Lucas Daniel Till (born August 10, 1990) is an American actor. He began acting in the early 2000s and has appeared in a number of film and television productions including roles on House, Stoker, Dance of the Dead, Hannah Montana: The Movie, and Monster Trucks. He is known for his role as Havok in the X-Men series starting with 2011 X-Men: First Class and plays Angus MacGyver in the 2016 reboot of the television series MacGyver, which premiered in September 2016.
Lucas Daniel Till
August 10, 1990
Lucas Daniel Till was born August 10, 1990, in Fort Hood, Texas, the son of Dana Lyn (née Brady) and John Mark Till, a lieutenant colonel in the Army. Till's mother is a chemist by profession. Till spent most of his childhood living in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Kell High School. After filming for The Hannah Montana Movie in Nashville, Till went back home to graduate with the Kell High School class of 2008. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, California, to continue acting.
Early in his life, Till's parents became aware of his ability to imitate voices and characters. Joy Pervis discovered Till while he was attending a local acting class where his mother had enrolled him. When he was 10, he started doing commercials as well as appearing in print. At the age of 12, he was cast in The Adventures of Ociee Nash in which he played Harry Vanderbilt, the bully of the main character. In 2004, Till played the role of Jay in the feature film Lightning Bug which filmed in Fairview, Alabama. His first major movie role was Jack Cash, the older brother of Johnny Cash, who died in a sawmill accident, in the biographical movie Walk the Line. After Walk the Line, Till was featured in a number of independent movies and films for Lifetime Television. In 2008, Till auditioned for Hannah Montana: The Movie starring Miley Cyrus and he landed the role of Travis Brody. In an interview, Till said that prior to filming he had actually never ridden a horse before. He worked alongside action film actor Jackie Chan in the movie The Spy Next Door, in which Till plays the role of a Russian spy. He also starred in Taylor Swift's music video "You Belong with Me". He was in an episode of House, and on Leo Little's Big Show along with Emily Osment.
In 2008, Till starred as Jensen in Gregg Bishop's horror-comedy Dance of the Dead which was hand-picked by director Sam Raimi for distribution through Lions Gate Entertainment and Ghost House Pictures.
Till played Havok in the X-Men spin-off X-Men: First Class (2011), directed by Matthew Vaughn. He later starred in the independent movie All Superheroes Must Die (2013), and later returned as Havok in the X-Men sequels Days of Future Past (2014) and Apocalypse (2016).
In 2016, he began starring as Angus MacGyver in the television reboot MacGyver, and played the lead role, Tripp, in the live-action/CGI film Monster Trucks, directed by Blue Sky Studios founder Chris Wedge.
|2003||The Lovesong of Edwerd J. Robble||Michael||Short film|
|2003||The Adventures of Ociee Nash||Harry Vanderbilt|
|2004||Pee Shy||Chad||Short film|
|2004||Lightning Bug||Jay Graves|
|2005||Walk the Line||Young Jack Cash|
|2006||The Other Side||Young Samuel North|
|2008||Dance of the Dead||Jensen||Direct-to-DVD|
|2009||Laid to Rest||Young Store Clerk||Direct-to-video|
|2009||Hannah Montana: The Movie||Travis Brody|
|2009||The Lost & Found Family||Justin||Direct-to-video|
|2010||The Spy Next Door||Larry|
|2011||Battle: Los Angeles||Cpl. Scott Grayston|
|2011||X-Men: First Class||Alex Summers / Havok|
|2011||All Superheroes Must Die||Cutthroat / Ben||Direct-to-video; also producer|
|2012||Someone Like You||Short film|
|2013||Wet and Reckless||Toby 'Dollars'||Direct-to-video; also producer|
|2014||Sins of our Youth||Tyler|
|2014||X-Men: Days of Future Past||Alex Summers / Havok|
|2015||The Curse of Downers Grove||Bobby||Direct-to-video|
|2016||X-Men: Apocalypse||Alex Summers / Havok|
|2016||The Disappointments Room||Ben|
|TBA||Son of the South||Bob Zellner||Post-production|
|2006||Not Like Everyone Else||Kyle Kenney||Television film|
|2008||House||Simon||Episode: "Joy to the World Season 5"|
|2009||Medium||Adam Mankowitz||Episode: "Things to Do in Phoenix When You're Dead"|
|2009||Fear Clinic||Brett||Episode: "Scotophobia" and "Hydrophobia"|
|2010||Blue Mountain State||Golden Arm / Matt Parker||Episode: "The Legend of the Golden Arm"|
|2013||Coffee Break||Himself||Special Guest, E! Entertainment Television Latin America|
|2014||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Thief||Episode: "Patton Oswalt Wears a Black Blazer & Dress Shoes"|
|2016–present||MacGyver||Angus MacGyver||Main role|
|2017||Michael Jackson's Halloween||Vincent (voice)||Television special|
|2009||"You Belong With Me"||Taylor Swift’s love interest||Taylor Swift|
|2014||My Eleventh||also co-producer|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2009||11th Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Music/Dance||Nominated|
|Choice Movie: Liplock (shared with Miley Cyrus)||Nominated|
|2011||13th Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Chemistry (shared with Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Caleb Landry Jones, and Edi Gathegi)||Nominated|
|2018||20th Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actor: Action||Nominated|
|2019||21st Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actor: Action||Nominated|||
- Scott, Walter. "Lucas Till on Becoming MacGyver, Monster Trucks and Hannah Montana". Parade. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
- "DA MAN magazine - consummate style for today's bon vivant – Lucas Till Exclusive in DA MAN". Daman.co.id. 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
- "Dark Hearts : A Film by Rudolf Bwitendach" (PDF). Darkheartsthemovie.com. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
- "Dana Brady Till (@dbtill) on Twitter". Mobile.twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
- MacGyver star Lucas Till talks season 2, Hawaii Five-0 crossover Melissa Hank, Canada.com, September 26, 2017
- "Lucas Till in Hannah Montana Movie". Fox 5 Atlanta. April 6, 2009. Archived from the original on May 12, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
- Bonner, Julie (January 23, 2009). "Disney Society's Exclusive Interview with Lucas Till of "Hannah Montana: The Movie"". Disney Society fan site. Retrieved February 9, 2009.
- Vena, Jocelyn. "Taylor Swift Hooks Up With Lucas Till In 'You Belong With Me' Video". MTV News. Retrieved 2019-03-26.
- "Joe Lynch Overseeing Short Films for G4TV". Dread Central. October 12, 2011. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011.
- Sperling, Nicole (2010-07-08). "'X-Men: First Class': Matthew Vaughn fills his cast with up-and-comers". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
- "All Superheroes Must Die release". Movieweb.com. December 18, 2012. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
- "Twitter / BryanSinger: "Mankind must put an end to". Twitter.com. 2013-07-15. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
- "Welcome back #lucastill #xmen #XmenApocalypse #jamesmcavoy #michaelfassbender #jenniferlawrence #nicholashoult #rosebyrne How time flies! #XmenFirstClass". Instagram. April 17, 2015.
- Andreeva, Nellie (March 21, 2016). "'X-Men's Lucas Till To Play MacGyver In CBS Reboot Pilot". Deadline.
- "Paramount Wants Lucas Till & Jane Levy in 'Monster Trucks' Toy Movie". firstshowing.net. February 19, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
- "Lucas Till and Jane Levy to star in Monster Trucks". contactmusic. February 19, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
- Moreau, Jordan (19 June 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Riverdale,' 'Aladdin' Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 19 July 2019.