Dylan Riley Snyder is an actor/entertainer in Los Angeles, California notable for his performances as Milton Krupnick in Disney XD’s television series “Kickin’ It” and as Timmy Maplewood in Todd Solondz’ film “Life During Wartime.”
Snyder began his career in Alabama where he performed in local and community theater productions. In December 2005, Snyder moved to New York City. He soon began going on professional auditions and made his Broadway debut as "Young Tarzan" in Disney's Broadway musical adaptation of Tarzan. In September 2009, Snyder appeared as "Timmy Maplewood" in Todd Solondz' dramatic comedy, Life During Wartime. The film earned critical acclaim for its director as well as accolades for Snyder, with Variety critic Todd McCarthy writing - "The most compelling character this time around is Timmy (Dylan Riley Snyder)", and after commending the film's "superb" cast, McCarthy reserved his highest praise for Snyder writing, - "Most heart-wrenching of all is young, freckle-faced Snyder, playing a still prepubescent kid forced to cope with the messiest of adult problems and faced with potential psychological issues he can't possibly digest.” In November 2009, Snyder returned to the New York stage portraying "Young Horace Robedaux" a role based on the father of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Horton Foote in the epic nine-part off-Broadway production of The Orphans' Home Cycle. Along with critical acclaim, the show was honored with a special Drama Desk Award. In the summer of 2010, Snyder landed his first comedic role, co-starring as an awkward honors student turned karate competitor, Milton Krupnick on the Disney XD original comedy series. The show premiered in June 2011 and quickly became Disney XD's number 1 original series in the network's history. Kickin’ It went on to run for four seasons. Since the show’s end, Snyder has continued his career path, appearing as “Phillip McCallister” in the campy film “Crabs” and as “Milton” the supersnoop school news reporter in the film “Mamaboy.” He has also delved further into the industry with work behind the scenes, working as Sound Engineer/Boom Operator for various productions, and working as 1st Assistant Director on several short films. When asked about his long-term career goals, Snyder acknowledges interest to continue acting, but also has a backup plan of going into Astrophysics or computer engineering.