Dean Devlin is a former actor and current movie writer and producer. He was born on August 27, 1962 in New York City to Don Devlin and Pilar Seurat, both actors.
He reached prominence as a writer/producer working alongside director Roland Emmerich, with whom he teamed with after appearing in Emmerich's film Moon 44. His works include Universal Soldier, Independence Day, Godzilla, and Cellular and Who Killed the Electric Car?.
He also co-wrote and produced Stargate which became the first movie to have a web site, in which he served as webmaster.
On July 4, 2003, Devlin married actress Lisa Brenner after the two met while working on The Patriot.