Dean became the only escape artist in History to be presented with "The Houdini Award" and acknowledged as being the "World’s Greatest Escape Artist" on television in Japan. He Became the youngest person and first Canadian to be awarded the U.C.T. "Humanitarian of the Year" in 100 years for his devotion to raising money for various charities & he was chosen out of 185,000 people nominated in North America.
- Voted as one of the Top variety acts in the World on the television show "Belie Frisca" in Italy.
- Holds two World Records for his escapes
- Jan 8,2012 The Chinese Government gave Dean an award as The World's Top Escape Artist on a Live TV show in China.
- Dean Gunnarson has been seen in over 165 countries around the world performing his amazing escapes.
- Headline Two major N.B.C. TV Specials " World's most Dangerous Magic I and II" with his escapes.