over 30 years experience as an actor,
singer, comedian, impressionist, a member of
Actor’s Equity, AFTRA, and Screen Actors Guild,
Dean Christopher’s stage, film, and television
resume is extensive. Dean has opened for Don
Rickles, as well as Frank Sinatra, Jr. He’s also
released his CD this past summer called “
Swingin’ with the Best”, for which he wrote
the title song.
his start at local clubs in his
hometown of St. Louis, such as The Sting,
The Speakeasy and the Playboy Club, with
an act consisting of singing, comedy and
impressions of personalities and singers.
While he had grown up with rock n’ roll, his
preference was the type of music the Rat
Pack, Bobby Darin, and the like had been
doing in Las Vegas.
moved to New York City, focusing on honing his acting
skills at HB Studio. At
the same time, he still sang, did comedy and emcee work
for companies such as Boeing,
Minolta, Chevrolet, EDS, Sony Federal Express, Tivoli
and AT&T and at clubs like Catch a
Rising Star, Chilies, and Don’t Tell Mama.
an actor he shared the theatrical stage with actors such
as Theodore Bikel, John
Cullum, Eddie Bracken, Lee Meredith and Donna McKecknie
and made appearances on
daytime’s All My Children, One Life to Live and
Another World. His favorite stage roles
include Nathan Detroit in “Guys and Dolls”,
Herbie in “Gypsy”, and the title roles in
and “Phantom”. Dean has also been seen and
heard on numerous radio and television
commercials and is a winner of the Marconi Award for Best
Male Voice Talent.
Sinatra got to see resurgence in his style of music in
the later years of his life.
Not that he’s given up acting but after Sinatra’s
death, Dean’s love of that style of
performance caused him to return to his roots as a night
club/cabaret performer, hoping
to keep alive the music of the performers he learned so
much from in the beginning of his
career. While continuing to work on stage, film, television
and radio, Dean developed an
entertaining one-man show paying tribute to classic Las
Vegas; it’s style, music and
performers back when the Rat Pack ruled.