If you don’t know the name Jack Dylan Grazer now, you sure as hell will very soon. The 17-year-old actor previously starred in DC Comics’s Shazaam! and It—Aka is part of the next gen of teen actors including Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Ollef, Sophia Illis and Jaeden Martell—but demo’d his acting chops recently in Luca Guadagnino’s gorgeous and queer coming of age TV show, that plays out like visual poetry, HBO’s We Are Who We Are. He’s appeared in GQ, Interview Magazine and InStyle, worn Moschino and Commes des Garçons, and is a cisgender man defying the traditional gender norms of fashion with nail polish, makeup and dresses.
But, who exactly is this fashion-forward, TikTok famous, teen star? Keep reading to find out.
Who Is Jack Dylan Grazer?
Jack Dylan Grazer is a 17-year-old California-born actor and model, and a Virgo✨ born on 3rd of September, 2003. According to an interview with Interview Magazine, he found his love for acting after his Mum, Angela LaFever, booked him some karate lessons and he realised he loved being on stage. He made his true acting debut as one of the seven misfit teens tasked with bringing down Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Shortly after that, Grazer played the best friend to a DC superhero in the film adaptation of DC Comics’s Shazam! And now, he’s your hormone-raging fashion-forward teen fave in Luca Guadagnino’s gorgeous coming of age series about American teens in a U.S. base in Northern Italy, We Are Who We Are.
During all of his roles, Grazer admitted that he gets *really* into his characters. While shooting WAWWA in Italy, away from his friends and family in LA, he told Interview Magazine, “I read the script as Fraser, and I was walking around town and using the same gait that I thought Fraser would have, ordering a coffee like Fraser, acting like him in my day-to-day life.” According to his HBO Max list of favourites, some of his favourite films and TV include It (ofc), South Park, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Raised by Wolves and Us.
During all this success, Grazer has been catapulted into the limelight. Over on Instagram, he’s followed by over 4.2 million people. TikTok is overrun with fan-cams of his long, black wildly curly hair, endearing charm and goofy sense of humour and optimism. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem like that’s gone to his head and at the end of the day, he’s still a teen. In his downtime, Grazer spends time with his close pals, including Finn Wolfhard, who described the two of them as “best friends” who “talk all the time,” skateboards and works on his hobbies. Case in point, this video below on his Instagram featuring It co-stars Wyatt Ollef and Jaeden Martell, who you might also know as Stanley Barber from Netflix’s cancelled-too-soon I Am Not Okay With This and Knives Out.
According to his episode of GQ’s “10 Things I Can’t Live Without,” Jack Dylan Grazer plays the flute but doesn’t know how to read sheet music. Instead, he learns by watching videos of rock band Jethro Tull and the finger movements of the band’s flutist, Ian Anderson.
Who Is Jack Dylan Grazer Dating?
Despite being a very open person, Grazer keeps his private life, well, private. On social media, he tends to promote his projects, skateboarding tricks and latest high fashion looks from photoshoots. But, the We Are Who We Are star is reportedly dating Instagrammer Cylia Chasman.
Over on Chasman’s Instagram, the 15-year-old model has shared some cute pics of her and Grazer, including a date by a lake at Yosemite National Park. Grazer has yet to announce their relationship on his own profile, but, if her posts are anything to go by, the pair started dating as late as 17th of August.
Where else have you seen Jack Dylan Grazer?
Prior to playing the iconic fashion loving, questioning teen, Fraser, Jack Dylan Grazer starred in a few notable series and alongside some pretty big stars. While he had some minor background roles in shows like The Greatest Event in Television History and Comedy Bang! Bang!, it wasn’t until 2017 that he made his true acting debut as Eddie Kaspbrak, a hypochondriac member of “The Loser Club” with an overbearing mother in It. You might also recognise him as Young Alex in Me, Myself and I, and as a 12-year-old version of Nic Sheff in Beautiful Boy, Aka a young Timothée Chalamet.
Looking to the future, Jack Dylan Grazer is about to star in the Alex McAulay drama thriller Don’t Tell a Soul, alongside Fionn Whitehead, and reprise his role as Freddy Freeman in Shazam! Fury of the Gods.