Brandon Flynn

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Brandon Flynn
March 2017
Brandon Paul Flynn

(1993-10-11) October 11, 1993 (age 26)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Alma materRutgers University (BA)
Years active2016–present
Known for13 Reasons Why

Brandon Paul Flynn (born October 11, 1993)[1] is an American actor, known for his role as Justin Foley in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, as well as appearing as himself in the short film Home Movies, and Mike the Intern in BrainDead.[2]

Early life[edit]

Flynn was born and raised in Miami, Florida,[3] where he attended high school at New World School of the Arts.[2] He graduated from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey in 2016, with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts.[3][4] Flynn's first role was at the age of ten, playing Mr. Smee in a musical version of Peter Pan.[5] He has two older sisters Jaime and Danielle. Flynn is Jewish along with English/Irish/Scottish ancestry.[6]


In 2016, Flynn was cast as Mike the Intern in BrainDead.

In 2017, he played Luke in the Off-Broadway production of Kid Victory at the Vineyard Theatre.[7]

Prior to these roles, Flynn had acted in various commercials and films, playing a reporter for CWW's "FL Kidcare Health," the principal on Sirens and Sid on Lost and Gone Forever. Flynn has also acted in eleven plays, including Much Ado About Nothing and The Crucible.[citation needed]

In February 2018, he joined the third season of True Detective as Ryan Peters in a recurring capacity.[8]

From 2017 to 2020, Flynn has portrayed Justin Foley in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.

Personal life[edit]

Flynn is openly gay. [9]

In September 2017 in a post on Instagram, he protested against an aerial message over Sydney, Australia, which had broadcast a push for a "no" vote on the non-binding plebiscite to legalize same-sex marriage in Australia.[10]

He was previously in a relationship with singer Sam Smith.



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Home Movies Short film
2018 Binge Johnny Short film
2019 13 Reasons Why: Season 3 Promo Justin Foley Short film
TBA Looks That Killdagger Max Richards Post-production [11]
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 BrainDead Mike the Internet 1 episode
2019 True Detective Ryan Peters 3 episodes [8]
2017–2020 13 Reasons Why Justin Foley Main role

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Role Performer(s) Ref.
2018 "Lockjaw" Cook Thugless (feat. Shyrley)


  1. ^ Orenstein, Hannah (April 17, 2017). "12 Things You Didn't Know About "13 Reasons Why" Actor Brandon Flynn". Seventeen. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Orenstein, Hannah (April 17, 2017). "12 Things You Didn't Know About "13 Reasons Why" Actor Brandon Flynn". Retrieved April 20, 2017. He went to high school at New World School of the Arts.
  3. ^ a b "Rutgers Theater Company presents What's It Gonna Be? Ensemble Creation 1.0". Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Artists: Brandon Flynn". Vineyard Theater. December 19, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  5. ^ Keaney, Quinn (April 19, 2017). "We'll Bet You Can't Guess 13 Reasons Why Star Brandon Flynn's Secret Talent". PopSugar. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  6. ^ Flynn, Brandon (December 24, 2016). "Brandon Flynn on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Kid Victory at Vineyard Theatre
  8. ^ a b "True Detective: Brandon Flynn & Michael Graziadei Set To Recur In Season 3 Of HBO Anthology Series". Deadline Hollywood. February 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "Instagram". March 6, 2020.
  10. ^ "13 Reasons Why's Brandon Flynn Says He's A Part of the LGBTQ+ Community: We've Come Out Bravely". E!. September 18, 2017.
  11. ^ N'Duka, Amanda; N'Duka, Amanda (March 22, 2018). "Brandon Flynn, Julia Goldani Telles & Ki Hong Lee To Topline Dark Comedy Looks That Kill For American High". Deadline. Retrieved December 10, 2019.

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