Dean Lorey (born November 17, 1967) is an American writer whose projects include films such as Major Payne and Animal Crackers, and television series which include My Wife and Kids, Arrested Development, The Crazy Ones, Those Who Can't, Powerless and iZombie. He is the author of a children’s book series entitled Nightmare Academy.
Lorey grew up in Conyers, Georgia before attending New York University's film school, where he wrote book cover copy for Simon & Schuster and Bantam as well as writing commercials for MTV and Nickelodeon. In 1990. He moved to California and wrote a script for the movie that would become My Boyfriend's Back, collaborating with Adam Marcus and Sean S. Cunningham. Afterward, Sean asked him to finish the screenplay for Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, in which he also had a cameo appearance. From there, he continued to write screenplays for movies as well as working on writing, directing, and producing for television.
|1993||My Boyfriend's Back||Written by|
|Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday||Screenplay by||Co-wrote screenplay with Jay Huguely, based on a story by Jay Huguely and Adam Marcus|
|1995||Major Payne||Screenplay by||Co-wrote screenplay with Damon Wayans and Gary Rosen, based on a story by Joe Connelly & Bob Mosher|
|2001||Jason X||Special thanks|
|2011||Drive Angry||The director and writer wish to thank|
|2012||Bronx Warrants||Written by, executive producer||TV movie|
|2016||Shady Neighbors||Written by, executive producer||TV movie|
|2017||Animal Crackers||Written by||Co-wrote with Scott Christian Sava|
- 1997-1998 413 Hope St.
- 2001–2005 My Wife and Kids
- 2006, 2013 Arrested Development
- 2013-2014 The Crazy Ones
- 2016 Those Who Can't
- 2017 Powerless
- 2018 iZombie
- 2019-2020 Harley Quinn
- 2007 Nightmare Academy: Monster Hunters
- 2008 Nightmare Academy: Charlie's Monsters (The UK edition of Monster Hunters)
- 2008 Nightmare Academy: Monster Madness
- 2009 Nightmare Academy: Monster Revenge also known as Nightmare Academy: Monster War
Dean Lorey currently lives in Calabasas, California, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their sons, Chris and Alex. His first book came out on August 21, 2007. Universal has purchased the film rights to the book and the producers will be Stephen Sommers and Bob Ducsay, who worked on movies such as The Mummy.