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Dylan Minnette: Feaver pitch

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Dylan Minnette is a rock star, and that’s not just an opinion. Earlier this year, his band the Feaver won 98.7 FM’s RockStar battle of the bands competition, and has since been meeting with record labels and gearing up for a number of gigs, including next year’s Warped Tour.

“My dad has been playing guitar basically all his life,” says Minnette. “He’s sort of who got me into rock music.” The band’s Facebook page credits father Craig Minnette along with Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and Kings of Leon among its influences.

But Minnette’s not just a rock star. He’s also a film thesp, appearing in theaters now as the villainous Kenny in “Let Me In.”

“I was very concerned with finding somebody who didn’t give you the kind of one-note bully,” says helmer Matt Reeves says. “He was truly the only actor I ever thought of casting in the role.”

Minnette was discovered at Model Search America in Columbus, Ohio, and worked in the local market for a couple of years before moving to Los Angeles to sign with United Talent Agency. He is currently filming season two of “Men of a Certain Age” with friend and Feaver guitarist Braeden Lemasters.

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