Dean Stanley Geyer, born March 20, 1986, is a 29-year-old South African born Australian singer-songwriter and actor. He came third in the 2006 season of the talent show television series, Australian Idol.
He appeared in Season Four of the FOX series, Glee, as Brody Weston, an upperclassman at NYADA, who has an interest in Rachel.
Dean Geyer was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, as the oldest of three children to parents Debbie and Keith. He has two younger sisters, Jessica and Tatum, who share his interest in martial arts. He moved to Melbourne, Australia, at age 15 leaving most of his family behind.
Geyer began a relationship with Lisa Origliasso of the Australian duo The Veronicas. In April 2008, Origliasso publicly announced that she and Geyer were engaged. However, the engagement was later called off due to work commitments. Dean is currently dating his Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown costar, Jillian Murray.
Geyer auditioned for the fourth series of Australian Idol in his Australian hometown of Melbourne. He was considered to be one of the most popular but eventually was eliminated on November 13, 2006, placing him in third spot.
Within weeks after the series finale of Australian Idol, Dean signed an exclusive recording contract with SonyBMG in 2006. Dean released his first single, “If You Don’t Mean It” which premiered on Australian radio stations on April 5, 2007. The single peaked on the ARIA Charts at #10. In 2008 it was announced SonyBMG had dropped Dean from the label.
In November 2007, Ten Network announced Dean has signed on to become a series regular on the long-time running Australian Soap Opera, Neighbours. Dean participated in a series of acting workshops and vocal coaching to improve his acting skills.
Geyer made his acting and Neighbours debut on March 27, 2008. He played the role of Ty Harper, a law-school dropout and aspiring musician. Geyer left the series during the first half of 2009 to concentrate his music caree
In June 2010, Dean was announced to make his film debut in the Action Drama film, Never Back Down 2. He stared alongside MMA fighter, Scott Epstein with Actor Michael Jai White making his directional debut. Filming took place in September 2010 and wrapped in November. The film was released on September 13, 2011.
He has since returned to acting, taking the role of “Reynolds” on the hit show produced by Steven Spielberg, Terra Nova.
On Glee, he appeared as a recurring character named Brody Weston, who takes an interest in Lea Michele’s Rachel Berry.
He, Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, and Becca Tobin were chosen as ambassadors for Coca Cola’s new product, P10 300 ml Coke Mismo. In June 2013, they were flown to Manila, Philippines to endorse the product by visiting different malls and meeting with fans.