Dylan O'Brien

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Dylan O'Brien
Dylan O'Brien 2014 Comic Con (cropped).jpg
Born (1991-08-26) August 26, 1991 (age 26)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 2011-present
Known for Thomas in Maze Runner and Stilies in Teen Wolf[1]
Partner(s) Britt Robertson

Dylan O'Brien (born August 26, 1991) is an American actor and musician. He is best know for his role as "Stiles" Stilinski in the MTV series Teen Wolf. O'Brien also plays Thomas in the science fiction adventures Maze Runner Series.

Early life[change | change source]

O'Brien was born in New York City. His parents are Lisa O'Brien, a former actress and Patrick O'Brien, a camera operator. He grew up in Springfield Township, New Jersey. When he was twelve his family moved to Hermosa Beach, California.[2] His father has Irish ancestry.[3] His mother has Italian, English and Spanish ancestry.[3] When he graduated from Mira Costa High School in 2009, he planned to attend Syracuse University as a sport broadcasting major, but he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.[4] At fourteen, O'Brien began to post videos on his Youtube channel. Because of that, a local producer and director discovered him.[5]

Career[change | change source]

He went to several auditions. After meeting a manager he got one of the main roles in MTV's Teen Wolf, a series based on the 1985 movie of the same name. He was originally planning to audition for the role of Scott, but after reading the script, O'Brien decided to audition for the role of Stiles.[6] In 2013, O'Brien co-starred in the comedy movie The Internship, with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.[7] O'Brien played the lead role as Thomas in The Maze Runner, a movie adaptation of the novel of the same name. They began filming in the summer of 2013. At the end of October 2014, he started filming the sequel Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in New Mexico.[8] It was released on September 18, 2015 in the United States.[9]

Personal life[change | change source]

O'Brien is currently in a relationship with the actress Britt Robertson. They met on the set of The First Time in 2011.[10]

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Charlie Brown: Blockhead's Revenge Charlie Brown Short
2011 High Road Jimmy
2012 The First Time Dave Hodgman
2013 The Internship Stuart Twombly
2014 The Maze Runner Thomas
2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Thomas
2016 Deepwater Horizon Caleb Holloway
2017 American Assassin Mitch Rapp
2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure Thomas Post-Production

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2011–present Teen Wolf "Stiles" Stilinski Main role
2013 First Dates with Toby Harris Peter Episode: "Roommates"
2013 New Girl The Guy Episode: "Virgins"

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dylan O'Brien Movies and TV Spotlight". ComingSoon.net. 2015-08-17. Retrieved 2015-08-17.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  2. "Dylan O'Brien Bio". Uinterview. 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Dylan O'Brien". Ethnicelebs.com. 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2015-11-07.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  4. "Dylan O'Brien Is on the Rise in Hollywood. Here's Why He Will Be the Next Big Star". Moviepilot. 2015-04-11. Retrieved 2015-11-07.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  5. "Dylan O'Brien Talks The Maze Runner, Scorch Trials & Teen Wolf Season 5". FFlicks and The City. 2015-02-6. Retrieved 2015-11-07.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. "Exclusive Interview: Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien". Seventeen. 2011-04-111. Retrieved 2015-11-07.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. "Dylan O'Brien: 'The Internship' Trailer - Watch Now!". 2013-04-29. 
  8. "9 Secrets I Learned With Dylan O'Brien On The Set Of 'Maze Runner': The Scorch Trials". MTV News. 2015-05-22. 
  9. "A "Maze Runner" Sequel Is Already in Pre-Production". 2014-9-4. Retrieved 2015-11-7.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)
  10. "How Did Dylan O'Brien & Britt Robertson Meet? Their Love Of Acting Brought Them Together". Bustle. 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2015-11-07.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)

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