Dylan Minnette

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Dylan Minnette
Dylan Minnette 2010 (2) (cropped).jpg
Dylan Minnette in 2010
Born Dylan Christopher Minnette
(1996-12-29) December 29, 1996 (age 20)
Evansville, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Musician/Singer
Years active 2005–present

Dylan Christopher Minnette (born December 29, 1996) is an American actor and musician. He is known for his roles as Clay Norman in Saving Grace, Jack Shephard's son David in Lost, Rex Britten in the NBC drama Awake, Anthony in the comedy film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Zach Cooper in the fantasy feature Goosebumps, Ryan in Grey's Anatomy, Alex in the horror film Don't Breathe and Clay in the upcoming Netflix series 13 Reasons Why based on the novel by Jay Asher.

Life and career[edit]

Minnette was born in Evansville, Indiana, the son and only-child of Robyn (Maker) and Craig Minnette.[1][2] He moved to Champaign, Illinois for 5 years, and later moved to Los Angeles for his acting career.[3]

His first role was a single episode of Drake & Josh. Minnette has since appeared in the movies The Year Without a Santa Claus on NBC, as an unnamed character in Fred Claus, as Todd Lyons in the movie The Clique and as Noah Framm in Snow Buddies. Notable roles of Dylan Minnette on television include the young version of the character Michael Scofield on Prison Break and character Clay Norman from Saving Grace. He played Kenny, a bully, in Let Me In, a remake of Swedish, Let the Right One In, released in October, 2010. Minnette has also appeared in several commercials and in four episodes of Lost as Jack's son in the sideways timeline.[4] Minnette also appeared in "The Crow & the Butterfly" video from the rock group Shinedown.

The Narwhals[edit]

Minnette is the singer/rhythm guitarist in the band The Narwhals with Zack Mendenhall (bass), Cole Preston (drums) and Braeden Lemasters (singer/guitar).[5] The Narwhals won a battle of the bands contest (2010) sponsored by 98.7 FM[6] and played at Vans Warped Tour 2011.[7] The band has since performed at many famous LA venues including The Roxy and Whisky a Go Go.[8] Their song Bleeding Man was used in the promo for season 2 of R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour. In early 2014 the band changed their name from "The Feaver" to "The Narwhals".



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Oranges Billy Direct-To-Video
Fred Claus Orphanage Kid
2008 Snow Buddies Noah Framm Direct-To-Video
The Clique Todd Lyons Direct-To-Video
2010 Let Me In Kenny Released
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Supporting Young Actor)[9]
2013 Prisoners Ralph Dover
Labor Day Henry Wheeler at 16
2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Anthony Cooper
2015 Goosebumps Zach Cooper
2016 Don't Breathe Alex
2017 The Disaster Artist


Year Show Role Episode(s)
2005 Drake & Josh Jeffrey "The Demonator"
Two and a Half Men Young Charlie Harper "I Always Wanted a Shaved Monkey"
Prison Break Young Michael Scofield "English, Fitz or Percy"
2006 "The Rat"
"Brother's Keeper"
"The Killing Box"
The Year Without a Santa Claus Iggy Thistlewhite Television movie
Enemies Jack Graham Jr. "Pilot"
MADtv Billy Episode #11.18
2007 Grey's Anatomy Ryan "Haunt You Every Day"
2008 Ghost Whisperer Pierce Wilkins "Stranglehold"
Rules of Engagement Nicky "Buyer's Remorse"
The Mentalist Frankie O'Keefe "Red Hair and Silver Tape"
2009 Supernatural Danny Carter "Family Remains"
2010 Saving Grace Clay Norman 40 episodes, 2007–2010
Lost David Shephard "Lighthouse"
"The Last Recruit"
"What They Died For"
"The End"
Medium Cameron "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day"
2011 Lie to Me Noah "Rebound"
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Corey "Brush with Madness"
2012 Awake Rex Britten 13 episodes; Main character
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Luca Gabardelli "Learning Curve"
Major Crimes Avi Strauss "The Ecstasy and the Agony"
2013 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Chad "Funhouse"
Nikita Stefan Tasarov "Reunion"
Save Me Ben Tompkins "The Book of Beth"
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Donnie Gill / Blizzard "Seeds"
"Making Friends and Influencing People"
Scandal Fitzgerald "Jerry" Grant IV 3 episodes
2017 13 Reasons Why Clay



  1. ^ http://commercial-news.com/local/x212488025/Child-actor-lands-role-in-TNT-drama
  2. ^ http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Dylan+Minnette/Robyn+Maker-Minnette
  3. ^ TNT – We Know Drama. Tnt.tv (2003-07-15). Retrieved on 2011-07-05.
  4. ^ Gorman, Bill (May 15, 2011). "NBC 2011–12 Primetime Schedule Announced". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ Niet compatibele browser. Facebook. Retrieved on 2011-07-05.
  6. ^ http://www.987fm.com/pages/rockstar10/
  7. ^ Rockstar 2010: The Feaver!. 987fm.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-05.
  8. ^ http://scvnews.com/?p=30772
  9. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  10. ^ Young Artist Award site Archived July 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Youngartistawards.org. Retrieved on 2011-07-05.

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