Dilan Jay is a Sri Lankan-American actor, producer, screenwriter, and musician with several films and more than 6 musical albums. Born in Los Angeles, Dilan began his acting career in 2010 by starring in the second largest budgeted film in Sri Lanka, Looking Back On The Lion (2010), which is recognized as a national heritage that continues to be played every Sri Lankan New Year to celebrate the country’s freedom from British control. In the following years, he acted in several short films in Los Angeles, one entitled “Mind And Movement” (2015).
Dilan’s first major American film debut is Hollow Point (2019), an action film directed by Daniel Zirilli, which has won 4 film festival awards: Best Action Film (IronDragon TV), and Best Director, Best Score, and Best Male Stuntman (NO IDENTITY). Hollow Point stars Luke Goss (Blade II, Hellboy: The Golden Army), Juju Chan (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny), Jay Mohr (Jerry Maguire, Street Kings), Michael Pare (The Infiltrator, The Lincoln Lawyer), and Bill Duke (Mandy, Predator). Dilan’s lead role in Hollow Point makes him the first Indian/Sri Lankan to star in an American action film. Hollow Point is currently being distributed world wide.
To date, Dilan has written 3 screenplays for film and TV. In 2018, he optioned a screenplay deal with Benny Medina’s production company, Imprimatur. Dilan remains the first artist of Sri Lanka to place on the U.S. Billboard Charts, with a #1 on MTV’s Most Popular Music Videos – as well as the first Sri Lankan to star in an American action film. Thus, Dilan has become a leading voice for South Asian immigrants and minorities in both film and music, and his art continues to highlight these cultures and foster opportunities for them.