Ethan Embry (born June 13, 1978) is an American film and television actor. He is known for his role as Mark in Empire Records, Preston in Can't Hardly Wait, The Bass Player in That Thing You Do!, and as Bobby Ray in Sweet Home Alabama.
Early life edit
Embry was born in Huntington Beach, California, and grew up in Los Angeles. His father was a dental technician and he was homeschooled by his mother. The decision to homeschool Embry was made after a teacher allegedly recommended Ritalin for the kindergartener after his first day of class.
Embry participated in gymnastics from a young age and enjoyed the sport.
Embry (originally credited as Ethan Randall) started acting at the age of 12. After making his debut in Defending Your Life (1991), he starred in several films, including Dutch (1991), All I Want for Christmas (1991), A Far Off Place (1993), Empire Records (1995), That Thing You Do! (1996), Vegas Vacation (1997), and the teen comedy Can't Hardly Wait (1998).
In 2002, Embry appeared as Bobby Ray Bailey opposite Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama. The two actors had previously worked together a decade prior in the 1993 live action Disney film A Far Off Place.
Embry had a major role in Showtime's Brotherhood, which premiered in 2006 and in 2013 he had a recurring role as Greg Mendell on the television series Once Upon a Time. In 2015, Embry had a guest role as Carter on The Walking Dead. That same year, Embry began a recurring role as Coyote Bergstein on Grace and Frankie on Netflix.
Personal life edit
Embry married actress Amelinda Smith on November 14, 1998; they divorced in 2002. They have one child together, Cogeian Sky Embry.
Embry married actress Sunny Mabrey on July 17, 2005. In 2012, Mabrey filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. In 2013, Embry and Mabrey began dating again, and remarried in June 2015. Embry and Mabrey have homes in Los Angeles and Atlanta.
In November 2006, Embry and Mabrey were robbed at gunpoint in their driveway.
|1991||Defending Your Life||Steve||Credited as Ethan Randall|
|Dutch||Doyle Standish||Credited as Ethan Randall|
|All I Want for Christmas||Ethan O'Fallon||Credited as Ethan Randall|
|1992||A Dog and His Boy||—||Short film (Producer/Assistant Director)|
|1993||A Far Off Place||Harry Winslow||Credited as Ethan Randall|
|1994||Season of Change||Bobby Bascomb||Credited as Ethan Randall|
|1995||Evolver||Kyle Baxter||Credited as Ethan Randall|
|Empire Records||Mark||Credited as Ethan Randall|
|1996||White Squall||Tracy Lapchick|
|That Thing You Do!||The Bass Player|
|1997||Vegas Vacation||Rusty Griswold|
|How to Make the Cruelest Month||Dillger|
|The Prophecy II||Young Coroner||Direct-to-video|
|Dancer, Texas Pop. 81||Squirrel|
|Can't Hardly Wait||Preston Meyers|
|Disturbing Behavior||Allen Clark|
|2001||Rennie's Landing||Trevor Logan||also known as "Stealing Time"|
|Ball in the House||Bobby|
|Male Order||Actor #2||Short film|
|Who Is A.B.?||unknown role|
|2002||Sweet Home Alabama||Bobby Ray|
|2004||Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle||Billy Carver|
|2006||A Slice of 'Pizza'||Matt Firenze||Short film|
|Escape||Hollywood Agent #1||Short film|
|Kidney Thieves||Guy||Short film|
|Order Up||Man||Short film|
|Heart of a Dragon||Lee|
|Eagle Eye||Agent Toby Grant|
|2010||You're So Vain||Boyfriend||Short film|
|The Kane Files: Life of Trial||Jace Olsen|
|2011||The Reunion||Leo Carey|
|2012||Dorothy and the Witches of Oz||Frick|
|Ordinary Man||Jason Watts|
|The House Across the Street||Tom|
|Echoes of War||Seamus Riley|
|White Cops and Unarmed Black Civilians Playset!||unknown role||Short film|
|The Devil's Candy||Jesse Hellman|
|Those Eyes||Son||Short film|
|2017||The Feminist||—||Short film (Cinematographer)|
|Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats: You Worry Me||Husband||Short film|
|First Man||Pete Conrad|
|2022||Last Seen Alive||Knuckles|
|TBD||Rites and Wrongs||Simon||Pre-production|
|1990||Drug Wars: The Camarena Story||unknown role||Miniseries (3 episodes)|
|1991||Bad Attitudes||Cosmo Consingsby||Credited as Ethan Randall|
|1993–1994||Harts of the West||Randy||2 episodes, credited as Ethan Randall|
|1994||Murder, She Wrote||Jimmy Taylor||Episode: "The Trouble with Seth"|
|1995||Mike Seresino||Episode: "School for Murder"|
|1998||Hercules||Melampus||Voice, 2 episodes|
|1999||The Wild Thornberrys||Ned Fervel||Voice, episode: "Chimp Off the Old Block"|
|Rocket Power||TV Announcer||Voice, episode: "Rocket Girls/Father's Day Off"|
|Batman Beyond||Lee||Voice, episode: "Joyride"|
|1999–2000||Work with Me||Sebastian||Series regular (10 episodes)|
|2000||Get Real||Wade Kostick||Episode: "Saved"|
|Batman Beyond||Terrapin||Voice, episode: "April Moon"|
|2000–2001||FreakyLinks||Derek Barnes / Adam Barnes||Series regular (13 episodes)|
|2001||The Zeta Project||Bodhi||Voice, episode: "His Maker's Name"|
|Silicon Follies||unknown role||Television film|
|2002||The Twilight Zone||Zack Walker||Episode: "Time Lapse"|
|2003||L.A. Dragnet||Detective Frank Smith||Series regular (12 episodes)|
|Spider-Man: The New Animated Series||Max Dillon / Electro||Voice, 3 episodes|
|2004||Celeste in the City||Kyle Halley||Television film|
|Life on Liberty Street||Rick Spencer||Television film|
|2005||Numb3rs||Blake Cosnell||Episode: "Noisy Edge"|
|Masters of Horror||Bruce||Episode: "Incident on and Off a Mountain Road"|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Art Geddons||Episode: "Watch"|
|2006–2008||Brotherhood||Declan 'Decko' Griggs||Sseries regular (20 episodes)|
|2009||Fear Itself||Chance Miller||Episode: "Chance"|
|2010||House M.D.||Mickey||Episode: "The Down Low"|
|Biography||Himself (Interviewee)||Episode: "Ed O'Neill"|
|2011||Fairly Legal||Spencer Reed||3 episodes|
|CSI: Miami||Randy North||2 episodes|
|Thunderballs||unknown role||Television film|
|2012||Imaginary Friend||Brad||Television film|
|Drop Dead Diva||Mark Baker||Episode: "Jane's Getting Married"|
|Dark Wall||Man||Episode: "6:14"|
|Grey's Anatomy||Dr. David Moore||Episode: "I Saw Her Standing There"|
|The Frontier||D.J. Jackson||Television film|
|2013||Once Upon a Time||Greg Mendell||Recurring role (Season 2–3; 10 episodes)|
|2014||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Jefferson Nalley||Episode: "Keep Calm and Carry-On"|
|Hawaii Five-0||Shawn Hutten||Episode: "Pale 'la"|
|2015||The Walking Dead||Carter||Episode: "First Time Again"|
|2015–2019||Sneaky Pete||Pete Murphy / Real Pete||Recurring role (11 episodes)|
|2015–2022||Grace and Frankie||Coyote Bergstein||Series regular (53 episodes)|
|2017||A Bunch of Dicks||Mick||Miniseries|
|Idiotsitter||unknown role||Episode: "Girls Gone Wild"|
|2020||The Twilight Zone||Harry Pine||Episode: "The Who of You"|
|2021||Stargirl||Johnny Thunder||2 episodes|
|2023||Gotham Knights||Arthur Brown||3 episodes|
- "Birthdays". The Modesto Bee. The Associated Press. June 13, 2022. p. 2A.
Actor Ethan Embry is 44.
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