Though Canadian actor Dylan Neal lists a number of earlier credits on his resumé, he didn't truly gain substantial recognition among American audiences prior to winning a brief role on the prime-time soap opera Dawson's Creak, opposite James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, and Michelle Williams. As Doug Witter, the older brother of Pacey (Jackson), Neal brought a level of finesse and complexity to his role that paved the way for additional work in other television series and films. Neal received second billing as the protégé of martial arts hero Chuck Norris in the direct-to-video action thriller The President's Man (2000), then acted under the aegis of horror legend Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th) in the 2001 XCU: Extreme Close Up. Following a small supporting role in the Josh Hartnett sex comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights, Neal scored his broadest exposure to date on the sci-fi horror series Blood Ties, which premiered in early 2007. On that program, he played Mike Celluci, the ex-boyfriend of private eye Vicki Nelson (Christina Cox), who grows immediately jealous when the latter strikes up a romance with a centuries-old vampire (Kyle Schmid).