‘Yellowstone’ Star Brecken Merrill Sends Inspiring Message to Other Young Students

by Kayla Zadel

Brecken Merrill might be young, but in his recent social media posts, he’s proving that he’s wise beyond his years.

Despite starring on the hit western drama, “Yellowstone,” the 12-year-old is still going to school.

“There’s some brains up in here!” Merrill’s caption reads. The photo is of a certificate honoring the young student as part of the president’s honor roll. It’s an accolade that Merrill admits wasn’t easy to earn.

“I sometimes struggle with schoolwork, but I never give up. I am lucky to have help when I get overwhelmed with school. If you struggle too, don’t be shy about asking for help,” states the rest of the caption.

Though we learn that Merrill is still going to school, it also comes to light that the young actor and model deals with Attention Deficit Disorder. The Brecken Merrill Instagram account, which’s managed by his mom according to the bio, hashtags “ADD.”

In addition to sharing his learning disability, we also find out that Merrill is getting contacts.

“One step closer to mastering spy gadgetry,” the caption reads as Merrill sits with the tool that optometrists use to measure sight.

Brecken Merrill Breaks Into Acting in a Big Way

The first acting credit listed on IMDB is that of the hit series “Yellowstone.” Before his big break, Merrill was modeling Halloween costumes.

Merrill plays the grandson, Tate Dutton, of the Yellowstone ranch’s patriarch, John Dutton. Tate’s also the son of Kayce and Monica Dutton. Though Tate is young, he has his fair share of scenes and a major storyline in most of the seasons.

Brecken Merrill is also gearing up for his first movie. He stars as the main character, Emmett LeClair, in “We All Got to Dance.”

According to IMDB, the movie is “set in the navy town of Bremerton, Washington during the Vietnam War, the film follows the life of 13 yrs old rebel Emmett LeClair. Comedy is mixed with the more serious aspects of Emmett’s life, which includes a cousin on leave from Vietnam to visit his sick mother in the hospital.”