13 Reasons Why star Brandon Flynn is talented, he's charming, he's super cute and he's dating one of the most famous faces in the music business – Sam Smith. Oh yeah, and he plays a major role as the tough, popular kid dating a popular girl in Netflix's most popular series ever. Brandon set to return for season two and fans are super amped about it. But, Brandon really is a newcomer to all of this. Before his love affair with Sam and his outstanding performance in 13 Reasons Why, no one really knew who he was.
Now, with all eyes on him and the world gearing up for brand new episodes of 13RW, we've decided to compile everything you need to know about the actor between his love life, when he came out as part of the LGBTQ community, his cute pup Charlie and what his first role ever was.
Who Is Brandon Flynn?
Brandon is a 24-year-old actor born on October 11, 1993. He is most recognized for his role as Justin Foley on the hit Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. Not only did he deliver a standout performance, but what most people don't know is that this really was his first real job. With his emotional scenes and grappling with tough subjects in the series, he seems like a certified veteran. It's important to note that Brandon did have a few jobs under his belt before bursting onto the scene with 13 Reasons Why. He played the role of Mr. Smee in a musical version of Peter Pan when he was just 10 years old. Brandon had a role in the film, Braindead and acted in over eleven plays including Much Ado About Nothing and The Crucible.
Brandon Flynn graduated from Rutgers University.
It's crazy that just over a year ago Brandon was attending Rutgers University in New Jersey. He was a relatively normal kid – just with a few acting jobs to his name – and graduated from the Mason Gross School of Arts with a bachelors degree in Fine Arts. Now, he's a household name.
Brandon Flynn is dating Sam Smith and they are perfect.
Brandon and Sam sparked dating rumors at the beginning of October when they were caught kissing in the streets of New York City. The pair kept quiet about their alleged romance until Sam finally broke the silence while chatting with Dan Wooten on the Bizarre Life podcast and said, "I didn't know that we were being pictured and it's such a weird thing to get your head around. I can't explain it, you know and no one else can relate to you. You can't turn to your girlfriends and be like, 'What do you do in this situation?'"
He continued, "But I'm really happy for once. All I know is I'm happy and I'm trying to see how it goes. Right now what I'm experiencing is very early days. But it's nice to be with someone who kind of gets it. My job has got in the way of my relationships in the past because it's just hard to relate to. And people don't want to be apart of what I've got going on in my life."
Brandon Flynn's Instagram is all about family, friends and LGBTQ rights.
Brandon is part of the LGBTQ community and his Instagram is proud of it. He posts photos of equality rainbow flags, the rights of those individuals and stands up for what he believes in. It's all very inspiring. He's also super light-hearted on social media as well. You can follow him on Instagram at @flynnagin11 and on Twitter at @brandonflynn.
Everyone wants Brandon Flynn's phone number but sorry, that's not going to happen.
Brandon is a super private guy, probably because he hasn't had to deal with a very public life so far. So, if you're looking for his cell phone number, we hate to break it to you but he probably won't be giving it out anytime soon. That's for Sam's eyes only – kidding.
Brandon Flynn officially came out in an emotional Instagram post opposing Australia's same-sex law.
Brandon posted this message to his 3.5 million Instagram followers. "Just saw the "vote no" message in the sky, looming over Sydney. Thank you for raising money and hiring on a plane to write your lack of support amongst the clouds. I hope your hate and lack of understanding fades, just like those words will. Too many of my friends have been kicked out of their homes, kept in the closet, beat up, killed, ridiculed by church and state, institutionalized... and you are scared that if we vote YES, you won't be able to show your hate for Us. F-ck that. We've been scared sh-tless our whole lives thanks to all the stigmas that surround Us, stigmas that were set in place by the same kind of people who flew that plane over Sydney. We've fought, we've come out bravely even in our fear, and you wrote a message in the sky because you're scared. Equality takes courage, it worries me that too many people in this world lack the balls to stand up for what is right. #f-ckhate."
Brandon Flynn has the cutest dog ever.
If you just take a second to look at his Instagram, you'll see that absolutely adores his pooch named Charlie. Brandon even said that his favorite holiday is National Dog Day so that should give you some kind of indication of how important Charlie is in his life. He even takes Charlie shopping sometimes and the dog has met a few of the 13 Reasons Why cast members. We'd trade places with him any day!
Brandon Flynn hasn't publicly dated anyone else in Hollywood.
Brandon and Sam are long lost lovers at the moment and as we know of, this is his first real boyfriend. Of course, Brandon was liked to his 13 Reasons Why co-star Miles Heizer but that never panned out to be anything. Our fingers are crossed that this whole thing between Brandon and Sam works out. If not, Brandon better get ready because he might be the reason Sam wins another Grammy some day.