Garrett Clayton Biography
Garrett Clayton (Gary Michael Clayton) is an American actor and singer. He is famously known for his role in the 2013 Disney Channel movie Teen Beach Movie. He portrayed the role of Tanner in the movie. He is also known for his role in the 2015 sequel Teen Beach 2.
He has made appearances in other film, television, and stage roles. Clayton was born in Dearborn, Michigan. His acting career begun way back in highschool. This was at Crestwood High School in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Being a member of the drama club, he performed in many of the drama club’s productions.
He later attended Oakland University where he studied musical theater. He made appearances on Days of Our Lives and Shake It Up in the year 2010. Co-starring Ralph Macchio, as Blake, he appeared in the Lifetime movie Holiday Spin in December 2012. Blake was a rebellious teen forced to live with his father. This was after his mother is killed in a car accident.
In the role of Tanner, he appeared in the cast of Teen Beach Movie. He played a cool but vacuous surfer who is “a mix between Frankie Avalon and Link from Hairspray”. In the latter half of the first season of The Fosters, he had a recurring role.
He portrayed gay porn star Brent Corrigan in the film King Cobra. This was in the year 2016. He played gay with James Franco and Christian Slater. He also played the role of Link Larkin in the NBC television broadcast of Hairspray Live!Garret Clayton Photo In 2017, he starred as Brady Mannion in the horror-thriller film Don’t Hang Up. That same year he also appeared on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse as Luke. He played the role alongside Al Pacino and Judith Light in a six-week run of Dotson Rader’s play God Looked Away. It was about the later life of Tennessee Williams.
He has also sung a number of songs. Among them; I put a smile on you and Shake it up
Garrett Clayton Age
Gary was born in Dearborn, Michigan, United States of America. He was born on 19th March 1991. He is 28 years old.
Garrett Clayton Height
Garrett is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall. He weighs 70 kg (155 pounds) and the rest of his body stats are; Chest – 40 inches, Arms/Biceps – 14 inches, and Waist – 32 inches
Garrett Clayton Net Worth
Garret is a big music fan. He literary loves music. That is apart from acting. His great passion and talent has earned him a great fortune. For someone his age, he probably has more than enough to show off. He is a very promising young actor and soon he could be the talk of town.
Thanks to his numerous movie appearances. Garret has an approximated net worth of $3 million. That sounds boomingly huge but its as true as it sounds. The amount could escalate higher in the fullness of time.
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Garrett was brought up by separated parents. His parents separated when he was very little. Until he was 15, he used to alternate living with his both parents every week. His mother was a flight attendant and a bartender. She also had degree in nursing. Her names are not clearly known though.
Details about his father still remain unknown. His father lived in Redford while his mom lived in Canton. Their family was not very finacially stable. His family has always been very supportive of his career. They did not however receive his gay news with a smile.
Garret says that his dad was mad with him. “I came out to the car and he just started screaming at me, and it boiled up to him screaming at me about how he hated that I was gay, and he didn’t know what to do with me.” His brother too was very mad to the extent of blocking him on facebook. Details about his brother are not clearly known.
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Clayton is completely out of market. He got engaged to his long-term boyfriend Blake Knight in 2018. His boyfriend Knight popped the question in Iceland! Asked abouth the proposal, he said, “most beautiful trip and the most beautiful day of my life to date.” He is a publicly confessed gay. The two have been in a relationship for more than eight years now.
Garrett Clayton Movies And Tv Shows | Garrett Clayton New Movie
- 2019- Peel
- 2019- The Adventures of Bunny Bravo
- 2018- Between Worlds
- 2018- The Last Breakfast Club
- 2018- Reach
- 2017- Back to the 90’s
- 2017- Young Blood
- 2016- Welcome to Willits
- 2016- Don’t Hang Up
- 2016- King Cobra
- 2016- Alien Hunter
- 2012- The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
- 2011- Love, Gloria
- 2010- Virginia
- 2009- Magic Mentah
- 2008- The Tower
- 2016- The Real O’Neals
- 2016- Hairspray Live!
- 2015- 100 Things to Do Before High School
- 2015- Teen Beach 2
- 2016- The Fosters
- 2013- The Client List
Garrett Clayton Interview
Q: How did you initially hear about the movie?
Garrett Clayton: I was contacted by my managers because the production team on King Cobra asked me to send in an audition for the movie.
Q: What was your first thought when reading the script for King Cobra?
Garrett Clayton: I was really surprised! It’s a shocking story all on its own-and then I found out who was doing it, and the short amount of time they were trying to do it in. All of those elements combined made me eager to get to work.
Q: King Cobra has a pretty heavyweight cast with James Franco, Christian Slater, Molly Ringwald and Alicia Silverstone, How was your experience working alongside the other actors of King Cobra and who is one of your favorite actors to work alongside?
Garrett Clayton: It was very surreal to be working on set. I think most everyone knows about James, Christian, Alicia, and Molly’s work. I grew up watching their movies. I spent most of my scenes with Christian, and he was so down to earth and hard working which I loved. Anytime I asked to run a scene or he asked to run one with me we both knew we could count on each making this movie. It’s awesome to get a co-star who is so willing to do that. I felt like I learned a lot from him especially!
Q: King Cobra revolves around fairly risqué subject matter, what made you want to join the cast?
Garrett Clayton: Luckily it was a great script. And once I got to meet with director Justin Kelly to discuss the project, I felt safe doing a movie that had such risky and controversial material. The story is pretty aggressive, but it’s real! I jumped at the chance to work with the cast on such a dynamic and fresh project, and after seeing some of Justin’s other work I knew that he would be able to pull it off with the right balance of humor and drama.
Q: What did you think when you found out it was based on a true story?
Garrett Clayton: I was shocked! Such a gritty story especially one that is true doesn’t come across me as often as I’d like. Once I got to meet with Justin, I welcomed the challenge!
Q: Being that you are a porn star in the movie, how did you prepare for your role?
Garrett Clayton: Studying the job itself. Watching documentaries and obviously studying Sean/Brent his life, reading Cobra Killer and finding any video of him being himself outside of work.
Q: Any funny stories you can share from the set?
Garrett Clayton: One of my favorite memories from set is when Christian and I were shooting the restaurant scene and in the middle of camera set up’s he turned to me and starting singing “Gypsy” as Mama Rose right in the middle of the scene! I didn’t expect it at all, it was pretty hilarious.
Q: Beyond acting, are there any other big career goals you wish to accomplish?
Garrett Clayton: Be a superhero, a wizard, and a villain in movies. Do musicals/plays on Broadway. Produce my own content.
Q: What Motivates you to keep going for the next big role?
Garrett Clayton: I started acting because it was fun and I loved doing it. As long as that stays a part of my job I will keep doing this.
Q: Does anyone personally inspire you?
Garrett Clayton: My family
Q: Do you have a favorite quote you live by?
Garrett Clayton: Lead, follow or get out of the way.
Q: When in a relationship, what qualities do you look for in a person?
Garrett Clayton: Honesty and loyalty are the most important things I look for. I think that’s true with friends as well as when I’m dating someone.
Q: If you had to play a supervillain, who would you be?
Garrett Clayton: Mystery! He’s one of the more obscure Spider-Man villains, but I always thought he was cool growing up. I had this book of Spider-Man characters, and he was the most intriguing… He’s kind of an illusionist/magician, and his “powers” were more like tricks, and were based in reality more than a lot of the other bad guys’.
Q: Where do you get your fashion inspiration, who influences you the most?
Garrett Clayton: I like Armani, Diesel, and Marc Jacobs a lot.
Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Garrett Clayton: I hope I’ll be able to produce projects and continue to pursue my acting career as well. I think it’ll be great to work with people I know, and friends, on projects that we can build from the ground up together. That’s kind of the dream. To be able to work with friends and talented people I love, and to travel around together making movies.
Q: Any big career goals you wish to accomplish?
Garrett Clayton: I definitely want to make it to Broadway, be either a Marvel hero or villain, and start my own production company at some point. I’m not in any rush though. I’m enjoying the ride so far.
Q: What personal motto do you always live by?
Garrett Clayton: Live your life. I think that’s important to remember especially in these times, when it’s easy for people to be glued to their phones. There’s so much out there to see and do, and so many amazing people to meet. So, you know, get out there and live your life! Don’t just post curated pictures and pretend that that’s your life… This isn’t a dry run. It’s your only chance! So get out there and live it up!
Q: What is your fitness regimen for keeping your body in shape?
Garrett Clayton: I’m like anyone else: I try to hold a good diet and I workout when I can. I definitely spend more time in the gym when I need to beef up or get more cut for certain roles, but I’m always trying to stay active in different ways.
Q: If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be and why?
Garrett Clayton: I haven’t really thought about that, I guess… I don’t think I’d want to. I’m happy with my life and the way it’s going so far! I guess every now and then it could be nice to “escape” for a day or two at a time. But I think if I could do that–you know, run off and go wherever I wanted for a day–I’d still want to do it as me.
Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.