Tyler Posey

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Tyler Posey
Tyler Posey WonderCon 2013.jpg
Posey at WonderCon, March 2013
Born Tyler Garcia Posey
(1991-10-18) October 18, 1991 (age 25)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, musician, producer
Years active 2000–present
Parent(s) Cyndi Garcia Posey (deceased)
John Posey

Tyler Garcia Posey (October 18, 1991)[1] is an American actor, best known for his role as Scott McCall on the MTV television series Teen Wolf (2011–present).

Early life[edit]

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

His mother, of Mexican descent, died of breast cancer in December 2014.[4] Season 5 of Teen Wolf was dedicated to her memory.[3][5][6]


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 Jennifer Lopez's son in the romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan.[7] 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.[7]

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.[citation needed] In 2012, he co-starred with Twilight actor Booboo Stewart 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.[8]

Other work[edit]

Posey also fronts and plays guitar in the band Disappearing Jamie, formerly known as Lost in Kostko. Their first performance was at The Roxy in Los Angeles in 2012.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Men of Honor Boy Uncredited
2002 Collateral Damage Mauro
2002 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 Scary Movie 5 David
2013 The Giving Tree Movie Trailer with Tyler Posey Himself Short film
2014 Snackpocalypse Thor Short film
2016 Yoga Hosers Gordon Greenleaf


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Without a Trace Robert Episode: "Silent Partner"
2001–04 Doc Raul Garcia Main role; 86 episodes
2005 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Danny Abas Episode: "Boy Meets World"
2005 Into the West Young Abe Wheeler Episode: "Dreams and Schemes"
2006 Smallville Javier Ramirez Episode: "Subterranean"
2006–07 Brothers & Sisters Gabriel Whedon / Gabriel Traylor 4 episodes
2007 Shorty McShorts' Shorts Jose Episode: "She Zow"
2009 Lincoln Heights Andrew Ortega Recurring role; 7 episodes
2011–present Teen Wolf Scott McCall
  • Main role; 90 episodes
  • Also producer and director
2013 Workaholics Billy Belk Episode: "Fourth and Inches"
2014 The Exes Eric Episode: "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"
2016–17 Elena of Avalor Prince Alonso Voice role; 9 episodes
2017 Jane the Virgin Adam Recurring role[9]

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title
2015 Travis Mills "Young & Stupid"
2015 State Champs "Secrets"
2016 Halsey "Colors"

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
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Nominated
Choice Summer TV Star: Male Nominated
2015 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Male Nominated
2017 People's Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor[10] Nominated


  1. ^ "Tyler Garcia Posey date of birth". California Birth Index. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Tyler Posey Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  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. ^ Obituary for Cyndi Posey, Legacy.com; accessed January 15, 2017.
  5. ^ International Business Times
  6. ^ "Tyler Posey". Tylergposey.com. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Sneak a peek at This Is How I Made It". MTV. November 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Boys in Pixels". June 6, 2012. Archived from the original on June 10, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ Guerrero, Custodio. "'Jane the Virgin': Tyler Posey de 'Teen Wolf' se une a la tercera temporada". sensacine.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "People's Choice Awards 2017: Full List Of Winners". People's Choice. Retrieved January 19, 2017. 

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