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Dean Devlin (1962)

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Dean Devlin 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
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.

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 Actor
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.

 Film
Devlin gradually began writing scripts. His first produced screenplay was for Universal Soldier which was a worldwide hit. He reached prominence as a writer/producer working alongside director Roland Emmerich whom he teamed with after appearing in Emmerich's film Moon 44. Together they cowrote and produced Stargate which became the first movie to have a web site . The team then produced Independence Day and Godzilla. Their final collaboration was on the 2000 Mel Gibson film The Patriot, where Devlin met his future wife. Devlin has also produced Cellular, Who Killed the Electric Car?, and Flyboys. On 12 October 2009 Devlin's screenwriting partner Roland Emmerich revealed that he and Devlin have written a script for a sequel to Independence Day. Emmerich also revealed they are in contract negotiations with Will Smith. They have stated they do not want to make the sequel if Smith cannot return. On 19 October 2009 Devlin announced on his Twitter account that negotiations are coming along very nicely and a deal will be expected to be announced very soon. On June 24th, 2011, Devlin confirmed that he and Emmerich have found an idea for the sequels and have written a treatment for it.

 Television
Devlin also produced The Triangle miniseries and currently produces The Librarian franchise and the drama series Leverage, of which he has directed twelve episodes.

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