Dean Winters
American actor
Dean Winters
Dean Winters is an American actor best known for his work on the television series Oz, Rescue Me, and 30 Rock as well as the character "Mayhem" in a series of Allstate insurance commercials.
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Man and woman arrested after standoff that shut down Interstate 15 for hours
LATimes - about 1 month
A man and woman were arrested Saturday after they triggered an 11-hour closure of Interstate 15 north of Baker by shooting at police officers, authorities said.  Sean Winter, 34, of Nevada, and Samantha Ross-Blume, 22, of Minnesota, were taken into custody a day after they evaded capture Friday...
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'Walking Dead' Winter Finale Recap
ABC News - 2 months
"The Walking Dead" returns to AMC on Sunday, Feb. 12.
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These Are The 10 Happiest States In America
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Say "aloha" to the country's most joyful state. According to the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index report, Hawaii ranks number one in the United States for the highest overall well-being. It's the fifth time the secluded state has claimed the top spot since the organizations began releasing annual reports in 2008. Alaska, another remote state, came in second, dethroned from its top spot in last year's report. To rank the states, Gallup-Healthways conducted 177,281 interviews nationwide in 2015, talking to U.S. residents nearly every day. The data measured five elements that make-up well-being: Purpose (liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals), social relationships, financial security, community (liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community) and physical health. For the second year in a row, Alaska was the only state to earn placement in the top 10 for all five categories. Hawaii ranked in the top five for eac ...
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These Are The 10 Happiest States In America
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Say "aloha" to the country's most joyful state. According to the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index report, Hawaii ranks number one in the United States for the highest overall well-being. It's the fifth time the secluded state has claimed the top spot since the organizations began releasing annual reports in 2008. Alaska, another remote state, came in second, dethroned from its top spot in last year's report. To rank the states, Gallup-Healthways conducted 177,281 interviews nationwide in 2015, talking to U.S. residents nearly every day. The data measured five elements that make-up well-being: Purpose (liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals), social relationships, financial security, community (liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community) and physical health. For the second year in a row, Alaska was the only state to earn placement in the top 10 for all five categories. Hawaii ranked in the top five for eac ...
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Cold, Dark, and Happy: Lessons From Alaska, the New Leader in Well-Being - The Atlantic
Google News - about 2 years
The Atlantic Cold, Dark, and Happy: Lessons From Alaska, the New Leader in Well-Being The Atlantic "Alaskans are the best in the nation in terms of exercise," said Dan Witters, a research director at Gallup, stoking my incredulity that Alaska could honestly be the national bastion of well-being. "Which just goes to show you that you don't need year-round good ... North Dakota's oil boom is making the state fatterFusion What's the happiest, healthiest state in the nation?BenefitsPro America's Happiest State Basks in 21 Hours of Summer SunshineVoice of America (blog) Tech Times -WTVM -Refinery29 all 121 news articles »
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<i>Law and Order: SVU</i> Season 15, Episode 10 Recap: Detective Benson Confronts Her Attacker
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 15, Episode 10 of NBC's Law and Order: SVU, titled "Psycho Therapist." And just as I was getting used to Wednesday nights free of semi-fictionalized sex crimes -- playing Settlers of Catan, learning how to make a soufflé, effectively keeping my nail polish chip-free -- Law and Order: SVU jumps right back into its arguably most upsetting story yet: Olivia's assault and kidnapping. In case you missed it, Liv was kidnapped by William Lewis (Pablo Schreiber), who was set free after a mistrial, at which point he broke into her apartment. He proceeded to torture her for four days, even making her watch as he raped the mother of his former attorney, and kidnapping her to a beach house where she eventually escapes and beats the living daylights out of him before calling the police. In this episode, Benson finally faces her attacker in court in what predictably becomes one of the most infuriatingly obnoxious scenes of the season. Seriously, ...
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A Very Human Generation
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Countless sources have portrayed the World War II generation of vets as tough cookies, who transitioned to civilian life with ease. Tom Brokaw's The Greatest Generation describes heroes nobly fighting a war, with nothing on the psychological cost, nothing on its aftermath. In fact, such simple depictions do these men and women a terrible injustice, by failing to explore their other great struggle, what they went through after they came home. Many vets were seriously affected. A 1951 report for the Department of Defense on "Personnel Separated For...Non-Adaptability or Psychoneurosis" found that it wasn't the rare weakling who succumbed. Between 1941 and 1945 the military granted 445,200 medical discharges for "Mental Disease" of which 380,000 were for "Psychoses" and "Psychoneuroses". In his acclaimed memoir of Marines in the Pacific, With the Old Breed, Eugene Sledge wrote that on Okinawa his compatriots--one of the most elite fighting forces in the war--suffered 7,600 killed, 3 ...
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Workplace Depression Tied To How Boss Treats You: Study
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Are you unhappy or even depressed at work? It may be partly your boss' fault. That's the conclusion of a Danish study investigating factors that may contribute to workplace depression. The results of the study were published in three articles in 2012 and 2013, but have just recently garnered media attention in Denmark. Led by the Department of Occupational Medicine at Aarhus University Hospital, researchers questioned 4,237 public employees between 2007 and 2009, interviewing many of them to pinpoint cases of clinical depression. While it's a common perception that a high workload contributes heavily to workplace depression, the researchers said their results showed something different. ”We may have a tendency to associate depression and stress with work pressure and workload; however, our study shows that the workload actually has no effect on workplace depression,” Aarhus University psychologist Matias Brødsgaard Grynderup, told Science Nordic. Instead, the study concluded th ...
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The Tuesday Playlist: Super Agents and Superheroes, An Idol turned Loser
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
The more I watch ABC's lighter-than-helium super-spy romp Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which was just picked up to no one's surprise for a full season, the more I feel thrust back to a different time, a simpler and brighter time when organizations like U.N.C.L.E. (as in, The Man From ...) held sway on TV, fighting its evil counterpart T.H.R.U.S.H. - or given the hokey jokiness of S.H.I.E.L.D., maybe a better parallel is Get Smart and KAOS (which I'm not sure used periods, though maybe should have). For a broader survey of this enduring genre, PBS devotes an entire three-hour prime-time block to the subject of Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle (check tvguide.com listings), a pop-culture wallow that was originally scheduled to air over three weeks. The old clubhouse ain't what it used to be, as FX's Sons of Anarchy sifts through the wreckage of their exploded HQ - a catalyst for change, it would seem, in a sprawling episode (10/9c) that shifts gears from despair and resolve to ...
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Richard Belzer Leaving 'Law & Order: SVU': Munch Is Retiring
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Richard Belzer is leaving "Law &amp; Order: SVU." Belzer, who has been with the show since it began 15 seasons ago, is leaving "SVU" as a series regular. He's been playing the character of John Munch for more than 20 years. Belzer's character turned in his retirement papers at the end of the Wed., Oct. 9 episode of "SVU." Look for his retirement party in the Oct. 16 episode. While he may be leaving the show as a series regular, don't expect Belzer to say goodbye to the character of John Munch forever. A source confirmed Belzer is expected to make recurring appearances on the long-running NBC drama. "I'd be a fool to say I didn't want to do it anymore and I'm certainly not bored with the character because the writing is so good," Belzer told The Huffington Post in May 2013. "[Munch is] very close to how I would be if I were in that situation, so it's a dream." The character of John Munch first made his debut on "Homicide: Life on the Street" in 1993. The character has also appea ...
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Why Was <i>Law & Order SVU</i>'s Benson Spared This Violation?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Like pretty much every woman I know, I have a major crush on Olivia Benson, the character inhabited by the subtly sexy Mariska Hargitay. Benson is one of the most badass cops on television, and she's a woman, who will pistol whip perpetrators of the city's most "heinous crimes" without batting a perfectly kohl-pencil-lined eye. But what also makes her unmistakably "good police," is her ability to empathize with the victims of sex crimes, never second-guess or patronize them, and certainly never slut-shame victims of sexual assault. So, like most of my woman-crushes, I pretty much want to BE Olivia Benson. She's self-sufficient, completely fulfilled by her career, and in the past few seasons has had relationships with men (yes, Liv dates! and currently is in a relationship with dreamboat Brian Cassidy, played by Dean Winters). I'm not saying she's without her issues: she's had a rough childhood, being the child of rape, a fact that compelled her career to give voices to the victims o ...
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After Rudy, Before Bloomberg: Looking Back on a Mayoral Legacy
Dallas Observer Blogs - over 3 years
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani alongside outgoing New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. (David Handschuh/New York Daily News/POOL) Finding an unpublished George Gurley piece is like opening a perfectly written time capsule. In May 2001, New York City was preparing to say farewell to a term-limited Rudy Giuliani and welcome anyone from Mark Green to Freddy Ferrer to Michael Bloomberg as its first new leader in eight years. An intrepid young Observer reporter named George Gurley hit the party scene to ask prominent New Yorkers what they thought would happen to the city. He wrote it up and then ... it disappeared. The Observer never published Mr. Gurley's observations, captured first at the annual benefit for the African Rainforest Conservancy, held at The Park on 17th and Tenth Avenue and the second was for the 10th anniversary of the Paramount Hotel.  Twelve years later, as we approach another change of guard at City Hall, Mr. Gurley got to thinking about that piece. When he r ...
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Cities With The Worst Health Care Coverage
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
From 24/7 Wall St.: Approximately 83% of the U.S. population had some form of health insurance coverage in 2012, according to the latest data released jointly by Gallup and Healthways. While this was the first year of improvement since the group began the study, overall coverage remained lower than the 85% it was in 2008. The level of health insurance coverage varies widely from city to city, according to the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. In metropolitan areas such as Boston and Burlington, Vt., more than 95% of residents were covered. At the same time, barely half of the residents were insured in McAllen, Texas, the metro area with the lowest coverage. Based on the Gallup-Healthways Index, the 10 metropolitan statistical areas with the worst health insurance coverage are featured here. Click here to see the cities with the worst health coverage While the number has declined, a large segment of Americans with health insurance are still covered through their ...
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'SVU' Tackles 'Legitimate Rape' With 'Homeland,' 'Walking Dead' Stars
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Law &amp; Order: SVU" is tackling the "legitimate rape" controversy with the help of "The Walking Dead" and "Homeland" actors. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Walking Dead" actress Lauren Cohan will play Avery Jordan, a sports reporter who accuses her cameraman of raping her. The character learns she is pregnant and decides to keep the baby. "Homeland" actor David Marciano will play the accused rapist cameraman, THR reports. The episode is set to air in late March and tackle the "legitimate rape" firestorm ignited by Todd Akin during the 2012 election. In other casting news ... "Ally McBeal" veteran Greg Germann will guest star on "Law &amp; Order: SVU." Germann will play Derek Strauss, the attorney who prosecutes the rape case against Cassidy (Dean Winters). [Give Me My Remote] Rachelle Lefevre will star in "Under the Dome." Lefevre, a veteran of "Twilight" and "Off The Map," will play Julia, an investigative reporter. [EW] Josh Hamilton is heading to ...
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Dean Winters On The End Of '30 Rock' & His Upcoming HBO Project
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Dean Winters has uttered his last "dummy." The "Law &amp; Order: SVU" veteran said goodbye to his "30 Rock" character Dennis Duffy, and said his last day on the show was surprisingly emotional. "It was sad," Winters told The Huffington Post at MoMA's Fifth Annual Film Benefit to Honor Quentin Tarantino. "On my last day of work I didn't think I was going to be as emotional as I was, because I've only done 15 episodes. It was more sad knowing that I'm never gonna be able to utter those words again ... 'Dummy' ... or any of those things again. The writing on that show is so pristine and so on-point and you don't come across that very often." Dennis was Liz Lemon's (Tina Fey) loser ex-boyfriend on "30 Rock." His character was caught by NBC's "To Catch a Predator" segment, pedaled beepers and adopted a son, Black Dennis. Winters said he hopes to reunite with his on-screen ex-girlfriend someday. "I would love to work with Tina again in the future, but I'm just happy to have ha ...
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Who's Getting Married On '30 Rock'?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
NEW YORK — Liz Lemon is getting married and you're invited. Fans of "30 Rock" might have reasonably assumed that Lemon, the harried TV producer played by Tina Fey, would ride out the series' seventh and final season as a perennial bachelorette unlucky in love. But Fey, who is also the creator and producer of the NBC comedy, clearly thought otherwise. In the "30 Rock" episode airing Nov. 29, Lemon will wed. Who's the lucky guy? He's Liz's latest fella, Criss Chross (played by guest star James Marsden), a Peter Pan-ish would-be entrepreneur who hatches ventures such as an organic gourmet hot-dog truck. On Thursday, NBC made the grand announcement that Ms. Elizabeth Miervaldis Lemon, 42, would be presenting herself to be married to Mr. Crisstopher Rick Chross – "But not in a creepy way that perpetuates the idea that brides are virgins and women are property." The invitation also specifies that guests (i.e., you viewers) should plan to "bring your own snacks. ...
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Guess Who's Joining 'The Newsroom'?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Grace Gummer is headed to "The Newsroom" as a reporter for Mitt Romney, according to THR. Known for her appearance on "Smash" last year and, of course, being Meryl Streep's daughter, Gummer will play the right-leaning Hallie Shea on Season 2 of the HBO drama. Other upcoming guest starsinclude Rosemarie Dewitt and Patton Oswalt, who famously bashed the series on Twitter this summer. In other casting news... Seth Gabel is joining "Arrow." The actor will play Vertigo, a “scary and nightmarish” super-villain on the CW series. [TVLine] Brandon T. Jackson is "Beverly Hills Cop"-bound. Jackson will appear as Axel Foley's (Eddie Murphy) son Aaron, a Beverly Hills police officer, in the CBS pilot. [THR] Dean Winters is on his way back to "30 Rock." Liz Lemon's ex is back! Dennis Duffy, also known as The Beeper King, will make an appearance on the NBC series' final episode. [Vulture] Billy Dee William is stopping by "Modern Family." The "Star Wars" alum will pl ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dean Winters
    FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 45
    Winters was away from acting until 2010, when Tina Fey brought him back to 30 Rock and he started work on the Mayhem campaign.
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  • 2009
    Age 44
    In June 2009, Winters contracted a bacterial infection and collapsed upon arrival at his doctor's office.
    More Details Hide Details While being transported across Central Park in an ambulance, he went into cardiac arrest for over two minutes. Paramedics were able to revive him, and he was hospitalized in intensive care for three weeks. Over the course of the next year, he developed gangrene, requiring the amputation of two toes and half of one thumb, and ten subsequent operations including a skin graft.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 34
    He starred in the 1999 romantic comedy Undercover Angel with Yasmine Bleeth and the 2002 direct-to-video horror film Hellraiser: Hellseeker.
    More Details Hide Details He played Tom in PS, I Love You. Winters played Detective Sam Tyler's father in the US version of Life On Mars. He also played Charley Dixon, Sarah Connor's love interest, in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Winters was cast in the ABC drama pilot Happy Town, from the creators of October Road, but was replaced by Steven Weber after shooting the pilot. On June 20, 2010, Winters was introduced as "Mayhem," the recurring character in a new television and radio advertising campaign for Allstate Insurance created by the agency Leo Burnett Chicago. Winters co-starred in one season of the CBS Network cop drama series Battle Creek, playing a small town police force detective opposite Josh Duhamel, the FBI Resident Agent assigned to the town. The series was cancelled in May 2015. Most recently, Winters has reprised his role on Brooklyn Nine-Nine as The Vulture.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 17
    He attended the Jesuit Brophy College Preparatory school in Phoenix, graduating in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details He graduated from Colorado College. Winters has appeared in two of the Law & Order television series: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, where he was a regular in the first season, and as a guest star in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Purgatory". More than ten years after his final appearance on SVU, he again portrayed Detective Brian Cassidy in the 13th season finale "Rhodium Nights", became a recurring character in the 14th season and, in the 15th season, also became Sergeant Olivia Benson's love interest. He has also made guest appearances on Homicide: Life on the Street, Sex and the City, Third Watch, NYPD Blue, CSI: Miami and as Dennis Duffy in 30 Rock as well as previously having an accompanying role in Rescue Me.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Born on July 20, 1964.
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