- "You never forget your first kill, boy. But it gets easier each time."
- —Dean, after being rescued
In the case Shell Shocked, Chuck Greene encounters Dean Wayne at The American Historium in the Americana Casino, who is fending off zombies with a handgun. Chuck offers to guide him back to the Safe House, but despite an old war wound that causes him to move slowly, Dean refuses to be carried, since he doesn't want to be seen as a "cripple".
- Dean makes an appearance as "bait" in the Terror is Reality game, Bounty Hunter, alongside Jeanna Slick, Kenneth Walsh and Gordon Dawkins.
- Normally, Dean is one of the worst survivors due to his slow speed. However, if the Leadership magazine is in Chuck's inventory, Dean becomes possibly the best. His running speed is comparable to Chuck's full speed, faster than any other survivor aside from Snowflake. Chuck can also use a wheelchair to transport him through to the Safe House, if he didn't get the Leadership magazine.
- Like Cliff Hudson, a psychopath in Dead Rising, Dean will shout "Name and rank, soldier!" upon seeing Chuck.