Dylan Neal

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Dylan Neal
Dylan Neal publicity shot.jpg
Born Dylan Jeremy Neal
(1969-10-08) October 8, 1969 (age 47)
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Becky Southwell (m. 1996)
Children 2

Dylan Jeremy Neal (born October 8, 1969[1]) is a Canadian actor. He holds dual citizenship in Canada and the United States. He is known for his portrayal of the character Dylan Shaw on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, Doug Witter on Dawson's Creek, and Detective Mike Celluci in the supernatural series Blood Ties. He also played Aaron Jacobs on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

In 2013, Neal landed the lead role opposite Andie MacDowell in the Hallmark Channel's first scripted TV series, Cedar Cove. The series premiered on July 20, 2013, and is based on the series of books by the same name, written by Debbie Macomber.

In 2016, he starred in the Hallmark TV movie "Looks Like Christmas" with Anne Heche.

Personal life[edit]

Dylan Neal was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario, in 1969. Four months after his birth, his family moved to Oakville, Ontario. He attended Appleby College in Oakville and initially wanted to become a professional squash player.[2]

Neal transferred to T. A. 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 newfound passion and upon the advice of his Drama teacher, Neal decided he wanted to make a career of acting.[2]

Before becoming an actor, Neal was a caterer and delivered lunch baskets to private businesses in industrial areas around Toronto.[3] He also delivered pizzas for a living before making it as an actor.[1][3]


Neal has said that, after finishing his work on The Bold and the Beautiful, he was initially concerned about his ability to find another acting job. "There are certain expectations--or a certain lack of expectations--of soap opera actors," he said.[3]

In 2007, Neal 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 other auditioning actors after observing the natural chemistry among the trio.[4] Neal later commented that fans often compliment the three actors for their charming on-screen chemistry and camaraderie.[4]

Neal currently plays the male lead opposite Andie MacDowell in the television series Cedar Cove for the Hallmark Channel. Neal plays Jack Griffith, a Philadelphia reporter. He played Bob Adams in the highly anticipated film adaptation Fifty Shades of Grey (2015).

As of June 2016, Neal has made 3 TV Movies based on the character created by Peter King, The Gourmet Detective.


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Learning the Ropes Student Hunk 1 episode
1988 Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future Jon Power 2 episodes
1988 Summer Storm TV miniseries
1989 War of the Worlds Scavenger 1 1 episode
1989 My Secret Identity Sean Casey 1 episode
1990 E.N.G. Kevin Wilkes 1 episode
1990 Prom Night III: The Last Kiss Andrew Douglas video
1990 Maniac Mansion Bo Riddley 1 episode
1991 Top Cops Robert Schaller/Ricky Grim/Corky 1 episode
1992 I'll Never Get to Heaven Carl
1992 Catwalk 1 episode
1993 Sweating Bullets River Rhodes 1 episode
1993 Class of '96 Phillip 1 episode
1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Jim Reardon 1 episode
1996 Golden Will: The Silken Laumann Story John Wallace TV movie
1994–1996 The Bold and the Beautiful Dylan Shaw 119 episodes
1997 Taylor's Return Robert
1997 Moloney 1 episode
1997 Life with Roger Collin, the Exterminator 1 episode
1997 Pacific Palisades Cory Robbins 7 episodes
1998 Profiler Philip Nichols 1 episode
1998 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show Roger Persimmons 1 episode
1998 Working Royce 1 episode
1998 You Wish Ken 1 episode
1998–1999 Hyperion Bay Nick Sweeny 17 episodes
1999 JAG Lt. Dalton "Boomer" Jonas 3 episodes
1999 It's Like, You Know... Kevin 1 episode
2000 The President's Man Sgt. Deke Slater TV movie
2001 XCU: Extreme Close Up Lew Constant Film
2001 Thieves Drew 1 episode
2002 Flatland David White 1 episode
2002 Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers David Martell TV movie
2002 Relic Hunter Zack 1 episode
2002 40 Days and 40 Nights David Film
2002 Landspeed Young Brian Sanger Film
2002 She Spies Dr. Ellison 1 episode
2003 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Aaron Jacobs 10 episodes
1998–2003 Dawson's Creek Doug Witter 20 episodes
2003 I'm with Her John 1 episode
2004 LAX Harley's Date 1 episode
2004 Kevin Hill Trevor Mallard 1 episode
2005 Chupacabra Terror Lance Thompson video
2005 Locusts Dan Dryer Main role
2005 CSI: Miami Patrick Hale 1 episode
2005 Extreme Dating Sean
2005 Bones Lt. Col. Ben Fordham 1 episode
2005 Mute James Short film
2005 Vampire Bats Dan Dryer TV movie
2006 The War at Home Dr. Jonathan Vogel 1 episode
2006 Cradle of Lies Jack Collins TV movie
2006 The Jake Effect Robert 2 episodes
2007 No Brother of Mine Stuart St. Clair TV movie
2007 Matters of Life and Dating Guy DeMayo TV movie
2007–2008 Blood Ties Detective Mike Celluci Main role, 22 episodes
2008 Psych Jann 1 episode
2008 Stargate Atlantis Dave Sheppard 1 episode
2009 The L Word Caleb Cooper 2 episodes
2009 Wild Roses Dillon Parker 8 episodes
2009 Storm Seekers Ryan Stewart TV movie
2009 Murdoch Mysteries Sergeant Jasper Linney 1 episode
2010 My Family's Secret Jason Darcie
2010 Human Target Wes Gibson 1 episode
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Hermes Film
2009–2010 Smallville Ray Sacks 2 episodes
2010 The Traveler Detective Alexander Black Film
2010 Life Unexpected Bruce Jackson 1 episode
2011 He Loves Me Nick TV movie
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mr. Culver 1 episode
2011 Another Man's Wife Brian Warner TV movie
2011 Ice Road Terror Neil Conroy TV movie
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Dr. Hanson/Russell Dempsey 1 episode
2011 A Trusted Man Tom TV movie
2011 Haven Hugh Underwood 1 episode
2011 Flashpoint Cpt. Simon Griggs 1 episode
2012 90210 William Paddington 1 episode
2012 Ringer Washburn Milter 1 episode
2013–2015 Cedar Cove Jack Griffith Main role
2013 Bones Ben Fordham Episode 6
2013–2014 Arrow Professor Ivo 7 episodes
2014 A Wife's Nightmare Gabe TV movie
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey Bob Adams
2015 Gourmet Detective Henry Ross TV movie
2015 Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place to Die Henry Ross TV movie
2016 Gourmet Detective: Death Al Dente Henry Ross TV movie
2017 Fifty Shades Darker Bob Unrated Edition


  1. ^ a b "Catching up with....Dylan Neal". Soap Opera Digest. July 22, 2013. p. 73.
  2. ^ a b "Dylan Neal Biography". Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Dylan Neal at RingCon". Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Dylan Neal and Kyle Schmid at Fan Convention". Retrieved 3 May 2012. 

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