Colton Lee Haynes was born on July 13, 1988, in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Dana Denise (Mitchell) and William Clayton Haynes. He has described his parents as "free-spirited hippies". Haynes has five siblings, including brothers Clinton and Joshua, and a sister Willow. One of his paternal great-great-great-grandmothers, Sarah Ann Ward, was of documented part Cherokee descent; his other ancestry is English, Scottish and Scots-Irish. Haynes grew up on a farm in Andale, Kansas, and has also lived in Arkansas, New Mexico, Texas, and Florida. He attended Navarre High School (Florida), Andale High School (Kansas) and graduated from Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas.
Was considered for the role of Edward Cullen in Twilight (2008). The role went to Robert Pattinson.
Considered for the role of Royce in the Nickelodeon movie Spectacular! (2009). The Role went to Simon Curtis.
San Andreas (2015) is Colton's first big screen role.
Lived on a Farm in Andale, Kansas and then moved around his whole life. He lived in Arkansas, New Mexico, Florida, and Texas, as well. Went to three different High Schools. One in Kansas, one in Florida, and another in Texas where he was nominated for Prom King and Most Likely to be Famous.
Won "Gatorade Player of the Year" Award his junior year in Tennis.
Worked as the Red Robin bird Mascot at a restaurant in high school.
Has an older brother and two older sisters. His brother, Clinton, is going to college and is also an actor.
Has a wall in his house that is called "The Great Wall of Positivity" where he writes all of his positive thoughts.
Was a model for Abercrombie and Fitch before becoming an actor.
One of Colton's paternal great-great-great-grandmothers, Sarah Ann Ward, was of part Cherokee Native American ancestry, making Colton of somewhere under 1/32 or 1/64 Cherokee descent. Colton's other ancestry is English, Scottish, and Northern Irish (Scots-Irish).
Is a close friend of Matt Dallas.
Shooting an upcoming Editorial for Vogue Hommes Paris that will be out in March/April [January 2009]
Shooting the upcoming Replay clothing Campaign in Italy [June 2009]
Shooting Arena Homme Plus Magazine photographed by Danielle Levitt that will come out in March 2009. [December 2008]
Filming the new Showtime Series called "Look" written and directed by Adam Rifkin [June 2009]
Filming the upcoming Hallmark TV Movie "Always and Forever" starring opposite Barbara Eden, Rena Sofer, and Dean Mcdermott. [December 2008]