Dylan Neal

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Dylan Neal
Born (1969-10-08) October 8, 1969 (age 43)
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Becky Southwell (September 1996-present)
Children 2
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Dylan Neal
Born (1969-10-08) October 8, 1969 (age 43)
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Becky Southwell (September 1996-present)
Children 2

Dylan J. Neal (born October 8, 1969) is a Canadian actor. He is perhaps best known for playing Dylan Shaw on The Bold and the Beautiful, for playing Doug Witter on Dawson's Creek, and for his starring role as Detective Mike Celluci in the popular supernatural drama series Blood Ties. He is also recognizable for playing Aaron Jacobs on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.


Life and Career

Dylan Neal was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario in 1969. Six 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.[1]

Neal transferred to 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, Dylan decided that he wanted to make a career out of acting.[1]

Before becoming an actor, Dylan used to work as a caterer and would deliver lunch baskets to private businesses in industrial areas around Toronto.[2] He also used to deliver pizzas for a living, before making it as an actor.[2]

Neal has stated that, after finishing his work on The Bold and the Beautiful, he was initially concerned about his ability to find another acting job after coming fresh off of a soap opera. He explained, "there are certain expectations, or a certain lack of expectations for soap opera actors".[2]

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 the other auditioning actors, after observing the natural chemistry among the trio.[3] Neal later commented that fans often compliment the three actors for their charming on-screen chemistry and camaraderie.[3]


Year Production Role Notes
1988Learning the Ropes Student Hunk 1 Episode
1988Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future Jon Power 2 Episodes
1988Summer Storm TV miniseries
1989War of the Worlds Scavenger 1 1 Episode
1989My Secret Identity Sean Casey 1 Episode
1990E.N.G. Kevin Wilkes 1 Episode
1990Prom Night III: The Last Kiss Andrew Douglas video
1990Maniac Mansion Bo Riddley 1 Episode
1991Top Cops Robert Schaller/Ricky Grim/Corky 1 Episode
1992I'll Never Get to Heaven Carl
1992Catwalk 1 Episode
1993Sweating Bullets River Rhodes 1 Episode
1993Class of '96 Phillip 1 Episode
1993Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Jim Reardon 1 Episode
1996Golden Will: The Silken Laumann Story John Wallace TV movie
1994-1996The Bold and the Beautiful Dylan Shaw 10 Episodes
1997Taylor's Return Robert
1997Moloney 1 Episode
1997Life with Roger Collin, the Exterminator 1 Episode
1997Pacific Palisades Cory Robbins 7 Episodes
1998Profiler Philip Nichols 1 Episode
1998Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show Roger Persimmons 1 Episode
1998Working Royce 1 Episode
1998You Wish Ken 1 Episode
1998-1999Hyperion Bay Nick Sweeny 17 Episodes
1999JAG Lt. Dalton 'Boomer' Jonas 3 Episodes
1999It's Like, You Know... Kevin 1 Episode
2000The President's Man Sgt. Deke Slater TV movie
2001XCU: Extreme Close Up Lew Constant
2001Thieves Drew 1 Episode
2002Flatland David White 1 Episode
2002Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers David Martell TV movie
2002Relic Hunter Zack 1 Episode
200240 Days and 40 Nights David
2002Landspeed Young Brian Sanger
2002She Spies Dr. Ellison 1 Episode
2003Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Aaron Jacobs 10 Episodes
1998-2003Dawson's Creek Doug Witter 20 Episodes
2003I'm with Her John 1 Episode
2004LAX Harley's Date 1 Episode
2004Kevin Hill Trevor Mallard 1 Episode
2005Chupacabra Terror Lance Thompson video
2005Locusts Dan Dryer Main Role
2005CSI: Miami Patrick Hale 1 Episode
2005Extreme Dating Sean
2005Bones Lt. Col. Ben Fordham 1 Episode
2005Mute James
2005Vampire Bats Dan Dryer TV movie
2006The War at Home Dr. Jonathan Vogel 1 Episode
2006Cradle of Lies Jack Collins TV movie
2006The Jake Effect Robert 2 Episodes
2007No Brother of Mine Stuart St. Clair TV movie
2007Matters of Life and Dating Guy DeMayo TV movie
2007-2008Blood Ties Detective Mike Celluci 22 Episodes
2008Psych Jann 1 Episode
2008Stargate Atlantis Dave Sheppard 1 Episode
2009The L Word Caleb Cooper 2 Episodes
2009Wild Roses Dillon Parker 8 Episodes
2009Storm Seekers Ryan Stewart TV movie
2009Murdoch Mysteries Sergeant Jasper Linney 1 Episode
2010My Family's Secret Jason Darcie
2010Human Target Wes Gibson 1 Episode
2010Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Hermes
2009-2010Smallville Ray Sacks 2 Episodes
2010The Traveler Detective Alexander Black
2010Life Unexpected Bruce Jackson 1 Episode
2011He Loves Me Nick TV movie
2011CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mr. Culver 1 Episode
2011Another Man's Wife Brian Warner TV movie
2011Ice Road Terror Neil Conroy TV movie
2011Rizzoli & Isles Dr. Hanson/Russell Dempsey 1 Episode
2011A Trusted Man Tom TV movie
2011Haven Hugh Underwood 1 Episode
2011Flashpoint Cpt. Simon Griggs 1 Episode
201290210 William Paddington 1 Episode
2012Ringer Washburn Milter 1 Episode

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