A dynamic young actor, DYLAN O'BRIEN is quickly emerging as
one of Hollywood's brightest talents. In January 2018, he will reprise his role
as Thomas in The Death Cure, the third film in the popular Maze Runner
franchise. Adapted by Fox from James Dashner's novel of the same title, Maze
Runner: The Death Cure, follows Thomas and friends as they search for a cure to
a virus that turns people into zombies in a post- apocalyptic world.
The Maze Runner series is not the only time that O'Brien has led a big screen
adaptation of a best-selling book to the screen. Earlier this year, O'Brien
starred in American Assassin, from CBS Films and Lionsgate, based on Vince
Flynn's best-selling book series. In the film, O'Brien plays Mitch Rapp, the
popular protagonist of Flynn's novels. When his fiancĂ© is killed in a terrorist
attack, Rapp embarks on a quest for vigilante justice and is then recruited by
the CIA, where he's trained by veteran operative Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton).
Also this year, O'Brien wrapped a run on the hit MTV television series Teen
Wolf, a reimagining of the 1980's cult film of the same title. He became a fan
favorite on the show as Stiles, whose best friend Scott McCall was turned into
the teen wolf. Teen Wolf finished its sixth and final season in Summer 2017.
Previously, O'Brien appeared opposite Mark Wahlberg in the Lionsgate feature
film Deepwater Horizon (2016). That film, directed by Peter Berg, recounts the
true story of the 2010 BP oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. O'Brien plays
Caleb Holloway, the youngest crewmember aboard the doomed rig when the disaster
In 2013, O'Brien was featured in the Fox comedy The Internship, directed by
Shawn Levy and starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as two down on their luck
salesman who get internships at Google only to find themselves competing for
jobs with much younger, tech-savvy interns there.
Prior to that, O'Brien starred opposite Britt Robertson and Victoria Justice
in the feature film The First Time (2012) for director Jon Kasdan. The First
Time is a romantic comedy in the vein of Say Anything that follows two high
school students through the first weekend of their newfound love. The film
premiered in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was released by
Sony in Fall 2012.
His first feature film role was in the 2011 entirely improvised independent
film High Road directed by Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder Matt Walsh and
co-starring veteran comedic actors Horatio Sanz, Rob Riggle, Abby Elliott and
O'Brien was first discovered via YouTube in a series of comic online shorts,
which he directed, produced and starred in. He currently resides in Los Angeles.