Gary Michael Clayton, professionally known as Garrett Clayton is a U.S actor who is popular for playing Tanner on Disney’s channel’s original film, Teen Beach Movie as well as in its sequel Beach 2. He is also popular for starring in Hairspray Live!, The Fosters, and many other impressive roles on his acting resume.
Bio (Age) – Who Is Garrett Clayton?
Born in Dearborn, Michigan on March 19, 1991, Clayton attended Crestwood High School in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, where he began displaying his acting skills, performing in the school’s drama productions.
After High School, he attended Oakland University where he bagged a degree in musical theatre. He made his film debut in 2012 as Blake in Lifetime movie Holiday Spin, alongside Ralph Macchio. Garrett did a good job in the movie playing a rebellious teen who had no choice but to stay with his father after his mother died in a car accident.
The following year, he appeared as Tanner on Disney’s original film Teen Beach Movie. The movie which was filmed in Puerto Rico and directed by Jeffrey Hornaday also starred the likes of Grace Phipps, Maia Mitchell, and Ross Lynch.
Garrett Clayton made appearances on the sitcom Shake It Up and on the soap Days of Our Lives. He also starred in The Fosters and in 2016, he appeared as Brent Corrigan (porn star) in King Cobra alongside Christian Slater and James Franco. In addition to that, he played Link Larkin in NBC TV broadcast Hairspray Live!, alongside Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson. That’s not all, in 2017, Garrett portrayed Brady Mannion in Don’t Hang Up, a horror-thriller film.
Is He Gay, Who’s His Boyfriend?
Clayton’s sexuality became an object of discussion and debate after his fantastic performance as a gay porn star in James Franco‘s 2016 biographical film, King Cobra.
King Cobra is a film adaptation of a book of the same title which was written by Andrew E. Stoner and Peter A. Conway, telling the true story of how gay porn producer, Bryan Kocis was murdered in 2007.
In the movie, Garrett Clayton played Brent Corrigan, a gay porn novice that Bryan’s rivals wanted to work for them. When Bryan refused, they murdered him to get what they want.
The former Disney Channel’s star wouldn’t discuss his personal life despite the rumors and debates over his sexual orientation. He has remained mute about the issue, allowing the speculations to thrive. It’s probable he enjoys the buzz that comes with the speculations.
However, if Garrett is a member of the LGBT community, then he’s probably bisexual as he has been romantically linked to a woman in the past. He was first linked with Disney Channel star, Claudie Lee in 2013. They were spotted together on several occasions in different locations including the 2013 Variety’s ‘Power of Youth’ campaign in Universal Studios, at Santa Monica shopping. They were also together in Union J’s Carry You music videos.
Their relationship got pretty serious that Claudia took Clayton to meet her father. According to her, her dad was very intimidating to such an extent the King Cobra star was pretty scared to meet him. Garrett’s mom accompanied her son for the visit, they took pictures which they shared online.
The couple, however, broke-up secretly after a while and no one got to find out why they parted ways. Clayton has not been linked with any other woman since his break-up with Claudia.
His Height and Other Facts
1. Garrett stands at the height of 5′ 10″ (1.78 m). He weighs 70 kg (155 pounds) and the rest of his body stats are; Chest – 40 inches, Arms/Biceps – 14 inches, and Waist – 32 inches.
2. He has an estimated net worth of $3 million. Clayton is a lover of music and his favorite songs of all time are Tracy Chapman’s Change and Ludovico Einaudi’s Primavera.
3. Garrett Clayton adores Sister Act star, Whoopie Goldberg. According to him, Whoopie is one of his favorite people and he is a huge fan of Harry Porter.
4. He has a dog named Dart, is a snack addict, and one of his favorite snacks is a plain bagel with cream cheese and hot sauce.
5. Garrett also loves iced coffee, if you ask him, nothing on earth compares to it.