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Tyler Posey is an American actor and musician who portrays Scott McCall on Teen Wolf.

Biography

Tyler Garcia Posey, son of Cyndi Garcia and actor John Posey, was born in Santa Monica, California,[1] and grew up in Santa Clarita, California.[3] His on-screen mom Melissa Ponzio says: "I've had the pleasure to meet his mom and dad, and he is the perfect mix of the two."[4] Posey has two brothers, Jesse and Derek.[1] Posey has worked steadily in film and television for more than 10 years. In February 2002, he appeared in the film Collateral Damage; in December of that year, he played Jennifer Lopez's son in the romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan.[5] He auditioned for the role of Jacob Black in the Twilight film series in 2007 but lost the role to friend Taylor Lautner. The two regularly went for the same roles as child actors.[5] That same year, Posey voiced a character in the pilot of the Disney original cartoon SheZow, which aired on May 4 as a part of the Shorty McShorts' Shorts miniseries. In 2011, Posey was cast in his breakout role as the lead in the MTV television series Teen Wolf, which is based on the 1985 film. Posey plays the soft-spoken high school student Scott McCall, who is bitten by a werewolf and must keep this fact secret while protecting his loved ones from a host of supernatural threats. In 2012, he co-starred with Twilight actor Booboo Stewart in the film White Frog. Posey also fronts and plays guitar in the band Disappearing Jamie, which was formerly called Lost in Kostko. Their first performance was at The Roxy in Los Angeles in 2012.[6]

Trivia

  • Son of John Posey and Cyndi Garcia.
  • Hobbies are writing music, singing. skateboarding.
  • Trained with acting trainers, Steven Anderson and Todd Thaler (aka Todd Thayler).
  • Was considered for the role of "Jacob Black" in the book-based motion picture, Twilight (2008).
  • Formerly engaged to make up artist Seana Gorlick, whom he has known since childhood. They were in a relationship for 10 years.
  • Best friends with Teen Wolf Co-Star Dylan O'Brien.

Filmography

Film

Year Film Role Notes
2002 Collateral Damage Mauro
2002 Maid in Manhattan Ty Ventura
2005 Inside Out Obert
2007 Veritas, Prince of Truth Mouse Gonzalez
2010 Legendary Bill Barrow
2012 White Frog Doug
2013 Scary Movie 5 David
2013 Guy Code Honors Himself
2014 Taco Shop Smokes Post-production
2015 Yoga Hosers TBA Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Without a Trace Robert Episode: "Silent Partner"
2001–2004 Doc Raul Garcia 86 episodes
2005 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Danny Abbas Episode: "Boy Meets World"
2005 Into the West Abe Wheeler Episode: "Dreams and Schemes"
2006 Smallville Javier Ramirez Episode: "Subterranean"
2006–2007 Brothers & Sisters Gabriel Whedon 4 episodes
2009 Lincoln Heights Andrew Ortega 7 episodes
2011–present Teen Wolf Scott McCall 64 episodes Main character and co-producer (season 5)
2012 Punk'd Himself 2 episodes
2013 Workaholics Billy Belk Episode: "Fourth and Inches"
2013 The Exes Eric Episode: "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"

Appearances

Season One

Season Two

Season Three

Season Four

Season Five

References

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