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Ian Nelson is an American actor who portrays young Derek Hale on Teen Wolf.


Nelson is the son of Mark and Janie Nelson and is one of four children. He is also a trained singer, dancer, and actor, and has been featured in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City for the past three years. In 2011 and 2012 (10th and 11th grades), Nelson attended school at Forsyth Country Day School in Lewisville, North Carolina.



Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Hunger Games District 3 Tribute Boy
The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games Himself Documentary
2013 Alone Yet Not Alone Young Owen
2014 Medeas Micah
The Judge Eric
The Best of Me Jared
2015 The Boy Next Door Kevin


Year Title Role Notes
2013–Present Teen Wolf Young Derek Hale 3 episodes
2014 [riminal Minds William Pratt Episode: "Hashtag"


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