Dean Lorey

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Dean Lorey
Born (1967-11-17) November 17, 1967 (age 52)
OccupationWriter, author
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Lorey

Dean Lorey (born November 17, 1967) is an American writer whose projects include films such as Major Payne and Animal Crackers, and television series which include My Wife and Kids, Arrested Development, The Crazy Ones, Those Who Can't, Powerless and iZombie. He is the author of a children’s book series entitled Nightmare Academy.


Lorey grew up in Conyers, Georgia before attending New York University's film school, where he wrote book cover copy for Simon & Schuster and Bantam as well as writing commercials for MTV and Nickelodeon. In 1990. He moved to California and wrote a script for the movie that would become My Boyfriend's Back, collaborating with Adam Marcus and Sean S. Cunningham. Afterward, Sean asked him to finish the screenplay for Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, in which he also had a cameo appearance. From there, he continued to write screenplays for movies as well as working on writing, directing, and producing for television.[1]





Personal life[edit]

Dean Lorey currently lives in Calabasas, California, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their sons, Chris and Alex.[2] His first book came out on August 21, 2007. Universal has purchased the film rights to the book and the producers will be Stephen Sommers and Bob Ducsay, who worked on movies such as The Mummy.[3]


  1. ^ Friday the 13th Films. "Dean Lorey -- Screenwriter". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.
  2. ^ Harper Collins. "Dean Lorey". Archived from the original on 2013-06-10. Retrieved 2007-08-06.
  3. ^ J.P. Targete. "Nightmare Academy Website Live".

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