Dennis Dinopoulos arrived in Australia when young. He grew up in the inner city suburbs of Glebe and Newtown, NSW. In 1966 he returned to Europe and travelled thereafter extensively in India, Switzerland, England and other countries. From 1979 he spent his time in Greece, Germany, Denmark and Australia. He was a part-time editor of the multilanguage magazine SCOPP in the late 1970s and in 1982 he won an award for his television script, The Letter Box Kid.