Tyler Lee Hoechlin is an American actor born on September 11, 1987. Previously acclaimed for playing the role of Michael Sullivan Jr. in the film Road to Perdition (2002), he also appeared on the show 7th Heaven as Martin Brewer. On TV, he is known for his role as Superman in the series Supergirl and Superman & Lois and Derek Hale in Teen Wolf. Although he was a fan favorite, the actor left Teen Wolf after the fourth season. Vaguely founded on the 1985 version with Michael J. Fox, the show started in 2011 and ended in 2017. This was an ensemble crew led by Tyler Poser as the main character, a teenage werewolf named Scott McCall. The series had a loyal audience, but struggled to hold onto the main cast, with several exits midway through the season(s). Hoechlin left the cast in 2014.
He performed as Derek Hale, an elderly werewolf Scott previously led. In the first sequel, his motivation was revenge. He hunted down his sister’s killer and showed Scott how to adapt to his new form. In the second season, things started to change between them when Hoechlin became an Alpha. Most of their quarrels were the result of his questionable and aggressive methods. Despite this, they were allies and worked together on several adventures. As one of the key cast members, his decision to leave the series at the end of Season 4 was detrimental to the show. Supporters of the show were disappointed, especially as it had undergone several exits by this point. Unlike others whose roles were excluded from the script, Hoechlin’s departure was his choice. Realizing that Derek was not the main narrative actor as before, he chose to look for other opportunities rather than being a background character in the series.
He went on to work in the comedy, Everybody Wants Some!! Richard Linklater directed it, and to create a bond between the cast members, they lived together in Linklater’s property for three weeks while improving the script. The actor applied his baseball knowledge to the film, in which he was captain McReynolds. The film was released in 2016. In the same year, he also appeared in a second baseball film. Undrafted, which is different from Everybody Wants Some!!, was not well received by fans. He also starred in the 2017 movie Stratton. He acted as Superman in 2016 when he appeared in Supergirl. He was Greg Berlanti’s first choice and thus was not subject to an audition. Referring to the casting as surreal, he said he hoped to illustrate the positivity associated with the character and keep the idea of Superman as a sign of hope. He made four appearances in Supergirl Season 2. This earned him a Saturn Award for the Best Guest Appearance nomination. The public and critics alike appreciated his portrayal of the superhero.
A busy 2018 and 2019
He starred in the movie Fifty Shades Darker as author Boyce Fox. He did not participate in the full-length movie, but starred in the sequel released in 2018, Fifty Shades Freed. During this year, he starred in The Domestics, a thriller set in post-apocalyptic times starring Lance Reddick and Kate Bosworth. Hoechlin also appeared in Bigger, directed by George Gallo, in which he was Joe Weider. The film brought him and his Teen Wolf co-star, Colton Haynes, together and told the story of the Weider Brothers who founded the International Federation of Bodybuilders. The film was released on September 13, 2018, along with the Mr. Olympia competition in Las Vegas.
In 2018, he returned to Supergirl during the Arrowverse crossover spells, known as “Elseworlds.” He was also featured in the connected crossover episodes of both The Flash and Arrow, which aired in December. He returned to the Arrowverse during the “Crisis of Infinite Earths” episodes. In 2019, he appeared in the movie, Another Life, a sci-fi drama; he played the part of Ian Yerxa. In the same year, he starred as Jack Harper in the movie Can You Keep a Secret? The film is an adaptation of the novel version written by Sophie Kinsella. In 2019, Superman & Lois, a series starring Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch, was made on CW and aired in January 2020.