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Garrett Clayton
General Information
Gender: Male
Nicknames: Gary
Birthday: March 19, 1991
Age: 30
Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Birthplace: Dearborn, Michigan
Nationality: American
Other Information
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5'10
Occupation(s): Actor, Singer
Behind the Scenes
Role: Tanner

Garrett Clayton is an American actor who portrays Tanner in Teen Beach Movie and its sequel, Teen Beach 2.


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.

Personal Life

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.



Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Tower Zombie
2009 Magic Mentah Sander
2010 Virginia Mormon Boy #2
2011 Love, Gloria Tad
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
Alien Hunter Zack
2017 Back to the 90's Boy Band Singer Short film
Young Blood Jackson Stone Short film
2018 Between Worlds Mike
The Last Breakfast Club Brian
Reach Steven
2019 Peel Chad
The Adventures of Bunny Bravo Papaya In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
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

Stage Credits

Year Title Role
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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