Tuesday, June 22, 2021

'Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan' Season 2 | Cast & Crew Interviews | Nickelodeon

Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan returns in a brand new second season, Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon! To celebrate the debut of Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan season two, below is a hand-picked selection of interviews with the cast and crew of the series! To find out more about the show and new season, click here.

Celina Smith on new season of Tyler Perry's Young Dylan | FOX 5 Atlanta

Celina stars as Dylan's cousin Rebecca on the popular Nickelodeon show Young Dylan. She often has to keep the boys in line and help them stay out of her way and out of trouble.



Young Dylan (AKA Dylan Gilmer) is the star of the hit series Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan and also a nominee at this year’s Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards.

11 year old Dylan Gilmer is a force to be reckoned with!  The budding star was discovered when he posted a video of himself at the age of five rapping up a storm.  Ellen Degeneres booked him on her show, introduced him to Tyler Perry and the rest if history.  Not only is Dylan headlining his own series on Nickelodeon,  but he is up for Best Male TV star at the upcoming Kid’s Choice Awards. 

Comedian and Saturday Night Live star, Kenan Thompson will take kids on a wild and slimy ride as the host of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021. For the first time ever, Nickelodeon’s Orange Blimp will leave the KCA venue and take fans on a wild ride around the world and beyond. Filled with slime and messy stunts, viewers will travel to outer space, Bikini Bottom and right into celebrities’ homes using XR technology. This year’s show will also feature live and interactive fan walls that bring celebrities and families at home to the main stage; second screen live voting all night long where fans stay in control; and a KCA award presented by one lucky family chosen during the show. 

Grammy® Award-winning global superstar Justin Bieber is set as the headline performer of the night. 

With Thompson at the helm, kids and families everywhere will get the chance to be a part of this year’s show like never before for an epic celebration of fan-favorite stars across the worlds of film, television, music, sports and more.

Dylan Gilmore stars as Young Dylan in Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan on Nickelodeon. His journey began with a video his parents posted on Instagram four years ago rapping Bryson Tiller’s “Don’t,” which went viral. Ellen DeGeneres invited him to appear on her show and since then, he has become a regular guest and performer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. 

Dylan was a fan-favorite on America’s Got Talent. His prior work with Nickelodeon began with an appearance on Lip Sync Battle Shorties and All That. He is nominated for “Favorite Male TV Star” at this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards and continues to work on releasing his own music.

I spoke with Dylan about his show, his aspirations and most importantly, getting slimed! 

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2021 Live on Saturday, March 13th 7:30pm ET/PT
Simulcast on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and Nick Jr.


Get To Know 'Young Dylan' Star Dylan Gilmer With 10 Fun Facts

Dylan Gilmer is returning for the second season of his hit comedy Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan!

The 12-year-old actor and rapper stars in the title role in the series, which is executive produced and created by Tyler Perry.

Young Dylan follows hip-hop mogul-in-training Dylan (Gilmer) as he continues his pursuit of stardom, while getting his family into hilarious hijinks along the way. Accompanying Dylan in his quest for music greatness are his uncle Myles (Carl Anthony Payne II), aunt Yasmine (Mieko Hillman), grandmother Viola (Aloma Lesley Wright), cousins Rebecca (Celina Smith) and Charlie (Hero Hunter), and Rebecca’s best friend Bethany (Jet Miller).

The series returns for it’s second season TONIGHT (June 19) at 8:30pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon, right after an all new Danger Force.

In the season two premiere, Dylan gets ready to return to Chicago with his mother when a change in the plan causes him to question their relationship and prompts the Wilson family to help him through this latest crisis. Check out the trailer here.

To celebrate the second season, we spoke to Dylan and got to know 10 Fun Facts about him. Check them out below!

1. My favorite food is oysters, sushi, and mac & cheese. A lot of people say that it’s weird to like oysters and sushi since I’m just a kid, but really like it. I don’t know why I like it so much, I guess I’m a weird kid!
2. I love playing soccer and football. I’m also getting into lacrosse. A lot of people would not think that I would like to get into lacrosse but I’m getting into it now, so you can definitely see me playing in a few videos on Instagram. Me scoring some goals, you know!
3. I like collecting action figures like Marvel, DC and anime.
4. I like to spend a lot of time with my family.
5. I love to play Fortnite and 2K with my friends. We have so much fun staying up all night and playing!
6. I am not an early morning person at all. I’m definitely a staying up late person!
7. I love to do art!
8. My favorite gaming console is PS5, man! Xbox, nah man, I’m all about PlayStation bro!
9. My favorite car is a Bugatti Chiron. I would love to get one when I grow up and be able to tell my younger self, “We made it man. You wanted your dream car and you got it!”
10. I would like to buy a house for my family, for my mom and dad.



Season two of Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan kicked-off at the beginning of the month and fans cannot get enough. The talented young star of the show, Dylan Gilmer, took a moment out of his busy schedule to dish exclusively with BCKOnline.. Take a look below at what he had to say and make sure you are tuning into the Nickelodeon show because this is one season that you don’t want to miss!

BCK: What made you want to start acting?

Dylan Gilmer: What made me want to start acting was that I always loved watching Marvel movies and Tyler Perry movies, and the actors who’ve really inspired me are Will Smith and Chadwick Boseman because, first of all, Chadwick played Black Panther and I’ve always wanted to be a superhero in a movie. I’ve always just wanted to be an actor myself honestly. And when I found out that I was going to be playing a main character and the show was named after me, that was amazing! Man, I was so excited. It was just a dream come true and I felt shocked. I couldn’t believe it when they said that!

BCK: Tell us about your role on Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan?

DG: My character is an aspiring rapper and star-in-training. He loves his family. His grandmother moves him in with his cousins and uncle, and he turns their lives upside down.

BCK: What has been your favorite moment on the set so far?

DG: Just interacting with all the people at Tyler Perry Studios. I have such a bond with everyone there, like everybody knows me and when I walk outside, we all say hi to each other. Everyone has such great manners and I just love being around that positive environment.

BCK: Season two has kicked off. Can you tell us about what viewers can expect this go around?

DG: You can expect new characters and new settings. You can expect Young Dylan going extra hard wanting to be a rapper. You can also expect just new stuff in general and this season, in my opinion, is even better than season one.

BCK: You are also a rapper. Tell us how you got started in music?

DG: How I got started in music was one day we were coming home from the barber shop and my father said we should do a video of me doing this popular song called “Don’t” by Bryson Tiller, and it went viral. That’s how I started my rapping career and people were saying “why don’t you make music and start writing your own music?” and I was like “alright!” and it just went off from there.

BCK: Who is your favorite rapper? Why?

DG: My favorite rapper is Drake. I’ve always loved him and have always wanted to be just like him in my own career as a rapper.

BCK: Who is your favorite actor? Why?

DG: My favorite actors are Will Smith and Chadwick Boseman. They’re both so talented. Also, Chadwick played Black Panther and I’ve always wanted to play a superhero too.

BCK: What is one thing that nobody knows about you?

DG: One thing that nobody knows about me is that I love collecting action figures, like Marvel toys, anime toys, DC toys. That’s what I love doing and nobody knows that about me!

BCK: What advice would you give other kids that want to break into acting?

DG: Advice I would give to other kids wanting to break into acting is that if this is really your dream, go hard, perfect your craft and watch actors. I’ve learned so much from watching other actors perform, experienced actors of course, and they’ve taught me a lot of stuff. Like some sad parts of a movie and happy parts of a movie, like how to get those expressions when filming scenes.

BCK: If you could fast-forward and talk to your future self, what would you tell him?

DG: I would tell him “thank you for letting me be the man I am now. You really did great and had a lot of fun, and I’m happy I get to be you when I grow up!”

BCK: What can we expect to see from Young Dylan coming up both on screen and off?

DG: On the show, you can expect to see a great dynamic with everyone. You can expect to see us pranking each other and just having fun with all of the kids there. You can expect a lot of new settings and new characters, and you can also expect to see Young Dylan maturing. And I’m rapping more, and I get to hit up a few record labels this season too!

For me personally, you can expect an album coming soon. I’ve also been auditioning to do new movies and new TV shows, so that’s been very exciting, and you can expect a lot to come.


Originally published: June 11, 2021.

Additional source: BCK Online.

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