Early lifeLutz is the middle child of one sister and six brothers. He was born March 15, 1985 in Dickinson, North Dakota, and was raised throughout North Dakota, the Midwest, and Arizona. After graduating from high school he moved to California to attend Chapman University for chemical engineering, but later decided to pursue an acting career instead.
CareerLutz has acted on a number of television shows. He had recurring roles on Model Citizens and The Comeback, and smaller roles in episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, CSI: NY, Summerland, Six Feet Under, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Heroes. He was also in the films Stick It, Accepted, and Prom Night. Additionally, Lutz has performed on the California stage and was the host of Bravo's Blow Out. He also appeared in the 2006 commercial for Hilary Duff's fragrance With Love... Hilary Duff, and in the 2007 music video for her single, "With Love". In 2008 he appeared in another music video, Hinder's "Without You". In the same year, Lutz also appeared in the miniseries Generation Kill, based on the book by Evan Wright.
Lutz played Emmett Cullen in the film adaptation of the book Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and reprised his role for the sequel, released in November 2009. He also appeared as George Evans in the 90210 spinoff on The CW. Lutz will be reuniting with his Twilight co-star and close friend, Ashley Greene, in the film Warrior. Lutz also appeared in A Nightmare on Elm Street as Dean, "a well-liked, well-off high school jock", in April 2010, and as Poseidon in Dawn of War. Lutz is one of the candidates for the lead role in the upcoming film Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. He was considered for the lead role in Conan the Barbarian but eventually lost out to Jason Momoa.
Lutz is currently signed with Ford Models. He is one of the models featured in the 2010 Calvin Klein X underwear campaign.
Personal lifeIn Lutz's free time, he likes to take part in extreme skateboarding, weight training, track, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, swimming, tennis, racquetball, badminton, snow skiing, snowboarding, dance, and numerous other activities. He also has a passion for horror films, and prefers to perform his own stunts when making films.
Lutz supports animal charity PETA and stars in a video supporting the adoption of animals instead of buying them.
Lutz is also a supporter of rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, in particular with St. Bernard Project.
|2007||Ghosts of Goldfield||Chad||Direct-to-video|
|2008||Prom Night||Rick Leland|
|2008||Deep Winter||Mark Rider|
|2009||The Forgotten Ones||Jake||Direct-to-video|
|2009||The Twilight Saga: New Moon||Emmett Cullen||Teen Choice Award for Scene Stealer - Male|
|2010||A Nightmare on Elm Street||Dean Russel||Cameo|
|2010||The Twilight Saga: Eclipse||Emmett Cullen|
|2010||Love, Wedding, Marriage||Charlie|
|2011||Arena (2011 film)||David Lord||post-production|
|2011||A Warrior's Heart||Conor Sullivan||post-production|
|2011||Guardians of Luna||Carson Stone||filming|
|2011||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1||Emmett Cullen||post-production|
|2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2||Emmett Cullen||post-production|
|2004||The Bold and the Beautiful||Rob||Episode #1.4409|
|2005||CSI: NY||Alex Hopper||Episode: "Tri-Borough"|
|2005||Six Feet Under||Critter||Episode: "Hold My Hand"|
|2005||Summerland||Fordie||Episodes: "Safe House"; "The Space Between Us"|
|2005||The Comeback||Chris MacNess||13 episodes|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Chris Mullins||"Empty Eyes"|
|2007||Heroes||Andy||"Five Years Gone"|
|2008||Generation Kill||Cpl Jason Lilley||Miniseries|
|2008–2009||90210||George Evans||6 episodes|
|2009||Valley Peaks||Kyle McBride||Episodes: "Welcome to the VP"; "Motorcycle Free or Die Hard"|