Dylan Rhodes O’Brien, born on August 26, 1991, in New York, is an American actor. His career took a major turn to success when O’Brien was cast for the teen drama series “Teen Wolf.” O’Brien’s acting skills are out of this world. He has performed in a long list of movies and series, and we love every one of his characters. Today we celebrate this young actor’s birthday!
Dylan O’Brien was born in New York, U.S.A. His family moved to New Jersey after his birth. O’Brien is of Irish, Italian, English, and Spanish ancestry. His mom, Lisa (née Rhodes), was an actress and was in charge of an acting school. His dad, Patrick O’Brien, was a camera operator. As you can imagine, this had a strong influence on his decision to become an actor. In his younger years, O’Brien wanted to be a sports broadcaster. He was even enrolled in Syracuse University when he changed his direction and decided to pursue an acting career. At 14, O’Brien started producing, directing, and starring in a comedy film which he uploaded to his YouTube channel. This caught the eye of a local producer and director who offered to work on a web series with him.
O’Brien got his big break when he landed the role of Stiles Stilinski in M.T.V.’s “Teen Wolf” in 2011. The actor was part of the series for six seasons. O’Brien’s gifted acting skills did not take long to open the path to landing big roles. He appeared in series such as “New Girl,” “Weird Cities,” and “Amazing Stories,” and was in many successful movies like “The Internship” and “American Assassin.” In 2013, O’Brien landed another major role in the film “The Maze Runner.” He was part of the film trilogy, portraying the lead role again in “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” (2015) and “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” (2018). O’Brien’s career just keeps rising. In 2021, he was cast in three movies; “The Outfit,” “Not Okay,” and “The Vanishings at Caddo Lake.” In November 2021, O’Brien starred in Taylor Swift’s short film “All Too Well” alongside Sadie Sink.
O’Brien won several awards for his performances. He was honored with a Young Hollywood Awards, seven Teen Choice Awards, and three M.T.V. Movie Awards, and that’s just to name a few. O’Brien’s career is at a high point at the moment and we can expect great things from him in the future.
O’Brien lands a role in M.T.V.’s series “Teen Wolf.”
He gets the main role in the film series “The Maze Runner.”
He wins Choice T.V. Villain at the T.C.A.
He wins his first M.T.V. Movie Award for his role in “The Maze Runner.”
He stars in Taylor Swift’s short film “All Too Well.”
Why We Love Dylan O'Brien
His stunning performances
O’Brien is one of the best actors of his generation. He does it all — from series to movies and short films. He is incredibly talented and we can expect more stunning roles from him in the future.
He loves his fans
O'Brien takes every chance he has to thank his fans for their support. He sends them love through his interviews and social media posts.
O’Brien has been described as an “adorable person” multiple times. He is just a normal nice guy that adores his job and has the opportunity to do what he loves.
5 Surprising Facts
He was injured in “Maze Runner”
While filming a stint, O'Brien was pulled off of a vehicle and hit by another one, which left him with several facial fractures.
New York Mets fan
He wanted to be a sports broadcaster for the New York Mets.
He had a band
He was the drummer in the band, Slow Kids at Play.
He has a crush on Jennifer Aniston
He is a huge “Friends” fan and adores Jennifer Aniston.
He bites his nails
The actor has had this habit for as long as he can remember.
Dylan O'Brien FAQs
Is Dylan O’Brien still acting?
Yes, he is! The actor is at the peak of his career.
What disease does Dylan O’Brien have?
None. The actor is in perfect health.
What is Dylan O’Brien’s most famous role?
Stiles Stilinski in the series “Teen Wolf.”
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