• Wyatt Jess Oleff is an American actor born in 2003.
• He is best known for his role of Young Quill in the 2014 action adventure comedy movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” and its 2017 sequel.
• He is currently in a relationship with Erin, a digital artist.
• Wyatt is an advocate for equal rights and is highly active on Instagram with close to three million followers.
• He has an estimated net worth of over $1 million.
Who is Wyatt Oleff?
Wyatt Jess Oleff was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, on 13 July 2003 – his zodiac sign is Cancer, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor with over 20 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his portrayal of Young Quill in the 2014 critically acclaimed action adventure comedy movie “Guardians of the Galaxy”. It was written and directed by James Gunn, starred Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper, and follows a group of criminals who have teamed up to stop an intergalactic warrior from terminating all life in the universe; the movie won 52 of the 156 awards for which it was nominated, including two Oscar nominations.
Wyatt reprised his role in the 2017 sequel “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”.
Early life and education
Wyatt was raised in Chicago alongside his older brother Eli, by their father Doug, and their mother Jennifer, but nothing else is known about Wyatt’s family, as he respects their privacy.
He became interested in acting at a very early age, mostly because he watched TV with his parents nearly every night. Wyatt started appearing in school plays as soon as he enrolled at a local elementary school, and after his drama teacher and his parents noticed his talent, the Oleff family moved to Los Angeles, California so that he could pursue an acting career.
Wyatt continued his education in Los Angeles, and in 2012 (aged nine) launched his career with his portrayal of Young George, in the episode “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Coleman?” of the popular comedy series “Animal Practice”.
Created by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, it starred Justin Kirk, JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Bobby Lee, and follows a veterinarian who loves animals, but hates their owners.
Wyatt then continued on acting throughout his entire education. He’s matriculated from a local high school just recently, in 2021, and it seems that he won’t be pursuing a college degree, because he wants to focus on acting.
Roles in TV series
In 2013, Wyatt was cast to play Byron in the episode “Haunt It Up” of the family comedy “Shake It Up”, and the same year saw him play Young Rumplestiltskin, in the episode “Think Lovely Thoughts” of the critically acclaimed romantic fantasy adventure “Once Upon a Time”.
It was created by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, starred Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison, and follows a girl who has come to a small city in Maine, where fairytales tend to happen; the series aired from 2011 to 2018, and won 13 of the 115 awards for which it was nominated, including seven Primetime Emmy nominations.
In 2014, Wyatt made a guest appearance in an episode of the crime action drama “Scorpion”, and in 2020, he played the main character Stanley Barber in all seven episodes of the popular fantasy comedy drama “I Am Not Okay with This”. The series was created by Jonathan Entwistle and Christy Hall, also starred Sophia Lillis and Sofia Bryant, and follows the teenage girl Sydney who’s trying to deal with her family, friends, and her newly developed superpowers; it won one of the two awards for which it was nominated.
Two of Wyatt’s most recent roles in TV series have been in the 2020 episode “Destiny Cinema” of the adventure “Day by Day”, and in the same year an episode of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” of the drama “Acting for a Cause”.
Roles in movies
Wyatt made his debut film appearance in 2013, with his portrayal of Oliver Bobeck, in the comedy “Middle Age Rage”, and the following year saw him play J. T. in the popular comedy “Someone Marry Barry”. It was written and directed by Rob Pearlstein, starred Tyler Labine, Damon Wayans Jr. and Hayes MacArthur, and follows three friends who are trying to find a wife for another friend.
In 2015, Wyatt starred in the short comedy “Crafty: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of the Girl in Charge of Snacks)”, and the same year saw him play Young Andrew in the comedy “The History of Us”.
In 2017, he played Stanley Uris in the hit horror “It”, directed by Andy Muschietti, and which starred Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Martell and Finn Wolfhard. The movie follows a monster who’s killing kids in Derry, Maine in 1989, while a group of bullied children have teamed up to destroy the monster; it won nine of the 57 awards for which it was nominated. Wyatt reprised his role in the 2019 sequel “It, Chapter Two”.
His two most recent roles in movies have been in the 2020 short dramas “The Weight of Perfection” and “Oh, Sorry”, and he’s currently shooting for two upcoming movies: the drama “Stay Awake”, and the crime drama “The Traveling Men”.
He can be seen featured in the TV special “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards”.
Wyatt directed the 2013 short film “Writer’s Block”, and worked as a second unit director on the 2020 short movie “Oh, Sorry”.
He has made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, such as “The Victoria to Uyen Show”, “Made in Hollywood” and “IMDb on the Scene – Interviews”.
Awards and nominations
Wyatt has won two of the three awards for which he’s been nominated.
He won a 2018 MTV Movie + TV Award for Best On-Screen Team, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “It”, and he also won a 2019 The BAM Award for Best Cast, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “It Chapter Two”.
Wyatt and his colleagues were also nominated for a 2017 The BAM Award for Best Cast, for “It”.
Love life and girlfriend
Wyatt’s quite open when it comes to sharing the details of his love life with his fans, and it’s widely known that he’s today in a relationship with Erin, who’s perhaps known better on the internet as ‘cactiluna’.
Erin is a digital artist, who’s probably known best for her Instagram account, which is today followed by more than 100,000 people; some believe that it’s her relationship with Wyatt that has helped her build a fanbase. Erin is mostly focused on uploading her own digital art works onto her Instagram account, while she occasionally shares pictures of herself and Wyatt.
Wyatt also often uploads pictures which feature him and Erin spending time together, and has just recently taken her on a trip with him to Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
The popular actor hasn’t mentioned any other girls whom he had perhaps been with prior to meeting Erin; as of November 2021, he’s in a relationship with her.
Hobbies and other interests
Wyatt’s highly active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his close to three million followers. He’s uploaded nearly 500 pictures onto the network, the majority of which have been taken during his everyday life.
Wyatt’s into travelling, and has already been to several US states and European countries, mostly thanks to his career as an actor; his dream travel destination is Paris in France.
this is my look now pic.twitter.com/uHmrO34v6v
— 「Wyatt Oleff」 (@FelloWyatt) January 20, 2021
He’s a fighter for equal rights of all humans, and has walked several peaceful protests organized by the movement Black Lives Matter.
Wyatt has multiple training sessions at the gym each week, mostly because it’s important for his acting career to stay fit.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson – a couple of his favorite movies are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Avengers: Endgame” and “Lost in Translation”.
Age, height and net worth
Wyatt’s age is 18. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 150lbs (70kgs).
As of November 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.