Tyler Posey is an American actor of television and film. He first came to the attention of public for playing Raul Garcia in the PAX television series “Doc” (2001-2004), from which he netted two Young Artist nominations and the MovieGuide Grace Award nomination. He went on to have recurring roles in ABC's “Brothers & Sisters” (2006-2007) and ABC Family's “Lincoln Heights” (2009) before landing his first leading role in the MTV supernatural drama series “Teen Wolf” (2011-?), playing Scott McCall. His film credits include “Maid in Manhattan” (2002), “Veritas, Prince of Truth” (2007) and “Legendary” (2009).
Apart from acting, Posey also fronts the band Lost In Kostko, in which he plays guitar and sings.
Posey resides in Santa Clarita, California. His hobbies are singing, writing music, watching movies, skateboarding, and roller blading.
Childhood and Family:
Tyler Garcia Posey was born on October 18, 1991, in Santa Monica, California. He is the son of actor John Posey and Cyndi Garcia. He has two brothers, Jesse and Derek. He attended Hart High School in Santa Clarita, California, and studied acting under the guidance of Steven Anderson and Todd Thayler. Tyler's nickname is Ty.
Tyler Posey landed an uncredited part in the biographical movie “Men of Honor” (2000), starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Robert De Niro and Charlize Theron and directed by George Tillman Jr.. His first break arrived when he was cast as Raul Garcia, an orphaned, on the medical drama/family drama series “Doc,” starring Billy Ray Cyrus as Dr. Clint “Doc” Cassidy. The show ran on PAX television for five seasons from March 11, 2001 until November 28, 2004. For his fine acting, Posey was nominated for Young Artist Award in the category of Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young Actor twice in 2002 and 2004 and a Grace Award for Most Inspiring Television Acting.
In 2002, Posey landed the role of Mauro on the action film “Collateral Damage,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and played Jennifer Lopez's son, Ty Ventura, on the box office hit film “Maid in Manhattan,” directed by Wayne Wang. The same year, he also guest starred as Robert in an episode of “ Without a Trace” called “Silent Partner.”
After “Doc” departed the airwaves, Posey landed episodes of “ Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye” (2005), “Into the West” (2005, as young Abe Wheeler – 12) and “ Smallville” (2006) before playing the recurring role of Gabe Whedon in the first season of the ABC serial drama “Brothers & Sisters” ( 2006-2007). He returned to features with a a supporting role as Obert in David Ogden's drama, “Inside Out” (2005), starring Eriq La Salle, Steven Weber and Russell Wong. Two years later, he portrayed Mouse Gonzalez in the adventure/family film “Veritas, Prince of Truth” (2007), starring Sean Patrick Flanery, Bret Loehr and Amy Jo Johnson.
In 2009, Posey portrayed Lizzie's first love, Andrew Ortega, in the ABC Family series “Lincoln Heights” (7 episodes). In the following year, he worked with Devon Graye, John Cena, Patricia Clarkson, Danny Glover and Madeleine Martin in the drama film “Legendary,” directed by Mel Damski.
Recently, Posey landed his first starring role in the teen drama series “Teen Wolf,” playing Scott McCall, a high school student and social unwanted that gets bitten by a werewolf while wandering in the woods. Premiered on MTV on June 6, 2011, the show has received positive reviews from critics and has been renewed for a second season.
Posey is set to play the leading role of Doug in the upcoming film “White Frog” (2012), opposite Harry Shum Jr. and Booboo Stewart.