Hayden Szeto

Hayden Szeto - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Hayden Szeto is a well-known actor from Canada. Moreover, Hayden Szeto is best known for his role as Erwin Kim in the comedy-drama film “The Edge of Seventeen” (2016).

Early Life

Hayden Szeto came to the world on the 11th of September 1985, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He holds Canadian nationality and is 37 years old as of 2022. In addition, he has a birth sign of Virgo and he belongs of Hong Kong descent. Moreover, he practices Buddhism religion. His birth name is Hayden Chun Hay Szeto.

Coming toward his parents, he is the son of Nigel Szeto (father) and his mother’s name is yet to be disclosed. Professionally, his father is a painter. Similarly, his paternal grandfather, Kei Szeto, was a sculptor of repute.

He has a younger sister whose name is Andrea Szeto. Moreover, he was raised in Richmond, a locality full of rich Asians. When he was just 15 years old, his parent left Hong Kong and both siblings started living with their aunt. He often looked after himself and his younger sister because his parent was busy with their respective work.

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Caption: Hayden Szeto’s childhood photo with his mother (Source: Instagram)

Hayden Szeto – Education

Talking about his academic qualification, he studied at a local high school in Richmond. After finishing his high school education, he enrolled at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia to study sociology.

His interest was acting and he decided to move to the United States to seek professional training in acting. Later, he went to the New York Film Academy and completed a certificate in film acting from the academy in 2011.

Moreover, his parents advised him to move to Hong Kong as it provided better chances in the field of acting, but Hayden decided to work in the United States and moved to Los Angeles.

Professional Career

After completing his course, Hayden Szeto auditioned for films and television projects and got roles in a few commercial advertisements, to begin with. Moreover, he appeared in a guest role in an episode of ‘Crimes of Passion’ of the 2012 popular American television program “America’s Most Wanted.”

Acting roles were hard to come by, and he almost decided to give up his acting passion. But slowly, he started getting some good roles. He played the supporting role of Young Sam Starr in the 2012 comedy-drama film “Secret Asian Man: Rise of the Zodiac!”

Moreover, the movie earned good ratings and reviews. Afterward, he appeared in the 2012 short film “Free Love” playing the role of a restaurant patron. Hayden was out of work at the time and seriously considered quitting acting and moving to Hong Kong.

He, on the other hand, decided to stay, and his patience rewarded him handsomely in 2016. He starred in the 2016 coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama film “The Edge of Seventeen.”

In the movie, he played the role of a young Korean guy (Erwin Kim), who is the secret admirer of the lead girl, played by Hailee Steinfeld. Moreover, the film went on to become a huge success, both critically and commercially.

It became a commercial success, making more than $18 million against a budget of $9 million. Hayden’s works also received huge appreciation and he gained massive popularity among youngsters.

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Caption: Hayden Szeto as Erwin Kim in the comedy-drama film, The Edge of Seventeen (Source: The Tracking Board)

He portrayed the role of Brad Chang in the 2018 supernatural horror film “Truth or Dare.” It was a box office success and earned 30 times more than its budget of$3.5 million. However, the movie earned mixed to negative reviews.

During the same year, she played the supporting role in the comedy-drama series “Lodge 49.” He played the role of Corporate appearing in 6 episodes. He did appear in various roles in movies such as “The Unbidden”, and “Fortune Cookie.”

In the year 2019, he appeared in two movies “Come As You Are” as Matt and ” Summer Night” as Caleb Grass. That same year, he appeared in three series “The Good Doctor” as Tony Liu, “What We Do in the Shadows” as Jonathan Cadgar, and “Magnum P.I.” as Detective Pono Palima.

In 2020, he played the role of Eric in the film “Tigertail.” He played the role of Officer Chang in the 2021 family comedy film “Yes Day.” Recently, he played the role of Mr. Vemmer in the 2022 teen-sex comedy film “Sex Appeal.”


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Caption: Hayden Szeto won the Rising Star Award at the Denver International Film Festival (Source: IMDb)

In 2016, he won the Rising Star Award at the Denver International Film Festival for his work in the film ” The Edge of Seventeen.” This American actor might earn more of them in the following years.

Hayden Szeto – Net Worth 2023

During his acting career, he has collected a decent sum of money. Moreover, his net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million while his salary and incomes are still under review. Moreover, he has been cast in commercials for brands such as Walmart, Microsoft, Adidas, Nike, Coca-Cola, and Honda, which also increased his net worth.

Relationship Status

Talking about his personal life, Hayden Szeto is currently dating his girlfriend, Kari Perdue. Moreover, his girlfriend, Perdue is a British actress. They first met at the sets of Come As You Are back in 2016 and have been together since then.

Moreover, the couple is planning for their engagement soon. In addition, there is no news regarding Hayden’s past relationships.

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Caption: Hayden Szeto with his girlfriend (Source: TheWikiFeed)

The actor is not involved in any kind of controversy or rumors and is fully focused on his love life and his acting career.

Body Measurements

This Canadian actor stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 75 kg. Moreover, he has hazel brown eyes with black hair color and his other body stats are still under review.

Hayden Szeto – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@haydenszeto’ there are over 65k followers. Likewise, there are over 4.8k followers on his Twitter page ‘@HaydenSzeto’ and over 8k followers on his Facebook page.