Dilan’s first major American film debut is Hollow Point (2019), an action film directed by Daniel Zirilli, which he both produced and starred in as principal actor Nolan Cooray. 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 Sri Lankan to star in an American action film. Hollow Point has distribution worldwide.
Also an accomplished singer, songwriter, award-winning former rapper, and guitarist, Dilan was the first musician from his country of heritage (Sri Lanka) to place on the U.S. Billboard Charts, with 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, 3 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.
His latest musical moniker is townhall, a fusion indie/rock/hip-hop band that has over 2.7 million streams on Spotify.
Dilan’s breakout book is How To Be More Confident With Women: 7 Easy Steps For The Genuine Guy, published with Morgan James Publishing and available on Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Amazon, and more. Through 7 easy-to-digest chapters laced with occasional comic strips, Dilan proves that meeting women shouldn’t be a complicated military strategy, but a friendly interaction that’s easy for both parties to experience. Readers learn the power of intention, and that the best dating interactions include zero fixation on dating hype, sex, nor looking cool.