‘Yellowstone’ TV: Tate Dutton Actor Brecken Merrill Shows Off Sharp New Haircut

by Jon D. B.
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Yellowstone‘s own Tate Dutton, Brecken Merrill, is showing off a new set of headshots and a spiffy new haircut.

When it comes to Yellowstone, Tate Dutton represents an entire generation. As John Dutton’s only grandson, so much rides on his shoulders. Thankfully, this burden, and the ups and downs of Dutton life, are an absolute pleasure to watch due to the charisma of young Brecken Merrill. The quick, feisty young actor has become a staple of the show and an absolute fan-favorite. And that’s exactly where today’s small-print comes in.

“I got a haircut!” the adorable young actor’s Instagram captions the set of headshots. The self-described “Actor, adventurer, smart-mouthed kid” posts the update to his almost 20k followers.

Seems an awful lot of social media exposure for such a young boy, right? Don’t worry, the 12-year-old’s account is managed by his mother, as noted by the “*acct managed by mom*” footnote in his bio.

What’s Brecken Merrill’s Next Project?

So what’s with the haircut? In his previous Instagram post, Merrill says his latest audition was an enjoyable one as he hints at a potential next role. A sports film may be next up in Brecken Merrill’s budding film career. And did he book it? It certainly looks that way with the new haircut, doesn’t it?

“Fun audition today! Wish me luck!” the young star says in the previous post. Within, he includes his personal shot of a classic Wilson football. In addition, Merrill’s post features a handful of carefully-selected hashtags. These are: “#childactor #footballtime #huthut #hike #flagfootball.”

From these, can we assume this haircut will be for a television or film project about flag football? We’re unsure, but we do know what’s next on Brecken Merrill’s resume: “We All Got Up to Dance,” in which Merrill plays the lead character in the film, Emmett LeClair.

In addition, we’ll be seeing plenty more of Tate Dutton when Season 4 hits Paramount+ this summer. Brecken Merrill, however, has been done filming S4 since November of 2020.

Excited for what’s next from Brecken Merrill? As much as we love his work as Tate Dutton on Yellowstone– we are, too. For all the latest from the promising young actor and everything Yellowstone, stick with your fellow fans at Outsider.com. Up next:

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