Lucas Till

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Lucas Till
Lucas Till (cropped).jpg
Born Lucas Daniel Till
(1990-08-10) August 10, 1990 (age 28)
Fort Hood, Texas, US
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Lucas Daniel Till (born August 10, 1990) is an American actor. He began acting in the early 2000s and has appeared in a number of film and television productions including roles on House, Stoker, Dance of the Dead, Hannah Montana: The Movie, and Monster Trucks. He is known for his role as Havok in the X-Men series starting with 2011 X-Men: First Class and plays Angus MacGyver in the television reboot of MacGyver, which premiered in September 2016.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lucas Daniel Till was born August 10, 1990, in Fort Hood, Texas, the son of Dana Lyn (née Brady) and John Mark Till, a lieutenant colonel in the Army.[2][3][4] Till's mother is a chemist by profession.[5] Till spent most of his childhood living in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Kell High School. After filming for The Hannah Montana Movie in Savannah, Till went back home to graduate with the Kell High School class of 2008.[6] After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, California, to continue acting.[6]

Career[edit]

Early in his life, Till's parents became aware of his ability to imitate voices and characters. Joy Pervis discovered Till while he was attending a local acting class that his mother had enrolled him in. When he was 10, he started doing commercials as well as appearing in print. At the age of 12, he was cast in The Adventures of Ociee Nash in which he played Harry Vanderbilt, the bully of the main character.[7] In 2004, Till played the role of Jay in the feature film Lightning Bug which filmed in Fairview, Alabama. His first major movie role was Jack Cash, the older brother of Johnny Cash, who died in a sawmill accident, in the biographical movie Walk the Line. After Walk the Line, Till was featured in a number of independent movies and films for Lifetime Television.[7] In 2008, Till auditioned for Hannah Montana: The Movie starring Miley Cyrus and he landed the role of Travis Brody. In an interview, Till said that prior to filming he had actually never ridden a horse before. Till further stated that he does not have any current plans for another Disney movie.[7] He worked alongside action film actor Jackie Chan in the movie The Spy Next Door, in which Till plays the role of a Russian spy.[7] He also starred in Taylor Swift's music video "You Belong with Me". He was in an episode of House, and on Leo Little's Big Show along with Emily Osment.[citation needed]

In 2008, Till starred as Jensen in Gregg Bishop's horror-comedy Dance of the Dead which was hand-picked by director Sam Raimi for distribution through Lions Gate Entertainment and Ghost House Pictures.[8]

Till played Havok in the X-Men spin-off X-Men: First Class (2011), directed by Matthew Vaughn.[9] He later starred in the independent movie All Superheroes Must Die (2013),[10] and later returned as Havok in the X-Men sequels Days of Future Past (2014)[11] and Apocalypse (2016).[12]

In 2016, he began starring as Angus MacGyver in the television reboot MacGyver,[13] and played the lead role, Tripp, in the live-action/CGI film Monster Trucks, directed by Blue Sky Studios founder Chris Wedge.[14][15]

Filmography[edit]

Till at the San Diego Comic-Con International, July 23, 2011
Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Lovesong of Edwerd J. Robble Michael Short film
2003 The Adventures of Ociee Nash Harry Vanderbilt
2004 Pee Shy Chad Short film
2004 Lightning Bug Jay Graves
2005 Walk the Line Jack Cash
2006 The Other Side Young Samuel North
2008 Dance of the Dead Jensen Direct-to-DVD
2009 Laid to Rest Young Store Clerk Direct-to-VOD
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie' Travis Brody
2009 The Lost & Found Family Justin Direct-to-VOD
2010 The Spy Next Door Larry
2011 Battle: Los Angeles Cpl. Scott Grayston
2011 X-Men: First Class Alex Summers / Havok
2011 All Superheroes Must Die Cutthroat / Ben Direct-to-VOD
2012 Someone Like You Short film
2012 Dark Hearts Sam Direct-to-DVD
2013 Stoker Chris Pitts
2013 Crush Scott Norris Direct-to-VOD
2013 Wet and Reckless Toby 'Dollars' Direct-to-VOD
2013 Paranoia Kevin
2014 Wolves Cayden Richards Direct-to-VOD
2014 Kristy Aaron Direct-to-VOD
2014 Sins of our Youth Tyler
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Alex Summers / Havok
2015 Bravetown Josh Harvest Direct-to-VOD
2015 The Curse of Downers Grove Bobbie Direct-to-VOD
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse Alex Summers / Havok
2016 The Disappointments Room Ben
2017 Monster Trucks Tripp
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Not Like Everyone Else Kyle Kenney TV movie
2008 House Simon Episode: "Joy to the World Season 5"
2009 Medium Adam Mankowitz Episode: "Things to Do in Phoenix When You're Dead"
2009 Fear Clinic Brett Episode: "Scotophobia" and "Hydrophobia"
2010 Blue Mountain State Golden Arm / Matt Parker Episode: "The Legend of the Golden Arm"
2013 Coffee Break Himself Special Guest, E! Entertainment Television Latin America
2016–present MacGyver Angus MacGyver Lead role
2017 Michael Jackson's Halloween Vincent (voice) TV special
Music videos
Year Title Role Notes
2009 You Belong With Me Protagonist's love interest Taylor Swift Song

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2009 11th Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Music/Dance
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Nominated
Choice Movie: Liplock (shared with Miley Cyrus) Nominated
2011 13th Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Chemistry (shared with Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Caleb Landry Jones, and Edi Gathegi)
X-Men: First Class
Nominated
2018 20th Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Action
MacGyver
Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott, Walter. "Lucas Till on Becoming MacGyver, Monster Trucks and Hannah Montana". Parade. Retrieved 2017-07-14. 
  2. ^ "DA MAN magazine - consummate style for today's bon vivant – Lucas Till Exclusive in DA MAN". Daman.co.id. 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  3. ^ "Dark Hearts : A Film by Rudolf Bwitendach" (PDF). Darkheartsthemovie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  4. ^ "Dana Brady Till (@dbtill) on Twitter". Mobile.twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  5. ^ MacGyver star Lucas Till talks season 2, Hawaii Five-0 crossover Melissa Hank, Canada.com, September 26, 2017
  6. ^ a b "Lucas Till in Hannah Montana Movie". Fox 5 Atlanta. April 6, 2009. Archived from the original on May 12, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d Bonner, Julie (January 23, 2009). "Disney Society's Exclusive Interview with Lucas Till of "Hannah Montana: The Movie"". Disney Society fan site. Retrieved February 9, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Joe Lynch Overseeing Short Films for G4TV". Dread Central. October 12, 2011. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ Sperling, Nicole (2010-07-08). "'X-Men: First Class': Matthew Vaughn fills his cast with up-and-comers". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  10. ^ "All Superheroes Must Die release". Movieweb.com. December 18, 2012. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  11. ^ "Twitter / BryanSinger: "Mankind must put an end to". Twitter.com. 2013-07-15. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  12. ^ "Welcome back #lucastill #xmen #XmenApocalypse #jamesmcavoy #michaelfassbender #jenniferlawrence #nicholashoult #rosebyrne How time flies! #XmenFirstClass". Instagram. April 17, 2015. 
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 21, 2016). "'X-Men's Lucas Till To Play MacGyver In CBS Reboot Pilot". Deadline. 
  14. ^ "Paramount Wants Lucas Till & Jane Levy in 'Monster Trucks' Toy Movie". firstshowing.net. February 19, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Lucas Till and Jane Levy to star in Monster Trucks". contactmusic. February 19, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 

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