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Dylan Neal : Henry Ross

Dylan Neal was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.  Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Oakville, just west of Toronto, where he spent the remainder of his childhood.  As a young student, he attended the prep school Appleby College, where he was introduced to the game of squash.  Neal quickly fell in love with the sport and was soon playing for Canada at an international level.  Towards the end of his teenage years, after many years of traveling across North America on the amateur squash circuit, Neal decided a professional squash career was not for him.

By this time, Neal was attending Blakelock High School, where he was enrolled in the drama program.  At the urging of his drama teacher, Neal signed with a Toronto talent agent and began auditioning professionally.  It didn’t take long for Neal to realize this was the direction his career would take.  In 1992, he moved to Los Angeles where his career quickly took off.

Neal is a well-recognized face on television having had series regular roles in eight American television series, including Aaron Spelling’s “Pacific Palisades,” “Hyperion Bay” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”  He has had many major recurring roles including "Dr Anthony Ivo" in the CW's breakout TV series "Arrow," and his five-year stint on “Dawson’s Creek” playing Pacey’s brother, "Doug Witter.” He has had the good fortune of working opposite some of the biggest names in Hollywood and recently had a lead role opposite Val Kilmer in the Paramount Pictures thriller, “The Traveler” and a supporting role in the Universal feature “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Entering its third season, Neal currently plays “Jack Griffiths” in Hallmark Channel’s hit Original Primetime Series, “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove.” 

Most recently, Neal and his wife Becky Southwell, sold four TV movies to Hallmark Channel through their company, Southwell Neal Entertainment, including the Mystery Movie franchise for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, "Gourmet Detective," based on the novels by Peter King.  Neal serves as executive producer, co-writer and star of all three films from the anthology series, with Becky also executive producing and writing. The first in the series premiered May, 2015, with the second installment slated for August, 2015. The pair will also produce an original romantic dramedy, which Becky will write with Dylan executive producing on Hallmark Channel.

When not on set, Neal enjoys spending as much time as he can with his family and friends.  On occasion, he can also be spotted in his workshop, where Neal, an avid wood worker, has for years recreated 18th and 19th century period furniture.