John "Johnno" Dean
is a fictional character
from the long-running Channel 4 British
television soap opera Hollyoaks
, played originally by Mark Powley
. He first appeared in October 2002, and from April 2003 was replaced by Colin Wells
until his exit in July 2005.
The Deans were a very close, happy-go-lucky-family unit, and quickly settled into life in the village. Shortly after they arrived in Hollyoaks, it was revealed that Johnno and Frankie were childhood sweethearts who had been married since 1981 and had started going out with each other in their final year of high school. In Johnno's last appearance in Hollyoaks to date, in July 2005, he and Frankie reminisced to the day they met, Frankie recalling "we were standing at a bus stop in 1979, your cheeky grin, the white leather jacket, hair slicked back... Johnno Dean, who treats girls mean to keep them keen".
Unlike his short-tempered and often over-zealous then-wife Frankie Osborne
, Johnno was cheerful, friendly and easy-going, although he was less mature and sensible with it, and possessed a childlike sense of humour, Frankie often describing him as a "big, grown up kid". It was implied that Johnno was quite a lively and carefree character in his younger days, although his becoming a father of four had led to him becoming considerably more laid-back with age. Confident, streetwise and headstrong, Johnno enjoyed a very close relationship with his four children, in... Read More