Dylan O'Brien (born August 26, 1991) is an American actor. As of July 2011, he co-stars as Stiles best friend of Scott play by Tyler Posey in the MTV series Teen Wolf . He also co-starred the film High Road opposite Lizzy Caplan and will appear in the upcoming film The First Time with Victoria Justice and Britt Robertson and directed by Jon Kasdan. O'Brien was born in New York City, New York, and is graduate of the famed Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California.
Dylan O'Brien began as a YouTube star with his mother as an actress and his father a camera operator. He auditioned for MTV's Teen Wolf, a series loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, while planning to pursue college, making an agreement with his parents that provided he was not selected for a role, his sights would set on attending film school. However, after 4 auditions, O'Brien scored a major role.
According to an interview for MediaBlvd, he states that he was originally intended to play teenage werewolf and main protagonist, Scott, but after reading the script, spoke to his manager on acting the role of Stiles, the best friend of Scott on the show, which was successfully negotiated.