Former “Teen Wolf” star Colton Haynes, Comes Out!
Former “Teen Wolf” star Colton Haynes says “terminal anxiety” is what prompted him to take a break from television. The 27-year-old tells Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Thursday that he asked to step away from MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and the CW’s “Arrow,” on which he had a recurring role, because he cared more about his “mental and physical health” than his career. Haynes tells the magazine his anxiety was compounded in January when a reply to a blog comment was taken as him coming out. He says he’s gay, but had never publicly spoken about his sexuality. He says he checked into rehab for anxiety, and was frequently in the hospital over the next three months. Haynes says he’s happy and healthy now and open to a return to his “Arrow” role.
The Life Of Colton Haynes
American actor and model Colton Lee Haynes was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Dana Denise (Mitchell) and William Clayton Haynes. He began modeling at age 15 and his first success came with an Abercrombie & Fitch campaign. He also modeled for J.C. Penney, Kira Plastinina, and Ralph Lauren. He is best known for his role as Jackson Whittemore on MTV’s Teen Wolf (2011). He also played Brett Crezski on ABC’s The Gates. He has had guest appearances on several television shows, including The Hills, CSI: Miami, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, and Look. San Andreas (2015) is Colton’s first big screen role. Lived on a Farm in Andale, Kansas and then moved around his whole life. He lived in Arkansas, New Mexico, Florida, and Texas, as well. Went to three different High Schools. One in Kansas, one in Florida, and another in Texas where he was nominated for Prom King and Most Likely to be Famous. Won “Gatorade Player of the Year” Award his junior year in Tennis. Worked as the Red Robin bird Mascot at a restaurant in high school. Has an older brother and two older sisters. His brother, Clinton, is going to college and is also an actor. Has a wall in his house that is called “The Great Wall of Positivity” where he writes all of his positive thoughts. Was a model for Abercrombie and Fitch before becoming an actor. One of Colton’s paternal great-great-great-grandmothers, Sarah Ann Ward, was of part Cherokee Native American ancestry, making Colton of somewhere under 1/32 or 1/64 Cherokee descent. Colton’s other ancestry is English, Scottish, and Northern Irish (Scots-Irish).