Dean Malissa

Dean Malissa

Portrayer of George Washington

Malissa is the sole actor to portray Washington at Mount Vernon. He portrays Washington at public events and in TV productions and films. Malissa has appeared as the Father of Our Country all over the world and in almost every State. He performed repeatedly at the White House, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the National Constitution Center and in national parks, historical venues and societies throughout the country.

Before working in historical interpretation, Malissa spent 26 years in the corporate world, working his way from junior salesman to senior vice president of an international manufacturing firm. He left corporate life in 1999 to pursue acting as a profession. He resides in the Philadelphia area.