James Dean Biography, Facts & Life Story

Known For Cal Trask in "East Of Eden" (1955), Jim Stark in "Rebel Without A Cause "(1955)
Nickname Jimmy Dean, One-Speed Dean, JD, Little Ba***rd
Full Name James Byron Dean
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Date of Birth February 8, 1931
Date of Death September 30, 1955
Place of Death Cholame, California, United States
Cause of Death Car Crash
Birthplace Marion, Indiana, United States
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

James Byron Dean was an American actor, born on 8th February 1931 and died on 30th September 1955. He is still remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement.

One of his most celebrated films named ‘Rebel Without a Cause’, was released in the year 1955. In the film, he acted as a Jim Stark. Among others, his two roles that defined his stardom were ‘Loner Cal Trask’ in ‘East of Eden’, released in 1955, and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in ‘Giant’ in 1956.


The first appearance of Dean on television took place in a Pepsi Cola commercial. He left the college to act full time and was cast into his first speaking part, like John the beloved disciple in hill number one.

Dean went on to win three appointments in films: as a soldier in Fixed Bayonets!

James Dean made an appearance in the ‘Alias Jane Doe’, produced by Brackett. It was released in the year 1951. He worked as a stunt tester for the game show ‘Beat The Clock’.

Additionally, he acted in episodes of several CBS television series ‘The Web’ Studio One, and ‘Lux Video Theatre’.

James Dean, however, has established his extensive career and became popular for his outstanding performances.


During his prolific career, the actor, James Dean got huge acclaim and much appreciation from the audience. He gave brilliant performances in movies, like; ‘The Big Story’ in 1953, ‘The Web’ in 1952.

James Dean Education

Qualification University Drop-Out
School Fairmount High School, Fairmount, Indiana, United States
College Santa Monica College, University Of California, Los Angeles

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James Dean Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: Cal Trask in "East Of Eden" (1955), Jim Stark in "Rebel Without A Cause "(1955)


Film: Fixed Bayonets!
Television: Family Theater

Net Worth: USD $2 million approx.

Family & Relatives

Father: Winton Dean

Mother: Mildred Wilson

Brother(s): None

Sister(s): Ortense Dean

Marital Status: Single

Children: None

Dating History:

Liz Sheridan (1952)
Ursula Andress (1955)
Terry Moore (1954)
Pier Angeli (1952 – 1953)
William Bast (1950 – 1954)
Marlon Brando
Rogers Brackett
Beverly Wills
Sal Mineo (1955)
Mitzi McCall (1955)
Alice Denham (1952)
Rock Hudson

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Hobbies: Writing, Painting, Photography, Car Racing, Bullfighting, Horse Riding, Sculpting, Playing the Bongos

Favorite Food: Aunt Ortense’s Banana Salad, Brick Oven Pizza from Villa Capri

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