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Tyler Posey
American actor

Tyler Posey

Tyler Posey
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Intro American actor
A.K.A. Tyler Garcia Posey
Is Actor Child actor Television actor Musician Guitarist Singer Film actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 18 October 1991, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Age 30 years
Star sign Libra
Father: John Posey
Height: 1.7653 m
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Tyler Garcia Posey (October 18, 1991) is an American actor, best known for his starring role on the MTV television series Teen Wolf (2011–2017).

Early life

Posey was born on October 18, 1991, in Santa Monica, California, son of actor/writer John Posey and the late Cyndi Terese Garcia. He has two brothers.

His mother, of Mexican descent, died of breast cancer in December 2014. Season 5 of Teen Wolf was dedicated to her memory. 

Posey grew up in Santa Clarita, California. His on-screen mother, actress Melissa Ponzio, said: "I had the pleasure to meet his mom and dad, and he is the perfect mix of the two." 


Posey has worked steadily in film and television. He made his debut with a minor uncredited role in George Tillman Jr.'s biographical drama about Carl BrashearMen of Honor. In February 2002, he appeared in the film Collateral Damage; in December of that year, he played Jennifer Lopez's son in the romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan. He auditioned for the role of Jacob Black in the Twilight film series in 2007 but lost the role to friend Taylor Lautner. The two regularly went for the same roles as child actors.

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. In 2012, he co-starred with Twilight actor Booboo Stewart 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.

On May 24, 2017, Posey was cast as Lucas Moreno in Jeff Wadlow's Blumhouse supernatural thriller film Truth or Dare opposite Lucy Hale. The film was released in theaters on April 13, 2018.

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. The season premiered on July 8, 2019.

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. 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.

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. He was seen in the role of "Tony Toretto" in 9 episodes of the series alongside Charlet Takahashi Chung and Jorge Diaz.

Most recently, in 2020, Posey was seen as "Aidan" in Johnny Martin's horror thriller Alone opposite Summer Spiro. His other current projects are: Brut Force and Oshie—the release dates are yet to be announced. 

Other work

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

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

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. 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. The two recruited Makeout drummer Scott Eckel after being introduced by music producer and close friend John Feldmann. Five North's debut single "This Mess" was released on October 4, 2019, and their debut eight-track EP Scumbag was released on March 6, 2020, via Big Noise Music Group.

Personal life

Posey was in a two-year relationship with Miley Cyrus when he was nine years old. He was engaged to his longtime girlfriend Seana Gorlick, whom he began dating when he was 12, but they called off their engagement in October 2014. Posey dated Bella Thorne for several months, between August 2016 and December 2016.

In October 2020, Posey revealed that he has been with men previously and identifies himself as pansexual.



Year Title Role Notes 
2000 Men of Honor Boy Uncredited 
2002 Collateral Damage Mauro  
Maid in Manhattan Ty Ventura  
2005 Inside Out Obert  
2007 Veritas, Prince of Truth Mouse Gonzalez  
2010 Legendary Billy Barrow  
2011 Our Deal Lucky Short film 
2012 White Frog Doug  
2013 Scary Movie 5 David  
The Giving Tree Movie Trailer with Tyler Posey Himself Short film 
2014 Snackpocalypse Thor Short film 
2016 Yoga Hosers Gordon Greenleaf  
2018 Truth or Dare Lucas Moreno  
Taco Shop Rogelio "Smokes"  
2019 The Last Summer Ricky Santos  
2020 Alone Aidan  


Year Title Role Notes 
2001–2004 Doc Raul Garcia Main role 
2002 Without a Trace Robert Episode: "Silent Partner" 
2005 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Danny Abas Episode: "Boy Meets World" 
Into the West Young Abe Wheeler Episode: "Dreams and Schemes" 
2006 Smallville Javier Ramirez Episode: "Subterranean" 
2006–2007 Brothers & Sisters Gabriel Whedon / Gabriel Traylor Recurring role 
2007 Shorty McShorts' Shorts Jose Episode: "She Zow" 
2009 Lincoln Heights Andrew Ortega Recurring role 
2011–2017 Teen Wolf Scott McCall Main role; also director (season 6 episode 13: "After Images") 
2013 Workaholics Billy Belk Episode: "Fourth and Inches" 
2014 The Exes Eric Episode: "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" 
2014–2015 Wolf Watch Himself Correspondent and guest 
2015 Ridiculousness Himself Season 6, episode 21 
2016 Lip Sync Battle Himself Episode: "Gigi Hadid vs. Tyler Posey" 
2016–present Elena of Avalor Prince Alonso (voice) Recurring role 
2017 Jane the Virgin Adam Eduardo Alvaro Guest role (season 3); recurring role (season 4) 
Hell's Kitchen Himself Guest diner and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society contributor; Episode: "It's All Gravy" 
2018 Sideswiped Griffin Episode: "Baby Steps" 
Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors 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 Shane Main role 
Now Apocalypse Gabriel Recurring role 
Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands Dante Pertuz / Inferno (voice) Television special 
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Tony Toretto (voice) Main role 

Music videos

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


Year Title Notes 
2017 Teen Wolf Episode: "After Images" 

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref. 
2002 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series – Supporting Young Actor Doc Won  
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actor Doc Nominated  
2005 Movieguide Awards Most Inspiring Television Acting Doc Won  
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Teen Wolf Nominated  
Choice TV: Breakout Star Teen Wolf Nominated  
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Teen Wolf Won  
ALMA Award Favorite TV Actor – Leading Role Teen Wolf Won  
Imagen Awards Best Actor/Television Teen Wolf Won  
2013 Young Hollywood Awards Best Ensemble Teen Wolf Won  
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Teen Wolf Nominated  
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Teen Wolf Nominated  
Choice Summer TV Star: Male Teen Wolf Nominated  
2015 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Teen Wolf Nominated  
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Teen Wolf Nominated  
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Teen Wolf Nominated  
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Actor: Male Teen Wolf Won  


With Lost in Kostko

  • You're Gonna Need A Towel [EP] (2011)


  • Better Days [EP] (2018)

With Five North

  • Scumbag [EP] (2020)
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