Who is Peyton Meyer?
Despite having fewer than ten acting credits to his name, Peyton Meyer has caught the attention of both audience and critics as Lucas Friar in Disney’s “Girl Meets World”. He was a cute teenage lad on the show from 2014 to 2017, but when he earned the lead role in the 2021 film “He’s All That”, his fans realized he had become a true Hollywood hunk.
If you are interested to know more about Peyton, his life and his career, let us tell you all about this young actor.
Early life, family, and education
Born on 24 November 1998, Peyton’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He’s a native of Las Vegas, Nevada USA, holds American nationality, and comes from a family of English descent. Peyton is quite secretive when it comes to his family, and since he respects their privacy, he hasn’t spoken about his parents and siblings. The reports say that once he became an established actor, his family moved to live with him in Los Angeles, California.
When it comes to his educational background, he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2016, he didn’t go to college but pursued his acting career.
Peyton made his acting debut as Wes Manning in the series “Dog with a Blog”, a recurring role, and he was seen in nine episodes during 2013 and 2014. As mentioned, from 2014 to 2017, he played his most notable television series role to date, as Lucas Friar in “Girl Meets World”, making an appearance in 72 episodes of this family comedy-drama, which was a spin-off from the early 2000s series “Boy Meets World”.
Peyton’s co-stars were Ben Savage, Sabrina Carpenter, and Rowan Blanchard, and they brought the audience the story of Riley, a teenage girl who faces life lessons through her relationships with family, friends and boys. Peyton’s character in the series, Lucas Friar, was referred to as ‘a cowboy in the city’, and was a boyfriend of Riley.
The series had 21 award nominations, including three for Primetime Emmys, and won three. In 2016, Peyton was nominated for the Teen Choice Award – Choice Summer TV Star: Male, and he shares with the rest of the crew a nomination for Teen Choice Award – Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series.
Concurrently with his role in “Girl Meets World”, Peyton was seen as Lucas Friar in an episode of the 2015 series “Best Friends Whenever”, another Disney teenage show.
He made his big-screen debut as Tommy in the 2016 adventure comedy-drama “Gibby”, also starring Shannon Elizabeth and Crystal the Monkey. The plot revolved around a capuchin monkey who helps a young teenage girl to overcome the death of her mother.
In the following year, Peyton was cast to play Ethan in the series “Versus”, followed by his role as Trip Windsor in “American Housewife” – from 2018 through 2021, Peyton was seen in 34 episodes of this comedy series, which follows the story of Katie, a strong-willed mother, who raises her family in a town full of perfect housewives. The show, starring Katy Mixon, Daniel DiMaggio and Diedrich Bader, was nominated for the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy.
— peyton meyer (@peytonmeyer9) March 1, 2018
In 2021 came Peyton’s role as Jordan Van Draanen in the romantic comedy “He’s All That”, which put Peyton under the spotlight for months, not just because of his versatile acting, but also because of his looks. As his mostly female fans put it, Peyton grew into a handsome young man, and some even claim that now there’s something ‘bad’ about him. Although everyone loved him as a gentle, naive teenager, no one complains that he’s now become a mature man, who could break many hearts.
There is no info about his upcoming projects, however, we visited his Instagram account in the hope of finding some new information about his career, but all we found are his 11 photos, and two million followers. Many of his fans fear that Peyton might stop acting, but there has been no official announcement about his future plans.
Love life and relationships
As mentioned, Peyton prefers to keep his personal matters secret, although this didn’t help him becoming the subject of numerous rumors about his romantic life and even his sexual orientation. He’s been romantically linked to various celebrities, and one of them was his co-star, Sabrina Carpenter, but the two stated that they’re just very close friends.
It is known that Peyton was in a relationship with Rowan Blanchard back in 2015, and that he also dated Paris Berels for a few months in 2017. From 2017 through 2018, Peyton was in a relationship with Vanessa Rose Lowden, and when the two broke-up, he was in another short relationship with Angeline Appel.
In 2021, Peyton shared with his fans that he’s married – his wife is a musician, known by her stage name, Taela, real name Taylor Mae LaCour, and the two secretly dated for a few years. In March 2022, they welcomed their first child, a son named Ziggy. Taylor or Taela has a son from her previous relationship, and Peyton is his stepfather.
As of April 2023, the family of four lives in their residence in Los Angeles.
Age, height, and net worth
Peyton is 24 years old, and is known for his blonde hair and green eyes; a new detail in his image is his beard. Peyton takes care of his body by working out at the gym three to four times per week, and he also enjoys outdoor activities. He’s 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, while he weighs approximately 165lbs (75kgs). Peyton’s body type is athletic.
Many critics believe that with his maturation as a man, many new doors are opening for Peyton in the entertainment industry, and that his time is yet to come. If you’ve wondered how rich this actor is, according to sources as of April 2023, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.