Garrett Clayton returns as Tanner in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach 2. The handsome surf star of a classic teen beach movie Wet Side Story, Tanner miraculously transports himself, along with his girlfriend, Lela, into the present day high school where they surprise their newfound friends Mack and Brady. A multi-hyphenate (actor, singer, dancer, producer), his television credits include a recurring role on the hit ABC Family's The Fosters, a starring role opposite Ralph Macchio in the Lifetime movie Holiday Spin and guest-star roles on Disney Channel series Jessie and Shake It Up. On the big screen, his credits include the films Virginia, directed by Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black, and Love, Gloria. In 2016, Clayton took on the lead role in the suspense drama Don't Hang Up.
Raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, Clayton performed in regional theater productions of High School Musical 2, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Peter Pan, and Beauty and the Beast. He has also appeared in numerous print ads and has modeled for companies, including Guess.
In 2018, Clayton publicly came out as gay when he stated that he had acted in the film Reach because he had been in a long-term relationship with a man, Blake Knight. A year later, he announced that they had gotten engaged.
|2010||Virginia||Mormon Boy #2|
|2012||The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure||Diner Dancer|
|2016||Welcome to Willits||Zack|
|Don't Hang Up||Brady Mannion||Lead role|
|King Cobra||Brent Corrigan||Lead role|
|2017||Back to the 90's||Boy Band Singer||Short film|
|Young Blood||Jackson Stone||Short film|
|The Last Breakfast Club||Brian|
|The Adventures of Bunny Bravo||Papaya||In post-production|
|2010||Days of Our Lives||Eli||1 episode ("29 April 2010")|
|Shake It Up||Dylan||1 episode ("Party it Up")|
|2012||Spin Holiday Spin||Blake||Lead role; television film|
|2013||The Client List||Billy||1 episode ("What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am")|
|Jessie||Earl||1 episode ("The Blind Date, the Cheapskate, and the Primate")|
|Teen Beach Movie||Tanner||Lead role; television film; Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2014; 2016||The Fosters||Chase||Recurring role (Season 4); 4 episodes|
Episode: "The Show" (guest)
|2015||100 Things to Do Before High School||Stephen Powers||1 episode ("Survive the Virus Attack Trapped in the Last Home Base Station on Earth Thing")|
|Teen Beach 2||Tanner||Lead role; television film; Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2016||The Real O'Neals||Ricky||1 episode ("The Real Lent")|
|Hairspray Live!||Link Larkin||Television special|
|2014–2015; 2017||Sleeping Beauty And Her Winter Knight||Prince of Alhambra|
|2015||Cruel Intentions: The Musical||Greg|
|2017||God Looked Away||Luke|
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