The American actor Peyton Meyer, is perhaps best known for portraying Lucas in the TV series “Girl Meets World.” He’s also known for “Dog with a Blog” and “He’s All That.”
- 1 Age, Early Life, and Education Background
- 2 Hobbies and Interests
- 3 Career Beginnings and TV Debut
- 4 Rise to Prominence and Continued Success
- 5 Award Nominations
- 6 Social Media Presence
- 7 Personal Life
- 8 Rumors and Controversy
- 9 Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
- 10 Net Worth
- 11 Who Is Peyton Meyer’s Wife, Taela?
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Peyton Meyer hails from Las Vegas, Nevada, and was born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign on 24 November 1998, which makes him 25 years old as of 2023. He’s the son of Robert Meyer and Elizabeth Meyer. His older brothers are Dillon Meyer (born in 1991), and Cole Meyer. Peyton’s mother was so supportive of him when he began expressing an interest in acting at the age of 10 that she used to drive him almost 300 miles (483km) from Las Vegas to Los Angeles for auditions. Peyton relocated to Los Angeles, California, together with his family after becoming a fully-fledged actor.
Peyton hasn’t spoken about his educational background.
Hobbies and Interests
Meyer is an avid traveler who has toured numerous international destinations including the Netherlands and Mexico, both for work and leisure. He’s very adventurous and enjoys doing donuts in the desert, hiking, and swimming with friends.
Meyer grew up very physically active, used to play baseball, and is still a huge baseball fan whose best-loved team is the New York Yankees.
He’s a compassionate person who seemingly enjoys helping others. In 2017, the actor connected with a young girl named Leilani Lahey, as she was battling cancer. The girl revealed that she always dreamt of meeting him because she had a crush on him. Peyton granted her wish by visiting her. Sadly, Lahey passed on in May 2017.
The “Girl Meets World” star is a human rights activist who has used his social media platforms to support the collective action, Blackout Tuesday, and protest against police brutality and racism. He also supported the Black Lives Matter movement.
Career Beginnings and TV Debut
Peyton began his acting career with a performance in a Disney commercial. In 2013, he made his TV debut with the recurring role of Wes Manning in the Disney Channel TV comedy series “Dog with a Blog.” In the comedy, a family shelters a dog, Stan, hoping that he will unite two disputing siblings; this works when the two learn that Stan can write and talk. Peyton appeared in seven episodes of the show (2013 and 2014), sharing the screen with Stephen Full, Genevieve Hannelius, Francesca Capaldi and Blake Michael.
Rise to Prominence and Continued Success
In 2014, Peyton landed his career-defining role of Lucas Friar, who plays the love interest of Riley Matthews (portrayed by Rowan Blanchard) in another Disney Channel comedy entitled “Girl Meets World.” The Michael Jacobs’ comedy, which is the spin-off from “Boy Meets World,” also starred Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, and Corey Fogelmanis. Peyton’s stint lasted for three years (2014-2017). Meantime, 2015 saw Peyton reprise his role as Lucas Frair in an episode of the TV comedy “Best Friends Whenever.”
From 2018 to 2021, Meyer played Trip Windsor in the 2nd-5th seasons of Sarah Dunn’s ABC TV sitcom “American Housewife.” In 2019, he appeared in single episodes of two series, “Wayne” and “Celebrity Family Feud”, and in 2021, he landed the role of Jordan Van Draanen in the Mark Waters-directed teen romantic comedy movie “He’s All That.”
Meyer has been nominated for two awards for his performance in the TV series “Girl Meets World:” He received a Young Artist Award nomination for Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series in 2015 and in the year that followed, he was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star: Male.
Social Media Presence
Meyer is active on Instagram (@peytonmeyer) with over two million followers. He joined Twitter in November 2012, and is currently followed by over 350,000 fans (@peytonmeyer9).
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— peyton meyer (@peytonmeyer9) August 7, 2022
Meyer is a married man – his wife is the American multi-faceted singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, model, and social media influencer TAELA, whose birth name is Taela Mae LaCour. They confirmed their relationship in 2021 when they posted their photo together, captioned with a heartfelt message on Peyton’s Instagram account on Valentine’s Day. In late 2021, the two announced that they had walked the aisle and that they were expecting a child together. In March 2022, Talea bore Peyton a son named Ziggy Meyer. TAELA, who is one year older than Meyer, has another son, River, from her previous relationship, but has kept the name of River’s biological father hidden.
Before he got married, Meyer was in relationships with several celebrities. In 2015, it was rumored that he was dating his “Girl Meets World” co-star, Rowan Blanchard. Together, the duo was called ‘Reyton’ and their dating rumor was fueled when their video exchanging vows began making rounds on the internet. They have clarified that the video was only made as part of the educational program “Premiere”, and that they were not in a romantic relationship in real life. In 2016, Meyer was rumored to be in a romantic relationship with the Disney XD’s “Lab Rats: Elite Force” and “Mighty Med” starlet Paris Berelc, who doubles as a model. Moreover, the Las Vegas native had a fling with a woman named Vanessa Rose Lowden in 2017 and 2018. After their break up, Peyton went on to date the “Step Up Revolution” and “Shameless” starlet, Angeline Appel. Their relationship became public when the actress took to Instagram to wish him a ‘Happy Birthday’ in November 2018.
Rumors and Controversy
Peyton and his wife sparked a controversy in September 2021, when their sex tape went viral on TikTok. The actor’s fans flocked to Instagram and Twitter expressing their horror and concerns with some saying that seeing the video had ruined their image of him, and scarred them for life. The duo hasn’t responded to the leaked video.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Peyton is of English descent and has a pair of green eyes and light brown hair. He has an athletic body, weighs approximately 150lbs (68kgs), is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, with vital statistics of 40-14-32.
Meyer’s acting career has seen him work with various successful Hollywood stars, such as the filmmaker and actor James Franco, which has made him very famous. Moreover, he’s accumulated a good sum from his acting endeavors, and is worth approximately $1 million as of 2023.
Who Is Peyton Meyer’s Wife, Taela?
Taela Mae LaCour is a native of Missouri, USA, who was born under the Gemini zodiac sign on 25 May 1997, which makes her 26 years old as of 2023. She hasn’t revealed the names of her father, who is a businessman, and mother who is an entrepreneur.
The professional singer has worked with the New York-based music publishing firm, Kobalt Music Group. She released her debut single entitled “Bang” in June 2019, and went on to release several more singles including “I Don’t Cry When I’m High” and “Good in Bed” both in 2022. Taela has performed in numerous live concerts and seminars including the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Moreover, she’s collaborated with many renowned singers including Will Smith, Shakira, Beastie Boys, and Cardi B.
Meyer’s wife is outspoken when it comes to matters relating to the LGBTQ community, mental health, autism, and bullying.
She’s a tattoo enthusiast.