Model-turned actor Colton Haynes was born July 13, 1988, in Wichita, Kansas. Growing up, Haynes lived in several states, including Arkansas, New Mexico, Texas and Florida.
Haynes began his modeling career at the age of 15 when he moved to New York City. His first real success came with an Abercrombie & Fitch campaign he shot with famed photographer Bruce Weber. He also did print work for Teen Vogue, J.C. Penney, XY Magazine and Ralph Lauren.
Though his first film appearance in 2007’s Transformers was uncredited, Haynes went on to appear in TV shows including CSI: Miami, The Hills, Privileged, Melrose Place and The Gates.
In 2011, Haynes began playing Jackson Whittemore on MTV’s Teen Wolf (opposite Tyler Posey and Crystal Reed). He also plays Kai on ABC Family’s The Nine Lives of Chloe King.