Dean Barlage was born and raised in the Netherlands, but moved at a young age to Belgium. He attended several High schools in Belgium and the Netherlands. At a very young age he was already inspired and fascinated by acting. He was born on stage. After a bunch of school- and theatre plays he wanted to get to a higher level. He joined the Theatre Academy and also the Acting Group for teens in Maastricht. After completing this study he relocated to Los Angeles were he studied at the prestigious "Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film institute Institute".