Brecken Merrill may still only be years old, but he is gradually carving a name for himself in the American entertainment scene. He is an actor who is famous for his role in Yellowstone, which also happened to be his debut role. Since the start of the role in 2010 when he was only 10 years old, he continues to play the part and has also gotten another role in We All Got To Dance.
Practically a star that many years later fans would say they watched him grow, here are some interesting facts about him.
Fascinating Facts About Brecken Merrill
1. He is from a well-known family
Brecken Merrill was born in the United States on June 20, 2008, to his parents, David Merrill and Kristy Phillips. He revealed that he is a descendant of the gold rush pioneers and that his famous family has many roads in and around Sonora CA named after some of them.
2. Brecken Merrill began his career at the age of 10
After his family moved to California, Brecken Merrill got the role to appear in the 2018 TV show, Yellowstone. He was only 10 at the time. Taking the role of Tate Dutton, he got to appear with some big names including Kelsey Asbille, Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, and MorningStar Angeline who only appeared in a few episodes. Since 2018, the actor has continued to be on the show.
He got his first official film role in 2021 when he landed the character of Emmett LeClair in We All Got Up To Dance.
Side by side with his acting career, Merrill is also in school. In 2020, he received the principal’s honor roll recognition. Currently, he attends the same performing arts school as his older sister.
3. Merrill Is one Of Three Kids
The young actor was born the second child of his parents. He has two siblings, Karis Merrill who is the oldest of the three, and then his younger sister, Seren Merrill. Karis is also as talented as her younger brother, or even more. She is an aspiring actress, model, and singer. She is managed alongside her little sister by Paloma Model & Talent.
4. His mother is an author
Brecken Merrill’s mother, Kristy Phillips is an author who describes herself as a writer of historical and contemporary romance books.
She is the author of Mine To Love, a book in the Montana Sky Series. Her other books are The Stormclyffe Affair, Strawberry Wine, and Sudden Legacy.
5. The actor started learning music as a child
Brecken may now be famous as an actor, but before then, he started learning to play musical instruments as a little kid. His major instrument at the time was the keyboard. It is not known if he still has a passion for music. Interestingly, music also seems to be in his older family as his sister plays the guitar.
6. He is the youngest member of Yellowstone
Merrill got his role on the popular TV show even before he was 10, making him the youngest cast member. It premiered on June 20, 2018, which marked his 10th birthday. Even though he is still very young, he has come to be considered one of the favorite stars there.
7. Brecken Merrill has Kevin Costner as his role model
The child actor has made it known that one of the people he looks up to in the film industry is Kevin Costner, who he happens to act along in his debut TV show.
Does Brecken Merrill Have A Girlfriend?
Only 14 years old at the moment, Brecken is still a young teenager who above anything else, is more concerned about his career and education as he is still in school.
More so, considering the fact that he might be too young for anything serious in the relationship sense, the talented actor does not have a girlfriend.