Nico Tortorella Makes Us 'Scream 4' Times As This Week's Hump Day Hottie

With a name like Nico Tortorella it seems like this Midwestern-bred boy was born to be a Hollywood leading man. With his first major blockbuster, "Scream 4," hitting theaters on Friday, we're naming Nico this week's Hump Day Hottie.

Check out his dreamy pic below, then keep reading for more details about him!

Vital stats: This 22-year-old grew up in Illinois and attended high school in the suburbs of Chicago where he honed his acting craft.

And he's not complaining about being this week's babe. "I'd like to thank the Academy...." he joked when we spoke to him on the phone recently. "And the opportunity that I've had out here," he continued. "It's really been crazy the way it's all worked out so quickly and the team I've established so quick. And I have to thank everyone on my team for pushing and fighting. And my mom and my dad."

Where you might have already seen him: Nico starred in the short-lived CW series "The Beautiful Life: TBL," and he's guested on "Make It or Break It." He also starred in the Chace Crawford indie vehicle, "Twelve," alongside his "Scream 4" co-stars Emma Roberts and Rory Culkin.

Why you should take notice of him now: He's all ready to face off against Ghostface in "Scream 4," which hits your local cineplex this weekend.

"[I play] Trevor Sheldon. He's kind of, you know, the big man on campus. He has past relations with Jill Roberts, who is played by Emma [Roberts]. And right off the bat, we jump straight into Woodsboro 10 years later, and all the drama starts to unfold. He's the guy that everyone loves to hate and hates to love," he explained. "But deep down in there, he's got a heart, for sure."

Next up, he's attached to Joel Schumacher's Nic Cage and Nic Kidman flick "Trespass," as well as "The Lowefish Party" alongside fellow HDHs Toby Hemingway and Michael Trevino. It'll also star his former "TBL" co-star (and girlfriend?) Sara Paxton.

Until next week, when we choose another Hump Day Hottie, you can drool over Nico!