Young American Actor.
Dylan O'Brien was born in August 26th in 1991 in New York City. His parents are Lisa Rhodes, a former actress who also ran an acting school, and Patrick B. O'Brien, a camera operator. Dylan grew up in Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey, before moving with his family to Hermosa Beach, California when he was 12 years old. After graduating from Mira Costa High School in 2009, he considered pursuing sports broadcasting and possibly working for the Mets. He had planned to attend Syracuse University in fall 2009 as a sports broadcasting major but decided to move to Los Angeles for an acting career.
Dylan has developed an extensive YouTube following for a series of comic online shorts which he directed, produced and starred in. With the videos developing, a local producer/director approached him about doing work for a web series of hers. While working on the webseries, O'Brien met an actor who connected him with a manager. He made his film debut as one of the stars of the entirely improvised independent feature film High Road (2011), directed by Upright Citizens Brigade.
He went through several auditions before getting one for the main role in his life.
One of his videos
Teen Wolf role as Stiles Stilinski
In 2011, he began playing the role of Stiles in Teen Wolf, an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a young man named Scott, who is bitten by a werewolf and Dylan O'Brien role is as Scott's best friend, who helps Scott to deal with the wolf bitten effects.
How he got the part:
“I was supposed to audition for Scott, but I asked to audition for Stiles instead. I was reading the script, I was supposed to be reading Scott, but I couldn’t help but keep wanting to read the Stiles parts. I was just like, ‘This guy is freaking awesome.’ And I knew myself, and how I come off, and I’m way more like Stiles than I am Scott. And I love this freaking character. So I did that.” - Dylan said.
This show leads him to be one of the best actor of his generation.
Television & Films
Apart from his role on Teen Wolf, Dylan has appeared on others series like:
- The First Dates as Peter in the episode Roommates
- New Girl as The Guy in the episode Virgins
Both in 2013.
In Films, he has appeared in:
- 2012: High Road as Jimmy
-2012: The First Time as Dave
-2013: The Internship as Stuart
-2014: The Maze Runner as Thomas
And next year he will be Thomas again because the second part of The Maze Runner Trilogy has been confirmed -The Scorch Trials.
Awards and nominations
Since 2013, Dylan O'Brien has been nominated for many awards and some of them he had won.
-Young Hollywood Award. He won the category of Best Ensemble and so did part of the Teen Wolf cast.
-Giffoni Award. He was honored with the Giffoni Experience Award.
-Teen Choice Award. He won the category of TV villain
-Young Hollywood Award. He won the category of Breakthrough Actor.
-Now he's nominating for the category in Best New Actor at the New Now Next Awards.