Dean Christopher - Rat Pack & More
With over 30 plus years experience as an actor, singer, comedian, impressionist, a member of Actor’s Equity, AFTRA, and Screen Actors Guild, Dean Christopher’s stage, film, and television resume is extensive. Dean has opened several times for Don Rickles, and for Frank Sinatra, Jr.
His CD is called “Swingin’ with the Best”, for which he wrote the title song as a tribute to those before him. He has traveled the world performing as guest entertainer on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Azamara, and Oceania cruise lines as well as casinos, theaters, and performing arts centers.
Dean got his start at local clubs in his hometown of St. Louis, such as The Sting, The Speakeasy and the Playboy Club, with an act consisting of singing, comedy and impressions of personalities and singers. While he had grown up with rock n’ roll, his preference was the type of music the Rat Pack, Bobby Darin, and the like had been doing in Las Vegas.
Frank Sinatra got to see resurgence in his style of music in the later years of his life. Not that he’s given up acting (Theatre Circle Award for his role of Amos Hart in The Muny’s 2012 production of “Chicago”) but after Sinatra’s death, Dean’s love of that style of performance caused him to return to his roots as a night club/cabaret performer, hoping to keep alive the music of the performers he learned so much from in the beginning of his career. While continuing to work on stage, film, television and radio, Dean developed an entertaining one-man show paying tribute to classic Las Vegas; it’s style, music and performers back when the Rat Pack ruled.