Chris Zylka

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Chris Zylka
Chris Zylka 2011 b.jpg
Zylka in December 2011
BornChristopher Michael Settlemire
(1985-05-09) May 9, 1985 (age 33)
Warren, Ohio, Ohio, U.S.
Years active2008–present
Partner(s)Paris Hilton (engaged)

Christopher Michael Settlemire[1] (born May 9, 1985),[1] known professionally as Chris Zylka, is an American actor and model.

Life and career[edit]

Zylka was raised in Warren, Ohio.[2] He took his mother's maiden name as a stage name.[3][4] He is of part Ukrainian descent.[2]

Zylka attended the University of Toledo. Zylka began his career with a guest appearance on 90210 in 2008. He was soon cast in a recurring role in Everybody Hates Chris before also having guest appearances on the shows Hannah Montana, Cougar Town and Zeke and Luther. Zylka then landed a sixteen-episode recurring role as Joey Donner in 10 Things I Hate About You. Zylka began to move into films around this time, appearing in The People I've Slept With before starring in the horror television film My Super Psycho Sweet 16. Zylka would later reprise this role in the sequel, My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2. Zylka also appeared in Kaboom in 2010.

Zylka starred in two animal-attack-themed films, Shark Night (2011) and Piranha 3DD (2012). Zylka portrayed Flash Thompson in The Amazing Spider-Man.[5] He played the role of Jake in the television drama The Secret Circle.[6][7] BuddyTV ranked him number ninety on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[8]

Personal life[edit]

Zylka was engaged to DVF brand ambassador Hanna Beth Merjos in April 2014.[9][10] The couple called off the engagement and broke up in early 2015.[11][12]

Zylka became engaged to heiress and TV personality Paris Hilton in January 2018.[13][14]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 The People I've Slept With Mr. Hottie
2010 Kaboom Thor
2011 Shark Night Blake Hammond
2012 Piranha 3DD Kyle
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Eugene "Flash" Thompson
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Deleted scenes
2015 Freaks of Nature Chaz Jr.
2015 Bare Haden
2015 Dixieland Kermit
2016 Welcome To Willits Jeremiah
TBA The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Will Jefford Jr.


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Everybody Hates Chris Various characters 3 episodes
2008–2013 90210 Jason 2 episodes
2009 Hannah Montana Gabe Lamotti 2 episodes
2009–2010 10 Things I Hate About You Joey Donner 16 episodes
2009 Cougar Town BJ Episode: "Pilot"
2009 My Super Psycho Sweet 16 Brigg Jenner Television film
2009–2010 Zeke and Luther Doyce Plunk 3 episodes
2010 My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2 Brigg Jenner Television film
2011 Teen Spirit Nick Ramsey Television film
2011–2012 The Secret Circle Jake Armstrong 17 episodes
2012 My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 3 Brigg Jenner Uncredited, television film
2013 Twisted Tyler Lewis 4 episodes
2014–2017 The Leftovers Tom Garvey Main cast
2015 I Killed My BFF Alex Lachan Television film


  1. ^ a b "Birth Record of Christopher Michael Settlemire".
  2. ^ a b Zylka in Brown, Emma (June 25, 2014). "Chris Zylka Remains". Interview. Archived from the original on January 2, 2018. The Warren, Ohio native.... [M]y grandfather [is] from the Ukraine, Kiev.
  3. ^ Fallon, Kevin (June 27, 2014). "From Homeless to HBO, 'The Leftovers' Star Chris Zylka's Crazy Hollywood Story". The Daily Beast. Archived from the original on June 29, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Gray, Andy (July 2, 2009). "One-time Howland QB changes playing fields". Tribune Chronicle. Retrieved January 15, 2012. – via MediaPass (subscription required) Reprinted here and archived on January 2, 2018.
  5. ^ Orange, B. Alan (November 20, 2010). "Chris Zylka Is Eugene Flash Thompson in 'Spider-Man'".
  6. ^ Abrams, Natalie (August 24, 2011). "Secret Circle Taps Chris Zylka As the Witchy New Bad Boy". TV Guide. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  7. ^ Peterson, Price (May 3, 2012). "The Secret Circle's Chris Zylka on Romancing Faye, Renewal Optimism, and His Proudest Season 1 Moment". Retrieved May 4, 2012.
  8. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. December 5, 2011. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  9. ^ Corriston, Michele (April 27, 2014). "Chris Zylka and Hanna Beth Are Engaged". People.
  10. ^ Rivera, Zayda (April 27, 2014). "'Spider-Man 2' actor Chris Zylka gets engaged to Hanna Beth". New York Daily News. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  11. ^ Johnson, Zach (March 12, 2015). "Chris Zylka and Hanna Beth End Their Engagement and Their Breakup Gets Insanely Messy on Instagram and Twitter!". E! Online.
  12. ^ McRady, Rachel (March 12, 2015). "Chris Zylka, Model Hanna Beth Split, End Engagement in Nasty Online Feud". Us Magazine. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  13. ^ Jordan, Julie; Pasquini, Maria (January 2, 2018). "Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka Are Engaged: 'I Have Never Felt So Happy'". People. Archived from the original on January 2, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  14. ^ Hilton, Paris (January 2, 2018). "I said Yas!". Paris Hilton verified Instagram account. Retrieved April 1, 2018. So happy & excited to be engaged to the love of my life.

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