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Net Worth$2 million dollars
Date Of BirthJanuary 25, 1985
FactWon the role of Ozzie over Ray Corasani in 90210 (2008).

Michael Trevino is an American television and film actor, best known for his roles ion CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” as Tyler Lockwood, and as Kyle Valenti in “Roswell, New Mexico”.

Early life and educational background

Michael Anthony Trevino was born on the 25th of January 1985, in Montebello, California, USA, to Mexican-American parents. His mother is an immigrant from Zacatecas, Mexico, while his father was born to Mexican immigrant parents near Fresno, California. Growing up, he had an interest in acting, and participated in a number of high school theatre productions.

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He took theatre classes at Playhouse West to further his acting career, and attended the Don Bosco Technical Institute.


Acting Career

In 2009 at the age of 20, Michael made his TV debut as Tim Bowser in an episode of the series “Summerland”. He made many guest appearances in shows such as  “Charmed”, “Bones”, “Cold Case” and “CSI: Miami”, before he got his big break.

In 2006, he was cast in his first lead role in the for Disney’s film “Cow Belles”, followed by recurring roles in “Cane” and “The Riches” that were better than his initial roles, and gave more exposure to his talent. In 2008, he appeared as Ozzie, a love interest for one of the main characters, Naomi, in three episodes of The CW’s “90210”.

Gradually, he was offered bigger roles as his performances were appreciated by critics as well as the audience. After appearing in a few more guest roles in “CSI : NY” and “The Mentalist”, in 2009 he earned his most memorable role as Tyler Lockwood in CW’s “The Vampire Diaries”, appearing in 94 episodes in the series over the next few years, in 2013, appeared in two episodes reprising his role in its spinoff, “The Originals”.

After six seasons on one of the most successful television shows, he made the decision to leave the show due to the lack of a suitable storyline for his character in the next season. Similarly, his co-star Nina Dobrev also left the show the same time he did.

He has starred in more films including “The Factory” and “Out of Control” as well as the TV series “Sunset Park” and “Camp” with his appearances being praised once again by critics and the audience. Currently, he’s playing the male lead as Kyle Valenti in the CW’s “Roswell, New Mexico”.


Ex-Girlfriend Jenna Ushkowitz

Michael Trevino began dating “Glee” star Jenna Ushkowitz in 2011. Initially, the couple kept their relationship out of the spotlight, but eventually made their first public appearance together at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards and several after-parties. The couple once did a photoshoot with the celebrity photographer Tyler Shield, and he wrote, ‘You can’t Photoshop passion… There’s something about shooting a real couple that is so magical’ on a post.

Jenna Ushkowitz

However, after just three years the couple broke it off in 2014, the actress confirming the split at the premiere of HBO film, “The Normal Heart” in May, after a photographer asked about their relationship. She replied, ‘No, we’re not together anymore’ and later ‘That’s okay, no worries’, when he apologized. After the break-up, they have mentioned each other a few times on social media; Jenna wished him a happy birthday on her Instagram account and he promoted her book, “Choosing Glee”.

Awards and achievements

In 2011 and 2012, he won the Teen’s Choice Award for “Male Scene Stealer” in “The Vampire Diaries”

He was nominated for an ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor-  Supporting Role in a Drama for “The Vampire Diaries”.

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Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

  • Michael is an avid deep-sea fisherman, snowboarder and surfer.
  • An Old Navy commercial was one of his first jobs.
  • He once did a photoshoot for Bench Body Underwear.
  • As a teenager, the actor suffered from anxiety and depression, and was an introvert and very shy.
  • He was the first major character of “The Vampire Diaries” to appear in its spin-off, “The Originals”.
  • The actor doesn’t eat many sweets, with the exception of Halloween sweets.
  • His star sign is Aquarius.
  • Mexican food is his favorite cuisine, especially when cooked by his grandmother.
  • He can speak both English and Spanish fluently.
  • Michael desires to play a role based in East Los Angeles where he grew up, and might even create the role himself.
  • Michael does not smoke, but he does drink alcohol.
  • His favorite actor is Johnny Depp, while his favorite films are “The Godfather”, “Nacho Libre” and “The Libertine”.

Appearance and clothing style

Michael is a brown-haired brown-eyed American male of Mexican ethnicity. He is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, weighs 165lbs (75 kgs), and has an athletic build with the measurements 42-32-14.5-13.5. As of 2020, the actor is 35 years old and resides in Los Angeles. He shares his personal and professional life on his Instagram account.

Net Worth and Salary

The actor has spent more than 15 years in the industry as an actor with countless roles in television series and films. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Michael’s net worth is a quite impressive $4 million.

General Info

Full NameMichael Trevino
Net Worth$2 million dollars
Date Of BirthJanuary 25, 1985
Height1.75 m


AwardsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer
NominationsALMA Award for Favorite TV Actor - Supporting Role
MoviesThe Factory, Love Finds a Home, Cow Belles, Austin Golden Hour
TV ShowsCane, The Vampire Diaries

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1I'm a full-blooded Mexican. My mother was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and my father - the son of Mexican immigrants - was born near Fresno, California.
2When our executive producer, Julie Plec, told me I was going to become a hybrid I got really excited. Because there's a lot of responsibility that comes with that, especially in our world of 'The Vampire Diaries' where Tyler is the first successful hybrid that's made.
3I loved working on '90210,' and I liked playing Ozzy because he was different from everybody else. And it was great because I got a great fan base.
4I only eat candy on Halloween. No lie.
5I'm a boxer-briefs guy.
6I was brought up bilingual, but there came a point where my mom went back to work and I got a white babysitter, so sadly I lost it. Now I can understand Spanish and put words together, but I don't speak it fluently. I'm ashamed of that.
7I would love to dive into an indie film based on the streets of East Los Angeles where I grew up. If that doesn't come my way soon, I think I just might have to write it myself.


1Raised in Montebello, California and later Valencia, California, his mother was originally from Zacatecas, Mexico and his father was born in Fresno, California to Mexican immigrants.
2Won the role of Ozzie over Ray Corasani in 90210 (2008).




The Vampire Diaries2009-2017TV SeriesTyler Lockwood
Out of Control2016Kayser
Sunset Park2016Gino Sarcione
Kingmakers2015TV Movie
The Originals2013TV SeriesTyler Lockwood
The Factory2012/VTad
Love Finds a Home2009TV MovieJoshua
CSI: NY2009TV SeriesGavin Skidmore
The Mentalist2009TV SeriesBrandon Fulton
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2009TV SeriesDave Henkel
902102008TV SeriesOzzie Cardoza
The Riches2007-2008TV SeriesBrent
Austin Golden Hour2008TV MovieJake
Cane2007TV SeriesJaime Vega
Bones2006TV SeriesGraham Hastings
CSI: Miami2006TV SeriesMatthew Batra
Cold Case2006TV SeriesZach '95
Prison Break2006TV SeriesAlley Cop
Without a Trace2006TV SeriesCarter Rollins
Cow Belles2006TV MovieJackson Meade
Commander in Chief2005TV SeriesKevin
Charmed2005TV SeriesAlastair
Summerland2005TV SeriesTim Bowser


The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours2017TV Special special thanks


The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours2017TV SpecialHimself / Archival
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2013TV SeriesHimself
Teen Choice Awards 20122012TV SpecialHimself
2011 ALMA Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Building the Beasts2011Himself
Howling at the Moon2011Himself
Myth & Mystery2011Himself
The Perfect Love Triangle: Vampires, Werewolves, Witches2011Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

The Vampire Diaries2017TV SeriesTyler Lockwood


Won Awards

2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Scene StealerThe Vampire Diaries (2009)
2011Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Scene StealerThe Vampire Diaries (2009)

Nominated Awards

2014Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Scene StealerThe Vampire Diaries (2009)
2012ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite TV Actor-Supporting Role in a DramaThe Vampire Diaries (2009)
2011ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite TV Actor - Supporting RoleThe Vampire Diaries (2009)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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