If you have watched the earlier seasons of the Fox show “Last Man Standing” (LMS) then you probably noticed that Boyd looked quite different on the show’s final days.
Well, it’s because Flynn Morrison appeared as a series regular in the role of Boyd Baxter for a couple of seasons until he was substituted by another young actor. The show didn’t give much explanation about the substitution and Morrison hasn’t been on the media discussion as well.
Flynn Morison is an American talented young actor who is well known for his roles of Boyd Baxter, Mike (Tim Allen), and Vanessa’s (Nancy Travis) grandson on Fox’s show LMS. If you are wondering about his present status then you are in the right place as we will tell you everything you need to know about him in this article. So, let’s get started.
Who is Flynn Morrison?
Flynn Morrison was born on 17th March 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The details about his family background haven’t been revealed yet. He has been acting from a very early age and has an impressive list of credits to his name. He appeared in numerous commercials within six months of deciding he wanted to be an actor. Some of his work includes commercials for Google, Walgreens, Meijers Department Stores, Subways, and Shriner’s Hospital.
According to his birthdate, he is currently 17 years old and his zodiac sign is Pisces. Besides acting, he also loves swimming, boogie boarding, and surfing. At the present, he is living in Los Angeles, California. It has also been reported that he played soccer while at school and he follows Christianity as his religion. There is no information about his education but we can be sure that he is probably attending a school.
As many might already know, he made his first appearance in the “Last Man Standing” series in the episode: “Voting” (2012). He has also appeared in other television series besides LMS. In the year 2012, he played the role of Malcolm Cutler in the television sere “Pretty Little Liars” in the episode: “Single Fright Female”.
What’s the reason behind his exit from the Last Man Standing?
Morrison got a chance to play the role of Baxter’s grandson Boyd from 2012 to 2017. He got a chance to appear in half as many episodes as the show’s other stars like Molly Ephraim, Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Kaitlyn Dever, and Hector Elizondo.
But unfortunately, he couldn’t continue the role in the show after season six along with Ephraim. Ephraim had portrayed the role of Tim Allen;’s daughter Mandy Baxter. The news about their exit aired in July 2018.
According to TVLine, both of them had decided to leave the show by themselves. But non of them shared why they left the season. But many speculate that new career paths could have possibly played a role. For example, Ephraim landed a role in a 2018 American political drama film directed by Jason Reitman called “The Front Runner”.
But in the case of Morrison, many believed that Jet Jurgensmeyer replaced him for Boyd because the show’s writer could age up the character and create meatier storylines.
The reason behind his fewer appearances on the show
Morrison’s character Boyd was a tween getting into trouble even at the end of season 6. His character was still part of season 7. But unfortunately, he was nowhere to be found.
So, the show had to replace him with another preteen actor namely Jet Jurgensmyer who was quite older than him. Boyd’s character looked much older from season 7 as it was played by a different actor.
At first many were confused but after the show stopped featuring Morrison and Boyd’s character got less screen time, many people stopped caring. As the show progressed towards its finale his character was only sporadically mentioned and have fewer appearances.
But why did his character have fewer appearances?
Later the exec producer namely Kevin Abbott revealed the reasoning behind Boyd’s decline in appearance was down to the fact that there were only so many storylines to go around.
Morrison was no longer the cast of the show and his former alter go gradually received fewer screen times. Even though Boyd was a fixture of the show’s earlier season, the character simply wasn’t around very often as the show progressed.
As the show progressed Boyd’s character was more of a recurring character who popped in every once in a while, unlike the main character. The show moved its focus more toward Mike’s life and the relationship he had with his own kids.
However, many fans of “Last Man Standings” wondered whether or not Boyd was going to show up in any upcoming episodes, especially in the finale. After the reports of the show that indicated the end of the show were announced, some fans even questioned why the remaining characters only sporadically mentioned Boyd.
The last time the fans get to see Boyd’s character was at his parent’s gender reveal party in season 8 which was played by Jet Jurgensmeyer.
Replacing the former actors who played Boyd
Well, Morrison wasn’t the only one who portrayed the role of Boyd in the show for the first time. Even though the Last Man Standing replaced Morrison with Jurgensmeyer, it wouldn’t be the first time they changed the actor for the same character.
Multiple actors portrayed the role of Mike and Vanessa’s grandchild Boyd throughout Last Man Standing’s first eight seasons. It was twins Evan and Luke Kruntchev in the first season. But they only appeared for the first season.
Morrison only got to portray the role of Boyd from the second season to season six. He portrayed the role of Boyd Baxter from the very beginning of the second season. During the point where the show’s original network, ABC declined to renew. So, he could only portray the role of Boyd until the sixth season.
Fortunately, the Fox studio picked the “Last Man Standing” for season 7. Besides Boyd, the cast who portrayed the role of Mandy and Carol (Baxter’s neighbor) was also changed.
Getting occupied with other endeavors outside the show
Well, now we all know the reason behind the sudden disappearance of the actors and less appearance of Boyd’s character on the show. It was all because they all started getting occupied with other endeavors outside the show.
The one who replaced Morrison namely Jet Jurgensme had a quite full resume under his belt before landing the part of Boyd . Likewise, he had a recurring role on Black-ish and voiced characters on “T.O.T.S.” and “Shimmer and Shine”.
He also got a chance to play the role of a young Jason Batman in season 3 of Netflix’s Ozark. But unfortunately, Morison hasn’t had any other credits except “Pretty Little Stars” and “Last Man Standing”.
His appearance and body measurements
Talking about his appearance, he is very handsome and cute with a beautiful smile. HE has a pair of blue eyes and blonde hair. He has a fair skin tone and he looks very healthy.
He is approximately 4ft 8 inches tall and his approximate weight is 45 kg (99lbs). His exact body measurements are not known. He wears a shoe size 7.5 US. His body is very fit and slim.
His presence on social media
Flynn Morrison doesn’t seem to have any official account on any social media platforms. It seems like he prefers to hide from the media and the public.
While searching for his account we found an unverified account by his name with the username @the_man_with_iron_fist. However, the user seems inactive and hasn’t made any post since 25th December 2012.
Not having an account on social media makes it very hard to know about his personal life and his family. But he might change his mind and start using social media in the future.
What is he up to these days?
Even though Flynn played the role of Boyd from the second season to season six, he had managed to grab the attention of a certain percentage of the “Last Man Standing” fans. But after he decided to quit the show many fans have forgotten about him. Now, he has turned into an exhaustive unheard-of celebrity.
There is no information about his parents and family background to this day and we have no idea what is he up to these days or what will he do in the future. But most probably, he must be focusing on his studies at the present.
Morrison probably earned quite a lot from his recurring career even though it was a short-lived one. It might be an overstatement to assume that he had bulky payoffs but we can say that he must have the salary of mid-tier casts like Kaitlyn Denver, Nancy Travis, Amanda Fuller, Molly Ephraim, and others.
Nonetheless, we can say that he must have enjoyed some above the average pay that children around his age used to obtain at the time. Even though his exact net worth hasn’t been revealed yet it is speculated that he has an estimated net worth of more than USD 2million.
So, we can assume that he must be living quite a comfortable and lavish life at the moment. He has a very bright future ahead and he might even earn quite a lot in the future as well.