Tam Dean Burn is a Scottish actor who has played a wide range of roles on stage and screen. On television this includes multiple roles on long-running detective series Taggart, and on BBC Scotland's soap opera River City, where he played gangster Thomas McCabe. His theatrical roles include being the narrator of the 2009 play Year of the Horse, about artist Harry Horse. He starred on stage in Irvine Welsh's Headspace in 1997. In 2016 he played Captain Edgar in August Strindberg's Dance of Death at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. He is also involved in work for young people. In 2014 he toured Scotland by bicycle, reading all 195 of Julia Donaldson's stories to children. He has campaigned to protect the Children's Wood in Kelvinside, Glasgow from property developers. In the 1992 General Election, he contested the Glasgow Central seat, standing for the Communist Party of Britain. He received 106 votes, 0.4% of all votes cast, and finished last.