Dylan Mackenzie Saunders (born April 8, 1987) is an American actor, singer, and a member of the theatre production company, StarKid Productions. He grew up in San Francisco, California with his fellow University of Michigan graduate, Darren Criss. He recently relocated to Los Angeles.
He portrayed Tootsie Noodles and Pincer in Starship, Dumbledore in AVPS, AVPM, and AVPSY; Scarecrow, Green Lantern, Egghead, Narrator, Mobster, Construction Worker, and Gob in Holy Musical B@man!; and Ja'far, the lead role in Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier.
Besides StarKid, his stage credits include the Apostrof Theatre Festival in Prague, The National Theatre of London, American Conservatory Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, New Leaf Theatre, The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz in James Goldman’s classic, "The Lion in Winter”.
He was featured in an episode of World's Worst Musical titled Roadblock, where he was featured in the song, Rules of the Road.
Saunders was featured in Reckless Tortuga's original webseries, The Clan. The series follows a group of four friends in their adventures in online gaming.
He was also feautured in Finite Films/Film Skillet's upcoming sci-fi series, "Ananmnesis," centered around a group of strangers who realize they are connected by shared, lucid dreams.
His voice has been featured on four original Billboard-charting albums, and two international tours. Dylan has collaborated with acclaimed poet & rapper George Watsky on the EP, "Watsky and Mody" (2011), "Cardboard Castles" (2012), as well as "Nothing Like the First Time" (2011), a 22-city international concert club tour of the United States, Canada, and the UK. He is also a member of Jim and The Povolos and provided lead vocals for the song, Loved and Alive
Saunder's debut album, Confluence, was produced by Tomek Miernowski, and will feature collaborations with artists such as Jonah Smith, Theo Katzman, and Joey Dosik. The music contains elements of soul, pop, funk, and rock.
Saunders portrayed the character of Riles in the short film, Frames. Written & directed by Zach Mehrbach and produced by Athanasios Tsiris, Frames is about "a weathered carpenter who faces his demons of inadequacy."