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Dylan Christopher Minnette (b. December 29, 1996) is an American actor and musician who portrays Clay Jensen in the Netflix series adaption of Jay Asher's book, Thirteen Reasons Why.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Minnette was born in Evansville, Indiana, United States. He is an only child from Robyn Maker and Craig Minnette. He moved to Illinois for 5 years and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career, from the age of 8, he got his first role, playing a young Charlie in "Two and a Half Men" and then went on to play roles in Films and TV Shows, recurring and a main cast member. Also, he was a deaf boy in the popular TV show Greys Anatomy. Additional roles are R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, the Goosebumps 2015 film alongside Jack Black with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  He had also played a role in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and LOST .Besides acting, he is part of the band "Wallows"; he is the main singer.

Credits[edit | edit source]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Season 2[edit | edit source]

Season 3[edit | edit source]

Season 4[edit | edit source]

Awards and Nominations[edit | edit source]

Awards

  • 2008 Young Artist Award
    Best Performance in a TV Series - Young Actor Ten or Under
    'Saving Grace' .
  • 2011 Young Artist Award
    Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 14-17
    'Medium' .
  • 2013 NBR Award
    Best Ensemble
    'Prisoners'
    Shared with Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, Zoë Soul and Erin Gerasimovich.

Nominations

  • 2009 Young Artist Award
    Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor
    The Mentalist.
  • 2009 Young Artist Award
    Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor
    Saving Grace.
  • 2011 Young Artist Award
    Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actor
    Lost.
  • 2011 Young Artist Award
    Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor
    Let Me In.
  • 2011 Young Artist Award
    Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast
    Let Me In
    Shared with Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz and Jimmy 'Jax' Pinchak.
  • 2015 Young Artist Award
    Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    Shared with Kerris Dorsey and Ed Oxenbould.


Quotes[edit | edit source]

I pass on a lot of teen roles that get sent to me because a lot of the time it doesn't feel real. It's sugar-coated. There's no depth to it.
— Dylan Minnette
I think every project I’ve worked on has changed me in some way. But this show quite literally changed my life for many different reasons. There are so many things happening in my life now that would not be happening without the show. I love everything else that I’ve been able to be a part of, but none of them quite have the impact that [13 Reasons Why] has had. I’m a part of something that really was quite a stamp in culture and pop culture and entertainment and just in the general world conversation. I’m very proud of that. It’s the kind of thing that anyone can remember where they were or what they were doing when it came out and what their opinion was. And [whether] you watch or not, it just felt like something that will always be remembered. And I’m really proud of the whole experience, for sure.
— Dylan about what he takes away from working on 13 Reasons Why
I remember speaking to Brian Yorkey, the showrunner, over the course of the first few seasons, saying that I really want Clay to be in therapy in Season 4 because I want to take a deep dive into what’s actually going on in Clay’s mind. We’ve seen him have these struggles since the beginning of the show, and I wanted to face that headfirst.
— Dylan about Clay's season 4 arc

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • He is an only child[1].
  • He is of English, German, Scottish, Irish, and distant Welsh, ancestry. His surname comes from his Irish immigrant great-great-great-great-grandparents, Martin Minnette and Bridget Kelly.
  • In 2011, Dylan appeared in his first major feature film role in the romantic horror "Let Me In" alongside actress Chloë Grace Moretz.
  • His first major TV Show role was playing a young Charlie in "Two and a Half Men".
  • Wallows performed on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" on May 9, 2018[2]. Dylan is the main singer in the band.
  • Dylan assisted in picking the music for the Season 4 episode "Prom".

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