Dez is a minor character in Disney/Pixar's 2020 animated feature film, Soul. He is Joe’s longtime barber and professional listener. Friendly with a warm smile and sense of humor, Dez has known Joe for years. He gladly lets his client talk about anything he wants — which for Joe, of course, is jazz.
When Joe gets his hair cut in the movie, Dez talks about how he was in the navy and when he left he wanted to be a vet but his daughter got sick and barber's school was cheaper than veterinarian school. However, he is still happy as a barber as he enjoys talking to people in the barbershop.