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. In 2016, Hoechlin was cast as Superman on the CW show Supergirl.
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 appeared in the first two episodes of the show’s second season.In February 2017, it was announced that he was cast in the upcoming Peter Hutchings teen dramaDepartures, starring alongside Asa Butterfield, Maisie Williams and Nina Dobrev. Principal photography for Departures began on April 24, 2017 in New York City.