Dylan O'Brien

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Dylan O'Brien
O'Brien at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Dylan Rhodes O'Brien[1]

(1991-08-26) August 26, 1991 (age 32)
EducationMira Costa High School
Years active2011–present

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 was in a relationship with the actress Britt Robertson. They met on the set of The First Time in 2011.[10] In October of 2018, news broke that the couple had split.[11]O'brien is know for keeping his life private from social media. Because of this, there is no news on his current relationship status.

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
2011–2017 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 Fact Checks His Google Search Results". April 14, 2021. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  2. "Dylan O'Brien Bio". Uinterview. 2014-07-15. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lil Vacha (2011-08-09). "Dylan O'Brien". Ethnicelebs.com. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  4. Tyler Callaway (2015-04-11). "Dylan O'Brien Is on the Rise in Hollywood. Here's Why He Will Be the Next Big Star". Moviepilot. Archived from the original on 2016-03-15. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  5. "Dylan O'Brien Talks The Maze Runner, Scorch Trials & Teen Wolf Season 5". FFlicks and The City. 2015-02-06. Archived from the original on 2015-10-06. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  6. Neha Gandhi (2011-04-11). "Exclusive Interview: Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien". Seventeen. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  7. "Dylan O'Brien: 'The Internship' Trailer - Watch Now!". 2013-04-29.[permanent dead link]
  8. "9 Secrets I Learned With Dylan O'Brien On The Set Of 'Maze Runner': The Scorch Trials". MTV News. 2015-05-22.
  9. Jarett Wieselman (2014-09-04). "A "Maze Runner" Sequel Is Already in Pre-Production". Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  10. Allyson Koerner (2015-05-12). "How Did Dylan O'Brien & Britt Robertson Meet? Their Love Of Acting Brought Them Together". Bustle. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  11. "Dylan O'Brien and Britt Robertson Split: Meet Her New BF!". Us Weekly. 2018-12-21. Retrieved 2020-03-05.

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