It is safe to say that Dylan Kingwell is an acting prodigy in his own right. The actor’s career started when he was just four years old and has never lapsed at any time since then. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Dylan did not start out his acting career doing theatre productions neither did he have to be involved in too many commercials before his big break.
He is lucky, however, that his parents were able to discover his talent early and begin paving the path for his success. Kingwell has done mostly television work and is known for appearing in series and films like The Good Doctor, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and The Christmas Note.
Dylan Kingwell’s Bio And Age
The actor was born on July 6, 2004. He was born and raised in Vancouver, in the province of British Columbia, in Canada. It did not take long for Dylan to start acting. He was signed by a talent agent at the age of four and was soon given his first gig, a Candy Land Castle Commercial for Hasbro in 2008.
Although he started appearing in movies shortly after that, he would get the chance to do a few more commercials over the course of his career.
His Acting Career
Dylan made his television movie debut in 2011’s To the Mat. He was cast as Jordy Junior, the son of Jordy Slocum played by David Cudmore. Two years later, he appeared in his first big-screen movie, a fantasy drama titled The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet. He subsequently appeared in a single episode guest role in the same year on the series The Tomorrow People.
In 2014, Dylan Kingwell bagged another role albeit a minor one in Tim Burton’s movie Big Eyes. He also appeared in the short movie Soldiers of Earth as the younger version of Richard Meen’s character, Coyle. The following year Dylan was in The Returned, an A&E adaptation of the French series Les Revenants. This was his first major role and he played the character, Victor, showing up in every episode of the first season.
The year 2015 proved to be the busiest year of his career yet. He appeared in three Christmas-themed movies. He was the younger version of David Alpay’s character in Ice Sculpture Christmas. Dylan Kingwell also played a major role as Danny in Wish Upon A Christmas and portrayed Ethan in The Christmas Note. In the same year, he also guest-starred as young Sam Winchester on an episode of the eighth season of Supernatural.
In 2016, Dylan Kingwell had a relatively slow year. He only appeared on one project, a made-for-television movie titled The Wilding where he portrayed the character, Peyton Reddings. The following year, he was in Manny Dearest as the character Max Clark. He followed this up with the role of Arthur Henderson in the television movie Campfire Kiss and also played Sean Keegan in Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Kingwell also played a recurring role as Steve Murphy, the younger brother of Freddie Highmore‘s lead character Shawn Murphy, in the ABC series The Good Doctor.
Dylan Kingwell also appeared in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. He joined the black-comedy drama series in 2017 in a recurring capacity, playing the dual role of Duncan and Quigley Quagmire. The series is based on a children’s fiction book of the same name written by Lemony Snicket. In this show, Dylan Kingwell got to work with the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Avi Lake, Malina Weissman, Patrick Warburton, and Louis Hynes.
Who Are The Members Of Dylan Kingwell’s Family?
Dylan’s nuclear family unit is a small one. Besides him, his parents gave birth to two more children, two girls. Dylan is the middle child of the family. The identity of the actor’s parents and his sisters are not known. What is known is that they were all born and raised in the city of Vancouver.
Dylan has a very supportive family in terms of his career. His parents have always been there for him ever since they discovered he would make a good actor. He started showing signs of compatibility with acting as early as three years old. At the time, he accompanied his parents frequently to Starbucks and while there he would walk up to random strangers and introduce himself. Noticing that he was a very social child, his parents decided to get him an agent. After searching for a while and receiving a few rejections, they finally found one that would take on young Dylan. The agent was sold on him when after he recited an entire children’s book completely from memory.
What Is His Height?
The Canadian actor still has some growing to do, physically speaking, considering his age. Kingwell definitely still has a few years to go before he gets to his adult height. for now, the Manny Dearest actor stands at a height of 4 feet 10½ inches (1.49 m).
Other Facts About The Canadian Actor
1. The actor has also been in various commercials for companies and brands such as Samsung, Canadian Tire, Nintendo, Crayola, Lexus, Walmart, Blue Diamond Almonds and others.
2. While A&E’s The Returned was Dylan Kingwell’s first major role, he sadly didn’t get to be on the project for long as the network canceled the series after only its first season.
3. The actor loves to spend his time with his family whenever he is not on set.
4. Kingwell is an outdoors person and also loves to participate in all things sports, especially hockey.
5. He is also a lover of science, is an avid reader, has a high level of curiosity and is thoroughly devoted to his academics.