WHO IS DILAN JAY?
Musician — Actor — Writer
Dilan Jay is a singer, songwriter, award-winning former rapper, guitarist, producer, and actor. He was the first musician from his country of heritage (Sri Lanka) to place on the U.S. Billboard Charts, and he had a #1 on MTV’s Most Popular Music Videos. Dilan is considered one of the top artists from his country with six #1 musical hits, 4 hip hop albums, 2 new acoustic albums, and professional experience as a DJ since age 12.
Dilan spent 8 years as a rapper under his former pseudonym, “DeLon”, during which time he was known by his followers as the “King of Ceylon” with collaborations with American songwriter Jacob Luttrell, singer Ty Dolla $ign, and other prominent producers. Dilan retired from his rapping career as DeLon in 2016, adopting “Dilan Jay” to help represent his new musical direction as a singer-songwriter with sounds like Ed Sheeran and Post Malone. Dilan’s 2 acoustic singing albums, 3.14 and Songs About Love And Other Stuff have generated over 168,000 streams on Spotify and counting.
Born in Los Angeles, Dilan began his acting career 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), 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, with international distribution occurring worldwide.