Aug. 26th, 1991
New York City, New York, USA
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Dylan O'Brien (born August 26, 1991) is an American actor and musician. He co-stars as Stiles in the MTV series Teen Wolf. He also co-starred in the film High Road, and starred in the film The First Time, with 'Britt Robertson' and 'Victoria Justice' and directed by Jon Kasdan.
O'Brien was born in New York City, and grew up in Springfield Township, New Jersey until the age of twelve, when he and his family moved to Hermosa Beach, California. His father is a camera operator and his mother is a former actress. He is of Irish, English, Italian, and Spanish descent. He graduated from Mira Costa High School in 2009. He had planned to attend Syracuse University in fall 2009 as a film major but decided to move to Los Angeles for an acting career.
In 2011, he began playing the role of Stiles in Teen Wolf, a series loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name.In April 2013, O'Brien was cast as Thomas in The Maze Runner, the film adaption of the book of the same name. He filmed the movie in summer 2013 while on hiatus from Teen Wolf.
In addition to acting in film and on television, O'Brien has produced, directed, and starred in a number of comedic short films produced for and released through his personal YouTube channel, and he is also the drummer for the independent rock band Slow Kids at Play.
Before getting bit by the acting bug, Dylan planned to attend film school and become a cinematographer, just like his father. But once he landed the role of Scott's 'Tyler Posey' goofy sidekick "Stiles" on Teen Wolf, he decided to put off school. He was initially under consideration for the role of Scott, but he was more interested in playing Stiles.
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