Shayne Topp is an American actor, famous for the roles in the comedy show ‘Smosh’, Matt Bradley in ‘The Goldbergs’ series and Shayne Zabo in ‘So Random!’ series. Shayne Topp has also played in the TV series such as Sam & Cat, iCarly, Switched at Birth, and Henry Danger.
Table of Biography
Early life and Childhood
Shayne Topp is a 29-year-old actor who was born on 14th September 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Shyne grew up in the family of pilots. Shyne Topp’s parents are Catherine and Robert Royal Topp. He also has two brothers named Brian Topp and Chrish Topp.
He almost drowned in a swimming pool when he was 18 months old. Fortunately, his parents saved him in the nick of time. After that, his father started calling him ‘Shayne Bobber,’ as he was observed bobbing up and down in the pool before being comforted by his mother. He is the youngest of the three sons in the family.
Likewise, his father was an army man who worked for the ‘US Air Force’ as a fighter pilot. Before him, his grandfather also worked as a fighter pilot. Thus, he was expected to be a pilot. At a very early age, he had a keen interest in acting.
Shyne made his for acting debut with the series ‘Moonpie’ in the year 2006 when he just turned 15 years old. He played a small role in the ‘iCarly’ series in 2008. He appeared in films such as ‘The Violation’ and ‘Hi, Lillian’.
However, his first stint with acting took place when he was in fifth grade and played a small role in the school production of ‘Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.’ Later, he continued to act throughout his school years and remained excellent at “improv” comedy and impersonations. He started attending acting classes before plunging into professional acting.
After completing his high school in 2008, he made an appearance in an episode of the popular series ‘iCarly’. Also, he played as ‘Phillip Brownley,’ a small role, in an episode titled ‘iMight Switch Schools.’ In 2009, he debuted the first major role of his acting career in the film ‘Dear Lemon Lima.’ The following film based on the short film and featured him as ‘Philip Georgey.’ The film released at the ‘Los Angeles Film Festival’ in 2009 and in theaters in 2011, it got a warm response from both critics and audiences.
Likewise, his performance in the movie gained him an award for ‘Outstanding Performance’ in the narrative competition at the ‘Los Angeles Film Festival.’ In 2010, he cast in the legal drama ‘Eli Stone’ and made an appearance in its pilot episode. Though he was unable to find bigger roles, he resorted to doing smaller roles in a number of series during the early 2010s.
In 2011, he appeared in a small single-episode in the series ‘Love Bites.’ Next year, he played the lead role of ‘Corey,’ in the independent film ‘All Kids Count.’
In 2012, he made a guest appearance in the series ‘Fred: The Show.’ Later, he also appeared in the episode titled ‘Expired Cow.’ In the following year, he break through one of the cast members of the famous ‘Disney’ sketch comedy show ‘So Random!’.
Moreover, Shayne played the recurring role of ‘Shayne Zabo.’ The show hit success with audiences and critics, and his performance made the show worth watching. It was one of his most popular appearances on TV. He turned to do short films toward the end of 2012 and made appearance in leading roles in films such as ‘Hi, Lillian’ and ‘The Violation.’
In the following two years, he portrayed in two more short films, ‘First’ and ‘Re-Writes.’ He made a single-episode guest appearance for ‘AwesomenessTV’ in 2013. Also, in 2014, he performed minor single-episode roles in the series ‘Sam & Cat’ and ‘What’s Next for Sarah?’. In 2015, he played a role of ‘Taylor Halsted,’ another single-episode role, in the series ‘Switched at Birth.’
In 2015, Shayne Topp played a key role in an independent film titled ‘A Sort of Homecoming.’ It premiered at the ‘Omaha Film Festival’ but met with heavy critical acclaim. Later, he played the role of ‘Dylan Conti.’ Eventually, the film released digitally in the US and received a good response from the audience.
In 2015, he appeared minor roles in series such as ‘Henry Danger’ and ‘Astrid Clover.’
In 2016, he made an appearance in the series ‘Cell Outs.’ Notwithstanding his critically acclaimed performances, he continued ignored by Hollywood producers and ultimately decided to leave the industry for good, after failing to bag a good film role.
When he was about to leave Los Angeles for good, one of his colleagues from his acting classes urged him to audition for ‘Smosh,’ an American sketch-comedy ‘YouTube’ channel. He appeared for the audition and got chance to play several random characters. The channel is the most-subscribed ‘YouTube’ channel at three separate times ever since it began posting videos.‘
Further, he worked with other cast members on the show and has garnered praises by impersonating actors such as Tom Cruise, Christopher Walken, Nicholas Cage, and Michael Caine. Likewise, he also joined the cast of the series ‘The Goldbergs’ in 2017 and plays the recurring role of ‘Matt Bradley.’
Awards and Nominations
Shyne won the Jury Prize award for ‘Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition’ in Dear Lemon Lima in the year 2009 at the Los Angeles Film Festivals. He also got nomination at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards for the ‘Exciting New Face – Male’ for the same role in the same film he performed.
As of now, he is probably single. Shyne was in a relationship before he began his acting in the film of Smosh Summer Games – Wild West. Their relationship ended exactly five hours before the shoot of the film. He is also one of the fans of Game of Thrones.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Shyne Topp is a very attractive male with an amazing personality. He has a height of 5 feet and 8 inches whereas he weighs around 70.3 kg. Furthermore, his hair color is dirty blond and has blue eyes.
Currently, he is a video content creator on the webpages. He is a famous vine actor and is a member of the Youtube popular group called Smosh. His youtube channel Shyne Topp has over 99,400 subscribers before it discontinued. His daily video contents are posted on another youtube channel named Smosh which has over 25 Million subscribers.
He is also active in his Instagram account and has more than 662 k followers where he posts his daily life contents. Shayne tweets daily from his Twitter account which has over 265K followers. No official Facebook account was found but has many fan pages where their fans post daily updates about Shyne Topp.