Tyler Posey

Tyler Posey

Posey at WonderCon, Anaheim, California, March 29, 2013
Born Tyler Garcia Posey
(1991-10-18) October 18, 1991
Santa Monica, California, United States
Occupation Actor, musician, producer
Years active 2001–present
Parent(s) Cyndi Garcia Posey (deceased)
John Posey

Tyler Garcia Posey (born October 18, 1991)[1] is an American actor, musician, and producer. He is known for his role as Scott McCall in MTV's TV series Teen Wolf.

Early life

Tyler Garcia Posey was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Cyndi Terese Garcia and actor/writer John Posey.[1][2] He grew up in Santa Clarita, California.[3] His on-screen mother Melissa Ponzio, said: "I had the pleasure to meet his mom and dad, and he is the perfect mix of the two." Posey has two brothers, Jesse and Derek.[1]

His mother was of Mexican descent.[3][4]


Posey has worked steadily in film and television for more than ten 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 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 and beings.

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 used to be called Lost in Kostko. Their first performance was at The Roxy in Los Angeles in 2012.

In 2015, he also became a co-producer for the fifth season of Teen Wolf.[6]

Personal life

Posey was in a two-year relationship with Miley Cyrus when he was nine years old.[7] Posey was engaged to his longtime girlfriend Seana Gorlick, whom he began dating when he was 12,[8][9] but they called off their engagement in October 2014.[10] Posey dated Bella Thorne[11] in 2016.

His mother, Cyndi Garcia Posey, died of breast cancer in December 2014. Season 5 of Teen Wolf was dedicated to her memory.[12]



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 Billy Barrow
2012 White Frog Doug
2013 Scary Movie 5 David
2013 Guy Code Honors Himself
2014 Taco Shop Smokes
2016 Yoga Hosers Gordon Greenleaf


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Without a Trace Robert Episode: "Silent Partner"
2001–04 Doc Raul Garcia 86 episodes; main role
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"
2006–07 Brothers & Sisters Gabriel Whedon 4 episodes
2009 Lincoln Heights Andrew Ortega 7 episodes
2011–present Teen Wolf Scott McCall 80 episodes; main role
Also producer and director
2012 Punk'd Himself 2 episodes
2013 Workaholics Billy Belk Episode: "Fourth and Inches"
2013 The Exes Eric Episode: "The Hand That Robs the Cradle"
2015 Ridiculousness Himself Episode: "Tyler Posey"
2016 Lip Sync Battle Himself Episode: "Gigi Hadid vs. Tyler Posey"
2016 Elena of Avalor Prince Alonso Voice; Episode: "Prince Too Charming"

Music videos

Year Title Role Notes
2012 "Our Deal" Lucky Best Coast music video
2015 "Young & Stupid" cameo Travis Mills music video
2015 "Secrets" cameo State Champs music video
2016 "Colors" "Crush's son" Halsey music video

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2002 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young Actor Doc Won
2004 Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actor Nominated
2005 MovieGuide Awards Most Inspiring Television Acting Won
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Teen Wolf Nominated
Choice TV: Breakout Star Nominated
2012 Choice Summer TV Star: Male Won
ALMA Award Favorite TV Actor - Leading Role Won
Imagen Awards Best Actor/Television Won
2013 Young Hollywood Awards Best Ensemble (shared with Holland Roden, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien and Tyler Hoechlin) Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Nominated
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Nominated
Choice Summer TV Star: Male Nominated
2015 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Nominated
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Pending


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