Colton Haynes Biography

 

Colton Haynes is an American actor who also works as a model and a singer. He is popular for his lead portrayal of Jackson Whittemore in MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and his most recent appearance on CW’s “Arrow” as Roy Harper, also known as Arsenal.

Colton Haynes started off his career as a model. He actually started appearing n various ads and campaigns when he was very young. At only 15 years of age, he appeared in Bruce Webber’s Abercrombie & Fitch photo shoot, which also marked the start of his career. He would continue modeling and would appear in various campaigns with J.C. Penney, Kira Plastinina, Ralph Lauren, Teen Vogue, Verizon and Arena.

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Tyler Hoechlin, Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Colton Haynes, Crystal Reed, and Dylan O’Brien in “Teen Wolf”

In 2007, he turned to acting and started with uncredited role in Michael Bay’s “Transformers” movie. He continued his acting career on television where he appeared in single episodes of such shows as “CSI: Miami”, “Privileged”, “Pushing Daisies” and “Melrose Place”. He soon managed to land bigger roles and was cast as the main protagonist of “The Gates” and “Look: The Series” in 2010. But his biggest role to date came in 2011 when he got the role of Jackson Whittemore in the teen drama “Teen Wolf”. He played the role for two seasons and became a fan favorite but ultimately left the role. He would make a comeback for one episode in 26th episode of season 6. But he did not leave TV as he ultimately got the part of Roy Harper in CW’s Arrow. He appeared as a street tug in the first season of Arrow, which was later upgraded to a main role for season 2 and 3. He departed the show after the 3rd seasons has ended and since then has made brief appearances in the show as a guest character in season 4 and 6 where he successfully reprised his role of Arsenal.

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Colton Haynes also managed to appear in a few movies. But it was not met with the same success that he had on TV. His biggest roles include appearances in “San Andreas” (2015) and “Rough Night” (2017). Most recently, Colton has appeared in a few episodes of “The Grinder” and “Scream Queens”, but was also cast in a recurring role for the latest “American Horror Story: Cult”, which is aired in 2017.

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“Arrow” movie (Colton Haynes)

Colton Haynes has also appeared in various videos of famous musicians and bands. People will remember his appearances in My Chemical Romance’s “I don’t Love you”, Leone Lewi’s “Trouble”, Victoria Justice’s “Gold” and Andy Grammar’s “Honey I’m Good”. Colton has lately started off his singing career as he has firstly made a cover of the song “19 You+Me” with New Height and later also released his first single with Travis-Atreo named “Baby It’s Christmas”.

Colton Haynes Net Worth and Salary

Colton Haynes has quite a high net worth. He actually has a much higher earning than some of his much more famous fellow actors. Due to the versatility of his work and him carefully choosing his roles, he was able to get quite a steady salary for himself and enlarge his earnings. Besides being a steady, working actor, Colton has gotten back to modeling which helped him gain a current net worth of 4 million dollars as it was reported.

Colton Haynes Partner and Relationships

Colton Haynes was connected to be dating a lot of girls from the shows that he had been working on. Much of it was disclaimed later on as being a rumor. There were mentions of him dating actress Gage Golightly, AJ Michalka and even Willa Holland. There are confirmations of him being in a relationship with Electra Avellon between 2007 and 2008 and Holland Roden between 2011 and 2012. But most recently, Colton has announced that he has been suffering from anxiety which was caused due to his closed sexuality. Although there were rumors, Colton’s sexual orientation has never been confirmed. That is until 2016 when Colton came out and openly announced himself as a gay man in an interview for the Entertainment Weekly. He later revealed that he was in a relationship with Jeff Leatham, a celebrity florist, with whom he got engaged in March 11, 2017. In October of the same year, the two officially got married and they both took the surname Haynes-Leatham.

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Wedding (Colton Haynes with Jeff Leatham)

Colton Haynes Age

Colton Haynes was born on July 22, 1988 in Andale, Kansas. He is currently 29 years old. He is the son of William Clayton Haynes and Dana Denise Mitchell and has three siblings, brothers Clinton and Joshua, and a sister named Willow. Although he grew up in Andale, he moved a lot when he was a child and lived in Arkansas, New Mexico, Texas and Florida. He went to Navarre High School in Florida, Andale High School in Kansas, but ultimately graduated from Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas.

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Height and Weight

Colton Haynes is a very handsome and well-built man. He owes this to his modeling career which helped him shape his body. He is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall and weighs approximately 152 pounds (69 kg). His body measurements are: chest 43 in (109 cm), 29 in (74 cm) and biceps 15 in (38 cm).

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Colton Haynes

Colton Haynes and the Twilight Saga

You are probably wondering how Colton Haynes connects to the famed “Twilight Saga”? Well, when the casting was announced for the adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s novels for young adults, Colton auditioned for the main male role of Edward Cullen. As we all know, Robert Pattison is the one who ultimately landed the role for which he gained a lot of popularity. Colton was unfortunately scrapped for the role and the question remains which direction his career would have gone if he had gotten the part of the famed vampire.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Colton Haynes is American by nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnic group. He does not have an apparent ethnic background connected to his parents.

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