Biography

 Dylan Jett was born on September 19th 2002 in Melbourne, Australia. From the time he could talk he has displayed obvious talents in acting, comedy, singing and dancing.

 

Dylan's family history is ingrained in the performing arts. His maternal grandfather, as well as being a published author of crime, mystery and sci-fi books in his native Italy, was also a musician and an artist who painted sets for Spagetthi Westerns in  Cinecittà (Italy's answer to Hollywood), whilst his grandmother was an Opera Singer. His paternal uncle is a former assistant Director who has worked on many Australian Television shows including 'Neighbours' and 'Home & Away', and who later went on to direct Indian Bollywood Movies. 

 

Dylan lives in Melbourne, Australia,  with his father Petros (a recording engineer, musician and composer), his mother Debbi (an award-winning wedding singer) and older brother Jesse, who is also a guitarist, singer & songwriter. Dylan himself is also a talented pianist and vocalist, who performed with the Varety Club Youth Performance Group since the age of 8. Dylan is also quite a prolific songwriter for his young age, and has recorded and released his first album on Spotify. One of Dylan's original songs "Faded" made the semi-finals of the International Songwriting Competition 2018 in the Teen category.

 

Dylan also enjoys Martial Arts, and recently obtained his black belt in Karate. To expand on his skills, he is now training in Muai Thai Kickboxing. He also enjoys keeping a fitness regime which includes running and resistance based strength training.

Dylan has appeared in Australian television shows including 'Rove Live' and 'Talking About Your Generation', 'Neighbours' and 'Fat Tony (Underbelly)' as well as several TV commercials and voice overs, and a number of Short Films. He recently received an award for Best Actor in the Adult Category as well as an award for "Outstanding Achievement in Original Music" at the APS Short Film Festival, for his role in short film "The Bunker".

The Water Diviner was Dylan's first major movie role, and through his experience working on this film, Dylan has fallen in love with acting in Movies, and can't wait for his next major 'adventure'.

 

He became particularly fond of Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko and Steve Bastoni, with whom he worked very closely, and hopes to one day have the opportunity to work with them again. He has kept in touch with his co-stars regularly through Instagram and Twitter and catches up with them whenever he can.

In 2018 Dylan filmed a role in "Legends", a  Sitcom about life in Melbourne in the 1980s, as well as a guest role in ABC Children's series "The InBESTigators". In 2019 he filmed a role in Feature Film "A Small Punch in a Little Town".  He used 2020 and the COVID 19 lockdown period to work on his music as well as honing in on his acting craft and undertaking online acting training. Dylan  is currently filming a role in web series "At World's End", and will also begin shooting a supporting role in an independent feature film in late July / early August.

Fiercely dedicated to the ongoing development of his craft, Dylan continues to train at TAFTA, participating  in Advanced/Elite Teen screen acting classes with John Orcsik, has also undertaken training with AAFTA, Stella Adler and Bob Corff in Hollywood, and has also trained privately with  his  "The Water Diviner' co-star, Steve Bastoni. 

Moving forward, Dylan wants to experience more  TV acting and also explore stage work, however his dream is to act in more feature films, both Australian and International, and wants to explore a variety of genres, including Dramas, Action Films, Comedies, Thrillers and Horrors.