Matthew Dean has been a performer and storyteller from a young age. From the age of eight, he appeared in adaptations of Broadway musicals such as Hello, Dolly; 45 Minutes From Broadway; and Oklahoma.
After he entertained audiences with the lead role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, he began developing his solo act, with stand-up comedy and music and storytelling performances in locations around his current home of Vancouver, Canada. In one of his most memorable performances, he proposed to his girlfriend (now wife) from the Thundering Word stage in the form of an original song.
In 2006, he created the character of Dr. Matt, a satirical self-help guru, who now gives weekly advice to thousands of online followers, and has published two popular Dr. Matt books.
The Adventures of Cara and Charlie is Matthew Dean's first published series under his own name.