American actor Michael Trevino has acted in a number of television shows over the course of his career, however, he is best known for his role as a werewolf/vampire hybrid, Tyler Lockwood, in CW’s The Vampire Diaries. He reprised his role in the equally successful spin-off The Originals. Trevino left The Vampire Diaries in 2015, the same year as one of the show’s lead actress Nina Dobrev who played the dual role of Elena Gilbert and Katherine. In recent years, the hunk is seen playing the role of Kyle Valenti in the television series, Roswell, New Mexico. Here is a look at Michael Trevino’s life beyond what he portrays in his many acts.
Michael Trevino’s Bio (Age, Ethnicity)
Trevino was born Michael Anthony Trevino on the 25th of January 1985 in Montebello, California to parents who are both Mexicans. Trevino has the look that makes it a bit difficult to tell his roots. The actor clarified his ethnicity in an interview saying: “I’m a full-blooded Mexican.” In the same interview, the actor revealed that his mother hails from Zacatecas, Mexico, while his father was born to Mexican immigrants who settled in Fresno, California.
Michael Trevino was partly raised in Valencia, California. As a kid, the actor was raised bilingual but lost his mother tongue – Spanish, after his mom employed an English-speaking babysitter. Though Trevino still understands Spanish, he is only able to put together a few words and is not particularly fluent in the language.
After discovering that he had a thing for acting, Michael Trevino began studying theater at Playhouse West. Like most upcoming actors, Trevino started by booking commercials, one of his first being an Old Navy Commercial. He officially began his career in 2005 and the same year, he landed his first lead role in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Cow Belles.
Trevino would later book roles in a number of TV shows including Bones, The Riches, Cane, and 90210, before landing what became his breakout role in The Vampire Diaries. Michael Trevino has been more active in the small screen and has only a couple of film credits, including the 2018 Chinese film, Out of Control.
His Romantic Relationships – Girlfriend, Wife
At the time of this writing, it is unclear what Trevino’s relationship status is as he has become quiet about his love life in recent years. However, it is highly unlikely that he is married. In time past, the hunk has been in a couple of relationships that made it to media light. The most well known, was his three-year relationship with Glee actress, Jenna Ushkowitz.
During their time as an item, the pair remained largely quiet about their love, however, their cute social media posts dedicated to each other made it clear that they were in love. In the early stages of their relationship, the couple had a photo session with celebrity photographer, Tyler Shield who later took to his website to document how much chemistry the two shared.
In January 2014, the couple seemed to be going strong, judging by the cute birthday message Jenna posted for Michael Trevino, however, by May of the same year, the couple had split up. During a red carpet event in May 2014, a curious fan asked Jenna if she was still dating Trevino, to which she replied that she was single. The couple didn’t reveal the cause of their split but some fans began speculating that it was because of Trevino’s closeness to his costar Nina Dobrev.
Nina had taken to her Instagram page to post a photo of her and Trevino enjoying the game of bowling together to which many jumped on as evidence that the two were together. Other fans, especially Delana fans who had been rooting for Dobrev to get back with former flame Ian Somerhalder quickly debunked the rumors, saying that the two were only close friends. It turns out that they were right as no concrete evidence emerged that the two could possibly be a couple.
After the rumors of his relationship with Dobrev quelled, new rumors emerged linking him to As the World Turns actress Alexandra Chando.
Michael Trevino stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches, that is about 1.75 m. To complement his height, Trevino has an attractive body physique. His body measurements are estimated to be 40-14-32 (inches) for his chest-biceps-waist. The actor also sports a conspicuous strong jawline that gives him a dash of a villain look. His weight is estimated at 161 lbs, that is about 73 kg.