Garrett Clayton

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Garrett Clayton
Birth name Gary Clayton
Born (1991-03-19) March 19, 1991 (age 23)
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Origin Dearborn Heights, Michigan, United States
Occupations Actor, dancer, singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009-present

Gary Clayton, known as Garrett Clayton (born March 19, 1991), is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He began his career at Crestwood High School in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, performing in many of the drama club's productions. He is best known for portraying Tanner in Teen Beach Movie, a Disney Channel Original Movie, directed by Jeffrey Hornaday, and the role of Blake in the Lifetime movie Holiday Spin, co-starring Ralph Macchio. Many have said he bears a resemblance to former Disney Channel actor, Zac Efron.[1] Clayton appeared in an in-depth interview and photo shoot in the October 2013 issue of Hero (magazine).[2]

Acting career[edit]

Clayton was cast in 2013 in the role of Tanner in Disney's musical Teen Beach Movie in which he plays a cool surfer who is "a mix between Frankie Avalon and Link from Hairspray."[3] The film is directed by Jeffrey Hornaday and was filmed in Puerto Rico with the release date of July 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM ET. It co-stars Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, and Grace Phipps

In December 2012, Clayton appeared in the Lifetime movie Holiday Spin, co-starring Ralph Macchio. He performed the role of Blake, a rebellious teen forced to live with his father after his mother is killed in a car accident.[4]

He has also made appearances on Days of Our Lives and Shake It Up. He will have a recurring role on the latter half of the first season of The Fosters.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Tower Zombie
2009 Magic Mentah Sander
2010 Days of our Lives Eli Episode #1.11324
Shake It Up! Dylan Episode: "Party It Up"
2011 Love, Gloria Tad
2012 The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Diner dancer
Holiday Spin Blake Lead
2013 Teen Beach Movie Tanner Disney Channel Original Movie
Killing Games Jeff Pre-production
Jessie Earl 1 Episode - The Blind Date; The Cheapskate and the Primate
2014 The Fosters Chase Recurring Role (Season 1)


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