Oct. 8th, 1969
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Dylan Neal's Main TV Roles
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Dylan J. Neal (born October 8, 1969) in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Six months after his birth, his family moved to Oakville, Ontario. He attended Appleby College in Oakville, an all-boys private school with no theater program. His mother was a teacher there.
He initially wanted to become a professional squash player. Neal transferred to Blakelock High School in Oakville for his last two years of schooling. It was there that he gained an interest in the performing arts, and participated in his school's drama program. In light of his new found passion and upon the advice of his drama teacher, Dylan decided that he wanted to make a career out of acting. He is also an actor with dual citizenship in Canada and The United States.
He is perhaps best known for playing Dylan Shaw on The Bold and the Beautiful, for playing Doug Witter on Dawson's Creek, and for his starring role as Detective Mike Celluci in the popular supernatural drama series Blood Ties. He is also recognizable for playing Aaron Jacobs on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
Neal has stated that, after finishing his work on The Bold and the Beautiful, he was initially concerned about his ability to find another acting job after coming fresh off of a soap opera. He explained, "there are certain expectations, or a certain lack of expectations for soap opera actors".
In 2007, Dylan gained popularity among the sci-fi/fantasy genre fan base after taking on the role of Detective Mike Celluci in Lifetime's Canadian vampire fantasy show, Blood Ties, in which he starred alongside Christina Cox and Kyle Schmid. The producers of the show ultimately chose Neal, Cox, and Schmid as the three leads of the show over the other auditioning actors, after observing the natural chemistry among the trio. Neal later commented that fans often compliment the three actors for their charming on-screen chemistry and camaraderie.
In 2013, Dylan landed the lead role opposite 'Andie MacDowell' in the Hallmark Channel's first ever scripted TV series, Cedar Cove, The series premiered on July 20th, 2013 and is based upon the international best-selling series of books of the same name by renowned author, 'Debbie Macomber'. Neal plays Jack Griffith, a Philadelphia reporter who, in an attempt to re-start his life, has relocated to the small coastal town of Cedar Cove. In this quaint, quirky town, Jack begins to remake his life and falls for the local town judge, Olivia Lockhart, played by MacDowell.
Dylan is married to Becky Southwell. They married in 1996. They have two children.