How Old is Brecken Merrill in Yellowstone and What is His Salary? Meet His Parents and Siblings

Brecken Merrill
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Profile summary of Brecken Merrill
  • Name: Brecken Merrill
  • Date of birth: June 20, 2008
  • Age: 15 years old
  • Ethnicity: American
  • Nationality: White
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Marital status: Single
  • Parents: Kristy Phillips (mother)
  • Siblings: Karis and Seren
  • Brecken Merrill’s net worth: $200k
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 2018 to present
  • Instagram: @breckenmerrill

Brecken Merrill is an American juvenile actor best known for essaying the character of Tate Dutton in the Paramount Network television show, Yellowstone. Though he has only surfaced in a few productions, Brecken’s natural acting talents have announced him to the world. The youngster is not just an actor, he is into modeling, Brecken can sing, he can sketch with a pencil, and is also on social media.

When was Brecken Merrill born?

Brecken Merrill’s date of birth is the 20th of June 2008 and the juvenile actor was born in the United States. Undoubtedly an American citizen, Brecken is from a White ethnic background.

It would appear that the youngster’s parents are far from the type that would leverage their children’s fame to ride into the limelight as very little or nothing has surfaced about them. We only know that Brecken’s mother, Kristy Phillips manages his IG handle but the name of his father has never been mentioned in public, nor has his profession. Both Kristy and her husband are said to be very supportive of their children’s careers.

From what is obvious, Brecken Merrill is still enjoying a memorable childhood with his two sisters. Karis Merrill who is older than him by a few years is also talented as an actress, functions as a model (a signee of Paloma Model and Talent), and she is also a singer. She was the one who inspired Brecken to join the entertainment industry. His second sister, Seren is way younger than him and is also forging a career in entertainment as an actress cum voiceover artist.

Brecken Merrill

Brecken Merrill is one of three kids in his family.

Aside from his close-knit relationship with his family, Brecken Merrill is an animal lover and a pet parent to one cat and two dogs (both Golden Retrievers)

Brecken is a student at the performing arts school his big sister attended

When Brecken Merrill debuted in the acting scene, the youngster’s schedule was so hectic that his parents took the decision to have him homeschooled. Thus, when it was time for him to undergo some formal training, the child star registered at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, in a bid to hone his acting talent. It is worthy of note that his big sister also passed through the same school.

This shows how supportive their parents have been when it comes to helping their children achieve their dreams early in life. The training is aimed at bringing out the best of what is already in the young lad.

He started his entertainment career in acting roles

After he decided to follow in the footsteps of his big sister, Brecken Merrill debuted on the set of the most-watched television series, Yellowstone in 2018. The Paramount Network show which became an instant hit launched the upcoming movie star into the limelight as viewers and fans couldn’t resist his undeniable charisma and sense of humor.

On set, Brecken breathed life into the character of Tate Dutton – the son of Kayce Dutton played by Luke Grimes, and grandson of John Dutton depicted by Kevin Costner. The young star was privileged to share the screen with movie greats like Kevin Costner, Josh Holloway, and Neal McDonough. This undoubtedly gave his budding career a boost and a great stepping stone to start from.

The show has completed its third season and the fourth is already underway; it started airing season three in November 2021. Talks are going on about season four as well. Merrill has recorded two acting credits so far with his sophomore appearance recorded in This Is Us. He played the role of Teen Nicky Jr. in This Is Us, appearing in two episodes in 2022. His third role is set to emerge in We All Got Up to Dance where he will be depicting the character of Emmett LeClair. The American actor has age on his side and if he continues in this fashion, Merrill may well emerge as one of the top stars in Hollywood.

Brecken Merrill’s movies and TV shows

  • Yellowstone (TV Series) as Tate Dutton – 2018-2022
  • This Is Us (TV Series) as Teen Nicky Jr. – 2022
  • We All Got Up to Dance (pre-production) as Emmett LeClair

6 facts to know about Brecken Merrill

1. Is Brecken Merrill the real-life grandson of Kevin Costner?

On the set of the Paramount Network show, Brecken Merrill and his onscreen grandfather, Kevin Costner (Kevin would give his life to protect Brecken) displayed profound chemistry which had fans of the show asking whether they share family ties in real life. However, neither Costner nor Brecken has deemed it necessary to clear the air on these speculations, thus, no one can say for sure whether they are related or not.

2. He is also forging a career in modeling

Merrill did not just follow his sister’s footsteps in acting, the young talent also wants to be a successful model like her. He is just starting out in this field and is signed to Paloma Model and Talent as well.

3. Brecken Merrill  is a pencil-on-paper sketcher

Brecken is equally developing his sketching talent, he recently put pencil to paper and came up with images of some top celebs like actor Ryan Reynolds who has done a project with him in the past, and singer Taylor Swift because he is her fan.

4. His social media presence

On the picture-sharing platform Instagram, Brecken Merrill can be located @breckenmerrill with over 50k followers. Since he is still underage, his mum manages his handle on IG. Brecken is yet to create a presence on other major social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

5. What is his earning power as an actor?

Brecken Merrill’s annual and monthly incomes are not known but speculations are that he earns something in the neighborhood of $17.49 per hour as a juvenile actor. Considering the fact that he has only recorded two movie credits, the latest calculation of his net worth came to a tidy $200k

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