EARLEY DEAN EARLEY DEAN has been performing since the age of 5 through high school and at Florida A&M University. Involved with WBTT since 2003, Earley has appeared in many shows and has had featured roles in Purlie, Little Shop of Horrors, The Color Purple, How I Got Over, and The Piano Lesson. Recently, Earley produced and starred in his Young Artist showcase, Happy Birthday Jethro Jenkins. He has also been a cast member in a variety of productions in theaters around the country. In his free time, Earley enjoys sports, thrift store shopping, and having manicures and pedicures with his nephew.