Dean Winters
CassidyASingleLife.jpg Det. Cassidy
Brian Cassidy & Mike Stoat
Date of birth
20 July 1964
Place of birth
New York City, New York
Mike Stoat.jpg Mike Stoat
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Dean Winters is an American actor known for playing Detective Brian Cassidy during the first season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He also played Mike Stoat in Law & Order: Criminal Intent season seven episode "Purgatory".

Winters is also known for playing the character Ryan O'Reily on HBO's Oz, the same series in which SVU actors Christopher Meloni, B.D. Wong, Lance Reddick, Mike Doyle, Lee Tergesen and Kathryn Erbe, who has starred on Law & Order: Criminal Intent since the show began in 2001, has also appeared. Other guest appearances include roles in Homicide: Life on the Street, NYPD Blue, Sex and the City, Millennium, and CSI: Miami.

Winters was born in New York City and has three younger siblings, Bradford, Scott William, and a sister named Blair. Scott is also an actor, and portrayed Ryan's own brother Cyril on Oz.

He is currently the character "Mayhem" in The All-State commercials.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Law & Order: SVU as Detective / Officer / DA Investigator Brian Cassidy

Law & Order: CI

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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