Dylan Sprayberry

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Dylan Sprayberry
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Sprayberry at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Dylan Muse Sprayberry

(1998-07-07) July 7, 1998 (age 21)
Houston, Texas, United States
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, United States
EducationBrighton Hall
  • Actor
  • musician
Years active2007 – present
Known forMan of Steel, Teen Wolf

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]

Early life[edit]

Sprayberry was born July 7, 1998,[4] and raised in Houston, Texas and later attended West University Elementary.[5] He booked his first acting role at the age of three in a public service announcement for PBS.[6] 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.


After relocating to Los Angeles Sprayberry appeared in multiple comedy and drama network television shows,[7][8][9] 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.[10][11][12]

Sprayberry is best known for MTV's Teen Wolf in which he played the role of Liam Dunbar from 2014 to 2017.[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.[16] He appeared at Comic-Con with the Teen Wolf cast[17] before the show concluded in 2017.[18][19][20] He originally auditioned for the part of Young Derek in season 3, but he was too young at the time.[21] During his time on the show, Sprayberry accumulated a significant fanbase.[22][23][24]

In 2016, he appeared in the adventure film Vanished – Left Behind: Next Generation.[25] 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.[26]

After the conclusion of Teen Wolf, Sprayberry continued his career with a supporting role in the 2018 thriller film Malibu Tapes,[27] 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.[28] 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.[29]

Sprayberry cites Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Joaquin Phoenix, Tom Hardy, and Jake Gyllenhaal as his inspirations.[30][31]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 My Father Young Steven
2007 The Sunday Man Bully
2008 Soccer Mom Sam
2009 Land of the Lost Tar Pits Kid
2009 Old Dogs Cute Soccer Kid
2009 Reconciliation 10-year-old Grant
2009 The Honeysting Andy Wilder
2009 Chasing a dream John Van Horn young 8 years
2010 Seamus and Magellan Sam
2010 Bedrooms Max
2011 Shuffle Young Lovell
2011 Spooky Buddies Rodney
2013 Man of Steel 13-year-old Clark Kent [32]
2014 Cry of the Butterfly Homeless Child
2016 Vanished – Left Behind: Next Generation Flynn
2018 The Row Carter
2018 Malibu Tapes Josh


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Criminal Minds Sam Cunningham Episode: "Brothers in Arms"
2008 iCarly Matthew Episode: "iHave a Lovesick Teacher"
2008 MADtv Tyler Episode: #14.2
2008 Spaced Goat Boy TV film
2008–2009 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
2009 The Three Gifts Mike TV film
2012 Common Law Hunter Episodes: "Ride-Along", "Soul Mates"
2012 Glee Young Cooper Episode: "Big Brother"
2014–2017 Teen Wolf Liam Dunbar Recurring role (season 4); main role (seasons 5–6)
2018 Light as a Feather Henry Richmond Main role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2014 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor Man of Steel Nominated [33]
2016 Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Teen Wolf Nominated [34]


  1. ^ "Meet The Young 'Man of Steel' Dylan Sprayberry". MTV Hollywood Crush. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Dylan Sprayberry: a superboy from West U." Houston Chronicle. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Actor Dylan Sprayberry | Celebrity Interview About actor". www.teenink.com. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Today's celebrity birthdays". Newark Star-Ledger. July 7, 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  5. ^ "Dylan Sprayberry: a superboy from West U." Houston Chronicle. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "UPDATE: Dylan Sprayberry's mom talks about the "Man of Steel" star". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "Hinckley: 'The Three Gifts' a real hearth warmer". Daily News. New York. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  8. ^ Koehler, Robert (September 3, 2010). "Bedrooms". Variety. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  9. ^ "Rodney (Rat)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  10. ^ Dargis, Manohla (June 13, 2013). "'Man of Steel' Depicts a Striving Stranger in a Strange Land". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  11. ^ Graser, Marc (August 20, 2013). "'Man of Steel' Ready to Take Flight on Disc, Digital Platforms in November". Variety. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  12. ^ Corliss, Richard; Inc, Turner Classic Movies (April 8, 2014). Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate). Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781476738260.
  13. ^ "Teen Wolf TV Series Cast Members". MTV. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  14. ^ Firman, Nikko La Mere,Dan Koday,Tehrene. "Stalkers, Take Note: These 5 Places in L.A. are Dylan Sprayberry's Favorite". Teen Vogue. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  15. ^ Magazine, X. O. (August 26, 2015). XO Edit No.10. Lulu.com. ISBN 9781329452510.
  16. ^ Campbell, Caycee (2015). "Dylan Sprayberry". The Edit (10). pp. 9–13.
  17. ^ "'Teen Wolf': Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien get emotional at final Comic-Con panel". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  18. ^ Andreeva, Denise Petski,Nellie (September 26, 2017). "'Teen Wolf' Exits With Ratings High For Series Finale on MTV". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  19. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (July 6, 2017). "'Teen Wolf' Final Premiere Date Revealed as MTV Sets Comic-Con Farewell (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  20. ^ Williams, Abigail (March 14, 2017). "'Teen Wolf' Actors Say Their Goodbyes to the Series After Last Day on Set". HuffPost. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  21. ^ "'Teen Wolf' Books 'Man of Steel' Alum for Season Four". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  22. ^ "12 Reasons Why Dylan Sprayberry Should Be Your New Bae | MTV UK". Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  23. ^ "Visual Tales Magazine" (15). 2015.
  24. ^ "Dylan Sprayberry". Hero Magazine (13). 2015.
  25. ^ "interview | dylan sprayberry". Schön! Magazine. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  26. ^ "Vanished – Synopsis". Vanished. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  27. ^ "The Malibu Tapes (2017) | PARTY THEN DIE". The Malibu Tapes (2017) | PARTY THEN DIE. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  28. ^ "Dylan Sprayberry". Rogue Magazine. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  29. ^ "#ManCrushMonday: Teen Wolf Hottie Talks Punk Rock and Golden Girls". Galore. January 11, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  30. ^ Blackman, Courtney (2016). "On the Ascent: Dylan Sprayberry". Candid Magazine (13). pp. 84–91.
  31. ^ Anthony, Dio (2015). "Teen Idol: Starring Dylan Sprayberry". Bello Magazine (82). pp. 50–58.
  32. ^ Johns, Nikara (February 26, 2014). "'Gravity,' 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Lead Saturn Awards Noms". Variety. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  33. ^ "Saturn Awards 2014 : Nominados". lovingseries.com (in Spanish). Retrieved April 16, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  34. ^ "Nominaciones a los Saturn Awards 2016". lacasadeel.net (in Spanish). Retrieved April 16, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)

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