Bean has been acting since elementary school, as a fine arts school was built two blocks from his house when he was in the fourth grade. He graduated from the Langley Fine Arts School in 1995.
Bean is an actor, author, acting school owner, and acting coach. He has appeared in a diverse range of roles in television and film since his acting career began in 2006. He has also appeared in a few theatrical productions, including: Proof, Shady Business, Bash Plays, Hard Times Hit Parade, and Theatre Sports. and is the author of "Confidence on Camera: A Handbook for Young Actors”, which is used by many Vancouver talent agents as a primer for clients new to the film industry.
Bean has made appearances in several television shows since 2006, appearing in a diverse range of minor roles that include: scientist (The Whispers, 2015), train station official (Intruders, 2014), lawyer (Motive, 2014), doctor (Falling Skies, 2014), secretary (Arrow, 2013), pastor (Supernatural, 2009), minister (Pretty Little Liars, 2010), grief counselor (Reaper, 2009), husband (Eureka, 2007), volunteer (The Guard, 2008), receptionist (Smallville, 2007), lab technician (The 4400, 2006), and monk (Three Moons Over Milford, 2006).
Bean has been appearing in film since 2006. His film credits include: Festival (2006), Canes (2006), Breakup.com (2008), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), Jennifer's Body (2009), Love Happens (2009), The Big Year (2011), and Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015).
Bean founded Biz Studio—a professional screen acting school for children and teenagers—in 2002 in an effort to "prepare young actors to audition and work in BC's film and television industry by providing professional, practical, small-group on-camera training." Located in Vancouver, Canada's Beatty St. studios, Biz Studio has grown to now include four additional instructors (Julie Patzwald, Alison Araya, Laura Bertram, and Stephanie Halber) who are overseen by Bean. They teach classes for three different age groupings and has seen many of their students go on to perform in film, television and commercials. Alumni of Biz Studio include Brett Kelly (Bad Santa, Unaccompanied Minors), Montana Hunter, Megan Charpentier (Frankie + Alice, Resident Evil: Retribution), Haley Hunt, and Sean Roche (The Guard). One goal for Biz Studio is "to demand the highest level of performance from our students, while still encouraging their love of acting by balancing discipline with fun. We are passionate about good acting. And fun."