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Dylan Sprayberry is an American actor and musician who is best known for his current role as the young Werewolf Liam Dunbar on the hit MTV television series Teen Wolf. Dylan is also known for having portrayed young Clark Kent in the 2013 film Man of Steel.

Career

Film

Year Title Role
2007 The Sunday Man Bully
2007 My Father Young Steven
2008 Soccer Mom Sam
2009 The Honeysting Andy Wilder
2009 Land of the Lost Tar Pits Kid
2009 Reconciliation 10-year-old Grant
2009 Old Dogs Cute Soccer Kid
2010 Seamus and Magellan Sam
2010 Bedrooms Max 
2011 Shuffle Young Lovell
2013 Man of Steel 13-year-old Clark Kent
2014 Cry of the Butterfly Homeless Child
2014 PAW Patrol/Frozen Chase
2016 Vanished: Left Behind - Next Generation Flynn
2018 The Row Carter
2018 The Malibu Tapes Josh

Television

Year Title Role
2008 MADtv Tyler
2008 Spaced Goat Boy
2008 iCarly Matthew
2008 Criminal Minds Sam Cunningham
2008–2009 Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Jesse
2009 Chasing a Dream 8-year-old John Van Horn
2009 The Three Gifts Mike 
2012 Glee Young Cooper
2012 Common Law Hunter
2014–2017 Teen Wolf Liam Dunbar
2018 Light as a Feather Henry Richmond

Trivia

  • Dylan originally auditioned for the part of Young Derek in Season 3, but he was deemed to be too young at the time, leading showrunners to instead cast Ian Nelson for the role.
  • Dylan was nominated for a Saturn Award ("Best Performance by a Younger Actor") for his role as young Clark Kent in Man of Steel.
  • Dylan is notable on Teen Wolf for being the youngest of the main cast and the only underage main cast member on set, which makes him nearly the same age as the character he is playing (Liam is almost sixteen on the show, whereas Dylan is seventeen years old as of Season 5). Conversely, the rest of the main cast members who are playing high-school-aged characters are much older, ranging from nineteen to thirty years of age.
    • Casting directors typically hire overage actors to play teenagers because child actors, by law, must be supervised by a parent or guardian on set and can only work a certain amount of hours at a time, which can often cause difficulties during filming. However, Dylan will be turning eighteen years old in July 2016, after which point he will no longer be a minor and will no longer be bound by these legal restrictions.
  • He has been dating actress Samantha Logan, who played Violet in Season 4 of Teen Wolf, off and on since 2013.
    • Interestingly enough, Dylan is good friends with Mason Dye (who played Violet's boyfriend Garrett in the series) in real life.
  • Dylan is left-handed.

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