Garrett Clayton

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Garrett Clayton
Birth nameGary Clayton
Born(1991-03-19) March 19, 1991 (age 23)
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
OriginDearborn Heights, Michigan, United States
Occupation(s)Actor, dancer, singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009-present
 
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Garrett Clayton
Birth nameGary Clayton
Born(1991-03-19) March 19, 1991 (age 23)
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
OriginDearborn Heights, Michigan, United States
Occupation(s)Actor, dancer, singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009-present

Gary Clayton, known as Garrett Clayton (born March 19, 1991), is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He began his career at Crestwood High School in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, performing in many of the drama club's productions. He is best known for portraying Tanner in Teen Beach Movie, a Disney Channel Original Movie, directed by Jeffrey Hornaday, and the role of Blake in the Lifetime movie Holiday Spin, co-starring Ralph Macchio. Many have said he bears a resemblance to former Disney Channel actor, Zac Efron.[1] Clayton appeared in an in-depth interview and photo shoot in the October 2013 issue of Hero (magazine).[2]

Acting career[edit]

Clayton was cast in 2013 in the role of Tanner in Disney's musical Teen Beach Movie in which he plays a cool surfer who is "a mix between Frankie Avalon and Link from Hairspray."[3] The film is directed by Jeffrey Hornaday and was filmed in Puerto Rico with the release date of July 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM ET. It co-stars Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, and Grace Phipps.

In December 2012, Clayton appeared in the Lifetime movie Holiday Spin, co-starring Ralph Macchio. He performed the role of Blake, a rebellious teen forced to live with his father (Macchio) after his mother is killed in a car accident.[4]

He has also made appearances on Days of Our Lives and Shake It Up. He has a recurring role on the latter half of the first season of The Fosters.[5]

Filmography[edit]

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YearTitleRoleNotes
2008The TowerZombie
2009Magic MentahSander
2010Days of our LivesEliEpisode #1.11324
Shake It Up!DylanEpisode: "Party It Up"
2011Love, GloriaTad
2012The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon AdventureDiner dancer
Holiday SpinBlakeLead
2013Teen Beach MovieTannerDisney Channel Original Movie
Killing GamesJeffPre-production
JessieEarl "Eddie Earl"1 Episode - The Blind Date; The Cheapskate and the Primate
2014The FostersChaseRecurring Role (Season 1)
2015Teen Beach Movie 2TannerDisney Channel Original Movie
Don't Hang UpBrady ManionLead

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