Tye Olson

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Tye Olson
Born (1987-05-25) May 25, 1987 (age 30)
Crosby, Minnesota, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2007–present

Tye Olson is an American actor and model.

Early life[edit]

Olson was born and raised in Northern Minnesota, the son of Rebecca Backman and Allen Olson. His mother worked as an interior designer and his father as an engineer.[citation needed] Olson is one of two children. He was educated at Bemidji High School before going on to American Intercontinental University, Los Angeles, where he studied Fashion Design and Marketing.[citation needed] Olson was involved in the arts from a young age. His first stage appearance was in a production of Alice in Wonderland, in his hometown Crosby, Minnesota.[citation needed]


Olson’s film debut was in the 2006 film Watercolors.[citation needed] In 2007 he landed a supporting role in Stewart Wade's Tru Loved.[citation needed] In 2008, he won the Best Actor Award at Outfest for his work in Watercolors.[citation needed] A featured role in the film Brother's War directed by Jerry Buyten followed in 2009. In 2010, Olson guest starred on the HBO TV series United States of Tara as Alex. Since then he has worked on many short films and starred on Japanese television.[citation needed]

Alongside working in film and TV, Olson has appeared in a number of music videos. Notable projects include videos for Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon and Blue October.[citation needed]


  • 2007: Cougar Club as Cougar (uncredited)
  • 2007: Out at the Wedding as Wedding Guest
  • 2007: South of Pico as Water Polo Player
  • 2008: Watercolors as Daniel 'Danny' Wheeler
  • 2008: Tru Loved as Walter
  • 2009: Brother's War as Emil
  • 2010: United States of Tara (TV series) as Alex in two episodes "The Truth Hurts" and "Yes"
  • 2010: Gay Baby as Kyle
  • 2016: "Follow You" Music Video by Bring Me The Horizon

Personal life[edit]

Tye Olson is of mixed American, French Canadian and Norwegian origins. He is openly gay[1] and HIV positive.[2]



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