Tyler Hoechlin is one of Hollywood’s leading male actors who rose to fame in 2002 when he played the role of Tom Hanks’ son in the movie, Road to Perdition. Since then, he has gone to feature in other movies and series most notably 7th Heaven, Teen Wolf, and Super Girl. Asides his busy career, Hoechlin also has a busy love life and has been romantically linked with several Hollywood beauties. Want to know whether he is gay and who he has dated? We have got you covered!
Age and Ethnicity – Who is Tyler Hoechlin?
Tyler Lee Hoechlin was born on the 11th of September 1987 in Corona, Riverside County, California. He is one of four children born to Lori and Don Hoechlin. Others are a sister, Carrie, and brothers, Tanner and Travis. The actor has a mixed ethnic background comprising of Native American, German and Irish ancestry. He started acting at a young age, appearing in commercials at 9. From these commercials, he progressed to Disney sing-along videos.
He got his big break at the age of 13 when he beat out 2000 other people to land the role of Michael Sullivan Jr. in the film, Road to Perdition (2002). The movie, which featured heavyweights such as Tom Hanks, Jude Law, and Daniel Craig, won him the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor as well as the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor. Hoechlin’s incredible performance in Road to Perdition opened a lot of doors for him and he landed other projects such as 7th Heaven (a family drama series where he played the role of Martin Brewer), CSI: Miami, My Boys, Castle, Teen Wolf (an MTV series where he played the role of Derek Hale) and Fifty Shades Freed.
Hoechlin has also portrayed Superman on the CW TV series, Supergirl. He didn’t even audition for the role as he was the director’s first choice. His performance was well received by fans and critics and he was nominated for the 2017 Saturn award for best guest performance on a television series. Asides from acting, Hoechlin could have also made a good living in baseball as he is a talented player. He started playing at the age of 7 and by the age of 9, he represented his country at the Pan-American games.
The actor played baseball in high school (Santiago High School) and was so good that he earned an athletic scholarship to Arizona State University. For some time, he focused wholly on his baseball career, rejecting auditions and movie roles (including one in the popular teen movie, Twilight). It was only after suffering a hamstring injury that he decided to focus on acting. Hoechlin’s time playing baseball has not been a waste as it has come in handy in his movie career. He has taken part in two baseball-themed movies namely Everybody Wants Some (2016) and Undrafted (2016).
Is Tyler Hoechlin Gay? Who Is His Girlfriend?
Tyler Hoechlin has been romantically linked with several Hollywood beauties and as such, it is safe to say that he is not gay. Some of the damsels include – Ashlee Simpson, an actress and musician as well as younger sister of Jessica Simpson. They reportedly dated between January and March 2004. Next up is Candice King (nee Accola). She is also an actress and is most popular for her role as Caroline Forbes in the CW drama series The Vampire Diaries. They dated from 2004 to 2005.
Following their breakup, Hoechlin found love again with Mackenzie Rosman. She is an actress and also starred in 7th heaven. They split in 2005 and Hoechlin focused on building his career. This was until 2010 when he commenced a relationship with actress and dancer, Rachele Brooke Smith. They dated for nearly three years before breaking up in 2012.
Hoechlin’s next romance was with popular actress Brittany Snow. She has appeared in movies such as John Tucker Must Die and all three films in the Pitch Perfect franchise. Their relationship lasted from 2012 to 2015. Last but definitely not the least is the German model, Alena Gerber. They dated from 2015 to 2016.
Height and Other Body Stats
Tyler Hoechlin is exactly 6 feet tall and weighs 86 kg or 190 lb. He has a rugged athletic build which has helped him land the role of Superman on the TV series Supergirl. However, he is not as tall as his predecessors who have donned the iconic red and blue outfit. At 6 feet 0 inch, he is the shortest actor to play Superman in a major production. All the others, Henry Cavill, Brandon Routh, Tom Welling, Christopher Reeve, George Reeves, and Kirk Alyn are between 6 feet 1 inch to 6 feet 4 inches tall.