In his adolescence, Dean sought the counsel and friendship of a local Methodist pastor, the Rev.

James De Weerd, who seems to have had a formative influence upon Dean, especially upon his future interests in bullfighting, car racing, and theater.

It houses great people like Marlon Brando, Julie Harris, Arthur Kennedy, Mildred Dunnock, Eli Wallach... Dean's career picked up and he performed in further episodes of such early 1950s television shows as Kraft Television Theatre, Robert Montgomery Presents, The United States Steel Hour, Danger, and General Electric Theater.

One early role, for the CBS series Omnibus in the episode "Glory in the Flower", saw Dean portraying the type of disaffected youth he would later portray in Rebel Without a Cause.

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He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark.

He was enrolled at Brentwood Public School in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, but transferred soon afterward to the Mc Kinley Elementary School.

Dean's father served in World War II and later remarried.His parents were of mostly English ancestry, with smaller amounts of German, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh.Six years after his father had left farming to become a dental technician, Dean and his family moved to Santa Monica, California.We look forward to seeing you on [website] frequently.Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts.That’s why I am so grateful to havebeen part of Pop Watch in 2007, to have a forum to raise such issues andstart a conversation.