Tyler Lee Hoechlin (/ˈhɛklɪn/; September 11, 1987) is an American actor. He got his big break starring as Michael Sullivan, Jr. in the film Road to Perdition (2002). For television he is known for playing the role of Martin Brewer on 7th Heaven and the role of Derek Hale on the MTV series Teen Wolf.

Early life and baseball

Hoechlin was born in Corona, California, to Lori and Don Hoechlin. He has two brothers, Tanner and Travis, and a sister, Carrie. Hoechlin began playing baseball at the age of seven. He played infield for Arizona State University and the Battle Creek Bombers of the Northwoods League. In 2008, he played infield for the UC Irvine Anteaters.


He began acting at the age of nine. His performance as Michael Sullivan, Jr. in Road to Perdition led to him getting the role of Martin Brewer in the show 7th Heaven in 2003. Hoechlin was nominated for a 2004 Teen Choice Award for Breakout Male Star. He starred in the 2007 David DeCoteau film Grizzly Rage and was in the 2008 movie Solstice. He also starred in an episode of Castle in its second season. He appeared alongside Owen Wilson and Christina Applegate in the 2011 movie Hall Pass. He also played werewolf Derek Hale in the television series Teen Wolf.

BuddyTV ranked him #3 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".

In 2016, Hoechlin was cast as Superman on the CW show Supergirl. He will appear in the first two episodes of the show's second season.



1998Disney Sing Along Songs: Happy HauntingZachDisney Channel video, also released on September 2006 on DVD.
1999Family TreeJeff Jo
2001Train QuestBilly
2002Road to PerditionMichael Sullivan Jr.
2007The Rapture of the Athlete Assumed Into HeavenThe AthleteShort film
Grizzly RageWes Harding
2011Open GateKaleb
Hall PassGerry
Charlie Brown: Blockhead's RevengeSchroederShort film
2012Melvin SmartyRicky Hershey
2016Everybody Wants Some!!Glen McReynolds
2016Stratton: First Into ActionMartyIn post-production
2017Fifty Shades DarkerBoyce FoxIn post-production


2003–077th HeavenMartin BrewerMain role (62 Episodes)
2007CSI: MiamiShawn HodgesSeason 6, Episode 6: "Sunblock"
2009Lincoln HeightsTadSeason 4, Episodes 6 & 8
My BoysOwen ScottSeason 3, Episode 9: "Spring Training"
CastleDylan FultonSeason 2, Episode 4: "Fool Me Once..."
2011–14Teen WolfDerek HaleMain role (seasons 1–4)
2016SupergirlClark Kent / SupermanGuest star (2 episodes)

Awards and nominations

2003Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorRoad to PerditionWon
Phoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role - MaleNominated
Online Film & Television Association AwardsBest Youth PerformanceNominated
Las Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsYouth in FilmNominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Young Actor/ActressNominated
Saturn AwardsBest Performance by a Younger ActorWon
2004Teen Choice AwardsChoice Breakout TV Star - Male7th HeavenNominated
2005Choice TV Actor: DramaNominated
Young Artist AwardBest Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young ActorNominated
2008Fright Meter AwardsBest Supporting ActorSolsticeNominated
2013Young Hollywood AwardsBest Ensemble (shared with Holland Roden, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien and Tyler Posey)Teen WolfWon
2014Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Scene StealerWon