Dylan O’Brien Biography
Dylan O’Brien born August 26, 1991, is an American actor, best known for his role as Stiles Stilinski in the MTV television series Teen Wolf. O’Brien was born in New York City, to Lisa, a former actress who also ran an acting school, and Patrick O’Brien, a camera operator. He grew up in Springfield Township, New Jersey, until the age of twelve, when he and his family moved to Hermosa Beach, California. His father is of Irish descent, and his mother is of Italian, English and Spanish ancestry.
After graduating from Mira Costa High School in 2009, he considered pursuing sports broadcasting and possibly working for the New York Mets. At 14, O’Brien began posting original videos onto his YouTube channel. With the videos developing, a local producer and director approached him about doing work for a web series while in his senior year of high school. While working on the webseries, O’Brien met an actor who connected him with a manager. He had planned to attend Syracuse University as a sports broadcasting major, but decided to pursue an acting career.
Dylan O’Brien Age
He was born on 26 August 1991 in New York City, New York, United States. He is 27 years old as of 2018.
Dylan O’Brien Girlfriend – Dylan O’Brien Dating
Dylan O’Brien met with actress Britt Robertson while working on the film ‘The First Time’ and they started dating in 2011. However there are rumors that the couple has broken.
Dylan O’Brien Net Worth
Dylan O’Brien is an American actor and musician who has a net worth of $7 million dollars.
Dylan O’Brien Career
Before venturing into acting, O’Brien produced, directed and starred in a number of comedic short films which he released through his personal YouTube channel. He was also the drummer for the independent rock band Slow Kids at Play.
Dylan O’Brien Teen Wolf
He went through several auditions before getting one of the main roles in MTV’s Teen Wolf, a series loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name. He was supposed to play Scott, but after reading the script, he wanted to audition for the part of Stiles instead. After four auditions he was cast. In 2010, he began playing Stiles in the series.
O’Brien was introduced to audiences in 2011, in the entirely improvised independent comedy film High Road, directed by Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder Matt Walsh and co-starring veteran comedic actors Horatio Sanz, Rob Riggle, Abby Elliott, and Lizzy Caplan.
Dylan O’Brien The First Time
The following year, he starred opposite Britt Robertson in the romantic comedy The First Time, directed by Jon Kasdan. The film premiered in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was released later that year.
In mid-2013, O’Brien co-starred in Shawn Levy’s comedy film The Internship, with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. He was supposed to star as the lead in DreamWorks’ sci-fi thriller Glimmer, but production could not be pursued owing to scheduling conflicts.
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Dylan O’Brien Maze Runner
O’Brien also played Thomas the lead role in The Maze Runner, a film adaptation of the novel of the same name, which began filming in summer 2013, while he was on hiatus from Teen Wolf. Yahoo! Movies named O’Brien as one of the 15 Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2014.
Filming for the Maze Runner sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, began at the end of October 2014 in New Mexico, and the film was released in September 18, 2015. In December 2015, 20th Century Fox picked up the action-comedy Little White Corvette, with O’Brien attached to star.
Dylan O Brien Accident – Dylan O Brien Injury
O’Brien was injured on set while filming a scene for Maze Runner: The Death Cure , in March 2016 . O’Brien was in a harness on top of a moving vehicle when he was pulled off the vehicle unexpectedly and hit by another vehicle. His injuries, which included a “concussion, facial fracture, and lacerations”, were substantial but not life-threatening. Later in April 2016, it was revealed that his injuries were “serious” and worse than had been thought, and he would need more time to recover.
After a few months of recovery, O’Brien eventually began filming other projects, and the rescheduling of filming dates for the last installment in the Maze Runner series, The Death Cure, by 20th Century Fox in August 2016 marked a complete return to health for him. That same year, he starred with Mark Wahlberg in the disaster thriller-drama Deepwater Horizon, based on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion.
He starred opposite Michael Keaton in the CBS Films in 2017, and Lionsgate Films adaptation of American Assassin, an action-thriller in which O’Brien played the titular character Mitch Rapp.
After sufficient time for his recovery following his on-set accident and rescheduling of filming, 20th Century Fox settled on a March 2017 start date for principal photography for The Death Cure. The film premiered on January 26, 2018. All three films opened at number-one at the North American box-office during their opening weekend, and, in worldwide terms, constitute the fourth highest-grossing film series based on young-adult books, after the film series of Harry Potter, The Twilight Saga, and The Hunger Games respectively, earning over $945 million with a $157 million total budget.
O’Brien was later in May 2018, cast as the titular role in Christopher MacBride’s mystery thriller The Education of Fredrick Fitzell,and alongside Gary Oldman in crime thriller The Bayou. In 2019, he is set to guest star in Jordan Peele’s comedic sci-fi anthology series Weird City.
Dylan O’Brien Movies and TV Shows
- Maze Runner: The Death Cure
- American Assassin
- Deepwater Horizon
- Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
- The Maze Runner
- The Internship
- The First Time
- Charlie Brown: Blockhead’s Revenge
- Teen Wolf
- High Road
- Sandland: Summer’s Kiss
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Sony’s Harbinger Movie Reportedly Eyeing Dylan O’Brien To Star
Now that Sony’s Harbinger has found a director, with Justin Tipping coming aboard in November, the movie has seemingly found its star – with Dylan O’Brien being eyed to play Pete Stancheck. Sony has a five-picture deal with Valiant Comics, where the Harbinger comics originated in 1992, which will begin with a Bloodshot movie starring Vin Diesel, which is set for release in 2020. That will lead into Harbinger and then Harbinger Wars, which, if O’Brien does indeed come aboard, will bring him together with Diesel’s Bloodshot.
The Harbinger comics is one of the best-selling titles in the Valiant Comics catalog, having sold over 5 million copies. The story, created by Jim Shooter and David Lapham, follows a group of teenagers with incredible powers, known as Harbingers. In the comics, the Pete Stancheck character was a typical teenager when he suddenly started manifesting Harbinger powers on his own. He then comes into contact with Toyo Harada, the first Harbinger, who was also then the only Omega Harbinger (who has multiple powers that manifested on their own), until Pete Stancheck surfaced.
The news of O’Brien’s potential casting comes from That Hashtag Show, who broke the news of Justin Tipping coming aboard to direct a few weeks ago. This new report claims Sony would like to start production on the Harbinger movie in the second half of 2019. While they cannot confirm if O’Brien has signed on or not, the 27-year-old actor is reportedly Sony’s choice to play Stancheck. The story will follow Stancheck, who joins a group with similar powers to stop government forces from turning them into weapons.
The studio is also considering a number of actors for supporting roles, playing the super-powered friends Stancheck fights alongside. Noah Centino is being eyed to play Pete’s best friend, Joe Irons, with Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) eyed to play Faith. Director Tipping was first brought on to rewrite Harbinger with his writing partner, Joshua Beirne-Golden. Tipping made his feature directing debut Kicks in 2016 from a script he co-wrote with Beirne-Gordon, and they both also served as producers on Lowriders. Neal H. Moritz will produce Harbinger with Alexandra Milchan, Toby Jaffe, John Cheng, Jason Kothari and Dinesh Shamdasani.
While Valiant Comics and its catalog doesn’t have the same name recognition as Marvel or DC, this Valiant cinematic universe gives Sony another superhero sandbox to play in. With Vin Diesel on board as Bloodshot and Dylan O’Brien eyed for the lead in Harbinger, both with a quite unique fan base, they could make for a perfect pairing in Harbinger Wars. Granted, a lot still has to happen before that team-up project can come together, including both the Bloodshot and Harbinger movies performing well enough at the box office to warrant Harbinger Wars happening. But if Sony can pull it off, they may have a successful new comic book movie universe on their hands.