Tyler Young is a young actor who has quickly established himself as a force to reckon with in the American entertainment industry. He got his professional start in 2013 with a role in the TV series The Avatars. However, it was his role in the USA Network’s limited series Eyewitness as Philip Shea, a gay teenager in foster care who witnessed a triple homicide that brought him much acclaim and breakthrough.
While the role brought him to the limelight, it also sparked up gay speculations about the young actor. Get to know more about the actor below.
Tyler Young Biography
The actor’s story began in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. Tyler Matthew Young was born on September 17, 1990. He was raised in the suburb of Kildeer alongside his two younger siblings, a brother named Stephen who is an interior designer, and a sister. Tyler is of Jewish descent.
Young attended Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. As regards his higher educational qualification, he studied Advertising and Public Relations at DePaul University in Chicago. Then, he proceeded to some of the city’s finest acting institutions to improve his acting skills. He trained at Acting Studio Chicago, the improvisational theatre at The Second City, and also at The Theatre School at DePaul University.
His professional acting career started in 2013, out of Chicago, with a lead role in the TV series The Avatars. He then had guest roles on episodes of NBC’s Chicago Fire in 2014 as well as in Fox’s Empire in 2015. In 2014, he made his film debut by taking up the role of Sam in the short film The Ballad of Ronnie and Clive. He landed another role in a second short film titled The Last Hour as Eric, also in 2014.
Tyler Young scored himself another role on TV in 2016 which served as a timely career boost. He appeared in a leading role as Philip Shea in the USA Network’s TV series Eyewitness. His character is a gay teenager in the foster care of a small-town sheriff, Helen Torrance portrayed by Julianne Nicholson, who witnessed a triple homicide. With this role, he quickly established himself as one of the best up-and-coming actors to look out for and now has his hands full of prospective projects.
In 2017, he was cast in a guest role as Jared in the CBS medical drama series Code Black. The same year, he appeared in the acclaimed ABC miniseries When We Rise in the role of Matt. He was then featured in another short film titled Small Arms in 2018 as Ethan. Also in 2018, the young actor was cast opposite Kathryn Prescott and Madelaine Petsch in the horror film Polaroid as Connor Bell. Tyler Young also appeared in The Mystery of Casa Matusita.
Is Tyler Young Gay?
The actor’s younger brother, Stephen, happens to be gay. After he witnessed his brother’s coming out, Tyler Young had a better grasp and understanding of the hardships LGBTQ people suffer. However, he wasn’t prepared for when people began to speculate that he was gay.
The rumor was further heightened after his role in Eyewitness as a gay teenager. In the movie, he played the boyfriend of Lukas Waldenbeck, who was played by James Paxton. However, he put the rumors to rest by flaunting his beautiful girlfriend, actress Iliana Raykovski, on social media.
The duo has been together since 2011 and has been setting relationship goals for other couples.
Everything To Know About The American Actor
Here are other things to keep in mind about Tyler Young.
• Tyler Young, without mincing words, is a proportionate blend of brains, good looks, and talent. While he is known for his skills as an actor, he has also been able to win hearts with his looks and sheer pleasantness. Looking at him, it’s easy to deduce that he is a tall man; his height has been listed as 6 feet.
• His fame does not only end in the entertainment industry. He is also loved and appreciated by a ton of followers across several social media platforms. He has over 78k followers on Instagram, more than 33k on Twitter, and a myriad of fans on Facebook.
• Tyler Young currently lives in Los Angeles, California.