Oct. 18th, 1991
Santa Monica, California, USA
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Tyler Garcia Posey (born October 18, 1991) is an American actor and musician. He is best known for his role as Scott McCall in MTV's show Teen Wolf.
Posey, son of Cyndi Garcia and actor 'John Posey', was born in Santa Monica, California and grew up in Valencia, California. Says TV mom 'Melissa Ponzio': "I've had the pleasure to meet his mom and dad, and he is the perfect mix of the two". Posey has two brothers, Jesse and Derek. He attended Hart High School in Santa Clarita, California. He is of Mexican, Irish, and English ancestry.
He developed an early interest in the art and began his acting career performing on stage with his actor/writer dad, at the age of six. He has worked steadily in both film and television since the age of eight and has enjoyed traveling all over North America and Mexico as a result.
Posey has had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in the business and has learned from them all. In February 2002, he appeared in the film Collateral Damage; in December of that year, he played Jennifer Lopez's son in the romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan. He auditioned for the role of Jacob Black in the Twilight film series in 2007 but lost the part to friend Taylor Lautner. The two regularly went for the same roles as child actors. That same year, Posey voiced a character in the pilot of the Disney original cartoon SheZow, which aired on May 4 as a part of the Shorty McShorts' Shorts miniseries.
In 2011, he was cast in his breakout role as the lead in the MTV television series Teen Wolf, which is loosely based on the 1985 film. Posey plays the soft-spoken high school student Scott McCall, who is bitten by a werewolf and must keep this fact secret while protecting his loved ones from a host of supernatural threats.
In 2012, Posey co-starred with Twilight actor 'Booboo Stewart' in the film White Frog.
He also fronts and plays guitar in the band Disappearing Jamie, which was formerly called Lost in Kostko. Their first performance was at The Roxy in Los Angeles in 2012.
Posey was engaged (July 2013) to his longtime girlfriend Seana Gorlick, who he began dating when he was 12, but they called off their engagement in October 2014.
His mother, Cyndi Garcia Posey, died in (December 2014) after a long struggle with breast cancer. Season 5 of Teen Wolf is dedicated to her memory.
- Son of 'John Posey (I)' (qv) and Cyndi Garcia.
- Hobbies are writing music, singing, roller blading and skateboarding.
- Was considered for the role of Jacob Black in the book-based motion picture Twilight.
- Trained with acting trainers, Steven Anderson and Todd Thayler.
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