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Dean Devlin

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Years active  1980–present
Parents  Pilar Seurat, Don Devlin
Spouse  Lisa Brenner (m. 2003)
Role  Screenwriter
Name  Dean Devlin

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Born  August 27, 1962 (age 53) (1962-08-27) New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation  Film producer, screenwriter
Books  Stargate, INDEPENDENCE DAY, Godzilla
TV shows  The Visitor, Hard Copy (1987)
Movies  Independence Day, Stargate, Independence Day: Resurgence, Godzilla, Geostorm
Similar People  Roland Emmerich, Lisa Brenner, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Jonathan Frakes

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Dean Devlin (born August 27, 1962) is an American screenwriter, producer, television director and former actor. He is the founder of the production company Electric Entertainment.


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Personal life

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Devlin was born in New York City, the son of actress Pilar Seurat and Don Devlin, a writer, actor, and producer. His father was Jewish and his mother was Filipino. He is married to actress Lisa Brenner. Devlin has two daughters.


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Devlin appeared as an actor on numerous television shows throughout the 1980s. He also appeared in films including My Bodyguard, The Wild Life, Real Genius and Martians Go Home. Due to his youthful appearance, Devlin often played teenage characters despite being in his 20s.

Devlin gradually began writing scripts. His first produced screenplay was for Universal Soldier. He reached prominence as a writer/producer working alongside director Roland Emmerich, with whom he teamed after appearing in Emmerich's film Moon 44. Together they cowrote and produced Stargate, the first movie to have a web site. The team then produced Independence Day and Godzilla. They split following the 2000 Mel Gibson film The Patriot, but re-teamed to film Independence Day: Resurgence in 2015. Devlin has also produced Cellular, Who Killed the Electric Car?, and Flyboys.

Devlin was set to direct the action sci-fi film Geostorm for Warner Bros. The film was set for a March 2016 release, later rescheduled for October 2017. It will reportedly star Gerard Butler as the lead with Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris and Andy García.

In 2013, Devlin said a future crime film entitled Bad Samaritan was in development.


Devlin also produced The Triangle miniseries and Leverage, of which he has directed twelve episodes and currently produces The Librarian franchise. He also co-created The Visitor series.


Devlin was an advisor to video game company ZeniMax Media from 1999 to 2004.


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