Who is Shayne Topp?
Shayne Robert Topp was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 14 September 1991 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, film writer and director, who has been credited with appearing in close to 40 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Philip Georgey, in the 2009 comedy movie “Dear Lemon Lima”. It was written and directed by Suzi Yoonessi, also starred Meaghan Martin and Melissa Leo, and follows Vanessa whose boyfriend Philip has broken up with her again, while she’s determined to win him back; the movie won six of the 10 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Shayne was raised in Los Angeles alongside his brothers Brian and Chris, by their father Robert Royal Topp, who was a US Air Force fighter pilot, and their mother Catherine Topp (nee Person) who is a housewife. Shayne’s grandfather Wayne Topp was a fighter pilot, as well.
When Shayne was only a year and a half old, he fell into his backyard swimming pool and drowned; he was clinically dead when the ambulance came, but they revived him.
He became interested in acting and comedy while still attending a local elementary school; Shayne was a member of the school’s drama club, and appeared in various plays performed there.
He was 15 years old when he launched his acting career, with his portrayal of John Paul in the 2006 romantic comedy movie “Moonpie”, then made his debut TV series appearance two years later, in the 2008 episode “iMight Switch Schools” of the romantic family comedy series “iCarly”.
Upon matriculating in 2009, Shayne didn’t enroll at college, but remained focused on acting.
Roles in TV series
Shayne gained recognition in 2011, when cast to play Shayne Zabo in the musical comedy “So Random!”, created by Steve Marmel and Michael Feldman, and which starred Tiffany Thornton, Doug Brochu and Brandon Mychal Smith. It’s a spin-off from the series “Sonny with a Chance”, and was nominated for a single award.
Shayne was then invited to make a guest appearance in an episode of several series, such as the comedy “AwesomenessTV”, the family comedy “Sam & Cat” and the comedy “What’s Next for Sarah?”
In 2016 and 2017, Shayne voiced Dr. Kyle Kyle and various other characters in the animated comedy “Smosh Babies”. He has been a member of the comedy sketch troupe Smosh since 2015, and “Smosh Babies” is only one of the series which they’ve created.
Since 2017, Shayne has been playing Matt Bradley, in the popular comedy “The Goldbergs”, created by Adam F. Goldberg, and which stars Sean Giambrone, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Troy Gentile. It follows the Goldberg family who are living in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania in the ’80; the series has been airing since 2013, and has won four of the 18 awards for which it’s been nominated.
Roles in movies
In 2011, Shayne played Cory in the family drama “All Kids Count”, and in 2012 he starred in two short movies: the crime comedy “Spare Real Gun” and the comedy drama “Hi, Lilian”.
The years 2013 and 2014 saw Shayne play lead characters in the short films “The Violation”, First” and “Re-Writes”, then in 2015 he was cast to star as Dylan Conti in the drama “A Sort of Homecoming”. It was directed by Maria Burton, also starred Michelle Clunie and Neal Kodinsky, and follows the news producer Amy who’s living in New York State, and has now come home to Louisiana; the film won four of the six awards for which it was nominated.
Two of Shayne’s most recent roles in movies have been in the 2016 drama “Boys on Film 14: Worlds Collide”, and the 2021 short comedy “Terrordactyl: Extinction USA”.
Shayne has one writing and four directing credits – in 2016 and 2017, he wrote eight episodes of the comedy series “The Big What If”, and 23 episodes of the series “Every [Blank] Ever”. Since 2019, Shayne has written and directed various episodes of the comedy series “Smosh”, and meantime in 2020, he wrote an episode of the mini-series “GDFN”.
He has made a guest appearance in numerous talk-shows, such as “Squad Vlogs”, “Cell Outs” and “The Great Gift Exchange”.
Awards and nominations
Shayne has won three of the four awards for which he has been nominated. In 2009, he won a Los Angeles Film Festival Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance, for “Dear Lemon Lima”, and the following year saw him and his colleagues also win a Method Fest Best Ensemble Cast Award, for “Dear Lemon Lima”. Shayne also won a joint 2020 CinEuphoria Merit – Honorary Award, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “The Goldbergs”.
Back in 2014, he was nominated for a Young Hollywood Award for Exciting New Face – Male, for “Dear Lemon Lima”.
Love life and girlfriend
Shayne prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, and hasn’t spoken of any women or men whom he has perhaps been with, which is why there are various rumors circulating the internet, concerning both his past and present affairs, as well as his sexual orientation.
It’s widely believed that he was in a relationship with Courtney Miller back in 2019; she’s an actress, comedienne and a social media star, who’s also a member of Smosh – the two have apparently been seen spending time together on various occasions, but neither has addressed the rumors of them dating.
There are also those who believe Shayne to be gay, and this to be the reason behind him not talking about the girls whom he might have been with; this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of November 2021, Shayne seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Shayne is quite active on Instagram, and is apparently enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his close to a million followers. He has uploaded nearly 500 pictures onto the network, most of which have been taken during his everyday life.
He’s physically active, and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, thus his muscular body; Shayne enjoys uploading pictures which feature him shirtless onto his Instagram account.
He likes to spend his spare time in nature, and his Instagram account is filled with pictures which have been taken high up in the mountains, deep in the woods and close to bodies of water.
Shayne has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Keanu Reeves, Russell Crowe and Julia Roberts, and a couple of his favorite movies are the trilogy “The Matrix”, “The Gladiator” and “The Runaway Bride”.
Age, height and net worth
Shayne is 30 years old. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and he weighs around 150lbs (70kgs).
As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $750,000.