- Turned down 17 full athletic scholarships to attend Princeton University, where he set an NCAA record for the most interceptions in a single football season.
- Dated Brooke Shields for two years while they were both attending Princeton.
- Aspired to play pro football and signed with the Buffalo Bills, but a knee injury ended his sports career.
- Made his big-screen debut in the 1984 drama The Stone Boy, opposite Glenn Close and Robert Duvall.
- Wrote two episodes of the ABC Superman series Lois & Clark.
- In the late '90s, formed Angry Dragon Entertainment, which produced the incarnation of Ripley's Believe It or Not! that he hosted from 2000 to '03.
- Played convicted killer Scott Peterson in the 2004 made-for-TV movie The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story.
- Starred in the 2007 period drama September Dawn, directed by his stepfather, Christopher Cain.
- Collaborated with Christopher Cain again on his first feature screenplay, for the 2010 sequel Pure Country 2: The Gift.
- Sharon Thomas — Mother
- Krisinda Cain — Half Sister
- Brooke Shields — Ex-significant Other
- Gabrielle Reece — Ex-significant Other
- Roger Cain — Brother
- Samantha Torres — Ex-significant Other
- Christopher Dean Cain — Son
- Christopher Cain — Stepfather
- George Thomas — Uncle
- Mindy McCready — Ex-fiancée
- Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (BA in History, 1988)
- Birth Name: Dean George Tanaka
- Birth Place: Mount Clemens, MI
- Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, TV host
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