Tyler Posey

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Posey at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Tyler Garcia Posey

(1991-10-18) October 18, 1991 (age 29)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • musician
Years active2000–present
Parent(s)

Tyler Garcia Posey (born October 18, 1991) [1] is an American actor and musician who is known for his role as Scott McCall on the MTV series Teen Wolf (2011–2017). [2]

Contents

Early life

Posey was born in Santa Monica, California, to actor and writer John Posey and Cyndi Terese Posey (née Garcia). [3] He grew up in Santa Clarita, California. [4] Posey has two brothers. [3]

His mother, who was of Mexican descent, died of breast cancer in December 2014. [5] Season 5 of Teen Wolf was dedicated to her memory. [4] [6] [7]

Career

Posey has worked steadily in film and television. In February 2002, he appeared in the film Collateral Damage ; in December of that year, he played the main character's son in the romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan . [8] He auditioned for the role of Jacob Black in the Twilight film series in 2007 but lost the role to his friend Taylor Lautner. The two regularly auditioned for the same roles as child actors. [8]

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. [9] In 2012, he co-starred in the film White Frog . In 2011, Posey was cast in his breakout role as the lead in the MTV television series Teen Wolf, which is based on the 1985 film. Posey plays 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 and beings. In 2015, he also became a co-producer for the fifth season of Teen Wolf. [10]

On May 24, 2017, Posey was cast as Lucas Moreno in the Blumhouse supernatural thriller film Truth or Dare . [11] The film was released in theaters on April 13, 2018. [12]

On September 25, 2017, it was announced that Posey would join the third season of the VH1 slasher television series Scream , starring in the role of Shane. [13] The season premiered on July 8, 2019. [14]

On February 20, 2019, it was announced that Posey would star as Michael Emerson in The CW's television reboot series of The Lost Boys . [15] On July 29, 2019, it was announced The CW was unhappy with the pilot and that Posey, along with most of the rest of the cast, would be recast. [16]

On November 18, 2019, it was announced that Posey would star in Netflix's animated Fast & Furious television series Fast & Furious: Spy Racers , which premiered on December 26, 2019. [17]

Other work

Posey used to front and play guitar in the band Disappearing Jamie, formerly known as Lost in Kostko. Their first performance was at The Roxy in Los Angeles in 2012. [18] Lost in Kostko released their eight-track EP You're Going to Need a Towel in 2011. [19] Posey announced the band's breakup via Instagram on July 17, 2013. [20]

In December 2016, Posey was a guest DJ at Emo Nite LA's second anniversary at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. [21]

Posey played guitar and contributed vocals in the pop punk band PVMNTS along with guitarist/bassist/vocalist Freddy Ramirez and drummer Nick Guzman. The trio released the song "Standing (On My Own Two Feet)" on June 14, 2018, on which Posey wrote about the passing of his mother in 2014. The band self-released their six-track EP Better Days on August 17, 2018. [22] In April 2019, it was announced that Posey had left the band and was pursuing another music venture, which became the band Five North.

Five North is a pop-punk rock band formed by childhood best friends Posey and Kyle Murphy. Posey and Murphy originate from just off "The 5" (Interstate 5 in California) in Santa Clarita, California, hence the origin of the band's name Five North. [23] The two recruited Makeout drummer Scott Eckel after being introduced by music producer and close friend John Feldmann. [24] Five North's debut single "This Mess" [25] was released on October 4, 2019, and their debut eight-track EP Scumbag was released on March 6, 2020, via Big Noise Music Group. [24]

Personal life

Posey became engaged to his childhood sweetheart, Seana Gorlick, in 2013. [26] The couple broke off the engagement that same year, after a ten-year relationship. [27] [28]

In October 2020, Posey revealed that he has been with men previously and does not like to label his sexuality. [29] [30]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000 Men of Honor BoyUncredited
2002 Collateral Damage Mauro
Maid in Manhattan Ty Ventura
2005Inside OutObert
2007 Veritas, Prince of Truth Mouse Gonzalez
2010 Legendary Billy Barrow
2011Our DealLuckyShort film
2012 White Frog Doug
2013 Scary Movie 5 David
The Giving Tree Movie Trailer with Tyler PoseyHimselfShort film
2014SnackpocalypseThorShort film
2016 Yoga Hosers Gordon Greenleaf
2018 Truth or Dare Lucas Moreno
Taco ShopRogelio "Smokes"
2019 The Last Summer Ricky Santos
2020 Alone Aidan

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001–2004 Doc Raul GarciaMain role
2002 Without a Trace RobertEpisode: "Silent Partner"
2005 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Danny AbasEpisode: "Boy Meets World"
Into the West Young Abe WheelerEpisode: "Dreams and Schemes"
2006 Smallville Javier RamirezEpisode: "Subterranean"
2006–2007 Brothers & Sisters Gabriel Whedon / Gabriel TraylorRecurring role
2007 Shorty McShorts' Shorts JoseEpisode: "She Zow"
2009 Lincoln Heights Andrew OrtegaRecurring role
2011–2017 Teen Wolf Scott McCallMain role; also director (season 6 episode 13: "After Images")
2013 Workaholics Billy BelkEpisode: "Fourth and Inches"
2014 The Exes EricEpisode: "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"
2014–2015Wolf WatchHimselfCorrespondent and guest
2015 Ridiculousness HimselfSeason 6, episode 21
2016 Lip Sync Battle HimselfEpisode: "Gigi Hadid vs. Tyler Posey"
2016–present Elena of Avalor Prince Alonso (voice)Recurring role
2017 Jane the Virgin Adam Eduardo AlvaroGuest role (season 3); [31] recurring role (season 4) [32]
Hell's Kitchen HimselfGuest diner and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society contributor; Episode: "It's All Gravy"
2018 Sideswiped GriffinEpisode: "Baby Steps"
Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors [33] Dante Pertuz / Inferno (voice)Television film
2019 Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts Dante Pertuz / Inferno (voice)Television special
Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron Dante Pertuz / Inferno (voice)Television special
Scream ShaneMain role [13]
Now Apocalypse GabrielRecurring role
Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands Dante Pertuz / Inferno (voice)Television special
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Tony Toretto (voice)Main role

Music videos

YearTitleArtist
2011"Our Deal" Best Coast
2015"Young & Stupid" Travis Mills
2015"Secrets" State Champs
2016"Colors" Halsey

Director

YearTitleNotes
2017 Teen Wolf Episode: "After Images"

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRef.
2002 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series – Supporting Young Actor Doc Won
2004Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young ActorDocNominated
2005 Movieguide Awards Most Inspiring Television ActingDocWon
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Teen Wolf Nominated
Choice TV: Breakout StarTeen WolfNominated
2012Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: MaleTeen WolfWon
ALMA Award Favorite TV Actor – Leading RoleTeen WolfWon
Imagen Awards Best Actor/TelevisionTeen WolfWon
2013 Young Hollywood Awards Best Ensemble (shared with Holland Roden, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien and Tyler Hoechlin)Teen WolfWon [34]
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: MaleTeen WolfNominated
2014Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-FiTeen WolfNominated
Choice Summer TV Star: MaleTeen WolfNominated
2015 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television SeriesTeen WolfNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Star: MaleTeen WolfNominated
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActorTeen WolfNominated [35]
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Summer TV Actor: MaleTeen WolfWon

Discography

With Lost in Kostko

With PVMNTS

With Five North

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