The son of Scottish immigrant parents, Gerry Dee was born in Scarborough, Ontario and grew up in Toronto. Gerry’s sitcom, Mr. D, which he created, writes, and stars in premiered in January 2012 on CBC to 1.3 million viewers. It was the highest rated scripted show premiere for the network in 7 years. The show is based on Gerry Dee's real-life experiences as a high school teacher before he switched to comedy full-time. The premise shines the light on teaching from the teacher’s point of view, and as it turns out, teachers don’t know everything, especially Mr. D – who struggles to keep one step ahead of his students. Since it’s premiere, Mr. D has gone on to receive nominations and award-wins at the Canadian Screen Awards, Canadian Comedy Festival, and WGC Awards, among others. In February 2016, Mr. D was renewed for a sixth season which will premiere on CBC in fall 2016.
Gerry had his worldwide release of his first book titled, Teaching: It’s Harder Than It Looks, which was published by Random House in October 2012. In June of the same year, he released his second stand-up comedy DVD, Life After Teaching and two years later, he would release his third stand-up comedy DVD, Let’s Be Honest. Gerry Dee is currently developing a new comedy for CBC titled, My Scottish Family, which is loosely based on his own life and that of his Scottish relatives.
Gerry currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.