Dylan Saunders is one of the members of the group known as Team Starkid.
Famous for his Incredibly Long Note in A Very Potter Musical and for having the strongest pipes among the Starkids in general. Released a solo album in 2014, entitled Confluence. Has since become known as a staple of Los Angeles' artistic/experimental theatre scene, as well as having a major recurring role on the AMC TV series Turn.
Tropes that apply to this actor include:
- The Bus Came Back: He joined the union after Twisted, making it difficult for Starkid to afford him. He didn't appear in a Starkid show again until six years later in Black Friday, not counting his appearance in the webseries Movies, Musicals, and Me.
- Creator Couple: His fiancée Shashona Brooks has been "Starkid-adjacent" for a long time — aside from her relationship with him, she appeared alongside several Starkid members in Judas Redux in 2013 — but has upgraded to officially being part of "Team Starkid" by directing and shooting him in the "Jane's A Car" music video for Nightmare Time (a necessity borne of the COVID-19 Pandemic).
- He Really Can Act: After years of being a supporting player on the Starkid team, he was given an extremely complex lead role in Twisted, and absolutely nailed it the whole way through.
- Those Two Actors: Starkid fans who are into the romantic side of the shows were huge fans of his chemistry with Meredith Stepien in Starship — everyone's favorite part of that show — and greatly applauded its follow-up with the two of them as the romantic leads of Twisted!.
- The Very Potter trilogy (2009 - 2012): Dumbledore
- Starship (2011): Pincer and Tootsie Noodles
- Holy Musical B@man! (2012): the Narrator, Green Lantern, Scarecrow, Egghead, and Gob
- Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier (2013): Ja'far
- Turn (2017): Joseph Sturridge
- Black Friday (2019): Tom Houston
- Nightmare Time (2020): Tom Houston
- A VHS Christmas Carol (2020): Ebenezer Scrooge