• Michael Anthony Trevino was born in Montebello, California USA, in 1985 and is best known for his role as Tyler Lockwood in the drama fantasy horror series “The Vampire Diaries”.
• He attended Playhouse West in Los Angeles, California, and launched his career by appearing in a commercial for the clothing retail company Old Navy.
• He has made appearances in movies such as “Cow Belles”, “Love Finds a Home”, “The Factory” and “Out of Control”.
• Michael has also appeared in TV series such as “Without a Trace”, “Cold Case”, “CSI: Miami”, “Bones”, “The Riches”, “Cane”, “90210” and “The Originals”.
• He has won two Teen Choice Awards and has an estimated net worth of over $4 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$2 million dollars
Date Of BirthJanuary 25, 1985
FactWon the role of Ozzie over Ray Corasani in 90210 (2008).

Who is Michael Trevino? Wiki Bio

Michael Anthony Trevino was born in Montebello, California USA, on 25 January 1985 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, best known for having portrayed Tyler Lockwood in the drama fantasy horror series “The Vampire Diaries”, which starred Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder, and which follows the lives of vampires in the city Mystic Falls in Virginia. Michael was shooting for the series from 2009 to 2017, and it won 36 awards while being nominated for 66 others.

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Childhood and education

Michael was raised as a single child in Montebello by his father Fresno who was a janitor, and his mother Zacatecas who was a nurse – the two came to the US from Mexico before Michael was born. When he was eight, the family moved to Valencia in California, where Michael became interested in acting after appearing in his first play at high school. He was a member of his high school’s drama club, and went on to appear in nearly all of the plays performed there. Upon matriculation, he enrolled at the acting school Playhouse West in Los Angeles, California, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in 2007.

He launched his career by appearing in a commercial for the clothing retail company Old Navy.

Roles in movies

Michael made his debut film appearance in 2006, when he portrayed Jackson Meade in the romantic comedy movie “Cow Belles”, which starred Aly and AJ Michalka, and Jack Coleman, and which follows two teen sisters who have to work at their father’s company as he is trying to teach them how to be responsible.

In 2009, he was invited to portray the supporting character Joshua Coil in the drama family western movie “Love Finds a Home”, which starred Sarah Jones and Haylie Duff, and which follows doctor Belinda Owens who is unable to become pregnant, and her best friend Dr. Annie Watson who is pregnant.

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In 2012, he appeared in the crime thriller film “The Factory” which was about a police officer who is searching for his daughter’s kidnapper.

Michael’s latest appearance in a movie has been in the German-Chinese action thriller movie “Out of Control” in 2018, which starred Angela Presser, Amy M Gokey and Praise Cearley, and which follows a Bosnian girl who has to help her father move on after her mother dies of cancer. The movie is only 50-minute long, and was written and directed by Amy M Gokey.

Appearances in TV series

Michael made his debut TV series appearance in 2005, when he portrayed Tim Bowser in the episode “I Am the Walrus” of the drama series “Summerland”, before appearing in a single episode of both the fantasy drama series “Charmed” and the political drama series “Commander- in-Chief”.

In 2006, he guest starred as Carter Rollins in an episode of the police procedural drama “Without a Trace”, which starred Anthony LaPaglia and Poppy Montgomery and which follows an FBI unit conducting investigations about missing people. The series ran from 2002 to 2009, and was quite popular, winning a Golden Globe Award among 20 others, while it was nominated for 47 awards. In the same year, Michael was cast to guest star in an episode of the police procedural series “Cold Case” , the police procedural drama series “CSI: Miami”, and the comedy drama series “Bones”.

His first recurring role came in 2007 when he portrayed Brent in five episodes of the drama series “The Riches”, followed by appearances in nine episodes of the drama series “Cane” in 2007, and three episodes of the teen drama series “90210” in 2008. The year 2009 saw him guest star in the procedural forensics crime drama series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, the drama series “The Mentalist”, and the police procedural series “CSI: NY”.

Some of Michael’s latest roles in TV series have been in the supernatural drama “The Originals” in 2013, the action crime drama “Sunset Park” in 2017, and the science fiction drama “Roswell, New Mexico”, in which he has been portraying the lead character Kyle Valenti since 2019.

The series also stars Jeanine Mason and Nathan Parsons, and follows aliens who are living among humans in a small town – it’s been nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Television Series in 2019.

Awards and accolades

Michael was nominated for five awards for his performance in “The Vampire Diaries”, winning two. In 2011, he won a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer, and was nominated for The American Latino Media Arts Award (ALMA) for Favorite TV Actor – Supporting Role. The year 2012 saw him win another Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Male Scene Stealer, while he was also nominated for an ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor – Supporting Role in a Drama.

In 2014, Michael was again nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Male Scene Stealer.

Love life and relationships

Michael has been keeping details of his love life somewhat hidden from the media’s attention, but it’s known that he started dating the Korean-born American actress and singer Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz in 2010; Jenna gained recognition after she starred in two Broadway musicals “Waitress” and “The King and I”.  She and Michael dated for four years before splitting for unknown reasons in 2014 – it’s believed that the two became engaged in 2013, but neither have confirmed the rumors.

In 2015, he dated Alexandra Chando for a couple of months – Alexandra is a famous American actress who gained recognition after she portrayed one of the main character Maddie Coleman in the soap opera “As the World Turns”. There is a rumor circulating the internet that the two got back together sometime in 2018, and have been in a relationship to this day but neither Michael nor Alexandra have commented on this.

Michael currently appears to be single, hasn’t married, and has no children.

Hobbies and other interests

Michael is physically very active and is a huge lover of the ocean; he’s an avid surfer with over 15 years of surfing experience, while he also enjoys going deep sea fishing. Although summer is his favorite season, he also likes winter as he knows how to snowboard as well as how to ski.

Michael has several training sessions at the gym each week, thus his muscular body while he is also on a somewhat strict diet, except on Halloween when he eats as much candy as he can. He knew a bit of Spanish while growing up, but after his mother started working most of the time and hired a babysitter, he lost what he knew, and has said how he is today ashamed of this lapse.

He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of who are Al Pacino, Matt Damon and Meryl Streep, while some of his favorite movies are the trilogy “The Godfather”, “Good Will Hunting”, and “The Devil Wears Prada”.

Appearance and net worth

Michael is 35 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 160lbs (72kgs). As of May 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $4 million.

General Info

Full NameMichael Trevino
Net Worth$2 million dollars
Date Of BirthJanuary 25, 1985
Height1.75 m


AwardsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer
NominationsALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor - Supporting Role
MoviesThe Factory, Love Finds a Home, Cow Belles, Austin Golden Hour
TV ShowsCane, The Vampire Diaries

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1I'm a full-blooded Mexican. My mother was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and my father - the son of Mexican immigrants - was born near Fresno, California.
2When our executive producer, Julie Plec, told me I was going to become a hybrid I got really excited. Because there's a lot of responsibility that comes with that, especially in our world of 'The Vampire Diaries' where Tyler is the first successful hybrid that's made.
3I loved working on '90210,' and I liked playing Ozzy because he was different from everybody else. And it was great because I got a great fan base.
4I only eat candy on Halloween. No lie.
5I'm a boxer-briefs guy.
6I was brought up bilingual, but there came a point where my mom went back to work and I got a white babysitter, so sadly I lost it. Now I can understand Spanish and put words together, but I don't speak it fluently. I'm ashamed of that.
7I would love to dive into an indie film based on the streets of East Los Angeles where I grew up. If that doesn't come my way soon, I think I just might have to write it myself.


1Raised in Montebello, California and later Valencia, California, his mother was originally from Zacatecas, Mexico and his father was born in Fresno, California to Mexican immigrants.
2Won the role of Ozzie over Ray Corasani in 90210 (2008).




The Vampire Diaries2009-2017TV SeriesTyler Lockwood
Out of Control2016Kayser
Sunset Park2016Gino Sarcione
Kingmakers2015TV Movie
The Originals2013TV SeriesTyler Lockwood
The Factory2012/VTad
Love Finds a Home2009TV MovieJoshua
CSI: NY2009TV SeriesGavin Skidmore
The Mentalist2009TV SeriesBrandon Fulton
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2009TV SeriesDave Henkel
902102008TV SeriesOzzie Cardoza
The Riches2007-2008TV SeriesBrent
Austin Golden Hour2008TV MovieJake
Cane2007TV SeriesJaime Vega
Bones2006TV SeriesGraham Hastings
CSI: Miami2006TV SeriesMatthew Batra
Cold Case2006TV SeriesZach '95
Prison Break2006TV SeriesAlley Cop
Without a Trace2006TV SeriesCarter Rollins
Cow Belles2006TV MovieJackson Meade
Commander in Chief2005TV SeriesKevin
Charmed2005TV SeriesAlastair
Summerland2005TV SeriesTim Bowser


The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours2017TV Special special thanks


The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours2017TV SpecialHimself / Archival
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2013TV SeriesHimself
Teen Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
2011 ALMA Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Building the Beasts2011Himself
Howling at the Moon2011Himself
Myth & Mystery2011Himself
The Perfect Love Triangle: Vampires, Werewolves, Witches2011Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

The Vampire Diaries2017TV SeriesTyler Lockwood


Won Awards

2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Scene StealerThe Vampire Diaries (2009)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Scene StealerThe Vampire Diaries (2009)

Nominated Awards

2014Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Scene StealerThe Vampire Diaries (2009)
2012ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite TV Actor-Supporting Role in a DramaThe Vampire Diaries (2009)
2011ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite TV Actor - Supporting RoleThe Vampire Diaries (2009)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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