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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 Edit

Film Edit

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

Television Edit

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–present Teen Wolf Liam Dunbar

Trivia Edit

  • Dylan originally auditioned for the part of Young Derek in Season 3, but he was deemed to be too young at the time.
  • Dylan was nominated for a Saturn Award ("Best Performance by a Younger Actor") for his role 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.

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