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Dylan Minnette is an American actor and singer best known for his role as ‘Clay Jensen’ in the Netflix thriller ’13 Reasons Why.’ In 2005, the young actor made his professional acting debut in an episode of the comedy series ‘Drake & Josh.’ Since then, he’s appeared in shows like ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ‘Prison Break,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘The Mentalist,’ ‘Supernatural,’ ‘Lost,’ ‘Lie To Me,’ ‘Major Crimes,’ ‘Nikita,’ ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ and ‘Scandal. His breakthrough role was in the criminal drama series ‘Saving Grace,’ in which he played the lead. In the series, he played ‘Clay Norman,’ which aired from 2007 until 2010. He made his feature debut in 2007 with the direct-to-video film ‘Game of Life.’ His first notable cinematic appearance was as ‘Kenny’ in the 2010 romantic horror film ‘Let Me In.’ ‘Prisoners’ (2013), ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ (2014), ‘Goosebumps’ (2015), ‘Don’t Breathe’ (2016), and ‘The Open House’ (2017) are among his other films (2018). He is a member of the band ‘Wallows,’ which he plays and sings in.

Childhood and Adolescence

Dylan Christopher Minnette was born in Evansville, Indiana, on December 29, 1996. Robyn and Craig Minnette have only one son.
He is descended from English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh ancestors.
He spent five years in Champaign, Illinois, before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
After being scouted by an agent, he began working in commercial modeling. He began performing at the age of seven.

Early on in your career

Dyland had his debut TV appearance on Nickelodeon’s renowned sitcom ‘Drake & Josh’ in 2005 when he was only nine years old. Around the same time, he was cast as a young ‘Charlie Harper’ in the popular comedy series ‘Two and a Half Men.’
In the 2005 TV drama ‘Prison Break,’ he played a youthful ‘Michael Scofield.’ In the series, he had a recurring role and featured in five episodes.

Career of Dylan Minnette

His breakthrough came in the criminal drama series ‘Saving Grace,’ where he played ‘Clay Norman,’ the main character. From 2007 through 2010, the series aired.
He also acted in his first film, ‘Fred Clause,’ around this time, in which he played an orphanage boy. He starred in TV shows like ‘Gray’s Anatomy’ (2008), ‘Ghost Whisperer’ (2008), ‘Rules of Engagement’ (2008), ‘The Mentalist’ (2008), and ‘Supernatural’ (2008) from 2008 to 2010. (2009).
His portrayal of ‘David Shephard’ in the drama series ‘Lost’ garnered him significant attention. He made his acting debut in the horror thriller ‘Let Me In,’ in which he played a bully named ‘Kenny,’ in 2010.
He also had a four-episode appearance as ‘Reed’ in the series ‘Men of a Certain Age.’ Lie to Me, Against the Wall, and R.L Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Shows were among the three TV series he appeared in in 2011.
He landed the lead part in the fantasy drama ‘Awake’ in 2012. In the drama, he played ‘Rex Britten.’
In 2012, he also appeared in the TV shows ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ and ‘Major Crimes.’ ‘Nikita’ and ‘Save Me’ were two more TV shows in which he appeared in 2013.
In 2013, he also participated in two films, ‘Labour Day’ and ‘Prisoners.’ In 2014, he played ‘Donnie Gill.Blizzard’ in an episode of the TV series ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and had a recurring part in the political thriller ‘Scandal.’

In the same year, he starred alongside Steve Carrell and Jennfer Garner in the family film ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,’ as ‘Anthony Cooper.’ In 2015, he starred as ‘Zach Coper’ in the comedy horror picture ‘Goosebumps,’ which was based on the same-named children’s book series by ‘R.L Stine.’
He starred in the horror thriller ‘Don’t Breathe’ in 2016. In 2017, he had another starring part in the Netflix drama series ’13 Reasons Why.’
Through the series, Dylan finally received the fame and recognition he so richly deserved. In the series, he plays ‘Clay Jensen,’ a character based on Jay Asher’s 2007 novel of the same name.
He starred in another horror film, ‘The Open House,’ which was released on DVD in 2018.
Dylan is a member of the alternative American rock band ‘Wallows,’ where he plays guitar and sings. Before 2017, the band, which consists of four members, including Dylan, was known as The Feaver and subsequently ‘The Narwhals.’
Dylan met his future bandmate Braeden LeMasters when he was nine years old, and the two were already writing music by the age of eleven. ‘Bleeding Man,’ a song from the band, was used as a promo for season 2 of R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.
The band frequently performs in Los Angeles, particularly at the ‘Roxy Theater’ and the ‘Whisky Go Go.’ In 2011, they also appeared at the ‘Vans Warped Tour.’
‘Pleaser,’ ‘Sun Tan,’ ‘Uncomfortable,’ and ‘Pulling Leaves Off Trees’ were the band’s four singles released in 2017. ‘Pictures of Girls’ and ‘These Days’ were released in 2018.
The band also took first place in a battle of bands competition sponsored by ‘98.7 FM.’ They also sang ‘Pictures of Girls’ on James Corden’s ‘The Late Late Show’ in 2018.

Achievements & Awards

In 2008, Minnette won the ‘Young Artist Award’ for ‘Saving Grace’ in the category of ‘Best Performance in a TV Series – Young Actor Age Ten or Younger.’
In 2011, he received another ‘Young Artist Award’ for ‘Medium’ in the category of ‘Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor 14–17.’
He received a ‘National Board of Review Award’ for ‘Prisoners’ in the category of ‘Best Acting by an Ensemble.’ He’s also been nominated for a number of awards for his work.

Personal Experiences of Dylan Minnette

Since 2014, Dylan has been dating Kerris Dorsey, an American actor and singer. On the set of their film ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,’ the pair met.