Dylan Minnette

Dylan Minnette: Early Life, Career, Girlfriends & Net Worth

Young talented and outstanding American actor and singer Dylan Minnette is best known for his performance in 13 Reasons Why. Minnette played the role of Clay Jensen, the lead role which the world recognizes him for.

Dylan is a multi-talented celebrity who is excellent in his acting and a singer as well. Minnette is a lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in this band, Wallows.

Minnette, throughout his young career, has appeared in several TV series and movies.

Actor and Musician Dylan Minnette
Actor and Musician Dylan Minnette.

This young and cute actor has already won several awards for his amazing talent that the world appreciates.

So, let us know more about the biography of Dylan Minnette in the below-given paragraphs.

Dylan Minnette: Quick Facts

Full Name:Dylan Christopher Minnette
Birth Date:December 29, 1996
Age:27 Years Old
Zodiac Sign:Capricorn
Birth Place:Evansville, Indiana, United States
Father’s Name:Craig Minnette
Mother’s Name:Robyn Maker – Minnette
Height:5 Feet 7 Inches (1.73m)
Weight:66 kg (146 lbs)
Education:Not Known
Ethnicity:English, German, Welsh, Scottish, Irish
Eye Color:Gray
Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard
Label: Atlantic
Hair Color:Dark Brown
Profession:Film actor, Child actor, Singer, Social Media Influencer, and Entrepreneur
Marital Status:Not Married
Girlfriend:Lydia Night
Net Worth:$3 Million
Active Since:2005-Present 
Social Media Presence:Instagram, and Twitter
Last Update:July, 2024

Before Fame: Early Life and Education of Dylan Minnette

Dylan Christopher Minnette, aka Dylan Minnette, was born on December 29, 1996, in Evansville, Indiana, United States of America.

Dylan is the son of Robyn and Craig Minnette, who was raised in Champaign, Illinois, for five years and then moved to Los Angeles.

Dylan Minnette with on the right.
Dylan Minnette with Braeden Lemasters on the left.

His family moved to Los Angeles so that Minnette could pursue his career as an actor.

Dylan is a single child of his parents, resulting in a happy and cherishing childhood. His grandfather and grandmother were Richard Minnette and Ann Minnette, who were from Covington.

Minnette went to Champaign school for his educational knowledge.

As he was an average student, he used to have a private tutor who teaches him during his tests at school. This young talented guy was interested in acting from an early age.

How old is Dylan Minnette? Height, Weight, and Body Measurement

Dylan Minnette, a successful actor and musician, is currently living his 27 year of age (as in July, 2024).

With that particular date of birth, his zodiac sign is Capricorn, which describes his personality as responsible, disciplined, self-control, good manners, etc.

Young talented, handsome, and just 23 years old, Dylan has an average body height of 5 feet and 7 inches, i.e., 1.73 meters, and a total body weight of 66 kg, i.e., 146 pounds.

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Also, his body measurement of Dylan, including chest size, is 36, waist size is 31, and biceps size is 13. He has a pair of beautiful blue color eyes and dark brown hair color.

The career of Dylan Minnette

Acting Career 

Dylan Minnette got into the acting business with a small role in a single episode of Drake & Josh, an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon.

Since his entry through that single episode, he appeared in NBC’s original film The Year Without a Santa Claus.

Minnette was offered more films after his excellent performance in his early films.

He has played several roles in several different movies like Todd Lyons in The Clique, Noah Framm in Snow Buddies, and Clay Norman in Saving Grace.

Minnette’s notable television roles include the young version of Michael Scofield on Prison Break.

He was part of an episode of the popular television series Grey’s Anatomy in 2007. 

Similarly, he was also handed a small part in the television series Supernatural in 2009. In October 2010, Dylan performed the role of a bully named Kenny in Let Me In.

In the same year, he also played on ABC’s Scandal as Jerry Grant Jr, the son of the president of the United States.

Along with his movie career, he also appeared in several commercials and some episodes of Lost as Jack’s son. He then appeared in “The Crow & the Butterfly,” the rock music video from Shinedown.

He acted alongside Jason Isaacs in the short-lived 2012 series Awake. 

After years of struggle in his acting career, Minnette played in the American Horror thrilling movie Don’t Breathe, released in 2016.

This movie received critical acclaim and crossed the earning of over $156 million, which was a big achievement for the movie and its cast.

The year 2017 was a life-changing moment for this young actor with the release of Netflix’s original series 13 Reasons Why. This series is one of the biggest reasons that people started to know about this actor.

Dylan had the lead role as Clay Jensen, and this acting in the whole series made him world-famous.

In 2018, Minnette starred in another Netflix horror movie, The Open House, directed by Suzanne Coote and Matt Angel.

The talented actor, Dylan Minnette, was cast in the fifth Scream, directed by Matt Bettinellip-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, which was released on January 14, 2022.

Music Career

Along with his extraordinary career in acting, he is equally good at music as well.

Dylan is a great singer and rhythm guitarist who plays in the band Wallows with his group Cole Preston (drums) and Braeden Lemasters (singer, guitar).

Wallows perform at several events like a concert, even for awareness purposes.

Musician Dylan Minnette
Musician Dylan Minnette.

In 2010, they performed at “Summer Meltdown” with the purpose of awareness for autism. They even won a battle of the band contest, which was sponsored by 98—FM in 2010.

Dylan and his band also compose their song Bleeding Man which was used in the promo for season 2 of R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.

More of their songs were released on Apple Music and Spotify, Pleaser, Sun Tan, Uncomfortable, and Pulling Leaves Off Trees.

In 2018, they released a popular song called “Pictures of Girls.

Finally, their debut album was released in March 2019 with the title, Nothing Happens.

Again in 2020, Wallows released their second album Remote also including some singles, “Virtual Aerobics” and “Nobody Gets Me(Like You).”

At Coachella 2022, Minnette shared the stage with Wallows, who were joined by Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, and The Weeknd x Swedish House Mafia.

Some Hidden Facts & Trivia About Dylan Minnette

  1. Dylan mostly works in thriller horror movies.
  2. In his first Hollywood horror movie, “Let Me In,” he played the character of Kenny.
  3. He has also appeared in many horror films like Don’t Breathe, Goosebumps, and The Open House.
  4. Apart from movies, Dylan Minnette has also appeared in many Television series like Men of a Certain Age, Awake, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Saving Grace, Scandal, and others.
  5. This talented actor was awarded Young Artist Awards for Best Young Actor in 2008.
  6. Furthermore, he was also honored with the National Board of Review Awards for Best Acting by an Ensemble.
  7. Dylan Minnette is a cat enthusiast.
  8. Some of the commercial advertisements in which he has featured are GMC, Tide, and others.
  9. Dylan likes to wear genuine clothes.
  10. The guitar is his favorite musical instrument.
  11. After his performance in “Goosebumps,” he has earned huge popularity.
  12. Dylan’s Twitter account was hacked in March 2016.


  • Hobbies: Travelling Soccer
  • Favorite Food: Sushi
  • Favorite Sports: Soccer, Baseball
  • Favorite Song: No Woman(Whitney Cover)
  • Favorite Artists: Prince, Jimi Hendrix
  • Favorite Music Bands: Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Strokes
  • Favorite Sports Team: Indianapolis Colts
  • Favorite Restaurant: Sugarfish

Personal Life, Dating History, and Relationships

Very handsome and cute, Dylan Minnette is really famous among girls. With an amazing career as a successful actor and musician, people love him, mostly girls, of course.

So, this guy had been in several relationships to date.

Dylan with his Girlfriend
Dylan with his Girlfriend.

Dylan was in a relationship with Kerris Dorsey from 2014 to 2018, who is also an actress and singer. The pair met each other on the set of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

At one point, he was rumored to be gay, which was proved wrong after he started going public with his relationship. 

After a sad breakup of four years-long relationships, Dylan began dating Lydia Night, a musician of the California punk rock band The Regrettes. Currently, this couple is living together and having a great life.

Furthermore, he was also associated with Jazzlyn Marae. 

Net Worth, Salary, and Income

The success of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why definitely changed his life, including his net worth. Dylan sits on the throne of this total net worth, which is $3 Million as of July, 2024.

Most of his earnings come through his acting career, and he also earns a pretty good amount of money through his music career and commercial modeling. 

With his lead role in 13 Reasons Why he earns approximately $200,000 per episode while his co-stars make $135,000 per episode.

This young 27 years old actor seems to climb the ranks of Hollywood pretty quick, and with that note, his net worth of Minnette also seems to rise pretty quick.

This fine actor is more to be seen in his upcoming movies to build his massive career as well as massive bank balance.

Social Media Presence

Likewise, this young actor, Dylan Minnette, also has millions of fan followings on his social media platforms. Dylan has an Instagram account with a huge number of followers of 7.3 Million.

Similarly, He is also active on his Twitter account, which has 783.8 thousand followers and over 6000 thousand tweets that people love to read.

Unfortunately, Dylan is currently unavailable on his YouTube or Facebook account for more of his information gathering.

But you can always find this pretty young and handsome guy on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.

(Note: The date mentioned above about The actor’s social accounts as of April 2022).


Why was Dylan Minnette criticized during Scream red carpet?

During the red carpet of the movie Scream, Dylan was criticized by many viewers for underdressing. However, he defended himself.

Are Logan Lerman and Dylan Minnette related?

The two performers, who appear to be absolutely unrelated, are actually four years of different in age.

Did Dylan Minnette reconnect with Eric Dane? 

Eric Dane, who played Dr. Mark Sloan in Grey’s Anatomy, reconnected with old co-star Dylan in 2021. 


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