Tyler Hoechlin

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Tyler Hoechlin
Tyler Hoechlin SDCC 2014 (cropped).jpg
Hoechlin at the 2014 Comic-Con in San Diego.
Born Tyler Lee Hoechlin
(1987-09-11) September 11, 1987 (age 31)
Corona, California, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present

Tyler Lee Hoechlin (/ˈhɛklɪn/; September 11, 1987) is an American actor who got his big break starring as Tom Hanks' son 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.[1] 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.[2] In 2008, he played infield for the UC Irvine Anteaters.[3]


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.[4] 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.[5] 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 plays werewolf Derek Hale in the television series Teen Wolf.

BuddyTV ranked him #3 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[6]

Personal life

Hoechlin has been dating actress Brittany Snow since November 2012.[7][8] In a twitter post from his official Twitter account, Tyler Hoechlin identified himself as a Christian.[9][10]


Hoechlin at OnStage@Paley: Teen Wolf 2012.


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Disney Sing Along Songs: Happy Haunting Zach Disney Channel video, also released on September 2006 on DVD.
1999 Family Tree Jeff Jo
2001 Train Quest Billy
2002 Road to Perdition Michael Sullivan Jr.
2007 The Rapture of the Athlete Assumed Into Heaven The Athlete Short film
Grizzly Rage Wes Harding
2008 Solstice Nick
2011 Open Gate Kaleb
Hall Pass Gerry
Charlie Brown: Blockhead's Revenge Schroeder Short film
2012 Melvin Smarty Ricky Hershey
2014 Undrafted Dells Post-production
2016 Everybody Wants Some McReynolds a.k.a. That's What I'm Talking About
2016 Stratton: First Into Action Marty Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2003–07 7th Heaven Martin Brewer Main role (62 Episodes)
2007 CSI: Miami Shawn Hodges Season 6, Episode 6: "Sunblock"
2009 Lincoln Heights Tad Season 4, Episodes 6 & 8
My Boys Owen Scott Season 3, Episode 9: "Spring Training"
Castle Dylan Fulton Season 2, Episode 4: "Fool Me Once..."
2011–14 Teen Wolf Derek Hale Main role (seasons 1–4)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2003 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor Road to Perdition Won
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Performance by a Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role - Male Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Youth Performance Nominated
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Youth in Film Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Young Actor/Actress Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor Won
2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout TV Star - Male 7th Heaven Nominated
2005 Choice TV Actor: Drama Nominated
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor Nominated
2008 Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor Solstice Nominated
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer Teen Wolf Won


  1. "32 Tyler Hoechlin". The Sun Devils. Retrieved 2010-09-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Arizona Sun Devils athletic department: Player bio." Retrieved May 13, 2007. Archived October 28, 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Anteaters Bio". Ucirvinesports.cstv.com. Retrieved 2011-07-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Tyler Hoechlin cast bio on The CW[dead link]
  5. "TV: 'Teen Wolf' Pilot Cast Revealed".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 13, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Brittany Snow & Tyler Hoechlin: Hot Couple Steps Out For 'Pitch Perfect 2' Premiere". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2015-06-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Brittany Snow and Boyfriend Tyler Hoechlin Are Pitch Perfect". Retrieved 2015-06-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Twitter, Official Twitter of Tyler Hoechlin answer about question "what religin are you?": Christian, I believe in love and acceptance, not hate and judgement, Christ was a good example.
  10. Twitter, Official Twitter of Tyler Hoechlin: Completely understand. Christ preached love & acceptance, not hate & exclusion, dont let modern "religion" taint that. Peace buddy.

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