DYLAN RILEY SNYDER
Dylan Riley Snyder stars as awkward honors student Milton David Krupnick, who sneaks away from his French horn lessons and enrolls in martial arts to gain self confidence, in the Disney XD comedy series "Kickin' It."
Born January 24, 1997, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Snyder spent his young years watching his sister in theater productions. At age five, he was cast in his first speaking role as Tiny Tim in a local production of "A Christmas Carol." He later performed in various university and community productions including "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Assassins" and "Pippin" at the University of Alabama as well as "Peter Pan" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" with Theatre Tuscaloosa.
He and his family moved to Petal, Mississippi when he was six years old where he performed with the Mississippi Boychoir and Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera in several community and children's theatre productions. Snyder was selected for the American Boychoir, but moved to New York to pursue voice training and acting.
At nine years-old Snyder and his mother headed to New York where he landed the role of Young Tarzan in Disney's Broadway musical "Tarzan." Most recently, he appeared at Signature Theatre and Hartford Stage's off-Broadway production of the critically acclaimed and award winning nine part epic series "Orphans' Home Cycle" portraying the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Horton Foote, as a young boy.
Snyder made his film debut in the award-winning short film "Valley of the Moon." He also starred opposite Allison Janney in "Life During Wartime" which won Best Screenplay at the 2009 Venice Film Festival, was an official selection at the 2009 Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals. In 2010, Snyder and the cast of "Life During Wartime" were nominated for "Best Ensemble Performance" at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. His television credits include guest roles on "The Wonder Pets!" and "Sesame Street."
During production, he resides in Los Angeles with his mother while his dad and sister remain back home. A former member of Boy Scouts of America and Broadway Kids Care, Snyder enjoys solving Rubik cubes, origami, juggling, billiards, chess and school.