One of the teen television heartthrobs, Tyler Posey has warmed his way into the hearts of many with his amazing talents for over a decade. From a superstar teen actor to a grown man, Posey has several impressive acting credits under his belt.
An interesting personality, Tyler began earning big paychecks for himself from an early age of 6, made his big screen debut at about age 9, and his first dating attempt at 12. Here are lesser known facts you should know about the actor and musician.
Tyler Posey Age and Ethnicity
Tyler Garcia Posey was born on October 18, 1991, in Santa Monica, as the oldest son of John Posey and Cyndi Terese Garcia. The Californian-born actor and his siblings, Jesse, Derek, and Mayra are of mixed ethnicity. They are of Mexican heritage from their mother’s side and Irish-English heritage from their father’s side.
Tyler’s dad, John Posey is an American actor/writer who helped him develop an early interest in theatre. His father began taking him to movie sets from a young age, thus it was no surprise that Posey started appearing in commercials as early as age five and even performed several times on stage with his father. Raised in Santa Clarita, Tyler attended Hart High School. He also has a flair for music and combined his studies with playing the piano for a band Lost in Kostko during his school days.
Tyler’s film credits date back to the early 2000s when he started featuring in movies alongside several industry bigwigs. He made his big screen debut with a minor role in Men of Honor (2000) which starred Robert De Niro. Another notable role was playing Mauro in the 2002 film Collateral Damage alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. That same year, he featured in the movie Maid in Manhattan as Jennifer Lopez‘s son. More recently, Posey starred in the 2018 film Truth or Dare.
He also has several TV appearances to his credit. From 2001 to 2004 when he was barely a teenager, Posey starred on the PAX TV series Doc as Raul Garcia. Tyler’s breakout role came in 2011 with the MTV action drama series, Teen Wolf where he played Scott McCall. He also portrayed the role of Adam on Jane the Virgin and lent his voice as Prince Alonso on the animation, Elena of Avalor. Additionally, he landed the recurring role Gabriel in the Starz comedy series Now Apocalypse.
Tyler Posey’s impressive talents have helped him rack up numerous nominations and awards including the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series for Doc in 2002. His outstanding role in Teen Wolf earned him the ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor, the Imagen Award for Best Actor/Television as well as the Young Hollywood Award for Best Ensemble. The popular MTV series has also earned him nominations for People’s Choice and Teen Choice awards.
His Net Worth
Given his numerous and talented contributions to the entertainment industry for more than a decade, Tyler Posey has earned himself a modest financial portfolio to live a healthy, happy life. His net worth is currently estimated to be $1.5 million.
Girlfriend, Who Is He Dating?
Tyler Posey has had an interesting dating history. He was first involved with his childhood sweetheart and makeup artist Seana Gorlick. The duo began dating when Tyler was only 12 years and in July 2013, he took the relationship a step further by proposing to Gorlick. However, the actor shocked his fans a few months later when in October 2014, news emerged that the engagement had been called off with none of the parties explaining the reason for their split.
But that was just one of many more romantic relationships for the Teen Wolf actor including some with his high profile colleagues. In 2016, Tyler dated actress Bella Thorne and the next year, he was romantically linked to actress Sophia Taylor. Tyler is also known to have dated singer/actress Miley Cyrus and actress Mackenzie Rosman. However, all these relationships have ended in breakups as the actor may currently be single and searching for love again.
Is He Gay?
Tyler’s sexuality has often raised eyebrows especially after he allegedly made a gay post that stirred up an internet storm. More so, Posey’s gay role in comedy series Now Apocalypse, where he plays boyfriends with actor Avan Jogia did not help douse the speculations.
But following the internet controversy that erupted with the claims, the Teen Wolf actor decided to officially set the record straight. On one of his social media platforms, Tyler stressed that he fully supports the LGBTQ community but categorically stated that he is NOT gay. Moreover, if his dating history is anything to go by, then the actor is sexually attracted to the opposite sex and is definitely straight.
The Teen Wolf actor stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inch and weighs 72 kg. In December 2014, Posey lost his mother to breast cancer and dedicated the fifth season of Teen Wolf to her memory.