Who is Dylan Playfair?

Dylan Playfair was born in Fort St. James, British Columbia, Canada, on 19 June 1992 – his zodiac sign is Gemini, and he holds Canadian nationality. He’s an actor with 35 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his portrayal of Reilly in the comedy series “Letterkenny”. It was created by Jared Keeso, who’s also starring in it alongside Nathan Dales and Michelle Mylett. The series has been airing since 2016, and follows the lives of people in a small town; it has won 13 of the 49 awards for which it has been nominated.

Early life, parents and education

Dylan was raised alongside his younger brothers Jackson and Austyn in Canada, by their mother Roxanne Playfair who’s a businesswoman, and their father Jim Playfair who’s an ice hockey coach, and a former player.

Because of their father’s influence, Dylan and his brothers began playing ice hockey at an early age, and all three played competitively upon enrolling at a local high school. Dylan then chose a rather different path in life, as he became interested in acting, and appeared in school plays. Although a bit skeptical at first, his father supported him, and upon matriculating in 2010, Dylan chose not to enroll at a college, but to focus on acting.

He practiced his skills at Vancouver Acting School.

Roles in movies

Dylan made his debut film appearance in 2012, when cast to play Trevor Thompson in the mystery horror “Grave Encounters 2”. The film was written by The Vicious Brothers, directed by John Poliquin, and starred Richard Harmon, Shawn C. Phillips and Jennica Fulton. It follows a film student and his friends, as they’re visiting the hospital depicted in the prequel “Grave Encounters”.

The following years saw Dylan play supporting characters in several mediocre films, such as the 2012 short sports drama “Stanley’s Game Seven 3”, the thriller “Profile for Murder” and the  biographical sports drama “Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story” both in 2013. His following notable performance was in the 2013 family sports drama “If I Had Wings”, which follows a blind child who has been partnered with a juvenile offender for a cross country race.

Dylan Playfair

The film received positive reviews, and won one of the 10 awards for which it was nominated.

Dylan then became focused on appearing in short movies, and starred in several, such as “Pro Hockey Media Relations 101”, “Never Steady, Never Still”, and “Pro Hockey Media Relations 101: Lesson 2”. In 2017, he played the supporting character Robbie, in the horror thriller “Still/Born”, written and directed by Brandon Christensen, and which starred Christie Burke, Jesse Moss and Rebecca Olson. It follows Mary who has just given birth to twins, one of whom has died, while she now suspects that a supernatural presence wants to take her living son from her. It won three of the five awards for which it was nominated.

Three of Dylan’s most recent movie roles have been in 2020, in the horror thriller “The Sinners”, the sports comedy “Odd Man Rush” (lead role), and the comedy “Summerland”.

He’s currently shooting for the upcoming action drama “Used Mercs”, set to be released in 2021.

Roles in TV series

Dylan has appeared in only seven TV series, including “Letterkenny”, as he’s mostly been focused on appearing in movies.

In 2014, he was cast to play Knox, one of the main characters in the family comedy “Some Assembly Required”. It aired from 2014 to 2016, also starred Kolton Stewart and Harrison Houde, and follows a 14-year-old boy who has become the owner of a toy company, and has hired his friends to help him come up with designs for new toys. The series won nine of the 26 awards for which it was nominated.

In 2016, Dylan portrayed Owen in three episodes of the family comedy drama “Haters Back Off!”, and from 2016 to 2018, he played the supporting character Kyle, in the mystery science fiction drama “Travelers”.

It follows people from the future, who have discovered how to send their consciousness back through time; the series was a big hit, winning four of the 20 awards for which it was nominated.

In 2019, Dylan played Clay Turner, in three episodes of the fantasy horror drama “The Order”, and in 2021, he appeared in the episode “Teamwork” of the mini-series “Stories of Kindness”. His most recent TV series role has been his portrayal of Coach T, in the 2021 sports comedy “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”.

Other credits

Dylan has four producing and one directing credit; he made his producing debut with the 2015 documentary film “The Drop”, and the same year saw him produce its sequel “The Drop: Why Young People Don’t Vote”. In 2020, he both produced and directed the short comedy film “Shared Bath”, as well as producing the short thriller movie “Into the Night”.

In 2017, Dylan sang the songs “It’s Going Down” and “What’s My Name”, in the action adventure family movie “Descendants 2”.

He has made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, such as “Hometown to Hollywood”, “MKP Celebrity Talk” and “Popternative”.

Awards and nominations

Dylan has won three awards: a 2014 Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Television Movie, for “Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story”, a 2014 Joey Award for Young Ensemble Cast in a Comedy/Action TV Series, for his and his colleagues’ performance in the series “Some Assembly Required”, and a 2016 Leo Award for Best Performance by a Male in a Short Drama, for the film “Never Steady, Never Still”.

He has also been nominated for three other Leo Awards.

Love life and girlfriend

Dylan’s quite open when it comes to his love life – he’s been engaged to his girlfriend Jen Araki for close to three years now.

The two announced the engagement on their social media accounts, having already been in a relationship for around two years.

Jen’s an American model and an actress, with close to 20 acting credits to her name, perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Jianne Voight, in the comedy series “Good God”. She’s also known for her roles in the fantasy horror film “House of Demons”, the documentary movie “They Call Me Superman”, and the action fantasy series “Van Helsing”.

Dylan hasn’t spoken of any other girls whom he has perhaps been with, so as of June 2021 he’s engaged to Jen Araki, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Dylan likes to work out in his spare time, and has five to six training sessions at the gym each week, thus his muscular body. Summer is his favorite season, mostly because he enjoys showing off his body at the beach.

He’s a lover of animals, and his pet dog can be seen featured in many of his Instagram videos. Dylan’s today spending most of his time working, and it’s his family who are taking care of his dog.

He’s passionate about travelling, and has been all around Canada and to various US states, for both work and pleasure. Dylan’s hoping that he will soon be given an opportunity to appear in a British film, and thus travel further.

He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Eddie Redmayne, Leonardo DiCaprio and Amanda Seyfried, and a couple of his favorite movies are “Les Miserables”, “Dear John” and “Inception”.

Age, height and net worth

Dylan’s age is 28. He has medium long brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.79m) and he weighs around 167lbs (76kgs).

As of June 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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