Updated: 04/28/2018 03:12 PM | First Published: 04/27/2018 09:45 AM

Dylan Minnette

Dylan Minnette is smiling in the camera

Dylan Minnette is best recognized for his role as Clay Jensen in the Netflix original seriesĀ 13 Reasons Why. His role as a junior at Liberty High School leads the audience to the story of a fellow student, Hannah Baker, who recorded series of cassette tapes about her decision to commit suicide.



Has appeared in TV shows and movies since young age

Born as Dylan Christopher Minnette on December 29, 1996, in Evansville, Indiana, the young acting sensation is the only child of Robyn and Craig Minnette. He later moved to Champaign, Illinois, and spent five years in the city. At a tender age of seven, Dylan was scouted by an agent in Chicago who assigned him to commercial modeling and acting. He further relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in acting.

Dylan Minnette attending an event when he was young

After being scouted by an agent at a tender age of seven, he was assigned to the commercial modeling and acting. He landed his debut television role at the age of 8 as a young Charlie Sheen in the comedy sitcom, Two and a Half Man. Later, in 2005, he appeared in a single episode of famous Nickelodeon series, Drake & Josh.

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In 2005, Dylan made a recurring appearance as a young Michael Scofield on the FOX show, Prison Break. He also scored roles in several other television series including Grey’s Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer, Medium, and Supernatural.

Dylan Minnette with his hands folded

Although Dylan had appeared in several famous television series, his breakthrough role came in 2007 as Clay Norman in TNT crime drama, Saving Grace. In the same year, he was also featured in the music video of Avril Lavigne’s song Keep Holding On. In 2009, he appeared in another TNT series, Men of a Certain Age as Reed.

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Dylan scored his first significant movie role in 2010 in the romantic horror film, Let Me In, alongside Chloe Grace Moretz. Not long after the film, he landed another role as Rex Britten on the critically acclaimed 2012 NBC police procedural drama, Awake. He also made several guests appearance in other network shows such as Scandal in 2012 and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D in 2013.

Dylan Minnette attending an event in a black outfit

Meanwhile, Dylan was also busy thriving his film career with famous productions including Prisoners, Labor Day (2013), Very Bad Day, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, and No Good. He also starred with Jack Black in 2015 movie, Goosebumps portraying Zach.

He was already making a spot in the entertainment industry with his incredible acting skills and charismatic personality. However, Dylan's career skyrocketed after landing the role of Clay Jensen in the Netflix's mystery teen drama series, 13 Reasons Why. The series, based on 2007 novel by Jay Asher, quickly took the media by storm. The series highly revolves around Dylan's character, Clay Jensen and his high school friend, Hannah Baker, portrayed by Katherine Langford.

Dylan Minnette is facing the camera with Katherine LangFord

Soon after the success of the first season, the show is rumored to return with its second season in 2018. However, the official date of the release has not been disclosed by the network as of now.

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More recently, he starred in the Netflix horror film, The Open House, portraying the role of Logan Wallace. The film officially premiered on January 19, 2018.

Dylan won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series for his role in Saving Grace in 2009 and TV series Medium in 2011. He was also nominated for his recurring and supporting roles in series like Let Me In, Lost and The Mentalist.

Singer of a band!

Dylan is also a singer and rhythm guitarist in the alternative rock band, Wallows. The group was previously called The Feaver and then The Narwhals. In 2010, they performed at Summer Meltdown, a concert for autism awareness. They also won a battle of the bands contest the same year sponsored by 98.7 FM.

Dylan Minnette in his jeans and black sweater

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In 2011, they played at Vans Warped Tour and have since performed at many venues at Los Angeles including the Whisky a Go Go and Roxy Theatre. In 2017, the band released four singles Pleaser, Sun Tan, Uncomfortable and Pulling Leaves Off Trees on Spotify and Apple Music. They also released two more singles Pictures of Girls and These Days in 2018

Net worth in 2018

Dylan Minnette in an event of Netflix series 13 Reasons Why

Dylan has accumulated an estimated net worth of $3 million with an annual income of $900,000. He bagged a staggering salary of $150,000 in 2015 film, Goosebumps. Dylan also owns a small but luxury car collections. He owns two of the best luxury cars, a Mercedes Benz and a Cadillac. In 2017, Dylan also bought a Luxury Apartment Home with an estimated value of $780,000. 

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Is he dating?

The 21-year old acting sensation has earned a massive fan following all over the world. His relationship has been the topic of interest to many. Wondering about his dating life? Well! He has a girlfriend. 

Dylan Minnette with his girlfriend Kersey Dorsey in an event of 13 reasons why

Dylan has been dating a 19-year-old actress Kerris Lilla Dorsey since 2014. The first met on the set of 2014 film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, where they starred as siblings.

Social Sites

Dylan is quite active on social sites. He regularly posts pictures about his band and his works on his Instagram. He has a huge fan base, the majority being young followers. As of April 2018, he has 4.6m followers on Instagram.

Name Dylan Minnette
Profession Actor
Gender Male
Birthday December 29, 1996
Age 21 Years Old
Star Sign Capricorn
Place of Birth Evansville, Indiana
Nationality American
Debut Movie Let Me In
Father Robyn Minnette
Mother Craig Minnette
Marital Status In Relationship
Girlfriend Kerris Lilla Dorsey
Best Known For 13 Reasons Why
Total Number of Awards 2
Net Worth (USD) $ 3,000,000 - Three Million US Dollars