Dylan Sprayberry

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

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

Early life

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]

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.


Sprayberry appeared in multiple studio films and network television shows[6][7][8], including iCarly, Criminal Minds, and Glee, before landing the breakout role of the young Clark Kent in the 2013 film Man of Steel.[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][15] 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. 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]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Sunday Man Bully Short Film
My Father Young Steven
2008 Soccer Mom Sam
2008 Spaced Goat Boy TV Movie
2009 The Honeysting Andy Wilder Short Film
Land of the Lost Tar Pits Kid
Reconciliation 10-year-old Grant
Old Dogs Cute Soccer Kid
Chasing a Dream 8-year-old John Van Horn TV Movie
The Three Gifts Mike TV Movie
2010 Seamus and Magellan Sam Short Film
Bedrooms Max
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[21]
2014 Cry of the Butterfly Homeless Child
2016 Vanished – Left Behind: Next Generation Flynn
2018 Malibu Tapes Josh


Year Title Role Notes
2008 MADtv Tyler Episode: #14.2
iCarly Matthew Episode: "iHave a Lovesick Teacher"
Criminal Minds Sam Cunningham Episode: "Brothers in Arms"
2008–09 Tracey Ullman's State of the Union Jesse Episodes: #1.1, #2.5
2012 Glee Young Cooper Episode: "Big Brother"
Common Law Hunter Episodes: "Ride-Along", "Soul Mates"
2014–2017 Teen Wolf Liam Dunbar Nominated: Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series[22]

Recurring role (season 4); Main role (seasons 5–6); 49 episodes


Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated works Result
2014 Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor Man of Steel Nominated[24]
2016 Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Teen Wolf Nominated[25]

External links

  • Dylan Sprayberry on IMDb
  • Dylan Sprayberry on Twitter
  • Dylan Sprayberry Profile on MTV


  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. ^ "12 Reasons Why Dylan Sprayberry Should Be Your New Bae | MTV UK". Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  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. ^ Johns, Nikara (2014-02-26). "'Gravity,' 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Lead Saturn Awards Noms". Variety. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  22. ^ Bryant, Jacob (2016-02-24). "'Star Wars,' 'Mad Max,' 'Walking Dead' Lead Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  23. ^ "Dylan Sprayberry". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  24. ^ "Saturn Awards 2014 : Nominados". lovingseries.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  25. ^ "Nominaciones a los Saturn Awards 2016". lacasadeel.net (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
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