Born in Evansville, Indiana, Dylan Minnette lived for five years in Champaign (Illinois), then moved to Los Angeles to continue his career as an actor. His debut takes place in 2005 by taking part in an episode of the Drake & Josh television series and one of the sit-com Two and a Half Men. Between 2005 and 2006 he participated in some episodes of Prison Break, in the role of Michael Scofield as a child.
In the following years he is performing in two Christmas movies, The Year Without a Santa Claus and Fred Claus. In 2008, he is part of the Snow Buddies and The Clique family film. Between 2007 and 2010 he took part in the television series Saving Grace as Clay Norman, and he won a Young Artist Award. In 2010, he also participated in the sixth season of Lost, in the role of David Shephard, Jack Shephard’s son in an alternative reality.
He plays Kenny Bully in the Blood Story movie, remake of the Swedish movie Let me in, an interpretation that applies to Young Artist Awards as the best actor not protagonist. After attending star TV series Supernatural, Medium and Lie to Me, in 2011 he is hired for the role of Rex Britten, son of the protagonist, in the NBC Awake series. In 2017, he is protagonist of the TV series Thirteen, produced by Netflix.
Minnette appeared in the video clip of the single The Crow & the Butterfly of the rock band Shinedown. Minnette is a singer and pianist from the band The Feaver, composed by Zack Mendenhall (bass), Cole Preston (drums) and Braeden Lemasters (voice and guitar). The Feaver won a competition for music bands sponsored by the 98.7 FM radio network and played at the Vans Warped Tour 2011.
The band won the Battle Of The Bands Contest (2010) sponsored by KYSR | 98.7 FM and played the Vans Warped Tour 2011. The band continued to play in many popular Los Angeles venues including Roxy Theater and Whiskey at Go Go. The song of the band, Bleeding Man, was used for the 2nd season promo of the R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour series. The band also performed at the Summer Meltdown, a concert for autism awareness that takes place every year since 2010.