Tyler Young bio: Age, height, birthday, career, is he gay?

Tyler Young bio: Age, height, birthday, career, is he gay?

Tyler Matthew Young, popularly known as Tyler Young, is an American-born actor. He rose to fame after starring as Phillip Shea in the acclaimed USA Network limited series known as Eyewitness. In 2019, he starred as Connor Bell in Polaroid.

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Actor Matthew Young attends the 2017 HollyShorts Film Festival Opening Night Gala. Photo: Tara Ziemba
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The actor has appeared as a guest on NBC's Chicago Fire and FOX's Empire. He also starred as a guest in Code Black (2017), and When We Rise (2017).

Tyler Young profile summary

  • Full name: Tyler Matthew Young
  • Date of birth: 17th December 1990
  • Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Tyler Young actor age: 30 years old (as of 2020)
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Relationship status: In a relationship
  • Girlfriend: Iliana Raykovski
  • Profession: Actor
  • Net worth: $1 million


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Tyler was born on 17th December 1990 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. What is Tyler Young Eyewitness age? The actor is 30 years old as of 2020. Tyler Young birthday is celebrated on 17th December every year.

He is the son of Sedale Threatt (father) and Nicole young (mother). His mother and father separated - his mother later remarried rapper Dr Dre, who adopted him. He was raised in a family of four in Chicago, alongside his brother, Stephen Young.


Tyler studied at the Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Upon completing his high school education, he joined DePaul University in Chicago for a Degree in Public Relations and Advertising. He studied acting at The Theatre School at DePaul and Improvisational Theatre at The Second City.


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Young enjoying the breeze. Photo: tyler.matthew.young
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Tyler began his career in 2016 when he was featured in the USA Network drama series known as Eyewitness as the main character. Tyler Young Eyewitness star played the role of Philip Shea, a gay teenager under foster care.

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Since then, he has starred in the following movies and TV shows.


  • 2020 - The Mystery of Casa Matusita as Mike Brown
  • 2019 - God Short Film as Oprah
  • 2019 - Polaroid as Connor Bell
  • 2017 - Small Arms Short film, as Ethan
  • 2014 - The Ballad of Ronnie and Clive Short film, as Sam
  • 2014 - The Last Hour Short film, as Eric

Television shows

  • 2017 - When We Rise as Matt
  • 2017 - Code Black as Jared
  • 2016 - Eyewitness as Philip Shea
  • 2015 - Empire as Shy Fan
  • 2014 - Chicago Fire as Jason Lullo

Tyler Young girlfriend

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Young taking a mirror selfie with his girlfriend. Photo: tyler.matthew.young
Source: Instagram

Who is the star dating? He is in a relationship with his long-term girlfriend, Iliana Raykovski. The duo began dating in 2014 and has been together for six years now.

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Tyler and Iliana never shy away from flaunting their love on social media, as seen in the cute photos they post together.

Is Tyler Young gay?

No, he is not gay. The rumours about his se*uality emerged after he began playing a gay role in Eyewitness. In the series, Tyler is in a relationship with Lukas, a character played by James Paxton. The duo had super-convincing on-screen chemistry that had everyone believing that he was gay in real life.

Height and other body measurements

The actor is six feet tall, and he weighs 72kg. He has a fit body whose measurements are 40-31-14.5 inches for his chest, waist and arm respectively. He has brown hair and eyes.

Net worth

Tyler has been in the entertainmend industry for only six years, but he has achieved so much. His net worth is estimated to be roughly $1 million as of 2020. He makes between $15k and $20k per episode.

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Tyler Young is one of the budding actors in Hollywood. At such a young age, he has managed to achieve a lot and so much more awaits him. He is an inspiration to many who would want to follow in his footsteps.

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