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Actor-Writer DAVID DEAN BOTTRELL is probably best known for his reoccurring role as the creepy, homocidal "Lincoln Meyer" on ABC's BOSTON LEGAL. His first on-camea role was in HBO's historic TV Movie, AND THE BAND PLAYED ON. His more recent acting gigs include guest star roles on MAD MEN, SAVE ME, JUSTIFIED, TRUE BLOOD, HARRY'S LAW, NCIS, CASTLE, CRIMINAL MINDS and iCARLY, plus a reoccurring role on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. David co-wrote the screenplay for the popular 2001 Fox Searchlight release KINGDOM COME starring Whoopi Goldberg, L.L. Cool J. and Jada Pinkett-Smith. Other studio work includes scripts for Fox Searchlight, MTV Films, Paramount and Disney. He has sold pitches and original specs, adapted novels, rewritten scripts by other writers, worked in feature animation and movie musicals. A former off-Broadway actor & playwright (DEARLY DEPARTED) and active WGA member, he mentors young writers each summer in a writing lab he helped found. His first short film, AVAILABLE MEN (which he also directed) had its world premiere at the 2007 HBO Comedy Arts Festival and went on to win 17 "Best Short Film" awards on the festival circuit including the World Comedy Festival in Toronto. A funny and facile public speaker, he is frequently asked to appear on industry panels around town and regularly appears at Comedy Central's "Sit 'N Spin" show and other spoken word shows around L.A. His comedic POV column appears regularly in Metrosource Magazine and he gives career and audition advice in his monthly articles in Backstage. His personal essays have also appeared on the Huffington Post and Salon.com. He was one of the original cast members of "Streep Tease," a comedy show that achieved cult status in Los Angeles, running for over a year at the Bang Comedy Theatre before playing a special engagement at New York's Public Theatre in June, 2011. His solo storytelling show, "David Dean Bottrell Makes Love: A One-Man Show," got rave reviews from the Los Angeles Times and SoCal Public Radio and played to sell out crowds at the Rogue Machine Theatre. For his work in that show, David was nominated for two BroadwayWord Awards and won two "Best of 2011" Awards from Stage Scene L.A. His second one-man show, "David Dean Bottrell is Working" played a five-week sold out engagement at the ACME Comedy Theatre in 2013. He also received an Stage Scene L.A. award for "Best Director of a Comedy 2011" for his innovative production of "Travels With My Aunt" at the Colony Theatre. He is adjunct faculty member at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and also teaches privately. The son of a minister, he is originally from Louisa, Kentucky and currently splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.