholastic, 1998
    Periodicals
    • Starburst, February, 1995, pp. 36-39
    • Starlog, November, 1997; June, 1998
    • Time, July 8, 1996, pp. 58-64
    • Variety, May 7, 2001, p. 42

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