Dean McDermott

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Dean McDermott
Born (1966-11-16) November 16, 1966 (age 47)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Mary Jo Eustace (1993–2006)
Tori Spelling (2006–present)
Children 5

Dean McDermott (born November 16, 1966)[1] is a Canadian-American actor. He is married to actress Tori Spelling, with whom he appeared in the reality television shows Tori & Dean: Inn Love and Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. He played the role of Constable Renfield Turnbull on the TV series Due South.

Early life[edit]

McDermott was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1]


McDermott has appeared in many TV and movie roles, including the Kevin Costner film Open Range and the television film Always and Forever, about two high-school sweethearts, in which he starred alongside Rena Sofer and Barbara Eden.

In 2013, Dean became a member of "Team Guy" on the second season of Food Network's Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off and was the winner.

In 2013, Dean announced that he will be the host of Chopped Canada on Food Network Canada, which premiered in 2014.[2]

Personal life[edit]

McDermott's first wife was Mary Jo Eustace.[1] In July 2005, McDermott began filming the Lifetime TV movie Mind Over Murder in Ottawa, alongside Tori Spelling. The two began an affair the night they met,[3] despite both being married. Upon his subsequent divorce from Eustace, McDermott was granted joint custody of their son Jack, but he opted not to move forward with the adoption of a baby girl, Lola, whom he and Eustace were in the process of adopting prior to their separation.[4]

McDermott married Spelling on May 7, 2006, in Wakaya, Fiji.[5] Spelling and McDermott renewed their vows on May 8, 2010 in Beverly Hills.[6] Spelling and McDermott have four children: sons Liam Aaron (born March 13, 2007) and Finn Davey (born August 30, 2012) [7] and daughters Stella Doreen (born June 9, 2008)[8] and Hattie Margaret (born October 10, 2011).[9]

On July 1, 2010, McDermott was involved in a dirt bike accident, his second motorcycle accident of the year. He was hospitalized in Los Angeles with a punctured and collapsed lung, and doctors said they expected him to make a full recovery.[10] McDermott was released from the hospital on July 6, 2010.[11]

McDermott became an American citizen at a ceremony in Los Angeles on August 21, 2010.[12]

On January 23, 2014, McDermott's publicist announced that he had entered rehab for "some health and personal issues." In a statement, he said he was "truly sorry for the mistakes I have made and for the pain I've caused my family."[13] While he is receiving treatment, McDermott is allowed to visit his four children with wife Tori Spelling at their home.[14]



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