Dean Balie is a South African actor who rose to prominence in the role of Young Kat Diamond in the stage musical Kat and the Kings, for which he won the Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2012.
Hailing from the small town of Steinkopf in the Northern Cape, Dean has accumulated an extensive theatre resumé since graduating from the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department in 2010.
Some of his theatre credits include Blood Brothers and Orpheus Africa (both directed by David Kramer), the title roles in Robin Hood (2015) and Sinbad (2016), Shakespeare in Love and Happy New Year.
He has also acted in a number of Fred Abrahamse productions including Hamlet, Peter Pan, The Remarkable Rooming House of Madame Lemonde, A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot, Sweet Bird of Youth, Alice in Wonderland and Shakespeare's R&J.
Dean made his television acting debut in a guest spot in the kykNET crime drama Die Byl, in an episode which aired on 13 September, 2016 (Season 1, Episode 10).
He landed his first starring role in television when he was cast as Slappies, an enigma who is intelligent and musical but at the same time he avoids any responsibility like the plague, in the kykNET comedy-drama series Ekstra Medium.
The series premiered on 22 September, 2020.