Dyllón Burnside Biography
Dyllón Burnside is an American actor and singer known for his role as Ricky Evangelista on the American drama television series Pose. created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals that premiered on June 3, 2018, on FX.
He got his first start at age 12 when he performed as the lead singer of the hip-hop/R&B boy band “3D” with 2 of his cousins and was managed by his mother. He toured with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Rihanna, with a distribution deal with Atlantic Records, and performed in venues including Madison Square Garden and the Nokia Theater.
Burnside began feeling constricted by fronting a boy band after 10 years and wanted to explore arts less traditionally masculine: “The things that I was interested in didn’t necessarily align with my family’s or society’s idea of what it meant to be a man. … I can still be a male and sing Mozart or take a ballet class and that it not have anything to do with anything other than I wanted to take a ballet class.” Burnside enrolled at the CAP21 conservatory to take a vocal major as a result. He moved to New York City and took acting and dance classes including studying for a bachelor’s degree in media studies and writing from The New School.
He starred in the Tupac-inspired musical Holler if Ya Hear Me on Broadway in 2014, where he played Anthony while at CAP21. He was also part of NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, HBO’s High Maintenance, and performed in BeBe Winans’s musical Born For This in both Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
He has also worked as a film producer on the award-winning short The Jump and as a theatrical producer on Hold Up The Light at the non-profit Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Burnside has also taught performing arts workshops and spoken at schools about how studying performing arts can be empowering and help young people find their means of self-expression.
Dyllón Burnside Age
Burnside was born on 27 January 1989. He is 30 years old as of 2019.
Dyllón Burnside Family
Dyllón grew up on a ranch in Pensacola, Florida. His family then raised farm animals including chickens, cows, horses, and pigs.
Pose Dyllón Burnside
He emceed a benefit concert, duetting with Pose co-stars Billy Porter and Ryan Jamaal Swain to celebrate the Pose season 1 finale on July 23, 2018, raising money for GLSEN, and also talking about his coming out story and speaking with former Vibe editor-in-chief Emil Wilbekin about the importance of safe spaces for LGBTQ people.
Dyllón Burnside Partner
Burnside keeps his personal life very private and there is no available information on his dating life.