Lucas Till

Lucas Daniel Till (born August 10, 1990) is an American actor and producer. He is known for his role as Angus MacGyver in the 2016 reboot of the television series MacGyver. He has appeared in a number of film and television productions including roles on Hannah Montana: The Movie, The Spy Next Door and Monster Trucks. Till played Havok in the X-Men film series X-Men: First Class and later returned in the sequels X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse.

Lucas Till
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Born
Lucas Daniel Till

(1990-08-10) August 10, 1990 (age 29)
OccupationActor, producer
Years active2003–present

Early lifeEdit

Lucas Daniel Till was born August 10, 1990, in Fort Hood, Texas, the son of Dana Lyn (née Brady), a chemist by profession,[1] and John Mark Till, a lieutenant colonel in the Army.[2][3][4] He has a younger brother called Nick (he was born in 1997). Till spent most of his childhood living in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. The family of Lucas quickly noticed, when he was at a very young age, that he had an affinity for impersonating voices and characters. When he was 11 years old, his mother enrolled him in local Acting classes, and it was not long before he was discovered by Joy Pervis, an agent from a Talent agency in Atlanta. Lucas began booking almost immediately in print, local, regional, and national commercials. He attended Kell High School. He spent three weeks in Germany as an exchange student and was also a member of the German Honor Society.[5] After filming for The Hannah Montana Movie in Nashville, Till went back home to graduate with the Kell High School class of 2008.[6] After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, California, to continue acting.[6]

CareerEdit

2003-2007Edit

In 2003 he made his first film collaboration in the short film The Lovesong of Edwerd J. Robble, in the role of Michael.[7] 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.[8] In 2004, Till played the role of Jay in the horror film Lightning Bug which filmed in Fairview, Alabama,[9] and, later, he participated in the short film Pee Shy[10] like little Scout Chad. His first major movie role was Jack Cash, the older brother of Johnny Cash, who died in a sawmill accident, in the biographical film "Walk the Line" (2005).[11] After "Walk the Line", Till was featured in a number of Independent films and movies for Lifetime Television.[8] For example, the following year Lucas played the young Samuel North in a feature film "The Other Side" filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.[12] In 2006, he was also part of the cast of the Lifetime Television Not Like Everyone Else as Kyle Kenney.[13]

2008-2011Edit

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.[14] He was also invited to participate in the fifth season of the American television series House in the episode titled " Joy to the World" in the role of Simon, a high school student who has a romantic relationship with his schoolmate but who due to their social differences they cannot be together. [15] Three weeks before graduating from high school Till auditioned for Hannah Montana: The Movie starring Miley Cyrus and he landed the role of Travis Brody, a young cowboy Miley's childhood friend who ends up becoming her love interest.[16] This role allowed him to receive two nominations in 2009 for the Teen Choice Awards in the Choice Movie Actor: Music/Dance and Choice Movie: Liplock (shared with Miley Cyrus) categories.[17] As part of the awards promotion campaign, Till recorded three short films. "Not Another Changeling Movie" (is a Parody of Angelina Jolie's movie Changeling),[18] “The Red Menace”,[19] and “The Bourneson Stupidity” (as a Parody of the film "The Bourne Stupidity").[20]

In early 2009 he participated in the horror film Laid to Rest as a commercial employee.[21] He also participated in the episodes: "Scotophobia" and "Hydrophobia" of the Fear Clinic horror Web series with the character of Brett, a young man suffering from hydrophobia.[22] He starred in Taylor Swift's music video "You Belong with Me".[23] Lucas plays the young neighbor with whom the protagonist (Taylor Swift) falls in love and with whom he begins to communicate holding posters through the windows of his bedrooms. Lucas and Taylor met in 2008 while they were both on the film set filming the Hannah Montana movie. In 2009 he participated in the fifth season of the Medium television series in the role of Adam Mankowitz in the episode titled "Things to do in Phoenix when you're dead",[24] and on Leo Little's Big Show along with Emily Osment in the episode titled "Hannah Montana: The Movie".[25] He was also part of the starring cast in the movie The Lost & Found Family released directly in DVD format and distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. His character was Justin, a young teenager with some bad attitudes.[26]

In early 2010 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.[8] That same year, he played Matt Parker, a high school quarterback in the first season of the Blue Mountain State television series in the episode titled "The Legend of the Golden Arm".[27] He also returned to collaborate in the co-production in an independent Science fiction adventure film directed by Jason Trost and in which he also plays Jack, a young man on vacation in Asia who realizes that his horrible dreams are becoming a reality and that reality is turning into a nightmare. The movie was called "Vacation 8".[28] In 2011, he was part of the cast of the action-science-fiction film produced by Columbia Pictures Battle: Los Angeles as Corporal Grayston.[29] Till played Havok, a mutant who has the ability to absorb solar energy which he can then launch as lightning bolts from his body in the X-Men spin-off X-Men: First Class a Superhero film produced by 20th Century Studios and Marvel Entertainment directed by Matthew Vaughn.[30] This role allowed him to receive a nomination for the 13th Teen Choice Awards in the Choice Movie: Chemistry category (shared with Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz, Caleb Landry Jones, and Edi Gathegi).[17]

2011 was the year chosen by the actor to take his first steps in the world of Audiovisual production, collaborating with the production of the independent Superhero film All Superheroes Must Die (also known as " Vs")[31] and in which he also plays the role of Ben / Cutthroat. In the film, four superheroes (one of whom is Lucas) are kidnapped by their arch enemy and are forced to compete in a series of challenges to save an abandoned city full of kidnapped innocent civilians. Later that year, he collaborated on the Music video accompanying the performance of Adele's song "Someone like You" by Tony Oller. In the video Lucas plays Tony's friend who gets in the way of their love affair.[32] In 2011 he also made a Television commercial for an international brand of sports shoes.[33]

2012-2015Edit

In 2012 he returned to work in the dramatic genre by participating in the movie Dark Hearts in the role of Sam, a young man who travels to the city to spend time with his older brother and thus escape problems at home.[34]

In 2013 Lucas worked with Nicole Kidman on the film Stoker in which he plays a braggling young man named Chris Pitts.[35] He was also part of the starring cast in the movie Crush launched directly to DVD format on the character of Scott Norris, a star member of the high school soccer team who despite having a knee injury caused by a blow in a game runs every morning.[36] In that same year he returned to collaborate with Jason Trost in the production of the independent comedy Wet and Reckless and in which he played Toby ´Dollars´.[37] He also participated with Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford in the film Paranoia as Kevin, friend and co-worker of Adam (Liam Hemsworth).[38]

In 2014 he returned to the world of Horror movies by participating in the film Wolves as Cayden Richards, a high school student who is becoming a werewolf and who after the murder of his parents tries to discover the truth of who he really is.[39] and in the thriller and drama movie Sins of our Youth, alongside Joel Courtney and Mitchel Musso as Tyler, one of the four teenagers who murder accidentally a younger child and they make everything go out of control from there.[40] He was also a co-producer on the horror and suspense film My Eleventh.[41] He also participated in the television series Comedy Bang! Bang!, In the first episode of the third season titled Patton Oswalt Wears a Black Blazer & Dress Shoes.[42]

Till returned in 2014 as Havok in the X-Men sequel Days of Future Past.[43] In 2015 he participated in the dramatic film Bravetown, originally titled Strings,[44] playing the role of Josh Harvest a DJ in his early and formative stage, and in the suspense movie The Curse of Downers Grove in the role of Bobby.[45] Both movies released directly in DVD format.

2016-presentEdit

In 2016 Till played Ben Philips Jr. in the Horror movie The Disappointments Room[46] and returned as Havok in the X-Men sequel Apocalypse.[47] In 2016, he began starring as Angus MacGyver in the television reboot of MacGyver. Mac is a secret agent of a United States Government organization that uses his extraordinary talent to solve problems and his extensive knowledge of science to save lives.[48] He also participated in the one-hour animated television special titled Michael Jackson's Halloween which premiered on CBS in October 2017 lending his voice to the character of Vincent, a young store clerk who wants to be DJ.[49] In the same month, he participated with CBS Cares in a television campaign in support of Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico.[6] In 2017 he started working on a project as a co-producer, the Science fiction and Suspense film Spectrum playing the role of a young scientist named Connor.[50] After several years of pre-production, Paramount Animation together with Nickelodeon Movies produced in 2017 the Comedy and Adventure film titled Moster Trucks directed by Blue Sky Studios founder Chris Wedge in which Till starred as Tripp.[51][52]

The television channel CBS renewed the series MacGyver in which Till played the starring role in 2016, continuing his role in a second, third and fourth seasons. This leading role allowed him to receive the nomination in 2018 in the 20th edition of the Teen Choice Awards in the category of Choice TV Actor: Action, a nomination that he also received in 2019 in the 21st broadcast of the Teen Choice Awards in the same category.[53] In addition to the leading role, Lucas collaborated in the production of the 13 episodes that make up the fourth season of the series.[54]

In 2019 he collaborated again with CBS Cares in a television campaign in support of the fight against the disease of Lupus.[55] He renewed his contract in 2020 to continue his leading role in the fifth season of the television series MacGyver.[56]

FilmographyEdit

 
Till at the San Diego Comic-Con International, July 23, 2011

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Lovesong of Edwerd J. Robble Michael Short film
The Adventures of Ociee Nash Harry Vanderbilt
2004 Pee Shy Chad Short film
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
Hannah Montana: The Movie Travis Brody
The Lost & Found Family Justin Direct-to-video
2010 The Spy Next Door Larry
2011 Battle: Los Angeles Cpl. Scott Grayston
X-Men: First Class Alex Summers / Havok
All Superheroes Must Die Cutthroat / Ben Direct-to-video; also producer
2012 Dark Hearts Sam Direct-to-DVD
2013 Stoker Chris Pitts
Crush Scott Norris Direct-to-video
Wet and Reckless Toby 'Dollars' Direct-to-video; also producer
Paranoia Kevin
2014 Wolves Cayden Richards Direct-to-video
Kristy Aaron Direct-to-video
Sins of our Youth Tyler
X-Men: Days of Future Past Alex Summers / Havok
2015 Bravetown Josh Harvest Direct-to-video
The Curse of Downers Grove Bobby Direct-to-video
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse Alex Summers / Havok
The Disappointments Room Ben Philips Jr.
2017 Monster Trucks Tripp Coley
2020 Son of the South Bob Zellner Post-production

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
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"
Fear Clinic Brett Episode: "Scotophobia" and "Hydrophobia"
2010 Blue Mountain State Golden Arm / Matt Parker Episode: "The Legend of the Golden Arm"
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

Music videosEdit

Year Title Role Artist
2009 "You Belong With Me" Taylor Swift’s love interest Taylor Swift
2011 "Someone like You" Tony´s friend Tony Oller

ProducerEdit

Year Title Notes
2011 All Superheroes Must Die Co-producer
2013 Wet and Reckless
2014 My Eleventh
2017 Spectrum
2020 MacGyver

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 11th Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Music/Dance
Hannah Montana: The Movie
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)
X-Men: First Class
Nominated
2018 20th Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Action
MacGyver
Nominated
2019 21st Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor: Action
MacGyver
Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MacGyver star Lucas Till talks season 2, Hawaii Five-0 crossover Melissa Hank, Canada.com, September 26, 2017
  2. ^ "DA MAN magazine - consummate style for today's bon vivant – Lucas Till Exclusive in DA MAN". Daman.co.id. May 16, 2011. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "Dark Hearts : A Film by Rudolf Bwitendach" (PDF). Darkheartsthemovie.com. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "Dana Brady Till (@dbtill) on Twitter". Mobile.twitter.com. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
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  6. ^ a b c "Lucas Till in Hannah Montana Movie". Fox 5 Atlanta. April 6, 2009. Archived from the original on May 12, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2010.
  7. ^ "The Lovesong of Edwerd J. Robble". rarefilmfinder.com. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  8. ^ a b c Bonner, Julie (January 23, 2009). "Disney Society's Exclusive Interview with Lucas Till of "Hannah Montana: The Movie"". Disney Society fan site. Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved February 9, 2009.
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  14. ^ "Joe Lynch Overseeing Short Films for G4TV". Dread Central. October 12, 2011. Archived from the original on October 16, 2011.
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  35. ^ "Lucas Till y Alden Ehrenreich se apuntan al sólido elenco de Stoker". labutaca.net (in Spanish). Retrieved June 7, 2020.
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  47. ^ "Welcome back #lucastill #xmen #XmenApocalypse #jamesmcavoy #michaelfassbender #jenniferlawrence #nicholashoult #rosebyrne How time flies! #XmenFirstClass". Instagram. April 17, 2015.
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  50. ^ "Lucas Till Boards Spectrum Movie". comingsoon.net. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
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