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Dylan Muse Sprayberry (born July 7, 1998) is an American actor known for portraying the young Clark Kent in the 2013 film Man of Steel[1][2] and Liam Dunbar on the MTV series Teen Wolf from 2014 to 2017.[3]

Dylan Sprayberry
Dylan Sprayberry by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Sprayberry at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Dylan Muse Sprayberry
(1998-07-07) July 7, 1998 (age 19)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education Brighton Hall
Occupation
Years active 2007 - present
Known for Man of Steel, Teen Wolf
Relatives

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Early lifeEdit

Sprayberry was born and raised in Houston, Texas and later attended West University Elementary.[4] He booked his first acting role at the age of three in a public service announcement for PBS.[5] He continued working in commercials and print as a child.

His sister Ellery Sprayberry is an actress. Both children relocated to Los Angeles with their parents in 2006 in order to pursue their careers. He then attended Brighton Hall in Los Angeles in between pursuing his career.

CareerEdit

After relocating to Los Angeles Sprayberry appeared in multiple comedy and drama network television shows,[6][7][8] including iCarly, Tracey Ullman's State of the Union, Criminal Minds, and Glee. He also played supporting roles in the feature films The Three Gifts opposite Dean Cain and Bedrooms. He then landed the breakout role of the young Clark Kent in the 2013 film Man of Steel, the first film in the DC Extended Universe, opposite Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, and Kevin Costner.[9][10][11]

Sprayberry is best known for MTV's Teen Wolf in which he played the role of Liam Dunbar from 2014 to 2017.[12][13][14] He first appeared on the show in a recurring role during the show's fourth season before being upped to series regular for its fifth season, which premiered on June 29, 2015.[15] He appeared at Comic-Con with the Teen Wolf cast[16] before the show concluded in 2017.[17][18][19] He originally auditioned for the part of Young Derek in season 3, but he was too young at the time.[20] During his time on the show, Sprayberry accumulated a significant fanbase.[21][22][23]

In 2016, he appeared in the adventure film Vanished - Left Behind: Next Generation.[24] The film is based on The New York Times best-selling young-adult book Vanished by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, and features a cast from MTV's Teen Wolf, Nickelodeon's The Haunted Hathaways, and Lifetime's Flowers in the Attic.[25]

After the conclusion of Teen Wolf, Sprayberry continued his career with a supporting role in the 2018 thriller film Malibu Tapes,[26] script writing, and recording his debut original EP. He plays the guitar, bass, and drums and, prior to appearing on Teen Wolf, was in a band called The Dead Toms.[27] He is a fan of punk rock and cites his favorite bands as Black Flag, Minor Threat, The Stooges, Neck Deep, The Story So Far, and Blink-182.[28]

Sprayberry cites Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Joaquin Phoenix, Tom Hardy, and Jake Gyllenhaal as his inspirations.[29][30]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2007 My Father Young Steven
The Sunday Man Bully Short film
2008 Soccer Mom Sam
2009 The Honeysting Andy Wilder Short Film
Land of the Lost Tar Pits Kid
Old Dogs Cute Soccer Kid
Reconciliation 10-year-old Grant
2010 Bedrooms Max
Seamus and Magellan Sam Short film
2011 Shuffle Young Lovell
Spooky Buddies Rodney
2013 Man of Steel 13-year-old Clark Kent Nominated: Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor[31]
2014 Cry of the Butterfly Homeless Child
2016 Vanished – Left Behind: Next Generation Flynn
2018 Malibu Tapes Josh

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Criminal Minds Sam Cunningham Episode: "Brothers in Arms"
iCarly Matthew Episode: "iHave a Lovesick Teacher"
MADtv Tyler Episode: #14.2
Spaced Goat Boy TV film
2008–09 Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Jesse Episodes: #1.1, #2.5
2009 Chasing a Dream 8-year-old John Van Horn TV film
The Three Gifts Mike TV film
2012 Common Law Hunter Episodes: "Ride-Along", "Soul Mates"
Glee Young Cooper Episode: "Big Brother"
2014–2017 Teen Wolf Liam Dunbar Recurring role (season 4); Main role (seasons 5–6)

Awards and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meet The Young 'Man Of Steel' Dylan Sprayberry". MTV Hollywood Crush. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dylan Sprayberry: a superboy from West U". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Actor Dylan Sprayberry | Celebrity Interview About actor". www.teenink.com. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  4. ^ "Dylan Sprayberry: a superboy from West U". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  5. ^ "UPDATE: Dylan Sprayberry's mom talks about the "Man of Steel" star". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  6. ^ "Hinckley: 'The Three Gifts' a real hearth warmer". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  7. ^ Koehler, Robert (2010-09-03). "Bedrooms". Variety. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  8. ^ "Rodney (Rat)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  9. ^ Dargis, Manohla (2013-06-13). "'Man of Steel' Depicts a Striving Stranger in a Strange Land". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  10. ^ Graser, Marc (2013-08-20). "'Man of Steel' Ready to Take Flight on Disc, Digital Platforms in November". Variety. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  11. ^ Corliss, Richard; Inc, Turner Classic Movies (2014-04-08). Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate). Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781476738260. 
  12. ^ "Teen Wolf TV Series Cast Members | MTV". MTV. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  13. ^ Firman, Nikko La Mere,Dan Koday,Tehrene. "Stalkers, Take Note: These 5 Places in L.A. are Dylan Sprayberry's Favorite". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  14. ^ Magazine, X. O. (2015-08-26). XO Edit No.10. Lulu.com. ISBN 9781329452510. 
  15. ^ Campbell, Caycee (2015). "Dylan Sprayberry". The Edit (10). pp. 9–13. 
  16. ^ "'Teen Wolf': Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien get emotional at final Comic-Con panel". EW.com. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  17. ^ Andreeva, Denise Petski,Nellie (2017-09-26). "'Teen Wolf' Exits With Ratings High For Series Finale On MTV". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  18. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (2017-07-06). "'Teen Wolf' Final Premiere Date Revealed as MTV Sets Comic-Con Farewell (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  19. ^ Williams, Abigail (2017-03-14). "'Teen Wolf' Actors Say Their Goodbyes To The Series After Last Day On Set". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  20. ^ "'Teen Wolf' Books 'Man of Steel' Alum for Season Four". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  21. ^ "12 Reasons Why Dylan Sprayberry Should Be Your New Bae | MTV UK". Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  22. ^ "Visual Tales Magazine" (15). 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  23. ^ "Dylan Sprayberry". Hero Magazine (13). 2015. 
  24. ^ "interview | dylan sprayberry". Schön! Magazine. Retrieved 2017-11-22. 
  25. ^ "Vanished - Synopsis". Vanished. Retrieved 2017-11-22. 
  26. ^ "The Malibu Tapes (2017) | PARTY THEN DIE". The Malibu Tapes (2017) | PARTY THEN DIE. Retrieved 2017-11-22. 
  27. ^ "Dylan Sprayberry". Rogue Magazine. Retrieved 2017-11-22. (Subscription required (help)). 
  28. ^ "#ManCrushMonday: Teen Wolf Hottie Talks Punk Rock and Golden Girls". Galore. 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2017-11-22. 
  29. ^ Blackman, Courtney (2016). "On the Ascent: Dylan Sprayberry". Candid Magazine (13). pp. 84–91. 
  30. ^ Anthony, Dio (2015). "Teen Idol: Starring Dylan Sprayberry". Bello Magazine (82). pp. 50–58. (Subscription required (help)). 
  31. ^ Johns, Nikara (2014-02-26). "'Gravity,' 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Lead Saturn Awards Noms". Variety. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  32. ^ "Saturn Awards 2014 : Nominados". lovingseries.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  33. ^ "Nominaciones a los Saturn Awards 2016". lacasadeel.net (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 April 2017. 

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