Who is Taylor Handley?

Actor Taylor Handley made his debut in the 1998 movie “Jack Frost”, and this is his signature role. He now has nearly 50 acting credits to his name, and besides the mentioned role, he’s perhaps known best for his performance as Deputy Dixon Lamb in the series “Vegas”.

To the younger audience, Taylor is well known as Kyle McLusky in the series “Mayor of Kingstown”, which follows the story of the McLusky family fighting against corruption, racism, and inequality in Michigan, also starring Jeremy Renner.

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Early life and education

Taylor Laurence Handley was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 1 June 1984, in Santa Barbara, California USA, thus he holds American nationality although he comes from a family of mixed ethnic English, Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Mexican descent.

Taylor was raised in his hometown by his mother Patrice Llene, and his father Laurence Owen Handley, about whom little is known. Taylor hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, thus it is assumed that he’s an only child. He prefers to keep his personal matters away from the public eye, so little is known about his early life.

Speaking of Taylor’s educational background, he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2002, enrolled at the Santa Monica City College, from which he graduated with a BA Degree in 2005.

Roles in movies

As mentioned, Taylor made his acting debut in the 1998 movie “Jack Frost” as Rory Buck; he followed with his role as Pete Riley in “Phantom of the Megaplex” in 2000.

In 2003, he co-starred in “Then Came Jones”, and two years later, he was seen as Luke in “Zerophilia”, which follows the story of a young man who tries to find his true self, because of his genetic condition, which transforms him from a male to a female.

In 2006, Taylor was seen in both “In from the Night”, “The Standard” and then in the popular movie “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning”, also starring Matt Bomer, Diora Baird, and Jordana Brewster.

Taylor’s next movie role came in 2010, when he was cast to play Kenny Crawford in “Skateland”, then in the following year, he made appearances as Corey Simmons in “Battle Los Angeles”, and as John D in the short movie “Sink Into You”.

In 2013, he had a supporting role as Wyatt Maddox, in “Channeling”, a modern drama which follows the story of a big mass of people seeking validation by live streaming their everyday lives to a big audience.

In the same year, he was seen as George Howl in the TV movie “Horizon”, before he was cast to play Dean in “Toxin” in 2015. After three years, Taylor co-starred as Jason in the popular Netflix movie “Bird Box”, starring Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, and Travante Rhodes, which was his most recent movie role.

Roles in series

Taylor made his first television appearance as Joseph McNulty in an episode of the series “Sons of Thunder” in 1999, and two years later, he was cast to play Hazard in “Go Fish”.

From 2003 until 2004, he was seen as Oliver Trask in “The O.C”, also starring Mischa Barton, Peter Gallagher and Adam Brody, in the series which follows the story of a young troubled youth who becomes close with his wealthy peers.

In 2006, he guest-starred as Steve Jablonski in “Cold Case”, before he made an appearance as Johnny Miller in “Hidden Palms”. From 2009 until 2010, he was seen as Wade in the two times Primetime Emmy-awarded “Southland”, also starring Regina King, Michael Cudlitz and Shawn Hatosy.

He next portrayed Billy Travers in a 2010 episode of the popular series “CSI: NY”, followed with his guest role as Eric Kentner in “Law and Order: LA” in 2011.

From 2012 until 2013, he played one of his most notable roles to date, as Deputy Dixon Lamb in the crime drama “Vegas”, which follows the story of Sheriff Ralph Lamb, his brother Jack, and his son Dixon (Ralph’s deputies), and one of the main antagonists, Vincent, who runs the Savoy hotel and casino.

In 2016, Taylor had the supporting role as Cody Decker in “Scorpion”, followed by his lead role as Nicholas Brandt in the action drama “APB”, also starring Natalie Martinez and Justin Kirk.

In 2018, he was Fluke in an episode of “Imposters”, and the same year was cast to play Robert in “Code Black”, and then in 2019 he was Ronnie Peterson in “Proven Innocent”, concurrently portraying Jordan in “The I-Land”.

In 2021, he co-starred as Liam in “Animal Kingdom”, and from 2021, he’s portrayed Kyle McLusky in the series “Mayor of Kingstown”, which is his most recent television role.

Love life and relationships

There have been various rumors concerning both Taylor’s love life and his sexual orientation, with some saying that he was in a secret relationship with his co-star Amber Heard, a famous American actress, and the ex-wife of Johnny Depp.

Taylor and Amber met on the set of “Hidden Palms” in 2007, but despite what the rumors were saying, they both stated that this was only an on-screen match-up.

Taylor hasn’t shared how and when he met his future wife Audra Lynn, however, it’s known that the two were in a long-term relationship and that they are parents of a daughter whose name and birth date haven’t been revealed.

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Taylor proposed to Audra in August 2012 and the couple exchanged their wedding vows in July 2013 in a ceremony held at the Bates Rincon Del Mar Ranch in California.

As of August 2022, he’s married to Audra Lynn Handley, and they have one child.

What is he doing now?

Taylor’s fans will enjoy his acting in the series “Riptide”, which is set to be released in late 2022, and his fans can keep track of his everyday life and work through his social media accounts. He’s mostly active on Instagram, which has been followed by nearly 10,000 people.

Age, height, and net worth

Taylor’s age is 38, and he has light brown hair and blue eyes; he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs) and is 5ft 11ins (1.80m) tall.

According to sources, as of August 2022, his net worth has been estimated at $12 million, most of his wealth he’s earned starring in numerous series and movies.

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