Dean Stanton crying

Dean crying at John Coffey's execution

Dean Stanton was played in the film adaptation of "The Green Mile" by Barry Pepper.


A guard on E Block who is strangled and nearly killed by William Wharton. A father of young children, he takes no part in the taking of John Coffey to Melinda Moores due to the risk of losing his job. He applies for relocation to C Block after John Coffey's death, where he is murdered by an inmate 4 months later.