16 Facts About Dylan O'Brien

1.

Dylan O'Brien's first major role was Stiles Stilinski on the MTV supernatural drama Teen Wolf, where he was a series regular during all six seasons.

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Dylan O'Brien achieved further prominence for his lead role of Thomas in the Maze Runner science fiction film trilogy, which led to more film appearances.

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3.

Dylan O'Brien played Deepwater Horizon explosion survivor Caleb Holloway in the disaster film Deepwater Horizon, fictional counterterrorist Mitch Rapp in the action thriller American Assassin, and title character in the Transformers installment Bumblebee .

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4.

Dylan O'Brien played the lead in the adventure film Love and Monsters .

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5.

Dylan O'Brien was born in New York City, the son of Lisa, a former actress who ran an acting school, and Patrick Dylan O'Brien, a camera operator.

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6.

At 14, Dylan O'Brien began posting original videos onto his YouTube channel.

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7.

Dylan O'Brien subsequently changed his plans to attend Syracuse University as a sports broadcasting major, to pursue acting.

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8.

Dylan O'Brien was the drummer for the independent rock band Slow Kids at Play.

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9.

Dylan O'Brien's acting break came when he landed one of the main roles in MTV's Teen Wolf, a series loosely based on the 1985 film.

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10.

Dylan O'Brien was intended to play Scott, but after reading the script, he wanted to audition for the part of Stiles instead.

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11.

In 2011, Dylan O'Brien was introduced to audiences in the entirely improvised independent comedy film High Road.

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12.

In March 2016, Dylan O'Brien was seriously injured on set while filming a stunt for Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

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13.

Dylan O'Brien was in a harness on top of a moving vehicle when he was unexpectedly pulled off the vehicle and hit by another vehicle.

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14.

Dylan O'Brien's injuries included facial fractures, a concussion, and brain trauma.

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15.

Dylan O'Brien later said that the accident "'broke most of the right side'" of his face; he underwent reconstructive facial surgery.

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16.

Dylan O'Brien starred in 2017's American Assassin, an action-thriller where he played titular character Mitch Rapp; and voiced the CGI title character in the Transformers spin-off film Bumblebee in 2018.

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