Dean Smith (actor)

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Dean Smith (born 25 January 1990) is an actor and comedian from Leeds, England. Dean is best known for playing Philip Ryan in the BBC 1 Drama Waterloo Road.[1] Smith also played Vinnie Dupe, the geek without chic, in STV's comedy Being Victor.[2] Most recently Dean revisited the role of Philip Ryan in the BBC online Drama Waterloo Road Reunited. This series followed 7 ex-pupil on life after Waterloo Road.

Dean also takes part in various charity events including charity football matches.[3]

In 2011 Dean and fellow Waterloo Road cast members Jack McMullen, Ben Ryan Davies, Will Ash and actor Tom Gibbons took on the National Three Peaks Challenge.

Dean is patron of 'Once Upon a Smile' charity and takes part in many of their charity football matches.

Dean completed the Great Yorkshire Run in 2011 running for Cancer Research UK.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Awaydays Rugger Bugger 2 Film
2009 Cotton Stone Ian Short
2009 Casualty Tim TV series
2010 The Founding Unicorn Boy Short
Waterloo Road Philip Ryan TV series
2010 Doctors Spanner One episode of TV series
2010 Being Victor Vinnie Dupe TV & Online series
2011 Waterloo Road Reunited Philip Ryan Online
2013 The Great Train Robbery David Whitby TV series
2014 Common Hugo Davies TV movie
2014 The Village PC Derbyshire 1 episode


  1. ^ "Character Profiles—Old". Waterloo Road. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Being Victor cast: Dean Smith aka Vinnie Dupe". 23 September 2010. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Celebrity soap stars take on top DJs in charity football match in Bradford". 1 June 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "A star-studded Bupa Great Yorkshire Run". 10 September 2011. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 

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