Dylan Gilmer

Dylan Gilmer was born on March 4, 2009. He started rapping as soon as he could talk. By the time he was six, a video of him rapping went viral. As a result, he’s had a career as a child rapper. He has appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show multiple times. After a conversation with DeGeneres about his love for wild cats, the talk show host adopted a cheetah in his name. Gilmer has notably featured in “Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan.” In 2021, he joined the cast of the late-night talk show, “The Kids Tonight Show.”

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Dylan Gilmer


Young Dylan

Birth date:

March 4, 2009



Zodiac Sign:



5' 0"

Net Worth:

$1.5 million

Dylan's Social Media:


Dylan Gilmer was born in Annapolis, Maryland. His father is Damon Gilmer, and his mother is Deaundra Gilmer. His zodiac sign is Pisces. Gilmer’s ethnicity is African American. The rapper started rapping as soon as he could speak. His ability to perform without being shy impressed even his parents. Gilmer got into the limelight when a video of him rapping appeared on the internet in 2016. Gilmer’s father shoots, edits, and posts most of his videos. His parents manage his social media accounts. They also work together to help him manage his fame. Combining show business with education is difficult, but the young rapper manages it well.

The producers of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” saw Gilmer’s videos and invited him to the show. While there, he made quite an impression. He has been invited to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” multiple times. In the same year, Gilmer performed at the halftime show of a Toronto Raptors game.

Gilmer became even more famous when he appeared on ”America’s Got Talent” in 2019. He was unfortunately eliminated from the competition at the Judge Cuts. He wasn’t discouraged, and he focused on the positive side of his appearance on the show. However, he caught Tyler Perry’s eye, and Perry made him the star of “Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan,” a comedy show. Gilmer has appeared in two seasons of the show. In 2021, Gilmer joined the cast of another show — “The Kids Tonight Show,” a late-night talk show.

Career timeline

Dylan Gilmer Goes Viral

A video of six-year-old Gilmer rapping hits the internet, making him widely popular.

He Performs at a Halftime Show

Seven-year-old Gilmer performs at the halftime show to an audience of more than 20,000 people.

He Joins “America's Got Talent”

Gilmer enters the talent show, but he doesn't win.

He Stars in a Nickelodeon Show

Gilmer joins the cast of Tyler Perry's Nickelodeon series, “Tyler Perry's Young Dylan.”

He Appears on “The Kids Tonight Show”

Gilmer joins the cast of “The Kids Tonight Show,” a late-night talk show.

Why We Love Dylan Gilmer

  1. He is enterprising

    Dylan Gilmer is focused on his music career. We love kids who have long-term goals and work towards them.

  2. He handles fame well

    Gilmer’s parents have said they are proud of how he has handled fame and success. They say he remains respectful and well-mannered, and we love this report about him.

  3. He uses social media responsibly

    Gilmer’s parents protect him by managing his social media accounts. We love it when kids use the internet with adult supervision.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He loves oysters

    Dylan Gilmer's favorite food is oysters, as well as sushi and mac and cheese.

  2. He enjoys sports

    Gilmer’s favorite sports are soccer, football, and lacrosse.

  3. He loves PlayStation

    The young rapper prefers the PlayStation 5 over other gaming consoles.

  4. He has an adopted cheetah

    Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres adopted a cheetah in Gilmer's name.

  5. He loves “Fortnite”

    The young rapper enjoys staying up late to play “Fortnite” with his friends.

Dylan Gilmer FAQs

How did Dylan Gilmer get famous?

Gilmer got famous when he appeared on season 14 of “America’s Got Talent.” He was just six years old at the time.

Did Dylan Gilmer win “America's Got Talent?”

Gilmer did not win season 14 of “America’s Got Talent.” He got eliminated in the Judge Cuts.

What are some of Young Dylan's songs?

Gilmer’s songs include ‘Out of My Mind’ and ‘We Need a Dog.’

Dylan Gilmer’s birthday dates

2025March 4Tuesday
2026March 4Wednesday
2027March 4Thursday
2028March 4Saturday
2029March 4Sunday

Holidays Straight to Your Inbox

Every day is a holiday!
Receive fresh holidays directly to your inbox.