Dylan O'Brien is an American actor and musician. He is best known for playing the humanMieczysław "Stiles" Stilinski in the MTV series Teen Wolf, and for playing Thomas in the dystopian science-fiction series The Maze Runner, which is based on the young-adult novel trilogy of the same name.
Dylan is of Irish heritage on his father's side, and of Italian, English, and Spanish heritage on his mother's side.
Dylan O'Brien originally wanted to audition for the role of Scott McCall, but after reading the script, Dylan auditioned for the role of Stiles Stilinski instead.
He has also said that, upon auditioning for his role on Teen Wolf, his resume was simply a list of links to videos on his YouTube channel, as he had no other previous acting experience.
Interestingly enough, Dylan is currently dating actress Britt Robinson, his costar on the 2012 romantic comedy The First Time, who is best friends with his Teen Wolf co-star Shelley Hennig, who plays Malia Tate; Britt and Shelley starred in the 2011 CW Network supernatural series The Secret Circle, where they played half-sisters and coven members Cassie Blake and Diana Meade.
Dylan was the drummer for the independent rock band Slow Kids at Play.
In spring of 2016, Dylan was involved in a serious accident while performing a stunt on the set of The Maze Runner: The Death Cure in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His injuries, while considered to not be life-threatening, were still so severe that filming of the movie has been suspended indefinitely while he heals.
Dylan has said that he is such a fan of the New York Mets that he often doodles the word "Mets" on everything around him. As a result, sharp-eyed viewers can often catch these doodles on various props in Teen Wolf episodes, such as on a page of the Bestiary that was seen in Season 5's Condition Terminal.