Who is Michael Trevino?

Michael Anthony Trevino is an actor and model, who gained popularity for his role as Tyler Lockwood in the supernatural series “Vampire Diaries”. Those who aren’t fans of the “Vampire Diaries” might recognize him from the sci-fi drama series entitled “Roswell, New Mexico”, in which he portrays Kyle Valenti.

He was born under the Zodiac sign Aquarius on 25 January 1985, in Los Angles, California, USA, so as of 2021, he is 36 years old and holds American nationality.

Early life and Family

Michael spent most of his childhood in Montebello, California, later relocating with his family to Valencia. His father is a Fresno native born to immigrant parents, while his mother is Mexican, born in Zacatecas. Michael’s parents divorced when he was three years old.

Reportedly, as a child he was very reserved and kept to himself. Michael was once bilingual, learning Spanish from his mother and a babysitter who only spoke Spanish,. However, with time he stopped practicing Spanish, and his knowledge stagnated, but he still understands a lot of words, and is able to engage in basic communication.

During high school, he displayed interest in acting and arts, performing with the school drama club in various plays. Following his matriculation, he wanted to further his knowledge as an artist, and so joined the Playhouse West theatre in Somerset.

Career

Having acquired some skills in performing, he kicked-off his career auditioning for various commercials, advertisements, and TV roles. He had a rough start and struggled for a while, before making his TV debut in 2005 with appearance in the drama series “Summerland”.

During the same year, Michael appeared as a guest in the TV series’ “Charmed” and “Commander in Chief”, and the following year made his movie debut portraying Jackson Meade in the Disney romantic teen comedy “Cow Bells”, alongside Sheila McCarthy and Jack Coleman. Building his profile as an actor, he continued making one-episode appearances in various popular TV series, such as “Without a Trace”, “Bones”, and “Cold Case”.

In 2007 he landed the role of Brent in the TV drama series “The Riches”, appearing in five episodes of the first season. Leaning toward drama, he starred as Jaime Vega in the series “Cane”, and the following year he had a minor recurring role in the hit series “90210”.

Vampire Diaries

After portraying Joshua Coli in the made-for-TV film “Love Finds a Home”, Michael appeared in several TV series, including “The Mentalist”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, and “CSI: NY” in 2009, and during the same year, he was cast as Tyler Lockwood, one of the main characters in the well-known supernatural drama series “Vampire Diaries”, opposite Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. Based on the eponymous book series written by L. Smith, it became a major hit, and Michael’s breakthrough role as the werewolf who later turns into a hybrid. Michael starred in six seasons of the show, while playing the recurring character in the seventh and eighth seasons.

It quickly garnered a huge fan base, amassing nearly five million viewers at the premiere in 2009; the series concluded in 2017.Despite receiving mixed and average reviews, the show scooped various accolades and nominations. Additionally, Michael garnered two Teen Choice Awards in the category for Choice TV Male Scene Stealer, and two nominations for ALMA Award for Supporting Role. Coming to social recognition and fame, he reprised his role as Tyler in the spin-off series entitled “The Originals”, appearing in two episodes.

Switching from his usual appearances, he starred as Tad in the crime thriller movie “The Factory”, sharing the screen with John Cusack and Jennifer Carpenter. His next role came in 2017 when he booked the lead role as Gino Sarcione, the boxer, in the action/drama film “Sunset Park”, followed by a role in the German-Chinese movie “Out of Control”.

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His Latest roles

Making a brief return to the theater, in 2019 he played Raskolnikov, the Russian criminal entrenched in ideology and manifesto, in the stage adaptation of Dostoevski’s novel “Crime and Punishment”. He talked about the role in an interview, saying: “I knew of Crime and Punishment but hadn’t read it before being cast. Those first two weeks of rehearsal (which is when I read it) I questioned my rational decision, wondering, “What did I get myself into?!”

He also joined the cast of the American sci-fi drama series “Roswell, New Mexico” as Kyle Valenti, the sheriff’s son and doctor. The show, a screen adaptation of the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz, also starred Jeanine Mason and Nathan Parsons; premiering in January 2019, the show has run for three seasons, receiving mixed reviews which praise the addition of political context to the story, which is unfortunately overshadowed by the resemblance of the show to its precedent TV adaptation from 1999 “Roswell”.

Following the premiere of the third season in February 2021, the show was renewed for another season which will air in 2022.

Personal life

Talking of his dating history, he was previously in a romantic relationship with the “Glee” star Jenna Ushkowitz; they began dating in 2011 and broke up in 2014.

While filming the “Vampire Diaries”, rumors circulated that Michael was in a relationship with his co-star Nina Dobrev, but neither of them disclosed or confirmed any information. In 2015, he began dating the actress Alexandra Chando, clearing the air regarding his love life. However, the relationship also wasn’t meant to be, and they reportedly broke up by the end of 2019. Since January 2020, he’s been dating the Dutch model Bergje Heinen – they both enjoy outdoor activities, traveling, and often post photos on their social media.

What is his net worth?

As of 2021, his net worth is estimated at $4million, earned through his career as an actor.

Physical stats and Hobbies

Michael is 5ft 9ins tall (175cm) and weighs around 165lbs (75kgs), with vital statistics 42-32-14. His hair is black, while his eyes are brown. In his free time, he likes to travel, surf, and enjoy the seaside and nature. Regarding his physique, he has a very fit and muscular body, maintained by participating in various other outdoor sports such as skydiving, kayaking, and hiking.

Additionally, he is a fan of old-timers and motorbikes.

In an interview, he said that he wanted to star in a movie that tells the story of the East Los Angles streets, the area where he grew up.

Is he active on social media?

He is very active and popular on his social media. His Instagram has two million followers, while his Twitter account has nearly a million fans. Regarding his social media, he said: “The business of entertainment has changed dramatically. And social media is a big part of that. I feel like I need to engage more because. I find myself at a bit of a crossroads with wanting to engage more and showing more of my personal life on Instagram, while still maintaining my privacy.”

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