Dean Winters

Biography: Dean Winters was born on July 20, 1964 in New York City. He has three younger siblings: Scott (an actor), Bradford (a poet/writer), and youngest sister, Blair (who runs a pediatric AIDS unit in a Manhattan hospital). He grew up on Long Island and spent his teenage years in Scottsdale, AZ where his father had been transferred for his job. The Winters family eventually moved back to NYC, while Dean was attending Colorado College. He graduated with honors from college. After graduating from college, Dean spent time in Europe (where he did some modeling on the side), Asia, and on the West Coast. At age 27, he moved back to New York City and bartended at various bars and clubs all over the city with his brother Scott. Scott persuaded Dean to attend acting school in order to do something with his life. Dean enjoyed acting almost immediately. It was through one of their 17 bartending gigs that they met Tom Fontana (creator of Oz) and befriended him. He eventually offered them work.Dean Winters was born on July 20, 1964 in New York City. He has three younger siblings: Scott (an actor), Bradford (a poet/writer), and youngest sister, Blair (who runs a pediatric AIDS unit in a Manhattan hospital). He grew up on Long Island and spent his teenage years in Scottsdale, AZ where his father had been transferred for his job. The Winters family eventually moved back to NYC, while Dean was attending Colorado College. He graduated with honors from college. After graduating from college, Dean spent time in Europe (where he did some modeling on the side), Asia, and on the West Coast. At age 27, he moved back to New York City and bartended at various bars and clubs all over the city with his brother Scott. Scott persuaded Dean to attend acting school in order to do something with his life. Dean enjoyed acting almost immediately. It was through one of their 17 bartending gigs that they met Tom Fontana (creator of Oz) and befriended him. He eventually offered them work. Dean's previous roles then led Tom Fontana to offering him the role of cunning Ryan O'Reily on the popular HBO series "Oz." Expand

Dean Winters' Scores

Average career score: 77
Highest Metascore: 90 Rescue Me: Season 3
Lowest Metascore: 67 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
14 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 19 Sep 27, 2017 Brian Cassidy 6.4
73 Battle Creek: Season 1 Mar 1, 2015 Det. Russ Agnew 7.5
tbd Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 15 Sep 25, 2013 Det. Brian Cassidy 9.1
70 Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1 Sep 17, 2013 Det. Pembroke 8.1
tbd 30 Rock: Season 7 Oct 4, 2012 Dennis Duffy 8.4
tbd Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 14 Sep 26, 2012 Det. Brian Cassidy 9.6
tbd 30 Rock: Season 6 Jan 12, 2012 Dennis Duffy 8.0
tbd Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 13 Sep 21, 2011 Det. Brian Cassidy 8.2
tbd 30 Rock: Season 5 Sep 23, 2010 Dennis Duffy 8.1
73 30 Rock: Season 4 Oct 15, 2009 Dennis Duffy 7.7
84 Rescue Me: Season 5 Apr 7, 2009 Johnny Gavin 8.3
84 30 Rock: Season 3 Oct 30, 2008 Dennis Duffy 8.6
67 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2 Sep 8, 2008 Charley Dixon 6.7
74 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 1 Jan 13, 2008 Charley Dixon 7.3
tbd 30 Rock: Season 2 Oct 4, 2007 Dennis Duffy 8.8
85 Rescue Me: Season 4 Jun 13, 2007 Johnny Gavin 7.3
67 30 Rock: Season 1 Oct 11, 2006 Dennis Duffy 8.2
90 Rescue Me: Season 3 May 30, 2006 Johnny Gavin 8.4
89 Rescue Me: Season 2 Jun 21, 2005 Johnny Gavin 8.6
tbd Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 6 Sep 21, 2004 Det. Brian Cassidy 9.5
86 Rescue Me: Season 1 Jul 21, 2004 Johnny Gavin 8.6
tbd Oz: Season 6 Jan 5, 2003 Prisoner #97P904 Ryan O'Reily (1997-2003) 6.0
tbd Oz: Season 5 Jan 6, 2002 Prisoner #97P904 Ryan O'Reily (1997-2003) 5.6
tbd Oz: Season 4 Jul 12, 2000 Prisoner #97P904 Ryan O'Reily (1997-2003) 6.4
68 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 1 Sep 20, 1999 Det. Brian Cassidy 8.5
tbd Oz: Season 3 Jul 14, 1999 Prisoner #97P904 Ryan O'Reily (1997-2003) 7.1
tbd Oz: Season 2 Jul 11, 1998 Ryan O'Reily 7.2
70 Oz: Season 1 Jul 12, 1997 Ryan O'Reily 7.7