If you were one of the millions who binge-watched Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, and want to know more about the talented actor who plays Clay Jensen, you’re not alone!

Fans immediately fell in love with Dylan Minnette, 20, and his character, who’s the main protagonist in the drama. The story follows the high schooler as he tries to piece together what caused the suicide of his friend Hannah Baker.

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Scroll down to see what Dylan was doing before he starred on the hit show!

Dylan appeared on four episodes of Lost in 2010.

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Dylan has been acting since the age of seven and has appeared on hit shows such as Two and a Half Men, Prison Break, and ABC’s Lost. He even had a multiple episode arc on Scandal in 2014.

His resume includes an impressive list of movies as well.

Dylan’s list of film’s includes Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Fred Claus, Goosebumps, and 2016’s Don’t Breathe.

He’s in a band.

Not only does he act, but Dylan is also a talented musician. He was the singer and guitarist in a band called The Narwhals before forming a new group called Wallows. They recently dropped their debut single, “Pleaser.”

He’s got a girlfriend (unfortunately).


Dylan has been dating his girlfriend and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day co-star Kerris Dorsey since 2014, and there’s no denying that they’re adorable together.

He’s an only child.

He was born in Evansville, IN, to Robyn Maker and Craig Minnette. The family eventually moved to LA when Dylan was in elementary school so that he could pursue a career in acting.

We cannot wait to see what else is in store for Dylan — but we really hope it includes a Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why!

Watch behind the scenes clips of 13 Reasons Why: