10 Things to Know About Glee Newcomer and Hottie, Dean Geyer!



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Get ready, you guys, because William McKinley High School is ready to open its doors for the school year. And while we’re totally going to miss some of our choir room regulars on Glee, we’re still super excited for the new cast members! Cue Dean Geyer. He’s playing smokin’ hot Brody Weston, an older student at NYADA who has a thing for Rachel Berry (heads up Finn Hudson!) and shows her the ropes while she pursues a career on Broadway in New York City. Would you be upset if Brody came in between Finchel? Answer: Yes.

Find out how Dean’s Glee audition went, what he would be doing if he wasn’t an actor/musician and who he’s currently dating, plus get even more info on Dean’s Glee character here. And make sure you tune in to season four of Glee on September 13 at 9pm on FOX!

1. Dean was a contestant on the fourth season of Australian Idol and even though he placed third, he landed a record deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment in Australia anyway! Enjoy his fun performance of “Turn The Beat Around” below:

2. His debut album Rush was released not too long after he was eliminated on AI in 2007. Take a listen to his first single “If You Don’t Mean It.”

3. Dean has a black belt in karate. His father Keith Geyer was his martial arts teacher and his grandfather, Stan Schmidt, is a karate legend. He got to use his skills in the film Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown.

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4. …which is where he met his current girlfriend, fellow actress Jillian Murray. Sorry ladies! You may remember Jillian as Portlyn on Sonny with a Chance.

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5. He was engaged to Lisa Origliasso from The Veronica’s back in 2008, but called off the engagement due to work commitments. They’re still pretty good friends.

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6. If Dean wasn’t an actor or a musician, he would love to work with animals. “It seems like the most rewarding job,” he told Jason O’Mara in an impromptu interview.

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7. Dean’s song “Change” is all about his move from South Africa to Australia when he was 15. His parents decided to move because of the high crime rates in South Africa at the time. He was also the first person in Australian Idol history to sing an original song! Check him out:

8. For his big Glee audition, he sang Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River,” “One Song Glory,” from Rent and a song by Josh Groban.

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9. He has two sisters. Good looks obviously run in the family, eh? Dean tweeted this pic, “My beautiful sisters :) congrats tay!!”

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10. Aside from acting, singing and martial arts, Dean is also a part-time model. We’re not shocked! How well does he advertise this water?

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