Tyler Posey’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro American actor
A.K.A. Tyler Garcia Posey
Is Actor 
Television actor 
From United States of America 
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Gender male
Birth 18 October 1991, Santa Monica
Age: 28 years
Height: 1.7653 m

Tyler Garcia Posey (October 18, 1991) is an American actor, best known for his starring role on the MTV television series Teen Wolf (2011–present).

Early life

Posey was born in Santa Monica, California, son of actor/writer John Posey and the late Cyndi Terese Garcia. He grew up in Santa Clarita, California. His on-screen mother, actress 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. His mother, of Mexican descent, died of breast cancer in December 2014. Season 5 of Teen Wolf was dedicated to her memory.


Posey has worked steadily in film and television. 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. 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.

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 2012, he co-starred with Twilight actor Booboo Stewart in the film White Frog. 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 2015, he also became a co-producer for the fifth season of Teen Wolf.

Other work

Posey also fronts and plays guitar in the band Disappearing Jamie, formerly known as Lost in Kostko. Their first performance was at The Roxy in Los Angeles in 2012.

Personal life

Posey was in a two-year relationship with Miley Cyrus when he was nine years old. He was engaged to his longtime girlfriend Seana Gorlick, whom he began dating when he was 12, but they called off their engagement in October 2014. Posey dated Bella Thorne for several months, between August 2016 and December 2016.



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 Main role; 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”
2006–07 Brothers & Sisters Gabriel Whedon 4 episodes
2009 Lincoln Heights Andrew Ortega Recurring role; 7 episodes
2011–present Teen Wolf Scott McCall Main role; 85 episodes
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 role; 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” “High School sweetheart” 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 Nominated