Ethan Suplee (//; born May 25, 1976) is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his roles in the films American History X, Remember the Titans, The Wolf of Wall Street, Without a Paddle, and several of Kevin Smith's films as well as Frankie in Boy Meets World and Randy Hickey in My Name Is Earl.
|Born||May 25, 1976|
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Suplee was born in Manhattan, the son of Debbie and Bill Suplee (who later played Willie the One Eyed Mailman in My Name Is Earl). His parents were actors who met while performing summer stock theatre and appeared on Broadway. On the Your Welcome show, Ethan stated that he dropped out of school at age 14.
The first major role Suplee landed was as Willam in Mallrats, directed by Kevin Smith, alongside future My Name is Earl costar Jason Lee. He also appeared briefly in the independent Kevin Smith View-Askew produced Drawing Flies. Smith cast both Suplee and Lee again in later films Chasing Amy and Dogma. They both make cameos in Clerks II. At the same time as the filming of Mallrats, Suplee also had a recurring role as Frankie "The Enforcer" Stechino in Boy Meets World, from 1994 to 1998. Suplee's dramatic performances include the roles of the ruthless white power skinhead Seth in American History X, one of three men who rape a clown in Vulgar, Ashton Kutcher's goth college roommate "Thumper" in The Butterfly Effect, American football player Louie Lastik in Remember the Titans, Johnny Depp's buddy and initial drug-dealing partner Tuna in Blow, and the simpleminded Pangle in Cold Mountain. Suplee also had a cameo in the HBO TV series Entourage in the fictional movie Queens Boulevard. In 2014, he was cast in the TV Land original sitcom Jennifer Falls, which reunited him with My Name Is Earl co-star, Jaime Pressly.
In March 2011, Suplee was featured on TMZ on TV with a weight loss of over 200 pounds. He was quoted as crediting cycling for his fit frame, explaining, "I ride road bikes, I ride bicycles." He once reached an all time low of 9% body fat, but put some of the weight back on upon realizing that his weight had been a past source of job opportunity. Suplee is also good friends with Stza of Star Fucking Hipsters and he agreed to appear in their music video for the song "3000 Miles Away" from their album Never Rest in Peace. He is a Scientologist. Since 2006, he has been married to Brandy Lewis, the younger sister of actress and singer Juliette Lewis.
|1996||One Down||Prison inmate|
|1997||Chasing Amy||Comic Fan|
|1997||A Better Place||Large Rude Student|
|1997||35 Miles from Normal||Mike|
|1998||American History X||Seth Ryan|
|1999||Dogma||Noman the Golgothan||Voice role|
|2000||Road Trip||Ed Bradford|
|2000||Remember the Titans||Louie Lastik|
|2001||Don's Plum||Big Bum|
|2002||John Q.||Max Conlin|
|2002||The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest||Tiny|
|2004||The Butterfly Effect||Thumper|
|2004||Without a Paddle||Elwood|
|2006||Art School Confidential||Vince|
|2006||Clerks II||Teen #2|
|2010||The Dry Land||Jack|
|2011||I'm Having a Difficult Time Killing My Parents||Andrew||Short film|
|2011||Grow Up Already||Bunky||Short film|
|2012||Ten Feet Apart||Homer||Short film|
|2013||The Wolf of Wall Street||Toby Welch|
|2014||Walk of Shame||Officer Dave|
|2015||True Story||Pat Frato|
|2016||The Trust||Russian Roulette Detective|
|2016||Deepwater Horizon||Jason Anderson|
|2019||Motherless Brooklyn||Gilbert Coney|
|1994||Tales from the Crypt||Jaimie||Episode: "Operation Friendship"|
|1994–1998||Boy Meets World||Frankie Stechino||19 Episodes|
|1995||Sister, Sister||Lionel||Episode: "Put to the Test"|
|1996||Don't Look Back||Gary||TV Movie|
|2004||Third Watch||Aaron Gordon||Episode: "Obsession"|
|2005–2009||My Name Is Earl||Randy Hickey||Main cast|
|2006||The Year Without a Santa Claus||Jingle||TV Movie|
|2010||The Good Guys||Andy Davis||Episode: "Dan on the Run"|
|2010||Playing with Guns||Siff||TV Movie|
|2010||Nevermind Nirvana||Perry||TV Movie|
|2011||No Ordinary Family||Tom Seeley||Episode: "No Ordinary Double Standard"|
|2011–2013||Raising Hope||Andrew||4 Episodes|
|2012||Men at Work||Dan||1 Episode: "Milo Full of Grace"|
|2012||Rise of the Zombies||Marshall||TV Movie|
|2014||Jennifer Falls||Wayne Doyle||Main cast|
|2016–2020||The Ranch||Officer Billy "Beer Pong" Tompkins||13 episodes|
|2016–2017||Chance||Darius "D" Pringle||Main cast|
|2017||Twin Peaks||Bill Shaker||Episode: "The Return, Part 4"|
|2018||Vampirina||Uncle Bob Bigfoot (voice)||Episode: "Uncle Bigfoot"|
|2019||Santa Clarita Diet||Tommy||5 Episodes|
|2020||Good Girls||Gil||3 Episodes|
|2008||Wasting Time||Guy at the door||The Briggs|
|2010||3000 Miles Away||Interrogator||Star Fucking Hipsters|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2006||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with Jason Lee, Jaime Pressly, Eddie Steeples, and Nadine Velazquez||My Name is Earl||Nominated|
|2007||Golden Nymph||Outstanding Actor – Comedy Series||Nominated|
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- Stax (May 2, 2006). "IGN: Interview: Ethan Suplee". IGN. Retrieved June 29, 2021.
- "Ethan Suplee". Retrieved July 9, 2014.
- Mitovich, Matt Webb (February 28, 2014). "Scoop: Ethan Suplee Joins Earl Costar Jaime Pressly's TV Land Comedy Jennifer Falls". TV Line. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
- "Fat to Fit - Insight into Ethan Suplee Weight Loss Journey | Concise Mag".
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 21, 2012. Retrieved November 5, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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