Lucas Till has done what many actors fail to achieve – he has gone from teen heartthrob to bonafide star. The actor, who has been in the industry since 2003, won the hearts of many teens and young ladies when he played the love interest for Miley Cyrus‘ titular character in the feature film Hannah Montana: The Movie.
Shortly after the release of the film, the actor appeared in Taylor Swift‘s music video You Belong With Me. The music video was a viral sensation and further introduced the young actor to a whole new throng of devoted fans, certifying his status as a teen heartthrob.
Lucas Till has however managed to shed that image over the years and come out on the other side as not only a seasoned actor with an impressive body of work, but also as the lead on a hit television show, MacGyver. The show, which is a reboot of a successful 1985 television series of the same name, has succeeded in introducing Lucas Till to a more mature audience vastly different from his initial fanbase.
Biography – Who Is Lucas Till?
Lucas Daniel Till was born in Fort Hood, Texas, on the 10th of August 1990. Lucas’ mother, Dana, was a Chemist while his father, Mark, was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. Though he was born in Texas, Lucas spent most of his childhood in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lived until he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
While still in Atlanta, the actor attended Kell High School, a public high school in Georgia State’s Cobb County School District. Lucas was still a high school student when he booked the role of Travis Brody in Hannah Montana: The Movie. After he completed shooting for the film, Lucas returned to school where he graduated with the class of 2008.
After graduation, like so many other professional actors, he moved to Los Angeles to make his dream a reality.
Lucas Till Career
Lucas Till was fortunate enough to discover his talent for acting at an early age. He was encouraged by his parents who then enrolled him in a local acting class where he was discovered.
When he was ten, he began appearing in commercials and print adverts before moving to speak roles at the age of twelve. The young actor had his feature film debut in 2004 when he played Jay Graves in Lightning Bug. However, he didn’t land his first major role until he appeared in Walk The Line the following year where he played Jack Cash, the older brother Johnny Cash (one of the best-selling musicians of all time), who was killed in an accident.
In 2009, Lucas Till shot to fame with his roles in Hannah Montana: The Movie and Taylor Swift’s music video, You Belong With Me. The following year, he appeared opposite Jackie Chan in the action-comedy film, The Spy Next Door, where he played a Russian Spy.
Lucas Till has also appeared in House, Leo’s Little Big Show, Dance Of The Dead, Monster Trucks, Stoker, and All Superheroes Must Die. One of his most notable roles is as Havoc, a superhero in the X-Men franchise. The actor appeared in X-Men: First Class, Days of Future Past, and Apocalypse.
In 2016, he began playing the titular character in the MacGyver TV series, which has now become his most prominent role to date. His character is an agent in a secret American government organization – the Phoenix Foundation, which is disguised as a think-tank.
Relationship With Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus
Thanks to his chemistry with Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana: The Movie and Taylor Swift in You Belong With Me, many people speculated that the actor had a relationship with the superstars. Unfortunately, that could not be furthest from the truth.
In 2009, when the movie and music video came out, Miley was in a relationship with Justin Gaston which began in 2008 and ended in 2009. Shortly after, she began dating Liam Hemsworth, who she is currently engaged to. That same year, Taylor Swift was in a relationship with Taylor Lautner which ended shortly after the MTV Video Music Awards; after which she began dating John Mayer.
In other words, the only relationship Lucas Till had with Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift was purely professional.
Girlfriend & Personal Life
Presently, Lucas Till is single and does not have a girlfriend. His last relationship of note was with Carlson Young. The two were together for 11 months from August 2012 to July 2013 before calling it quits. Carlson is an American actress, best known for her role on Scream, As The Bell Rings, and Key & Peele.
Prior to Carlson, Lucas Till also dated Kayslee Collin – an American model, for two years, from 2010 till 2012. He was also rumored to have briefly dated Debby Ryan in 2010, however, this was never confirmed.
Since then, the actor has kept a low profile when it comes to his personal life.