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Posey at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Tyler Garcia Posey

(1991-10-18) October 18, 1991 (age 29)
  • Actor
  • musician
Years active2000–present

Tyler Garcia Posey (born October 18, 1991)[1] is an American actor and musician who is known for his role as Scott McCall on the MTV series Teen Wolf (2011–2017).[2]

Early life

Posey was born in Santa Monica, California, to actor and writer John Posey and Cyndi Terese Posey (née Garcia).[3] He grew up in Santa Clarita, California.[4] Posey has two brothers.[3]

His mother, who was of Mexican descent, died of breast cancer in December 2014.[5] Season 5 of Teen Wolf was dedicated to her memory.[4][6][7]


Posey has worked steadily in film and television. In February 2002, he appeared in the film Collateral Damage; in December of that year, he played the main character's son in the romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan.[8] He auditioned for the role of Jacob Black in the Twilight film series in 2007 but lost the role to his friend Taylor Lautner. The two regularly auditioned for the same roles as child actors.[8]

That same year, Posey voiced a character in the pilot of the Disney original cartoon SheZow, which aired on May 4 as a part of the Shorty McShorts' Shorts miniseries.[9] In 2012, he co-starred in the film White Frog. In 2011, Posey was cast in his breakout role as the lead in the MTV television series Teen Wolf, which is based on the 1985 film. Posey plays high school student Scott McCall, who is bitten by a werewolf and must keep this fact secret while protecting his loved ones from a host of supernatural threats and beings. In 2015, he also became a co-producer for the fifth season of Teen Wolf.[10]

On May 24, 2017, Posey was cast as Lucas Moreno in the Blumhouse supernatural thriller film Truth or Dare.[11] The film was released in theaters on April 13, 2018.[12]

On September 25, 2017, it was announced that Posey would join the third season of the VH1 slasher television series Scream, starring in the role of Shane.[13] The season premiered on July 8, 2019.[14]

On February 20, 2019, it was announced that Posey would star as Michael Emerson in The CW's television reboot series of The Lost Boys.[15] On July 29, 2019, it was announced The CW was unhappy with the pilot and that Posey, along with most of the rest of the cast, would be recast.[16]

On November 18, 2019, it was announced that Posey would star in Netflix's animated Fast & Furious television series Fast & Furious: Spy Racers, which premiered on December 26, 2019.[17]

Other work

Posey used to front and play guitar in the band Disappearing Jamie, formerly known as Lost in Kostko. Their first performance was at The Roxy in Los Angeles in 2012.[18] Lost in Kostko released their eight-track EP You're Going to Need a Towel in 2011.[19] Posey announced the band's breakup via Instagram on July 17, 2013.[20]

In December 2016, Posey was a guest DJ at Emo Nite LA's second anniversary at the Echoplex in Los Angeles.[21]

Posey played guitar and contributed vocals in the pop punk band PVMNTS along with guitarist/bassist/vocalist Freddy Ramirez and drummer Nick Guzman. The trio released the song "Standing (On My Own Two Feet)" on June 14, 2018, on which Posey wrote about the passing of his mother in 2014. The band self-released their six-track EP Better Days on August 17, 2018.[22] In April 2019, it was announced that Posey had left the band and was pursuing another music venture, which became the band Five North.

Five North is a pop-punk rock band formed by childhood best friends Posey and Kyle Murphy. Posey and Murphy originate from just off "The 5" (Interstate 5 in California) in Santa Clarita, California, hence the origin of the band's name Five North.[23] The two recruited Makeout drummer Scott Eckel after being introduced by music producer and close friend John Feldmann.[24] Five North's debut single "This Mess"[25] was released on October 4, 2019, and their debut eight-track EP Scumbag was released on March 6, 2020, via Big Noise Music Group.[24]

Personal life

Posey became engaged to his childhood sweetheart, Seana Gorlick, in 2013.[26] The couple broke off the engagement that same year, after a ten-year relationship.[27][28]

In October 2020, Posey revealed that he has been with men previously and does not like to label his sexuality.[29][30] In an interview on Sirius XM, Posey said "I was hit with wanting to come out myself and be honest about it. I know a lot of kids look up to me and I want to get rid of that stigma."[31]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Men of Honor Boy Uncredited
2002 Collateral Damage Mauro
Maid in Manhattan Ty Ventura
2005 Inside Out Obert
2007 Veritas, Prince of Truth Mouse Gonzalez
2010 Legendary Billy Barrow
2011 Our Deal Lucky Short film
2012 White Frog Doug
2013 The Giving Tree Movie Trailer with Tyler Posey Himself Short film
Scary Movie 5 David
2014 Snackpocalypse Thor Short film
2016 Yoga Hosers Gordon Greenleaf
2018 Taco Shop Smokes
Truth or Dare Lucas Moreno
2019 The Last Summer Ricky Santos
2020 Alone Aidan


Year Title Role Notes
2001–2004 Doc Raul Garcia Main role
2002 Without a Trace Robert Episode: "Silent Partner"
2005 Into the West Young Abe Wheeler Episode: "Dreams and Schemes"
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Danny Abas Episode: "Boy Meets World"
2006 Smallville Javier Ramirez Episode: "Subterranean"
2006–2007 Brothers & Sisters Gabriel Whedon / Gabriel Traylor Recurring role
2007 Shorty McShorts' Shorts Jose Episode: "She Zow"
2009 Lincoln Heights Andrew Ortega Recurring role
2011–2017 Teen Wolf Scott McCall Main role; also director (season 6 episode 13: "After Images")
2013 Workaholics Billy Belk Episode: "Fourth and Inches"
2014 The Exes Eric Episode: "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"
2014–2015 Wolf Watch Himself Correspondent and guest
2015 Ridiculousness Himself Season 6, episode 21
2016 Lip Sync Battle Himself Episode: "Gigi Hadid vs. Tyler Posey"
2016–present Elena of Avalor Prince Alonso (voice) Recurring role
2017 Hell's Kitchen Himself Guest diner and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society contributor; Episode: "It's All Gravy"
Jane the Virgin Adam Eduardo Alvaro Guest role (season 3);[32] recurring role (season 4)[33]
2018 Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors[34] Dante Pertuz / Inferno (voice) Television film
Sideswiped Griffin Episode: "Baby Steps"
2019 Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Tony Toretto (voice) Main role
Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands Dante Pertuz / Inferno (voice) Television special
Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts Dante Pertuz / Inferno (voice) Television special
Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron Dante Pertuz / Inferno (voice) Television special
Now Apocalypse Gabriel Recurring role
Scream Shane Main role[13]

Music videos

Year Title Artist
2011 "Our Deal" Best Coast
2015 "Young & Stupid" Travis Mills
2015 "Secrets" State Champs
2016 "Colors" Halsey


Year Title Notes
2017 Teen Wolf Episode: "After Images"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2002 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series – Supporting Young Actor Doc Won
2004 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actor Doc Nominated
2005 Movieguide Awards Most Inspiring Television Acting Doc Won
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Teen Wolf Nominated
Choice TV: Breakout Star Teen Wolf Nominated
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Teen Wolf Won
ALMA Award Favorite TV Actor – Leading Role Teen Wolf Won
Imagen Awards Best Actor/Television Teen Wolf Won
2013 Young Hollywood Awards Best Ensemble (shared with Holland Roden, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien and Tyler Hoechlin) Teen Wolf Won [35]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Teen Wolf Nominated
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Teen Wolf Nominated
Choice Summer TV Star: Male Teen Wolf Nominated
2015 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Teen Wolf Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Teen Wolf Nominated
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Teen Wolf Nominated [36]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Actor: Male Teen Wolf Won


With Lost in Kostko

  • You're Gonna Need A Towel [EP] (2011)


  • Better Days [EP] (2018)

With Five North

  • Scumbag [EP] (2020)


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  2. ^ Swift, Andy (July 21, 2016). "Teen Wolf Ending After Season 6". TVLine. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
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  4. ^ a b "Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey on his character's ethnicity: 'I'm pretty sure that he's Latino'". The Huffington Post. July 22, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  5. ^ Obituary for Cyndi Posey,; accessed January 15, 2017.
  6. ^ International Business Times
  7. ^ "Tyler Posey". Retrieved July 7, 2011.
  8. ^ a b "Sneak a peek at This Is How I Made It". MTV. November 8, 2012.
  9. ^ Ungureanu, Ionut (June 20, 2014). "Teen Wolf Tyler Posey Rides His Harley Davidson". Autoevolution. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  10. ^ "Boys in Pixels". June 6, 2012. Archived from the original on June 10, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  11. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (May 24, 2017). "'Teen Wolf' Star Tyler Posey, Violett Beane & More Are Game For 'Truth Or Dare' From Blumhouse". Deadline. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  12. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 11, 2017). "'Blumhouse's Truth Or Dare' Moves Up Two Weeks To Friday The 13th – Update". Deadline. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  13. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (September 25, 2017). "'Teen Wolf' Star Tyler Posey Joins MTV's 'Scream' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  14. ^ Samhan, Jamie (June 24, 2019). "'Scream' Reboot Gets Trailer With Cameo From Paris Jackson". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Lost Boys': Tyler Posey, Kiele Sanchez, Medalion Rahimi & Dakota Shapiro Star, Catherine Hardwicke To Direct CW Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "'The Lost Boys': Rob Thomas Gives Update On the CW Pilot Retooling". Deadline. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  17. ^ Lawrence, Derek. "Tyler Posey, Vin Diesel's daughter Similce Diesel to star in Netflix's Fast & Furious animated series". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  18. ^ Prieve, Michael (June 4, 2012). "Tyler Posey jamming with his band "Lost in Kostko" at the Roxy [photos]". Socialite Life. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  19. ^ Bliss, Karen (June 23, 2016). "'Teen Wolf' Star Tyler Posey Teams Up With All Time Low's Jack Barakat, Ready for His Music to 'Take Off'". Billboard. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
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  21. ^ Tolentino, Jia. "The Rise of Emo Nostalgia". The New Yorker. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  22. ^ Pettigrew, Jason (June 14, 2018). "Tyler Posey's Pop-Punk Band Pvmnts Debut First Track, "Standing (On My Own Two Feet)"". Alternative Press. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  23. ^ "Spotify Bio". Spotify. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  24. ^ a b White, Logan (March 5, 2020). "INTERVIEW: Five North discuss 'Scumbag' and relationship with John Feldmann". Substream Magazine. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  25. ^ "Five North - This Mess". YouTube. October 4, 2019. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  26. ^ Fusaro, Kim. "*Teen Wolf*'s Tyler Posey Engaged to Longtime Girlfriend Seana Gorlick". Glamour. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  27. ^ "Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey on Why He's Not Ready to Date Again After Ending His Engagement". People. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  28. ^ "Tyler Posey, Fiancee Seana Gorlick Split: Couple Ends Engagement". Us Weekly. October 23, 2014. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  29. ^ "Tyler Posey says he's "hooked up with guys" in candid video". Attitude. October 19, 2020. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
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