Brett Dalton - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 8, 2022

Brett Dalton
Profession: Actor
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $2 million

Personal Details

Born on : January 7, 1983 (age 40)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Brett Patrick Dalton
Birth Place: San Jose, California, USA
Horoscope: Capricorn
Father's Name: Patrick Dalton
Mother's Name: Jan Dalton
Siblings: 1

Kevin Dalton (brother)

High School: Westmont High School
University: University of California
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Irish, Scandinavian)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Eloise Mumford

Melissa Tr (2015-2019)

Children: 1

Sylvia Dalton (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.88 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 78 kg (171.96 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Brett Dalton?

Brett Dalton is an actor by profession and American by nationality. He is best known for starring in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Hive and Grant Ward, in the 2015 game Until Dawn as Michael Munroe.

Brett Dalton – Age, Parents, Siblings

Brett Dalton’s birth took place on January 7, 1983, in San Jose, California, USA. He was born Brett Patrick Dalton to his father Patrick Dalton and his mother Jan Dalton. He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, a brother named Kevin Dalton.

(top) Brett Dalton, Kevin Dalton (Image: Twitter - posted April 2016); (bottom) Brett Dalton with his parents, daughter, and now ex-wife (Image: Instagram - posted March 2017)

Education, Ethnicity

For education Brett Dalton attended Westmont High School, graduating in 2001. There he was California Scholarship Federation President and Associated Student Body President. He went on to study at the University of California and earned his Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama in 2011. 

Other details of his life including the name of his mother, and father, as well as his childhood, are unknown. His ethnicity is Irish, and Scandinavian.

Brett Dalton – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Dalton married his longtime girlfriend Melissa Trn on 16 December 2015 after years of dating and had met while attending the Yale School of Drama. With his wife, he has a child, a daughter named Sylvia Dalton (born in 2012). However, in November 2019 it was reported that he had filed for divorce. 

Brett Dalton is currently dating Eloise Mumford.

Brett Dalton, Eloise Mumford (Image: Instagram- posted Aug 2022)

Brett Dalton – Career

Early Days

Dalton’s interest in acting began after he auditioned for a production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Having started his career in 2007 in the TV series Nurses, which was not picked up, he went on to star in short films 1:00am Games (2009), and Sheets (2012). 

After a series of guest roles in the TV series Army Wives (2012), and Killing Lincoln (2013), Brett Dalton finally landed the role of Grant Ward, Hive in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-2016, 2017, 2018). He was the main role in seasons 1-3, a recurring role in season 4, and a guest role in season 5 of the series. 

Films, Series

Since then he has starred in films Beside Still Waters (2014), The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2017), Lost in Florence  (2017), and Confidence (2019). 

Moreover, Brett Dalton has lent in voice to Jake and the Never Land Pirates (2015), Robot Chicken (2015, 2018), Milo Murphy's Law (2017-2019), and guest-starred in Elementary (2018), Deception (2018).

Dalton is also known for starring in Hallmark Channel films Cooking with Love (2018), Once Upon a Christmas Miracle (2018), and Just My Type (2020). Also, he played Michael Munroe in the 2015 video game Until Dawn.

Brett Dalton, Bethany Joy Lenz in Just My Type (Image: Central Jersey)


On Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Brett Dalton has starred alongside Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Adrianne Palicki, Jeff Ward, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, and Clark Gregg.

Brett Dalton – Awards, Nominations

Over the years Brett Dalton has been nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Villain (2014, 2016) and won the award in 2014. He has also been nominated for the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Award for Best Supporting Role in a Drama (2015).

Brett Dalton – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth is estimated to be around $2 Million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Brett Dalton – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Brett Dalton is followed by several hundred thousand followers and counting. He also has a self-titled YouTube channel.

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