Tyler Hoechlin is the American actor who portrays Derek Hale on Teen Wolf.


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.


  • Beat out more than 2,000 young actors for the role of Michael Sullivan Jr. in Road to Perdition.
  • Was a U.S. baseball team member at the Pan-American games at age 9
  • Auditioned for the role of Max in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), but lost to Shia LaBeouf.
  • Last name is pronounced 'Heck-lin'.
  • Has 2 brothers (Tanner and Travis) and a sister (Carrie).
  • Owns a red Hummer H2
  • Tyler has big plans to play professional baseball in a few years.
  • Recently received a college scholarship to play baseball at Arizona State University (2005)
  • Hit into the last out ever at LSU's Alex Box Stadium during the 2008 NCAA Baseball Super-Regional as a member of the UCI Anteaters.
  • He was offered the role as Emmett Cullen in the "Twilight" saga, but turned it down to play college baseball.
  • His father is of one quarter Swiss-German and three quarters German descent. His mother has English, German, Norwegian, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. Tyler's patrilineal line can be traced back to his great-great-grandfather, Conrad C. Hoechlin, who was born, c. 1839, in Switzerland.
  • Son of Don and Lori Hoechlin.
  • Is currently on 7th Heaven playing the character of Martin. [January 2004]
  • Playing baseball for a Collegiate Summer team, The Maxim Yankees, in Santa Clara, California. [June 2008]
  • Currently playing as an infielder on the baseball team the Battle Creek Bombers out of Battle Creek, Michigan. [July 2007]
  • He has transferred to UCI and will be on the baseball team as a red-shirt freshman. [October 2007]
  • Was considered by Zack Snyder and Warner Bros for the role of Bruce Waynes/Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) but lost out to Ben Affleck.


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 aka That's What I'm Talking About
2016 Stratton: First Into Action Filming
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–present Teen Wolf Derek Hale Main role (seasons 1–4)
Recurring role (season 5)


Season One

Season Two

Season Three

Season Four

Season Five


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