Tyler Posey

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Tyler Posey
Tyler Posey WonderCon 2013.jpg
Posey at WonderCon, Anaheim, California, March 29, 2013
Born Tyler Garcia Posey
(1991-10-18) October 18, 1991 (age 24)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, musician, producer
Years active 2001–present
Parent(s) Cyndi Garcia Posey (deceased)
John Posey
Relatives Derek Garcia Posey (brother)
Jesse Garcia Posey (brother)

Tyler Garcia Posey (born October 18, 1991)[1] is an American actor, musician, and producer. He is best known for his role as Scott McCall in MTV's show Teen Wolf.

Early life[edit]

Tyler Garcia Posey was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Cyndi Terese Garcia and actor/writer John Posey.[1][2] He grew up in Santa Clarita, California.[3] His on-screen mother Melissa Ponzio has said: "I've had the pleasure to meet his mom and dad, and he is the perfect mix of the two."[4] Posey has two brothers, Jesse and Derek.[1]

His mother was of Mexican descent.[3][5]


Posey has worked steadily in film and television for more than 10 years. In February 2002, he appeared in the film Collateral Damage; in December of that year, he played Jennifer Lopez's son in the romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan.[6] He auditioned for the role of Jacob Black in the Twilight film series in 2007 but lost the role to friend Taylor Lautner. The two regularly went for the same roles as child actors.[6] 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.

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.

In 2012, he co-starred with Twilight actor Booboo Stewart in the film White Frog.

Posey also fronts and plays guitar in the band Disappearing Jamie, which was formerly called Lost in Kostko. Their first performance was at The Roxy in Los Angeles in 2012.

In 2015, he also became a co-producer for the fifth season of Teen Wolf.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Posey was engaged to his longtime girlfriend Seana Gorlick, whom he began dating when he was 12,[1][8][9] but they called off their engagement in October 2014.[10]

His mother, Cyndi Garcia Posey, died in December 2014 after a long struggle with breast cancer. Season 5 of Teen Wolf is dedicated to her memory.[11]



Year Film Role Notes
2002 Collateral Damage Mauro
2002 Maid in Manhattan Ty Ventura
2005 Inside Out Obert
2007 Veritas, Prince of Truth Mouse Gonzalez
2010 Legendary Bill Barrow
2012 White Frog Doug
2013 Scary Movie 5 David
2013 Guy Code Honors Himself
2014 Taco Shop Smokes Post-production
2016 Yoga Hosers Gordon Greenleaf Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Without a Trace Robert Episode: "Silent Partner"
2001–2004 Doc Raul Garcia 86 episodes
2005 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Danny Abbas Episode: "Boy Meets World"
2005 Into the West Abe Wheeler Episode: "Dreams and Schemes"
2006 Smallville Javier Ramirez Episode: "Subterranean"
2006–2007 Brothers & Sisters Gabriel Whedon 4 episodes
2009 Lincoln Heights Andrew Ortega 7 episodes
2011–present Teen Wolf Scott McCall 73 episodes
Main character
Producer (season 5- present)
2012 Punk'd Himself 2 episodes
2013 Workaholics Billy Belk Episode: "Fourth and Inches"
2013 The Exes Eric Episode: "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"
2015 Ridiculousness Himself Episode: "Tyler Posey"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 "Our Deal" Lucky Best Coast music video
2015 "Young & Stupid" cameo Travis Mills music video
2015 "Secrets" cameo State Champs music video

Awards and nominations[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b c d "Tyler Posey Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Legacy.com
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Melissa Ponzio". myFanbase. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tyler Posey". Tylergposey.com. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Sneak a peek at This Is How I Made It". MTV. November 8, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Boys in Pixels". June 6, 2012. Archived from the original on June 10, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ Johnson, Zach (July 29, 2013). "Tyler Posey engaged to Seana Gorlick: how the Teen Wolf star proposed". Us Weekly. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  9. ^ Arreola, Cristina (January 6, 2014). "Exclusive: Tyler Posey talks new season of Teen Wolf, his upcoming wedding, and more!". Latina. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ McRady, Rachel. "Tyler Posey, Fiancee Seana Gorlick Split: Teen Wolf Star Says "I Get Sad Talking About It"". Us Weekly. Retrieved August 16, 2015. 
  11. ^ International Business Times

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