About Dylan O'Brien
Dylan O'Brien was born on Aug. 26, 1996 in New York City. Growing up, he had always dreamt of having a film career, working behind the lens like his cinematographer father. After high school, he applied to countless film schools all over the country, but he eventually found himself acting in front of the camera instead. In 2010, O'Brien landed a lead role on the popular Web series "Sweety High," an interactive comedy series created for tween and teen girls. His character, Clever Trevor, was an outspoken and charming high school student who often found himself in hot water for making the wrong joke at the wrong time. In 2011, he had a featured role in the independent film "High Road," the directorial debut of improv comedy legend Matt Walsh. The comedy centered on Fitz, a part-time marijuana dealer (James Pumphrey) who heads to Northern California after the breakup of his band. O'Brien played a 16-year old runaway who joined Fitz on his road trip to escape his father's threats of military school.
In the summer of 2011, O'Brien's career kicked into high gear when he joined the cast of the action-comedy series "Teen Wolf," based on the 1985 blockbuster film starring Michael J. Fox as a pubescent, basketball-playing werewolf. Like the movie, the series followed a geeky high school student named Scott McCall (Tyler Posey) who, after a random attack with a wolf, transforms into one himself and suddenly gains new super powers. O'Brien played McCall's goofy and very loyal best friend who covered for him, usually around full moon time. His character also provided much-needed comic relief from the show's mostly dark and suspenseful story lines.