Dean was given his first guitar at the age of 10. After numerous
school plays by the age of fifteen he played the Pharaoh in Joseph
and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
leaving school his first job was driving a Ford pick-up truck for
a company called 'Tescan'. His evenings were taken up with local
performances in pubs and clubs and by the time he was 20 he turned
his first stage appearance as 'the King of Rock'. he has continued
to play many roles in theatre productions such as the Teen Angel
in Grease for the R.A.O.S.T and Tommy Keeler in Annie get your
Gun. Pantomime performances include Cinderella and Dick Whittington
also for R.A.O.S.T.
During 1992 Rebel's poems and the short thriller 'Trevor's Book'
were published both in hardback and softback by New Fiction. His
ambition as a small boy whilst being raised on a farm in Cornwall
was to appear on television.
was soon to follow, his many television credits, to name but a
few, include: This Life (BBC 1), Hollyoaks (Channel 4), The Vet
(HTV), Prince and the Pauper (BBC 1), Inspector Wycliffe (10 episodes)
(HTV) and one of BBC1's most famous comedies Only Fools and Horses
was also a porter on BBC 1's Casualty following in Robson Green's
footsteps every week for 4 years. Currently enjoying a re-run on
Sky TV's UK Gold. In March 1998 he played the lead role as Joe
in the film Ebb Tide for Antidote Productions.
a singer/songwriter Rebel has released three singles and five albums.
He also co-wrote the anthem for his county's rugby team, Trelawney's
Army, which has been released as a single by the BBC.
1997/1998 his one-man show, straight from the Stars in their Eyes
auditions as Shakin' Stevens, played to full and excited audiences
throughout the UK. When Shaky's old backing band The Sunsets saw
the show they invited him to work with them in Portsmouth, Bristol
and Wales, recreating their own original sounds.
then met Shaky in 1999 who also approved! Rebel starred in the
hit musical 4 Steps to Heaven for the latter part of 1998 and most
of 1999 playing the young, middle and mature Elvis Presley. To
complete the extensive UK tour which included visits to Ireland,
Scotland and Wales, Rebel made his West End debut in the Piccadilly
Theatre for 9 weeks.
Beginning the year 2000 he toured his new one-man show 'The 70's
Cliff' to rave reviews. From March until July he starred as Elvis
in Bill Kenwright's 'Elvis the Musical' on yet another extensive
During August 2000 he recorded original material at the SW1 Studios.
In September 2000 to June 2006 Rebel starred as Eddie Cochran in
the musical 'Rockin on Heavens Door'.
June 2002 Rebel recorded 2 CD albums 'Life in the Fast Lane' and
'The Rock and Roll Legends Live On'. September 2002 Rebel had the
honour of performing at the Eddie Cochran Memorial Weekend at Chippenham
on the same bill as Scotty Moore, Darrel Higham, Rocky Burnette
and other big names in Rock and Roll.
November 2002 he performed live on stage at the prestigious London
Palladium as Eddie Cochran and signed scores of autographs for
fans after the show.
the begining of 2003 Rebel toured the Middle East with "Rockin'
on Heaven's Door" as well as a UK tour.
the summer months Rebel wrote, produced, directed and starred in
his first musical "Let's Rock!" which played a full summer
season at The Pavillions at Falmouth and The Palace Theatre in
Paignton, Devon to great acclaim.
September he starred once again alongside some rock and roll legends
including Wanda Jackson, Linda Gail Lewis (Jerry Lee Lewis' sister)
and Graham Fenton to name but a few at the Eddie Cochran Memorial
a brief tour of Holland he returned home and toured the UK until
Christmas. With the special bonus on the 27th of October 2003 of
becoming a father to a beautiful baby boy named Taijan James Dean.
2004, he toured the UK and Europe. He performed with his friend,
the comedian, Jethro.
appearing at the world famous Eddie Cochran Memorial Weekend for
the third year in a row alongside Little Richard.
His own summer show with GMTV’s Search for Elvis winner,
Heath Ashton sold out in August.
Rebel has written a song for Jerry Lee Lewis called Burnin’ the
Candle Both Ends and now appears on the prestigious Rockabilly
Hall Of Fame.
2005 Rebel wrote, directed, produced and starred in the musical
Rock 'N' Roll Forever! with Heath Ashton (GMTV winner Stars in
thier Eyes), who also starred in it alongside Reuven Guershon (Buddy
the Musical) and Ellie Scott.
In September/October 2005 Rebel toured Holland extensively and
then returned to tour Britain for the remainder of the year.
Rebel continued his touring schedule for 2006 in Britain, Holland
July he joined the UK's top rock and roll show "That'll be
the Day" which has been running for over 20 years and sells
out wherever it goes. Since joining the show apart from his heavy
UK schedule Rebel has also toured Denmark and Germany.