Celebrity Fan Fest
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Photo Ops: $60
How to Purchase*: Online, Photo Op & Autograph Desk
*Please note, all celebrity guest experiences are sold on a limited basis based on their appearance dates and schedule. Some celebrity photo ops and autographs can be purchased online by clicking the Buy Experiences below. Other experiences, if available, can be purchased at the Photo Op/Autograph Desk at the show or at the Celebrity’s booth in Fan Fest Park.
Admission is sold separately and includes full access to Six flags Fiesta Texas including White Water Bay Water Park! Guest appearances, pricing, and schedules are subject to change or cancellation. Photo Op and Autograph schedules to be released prior to the event
Tyler Lee Hoechlin is an American actor. Initially earning recognition for starring as Michael Sullivan Jr. in the 2002 film Road to Perdition, Hoechlin went on to star as Martin Brewer on 7th Heaven between 2003 and 2007. In television, he is also known for portraying Derek Hale on Teen Wolf and Superman in the Arrowverse series Supergirl and Superman & Lois.
Hoechlin was born in Corona, California, on September 11, 1987, to Lori and Don Hoechlin, describing his family’s ethnic background as “Native American, German, Irish, and some others.” He has two brothers, Tanner and Travis and an older sister, Carrie. He graduated from Santiago High School in 2006.
Hoechlin began playing baseball at the age of seven. He played throughout high school, playing in the Area Code Games in both 2004 and 2005. He earned a scholarship to Arizona State University, where he played infield and the team made it to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2008, after a year at Arizona State, he transferred to the University of California, Irvine. He played infield as a second baseman for the UC Irvine Anteaters. During this time, he also played in collegiate summer leagues.
Hoechlin aimed for a career in baseball, prioritizing it over his acting commitments. This led him to turning down auditions and meetings (including with acclaimed director Francis Ford Coppola) and declining the role of Emmett Cullen in the Twilight films. During Hoechlin’s junior year of college, he pulled his hamstring, limiting his ability to play and practice. As a result, he participated in more acting auditions, and eventually, on the advice of his coach, made the decision to pursue acting full-time.
Hoechlin was cast as Superman on the CW show Supergirl in 2016. As producer Greg Berlanti’s first choice for the role, he did not have to audition. Describing the casting as “surreal”, Hoechlin said he hoped to successfully embody the optimism of the character and maintain the idea of Superman as a symbol of hope. He appeared in four episodes of the show’s second season and was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Guest Performance on a Television Series for his work in the role. His portrayal of Superman was well-received by fans and critics and described as “fun” and a “breath of fresh air”. In 2018, Hoechlin returned to Supergirl as part of the annual Arrowverse crossover episodes, titled “Elseworlds”. He also appeared in the corresponding crossover episodes of both Arrow and The Flash, which all aired in December 2018. Hoechlin returned to the Arrowverse for the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” episodes. In October 2019, it was confirmed that Superman & Lois, a spin-off series starring Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch, was in development at the CW who picked it up straight-to-series in January 2020.
He was cast in Fifty Shades Darker as Boyce Fox, an author, in early 2016. Hoechlin did not appear in the finished film, but did feature in the sequel Fifty Shades Freed, which was released in 2018. The same year, he appeared in The Domestics, a post-apocalytic thriller alongside Kate Bosworth and Lance Reddick, which was released on June 28. Hoechlin starred in George Gallo’s Bigger, in which he played Joe Weider. The biopic reunited Hoechlin with Teen Wolf co-star Colton Haynes and told the story of the Weider brothers founding the International Federation of Bodybuilders. Bigger premiered on September 13, 2018, in Las Vegas, in conjunction with the Mr. Olympia competition, and was released to cinemas in October. The following month, teen drama Then Came You premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival. Initially titled Departures when Hoechlin was cast in February 2017, the film also starred Asa Butterfield, Maisie Williams, and Nina Dobrev, and was released theatrically in February 2019.
In July 2019, Hoechlin appeared as Ian Yerxa in sci-fi drama series Another Life. Two months later, Hoechlin starred in Can You Keep a Secret? as Jack Harper, alongside Alexandra Daddario. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Sophie Kinsella and began filming in October 2018.