McDermott at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
November 16, 1966 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Mary Jo Eustace (1993–2006)
Tori Spelling (2006–present)
Dean McDermott (born November 16, 1966) is a Canadian-American actor best known as a reality television personality with his wife, actress Tori Spelling, and as the host of the cooking competition Chopped: Canada. He played the role of Constable Renfield Turnbull on the TV series Due South.
McDermott has had a variety of guest and recurring roles on television series, such as Earth: Final Conflict,Tracker,1-800-Missing,NCIS and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 2016 saw McDermott take on a starring role, portraying Iain Vaughn on Slasher
McDermott is a professionally trained chef. In 2013, he became a member of "Team Guy" on the second season of Food Network's Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off and was the winner, and in January 2014, McDermott began hosting Chopped Canada on Food Network Canada. McDermott hosted Chopped Canada for two seasons, announcing in March 2015 that he would leave the show.
McDermott's first wife is Mary Jo Eustace. They have one child, son Jack, born in October 1998. In July 2005, McDermott began filming the Lifetime TV movie Mind Over Murder in Ottawa, during which he met actress Tori Spelling. The two began an affair the night they met, Upon his subsequent divorce from Eustace, McDermott was granted joint custody of their son Jack, opting 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.
McDermott married Tori Spelling on May 7, 2006, in Fiji. Spelling and McDermott renewed their vows on May 8, 2010 in Beverly Hills. Spelling and McDermott have four children: sons Liam Aaron (born March 13, 2007) and Finn Davey (born August 30, 2012)  and daughters Stella Doreen (born June 9, 2008) and Hattie Margaret (born October 10, 2011).
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. McDermott was released from the hospital on July 6, 2010.
McDermott became an American citizen at a ceremony in Los Angeles on August 21, 2010.
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." While he is receiving treatment, McDermott is allowed to visit his four children with wife Tori Spelling at their home.
|2011||Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy||Hugh Thompson|
|2008||Saving God||Blaze/John Henry James|
|2007||Kiss the Bride||Plumber|
|2004||The Skulls III||Detective Staynor||direct to video|
|2004||Against the Ropes||Pete Kallen|
|2004||Touch of Pink||Alisdair Keith|
|2003||Open Range||Doc Barlow|
|2001||Picture Claire||Attendant at the Station|
|1998||Bone Daddy||Mort Jr.|
|1998||A Cool, Dry Place||Sheriff Pritchard|
|1995||Iron Eagle IV||Major Miles Pierce|
|1991||Stepping Out||Young Man at Bar||Minor role|
|1990||Straight Line||John||Minor role|
|1988||Graveyard Shift II||Best Boy|
|2016||Slasher||Chief Iain Vaughn||Main role; 6 episodes|
|2015||Hell's Kitchen||Himself||Dining room guest; (1 episode) "18 Chefs Compete"|
|2014||Chopped Canada||Host||Main role; 21 episodes|
|2014||True Tori||Himself||Main role; 6 episodes|
|2014||Tori & Dean: Cabin Fever||Himself||Main role; 9 episodes|
|2013||Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off||Himself/Team Guy||Guest role; 6 episodes|
|2010-2011||Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings||Himself||Main role, executive producer, composer; 39 episodes|
|2009||Head Case||guest role; additional material writer (1 episode) "The Wedding Ringer"|
|2009||RuPaul's Drag Race||Himself||Season 1, Episode 3; Guest for the main challenge|
|2009||Santa Baby 2||Luke Jessup||TV movie|
|2009||Always & Forever||Michael Foster||TV movie|
|2007||Housesitter||Philip 'Phil'||TV movie|
|2007-2012||Tori & Dean: Inn Love||Himself||Main role, executive producer, field producer, senior story producer; 52 episodes|
|2006||Mind Over Murder||Max Luckett||TV movie|
|2005||Without a Trace||James Costin||(1 episode) "Viuda Negra"|
|2005||The Closer||FBI Agent Stephen Simms||(1 episode) "The Big Picture"|
|2005||NCIS||Lt. Commander Allan Witten||(1 episode) "Conspiracy Theory"|
|2005||Kojak||Detective Dan Riggins||(1 episode) "Pilot"|
|2005||Tilt||Martin Shea||Main; 2 episodes|
|2005||The Tournament||Stan Ryckman||Recurring;|
|2003-2004||1-800-Missing||Alan Coyle||Main; 18 episodes|
|2003||Wall of Secrets||Mark Emerson||TV movie|
|2002||A Christmas Visitor||Matthew||TV movie|
|1999-2002||Earth: Final Conflict||Brenton Michaels/Colonel Liam Kincaid||Main Role|
|2001-2002||Tracker||Detective Vic Bruno||Recurring; (5 episodes) "Tracker (Pilot)", "Cloud Nine", "Trust", "The Beast", "Without a Trace".|
|2002||Blue Murder||Sgt. Jim Weeks||(1 episode) "Spankdaddy"|
|2001||Stolen Miracle||Ron McKinley||TV movie|
|2001||Brian's Song||Ralph Kurek||TV movie|
|2001||Loves Music, Loves to Dance||Craig Sheridan||TV movie|
|2001||Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534||Grant Blyth||TV movie|
|2001||Relic Hunter||Dash Palmerston||(1 episode) "Treasure Island"|
|2001||The Zach Files||Park Warden||(1 episode) "What's Eating Zack Greenburg|
|2001||Hysteria - The Def Leppard Story||Peter Mensch||TV movie|
|2001||WW 3||Dr. Watson||TV movie|
|2001||What Makes a Family||O'Brien||TV movie|
|2000||Deliberate Intent||Leasure||TV movie|
|2000||Rescue Heroes||unknown role||(1 episode)|
|1998-2000||Power Play||Mark Simpson||Main role; 26 episodes|
|2000||Twice in a Lifetime||Albert Weaver||(1 episode); "Even Steven"|
|1999||Mystic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend||Phoenix||voice role; (1 episode); "Cadmus & Europa"|
|1999||Spenser: Small Vices||Tommy Miller||TV movie|
|1999||To Love, Honor & Betray||Nick||TV movie|
|1995-1999||Due South||Countrable Turnbull/Bubba Dean/Laurier||Recurring role; 18 episodes|
|1998||The Wall||Captain Alle1n||TV movie; segment "The Pencil Holder"|
|1998||Evidence of Blood||Young Harlan Wade||TV movie|
|1998||Blood on Her Hands||Detective Steve Nelson||TV movie|
|1998||Fast Track||Unknown Role||(2 episodes) "Change of Heart", "Real Time"|
|1998||La Femme Nikita||Sykes||(1 episode) "New Regime"|
|1997||Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way||David Cone||TV movie|
|1997||F/X: The Series||Ted Abbott||(1 episode); "Reunion"|
|1996||Critical Choices||Johnny||TV movie|
|1996||Jack Reed: Death & Vengeance]||Vasili||TV movie|
|1996||Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||Sheriff||(1 episode) "Storm Warning"|
|1996||The Outer Limits||Ray Carter||(1 episode) "Vanshing Act"|
|1996||Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice||Tim Moore||TV movie|
|1995||Nancy Drew||Mackerin||(1 episode) "Welcome to the Callisto"|
|1995||Bloodknot||Local Boy||TV movie|
|1995||Derby||Eric McDowell||TV movie|
|1994||Lives of Girls & Women||Garet French||TV movie|
|1994||Wild C.A.T.s||WarBlade||voice role; (2 episodes) "Cry of the Coda", "Change of Mind"|
|1994||Sodbusters||Young Destiny||TV movie|
|1994||The Forget-Me-Not Murders||Agent Alex||TV movie|
|1993||Sweating Bullets||Tony||(1 episode) "Feedback"|
|1993||Counterstrick||Johnny||(1 episode) "Clearcut"|
|1993||Exploring Ontario's Provincial Parks||Nick Ward||TV mini-series|
|1993||Street Legal||Harris Kepler||(1 episode) "Believe the Children"|
|1992||Top Cops||Wasco||(1 episode) "Steve Sessler/Jerry Smith/Terry Blaylock"|
|1991||Final Judgment||Young Marty||TV movie|
|1991||Conspiracy of Silence||Constable Dutton||TV mini series|
|1989||My Secret Identity||Roger||(2 episodes) "Photon Blues", "The Video Connection"|
|1989||C.B.C.'s Magic Hour||Chris Ryan||(2 episodes) "Rookies", "High Country"|
|1989||Friday's Curse||Peter||(1 episode) "Crippled Inside"|
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