American actor Tyler Posey is best known for his portrayal of Scott McCall in the MTV drama series, Teen Wolf. The son of an actor, he made his on screen debut at the age of nine in the drama film, Men of Honor (2000), albeit in an uncredited role. Continuing to act in front of the cameras, he later landed a more significant part in the medical drama, Doc (2001), starring Billy Ray Cyrus.
Born on October 18, 1991 in Santa Monica, California, Tyler Posey is the son of Cyndi Terese Garcia and John Posey. Growing up in the city of Santa Clarita with his two brothers, he got involved with the show business as a young boy. As mentioned above, he appeared in the film, Men of Honor (2000) at the age of nine. It wasn’t until two years later, in 2002, that he landed his first supporting role in Doc (2001).
Created by Gary R. Johnson and Dave Alan Johnson, Doc followed the life of a rural doctor in a small medical center located in New York City. While Billy Ray Cyrus played the part of said physician Clint, Posey portrayed the role of Raul Garcia- an eight-year-old orphaned boy whose mother died after falling ill; he is later adopted by a police officer named Nate Jackson. One of the main characters, he ultimately appeared for 86 episodes.
For his portrayal of the boy, the young actor received a Young Artist Award (among two nominations) for Best Supporting Young Actor in 2002.
How Tyler Posey Became Famous
A few guest appearances in Into the West (2005), Smallville (2006), and Brothers & Sisters (2006), later, Posey landed a lead role in the MTV drama series, Teen Wolf (2011). Based loosely on the original 1985 film, it featured the actor as Scott McCall, a teenager whose life changes after being bitten by a werewolf in the pilot episode. Other members of the main cast include: Crystal Reed, Tyler Hoechlin, Dylan O’Brien, Shelley Hennig, and Colton Haynes.
Premiered on June 5, 2011, Teen Wolf quickly became a sensation among teen viewers. An overall success, the first season drew in 1.73 million viewers in the United States. Following the end of that in 2011, the show was renewed by the network for another season, which debuted in the summer of 2012. Since then, the series’ popularity has led it to continue for six seasons; the second half of season six is currently slated to come to an end on September 24, 2017.
Well received, the drama has generated an overwhelming amount of positive response from critics. Though its viewership has been dropping in the recent years, Teen Wolf remains to be a fan favorite on many social media sites.
As expected from playing the series’ lead protagonist, Posey has earned himself several awards including two Teen Choice Awards, an ALMA Award, an Imagen Award, and a Young Hollywood Award, among a few other nominations. To date, his portrayal of Scott McCall remains to be the greatest highlight of his television career so far.
Tyler Posey’s Other TV Roles
In between filming for Teen Wolf, Posey has appeared in several other shows including Workaholics (2013), and The Exes (2014), on which he made a few guest appearances.
After appearing on Wolf Watch (2014), he also lent his voice to Prince Alonso, one of the supporting characters in the animated series, Elena of Avalor (2016).
Most recently this year, he has been playing a recurring role in The CW comedy drama, Jane the Virgin (2017), starring Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, and Yael Grobglas.
Tyler Posey’s Recent Film Roles
Since he made his debut in Men of Honor back in 2000, the actor has appeared in several other titles including Legendary (2010), White Frog (2012), and Scary Movie 5 (2013).
Most recently last year, he co-starred in the horror comedy film, Yoga Hosers (2016), alongside Johnny Depp, his daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, and Vanessa Paradis. Written and directed by Kevin Smith, it revolved around two yoga enthusiasts who team up to go against an ancient evil presence. Released on September 2, 2016 after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, the movie unfortunately ended up being a commercial flop. By the end of its theatrical run, it had only managed to gross $38,000 from a budget of $5 million.
As far as upcoming roles go, it has been announced that Posey will be starring in the supernatural horror film, Truth or Dare, which is to be released sometime in 2018. According to the cast list, he will be joined by Lucy Hale, Violett Beane, Nolan Gerard Funk, and Hayden Szeto.
Awards Received by Tyler Posey
As touched upon earlier, the 25-year-old star has received a fair share of accolades throughout his acting career. Out of his entire filmography, two roles stand out- Raul Garcia in Doc and Scott McCall in Teen Wolf.
For the former, he received a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Comedy Series by a Supporting Young Actor and a Movie Guide Award for Most Inspiring Television Acting.
For the latter, he has won three Teen Choice Awards (e.g. Choice Summer TV Star), an ALMA Award (e.g. Favorite TV Actor in Lead Role), an Imagen Award (e.g. Best Actor/Television), as well as a Young Hollywood Artist Award (e.g. Best Ensemble), the last of which he shared with his co-stars.
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Tyler Posey’s Other Social Media Accounts
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Tyler Posey’s Youtube Channel
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