Dylan Neal was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Oakville, just west of Toronto, where he spent the remainder of his childhood. As a young student, he attended the prep school Appleby College, where he was introduced to the game of squash. Neal quickly fell in love with the sport and was soon playing for Canada at an international level. Towards the end of his teenage years, after many years of traveling across North America on the amateur squash circuit, Neal decided a professional squash career was not for him.
By this time, Neal was attending Blakelock High School, where he was enrolled in the drama program. At the urging of his drama teacher, Neal signed with a Toronto talent agent and began auditioning professionally. It didn’t take long for Neal to realize this was the direction his career would take. In 1992, he moved to Los Angeles where his career quickly took off.
Neal is a well-recognized face on television having had series regular roles in eight American television series, including Aaron Spelling’s "Pacific Palisades," "Hyperion Bay" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch." He also starred in the Canadian thriller series, "Blood Ties." He has had many major recurring roles including his five-year stint on "Dawson’s Creek" playing Pacey’s brother, Doug Witter and recurring as "Dr. Ivo" in the CW's breakout TV series "Arrow." He has had the good fortune of working opposite some of the biggest names in Hollywood and recently had a lead role opposite Val Kilmer in the Paramount Pictures thriller, "The Traveler" and just wrapped shooting a supporting role in the Universal feature "Fifty Shades of Grey."
When not on set, Neal is busy teaching acting in both Vancouver and Los Angeles where he has a growing client list. In his down time, Neal enjoys spending as much time as he can with his family and friends. On occasion, he can also be spotted in his workshop, where Neal, an avid wood worker, has for years recreated 18th and 19th century period furniture.