Eyal Podell

Eyal Podell (/ˈjɑːl pˈdɛl/; Hebrew: אייל פודל‎; born November 11, 1975) is an Israeli-American actor and screenwriter. He is best known for his portrayals of Professor Adrian Korbel in the soap opera The Young and the Restless, Evram Mintz in Defying Gravity, and Namir Eschel in NCIS.[1]

Eyal Podell
Born (1975-11-11) November 11, 1975 (age 45)
OccupationActor, screenwriter
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Ashley Podell
ChildrenOren Lily Podell

With partner Jonathon E. Stewart, he wrote the screenplay or story for the films Cars 3 (2017), The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019), and Scoob! (2020).

Early lifeEdit

Podell was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, to a family of Jewish background. After spending the first two years of his childhood in Israel, Eyal and his family relocated to the United States for a year and then moved to Hong Kong, where he lived until the age of eight. Upon his return to the United States, his family settled in New York's Westchester County. He attended Byram Hills High School in Armonk with fellow actors Sean Maher and David Harbour.[2] He is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.


Since arriving in Los Angeles, Eyal has worked consistently in both film and television. His big-screen debut came playing Al Pacino's son in The Insider. He was trained as a classical actor at the National Theater Institute, part of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Most recently, Eyal has appeared on NCIS: New Orleans as Samuel Wilkns. In addition to acting, he is also a writer.


Personal lifeEdit

He is the grandson of the late Odif and Judy Podell, co-founders of the modern architectural community, Usonia Homes in Pleasantville, New York. He is working on adapting the story of Usonia to film.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Players Barry Decker Episode: "Con-undrum"
1999 Deep Blue Sea Boy #1
1999 MTV's Undressed Joel 6 episodes
1999 The Insider Lowell's Son
2000 Time of Your Life Aaron 2 episodes
2000 The Chaos Factor Johnny Hall
2001 Ally McBeal Mr. Whoople Episode: "Getaway"
2001 Behind Enemy Lines Petty Officer Kennedy
2002 The Division Ricky Episode: "Brave New World"
2002 Manual Labor Charles Short
2002 Con Express Rudy Video
2002 Unconditional Love Officer Romilly
2002 The West Wing Michael Gordon Episode: "Debate Camp"
2002 ER Unnamed Episode: "Walk Like a Man"
2002 JAG Petty Officer Holt Episode: "The Killer"
2003 Without A Trace Stanton Episode: "There Goes the Bride" (Uncredited)
2003 Charmed Roland 2 episodes
2003 Miss Match Glenn Cooper Episode: "Something Nervy"
2003–05 Everwood Justin 2 episodes
2004 Blowing Smoke Bob TV movie
2004 Angel Samuel Lawson Episode: "Why We Fight"
2004 Sucker Free City Stephan Cashen TV movie
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kevin Stern Episode: "Crow's Feet"
2005 Tides of War Petty Officer Murray TV movie
2005 Eyes Jack Armstrong Episode: "Wings"
2005 Pizza My Heart Joe Montebello TV movie
2005–06 Commander in Chief Eli Meltzer 6 episodes
2006 Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil Ensign David Barnes Video
2006 Mystery Woman: At First Sight Ben Stafford TV movie
2006 E-Ring Wilson Episode: "Hard Cell"
2006 Hard Scrambled Scotty
2006 Crossing Jordan Jason Hartzman Episode: "Death Toll"
2006 Lost Young Man Episode: "Live Together, Die Alone" (Uncredited)
2006 NCIS Namir Eschel Episode: "Shalom"
2006–08 The Young and the Restless Adrian Korbel Role held: September 18, 2006 – August 5, 2008
2008 House Yonatan Episode: "Don't Ever Change"
2008–09 The Game Joe 3 episodes
2009 CSI: NY Colin Clark Episode: "Help"
2009 Defying Gravity Evram Mintz 13 episodes
2009 24 Ryan Burnett 4 episodes
2010 The Event Dr. Taylor Episode: "For the Good of Our Country"
2010 The Forgotten Perry Hughes Episode: "Designer Jane"
2011 Harry's Law Carl Thomas Episode: "Send in the Clowns"
2011 Bones Burt Iverson Episode: "The Pinnochio in the Planter"
2011 Private Practice Zach Episode: "Remember Me"
2011 Valediction Adam Thomas Short
2012 Touch Professor Logan Coteweiler Episode: "Noosphere Rising"
2012 Lake Effects Tyler TV movie
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles The Passenger Episode: "Sans Voir, Part II"
2012 Liz & Dick Henry Wynberg TV movie
2013 Monday Mornings Mark Widgeway 3 episodes
2013 The Mentalist Ian Percy Episode: "Red Letter Day"
2014 Criminal Minds Charlie Hosswell Episode: "A Thousand Suns"
2014–present NCIS: New Orleans Samuel Wilkins 2 Episodes
2017 Cars 3 Story
2019 The Angry Birds Movie 2 Screenplay
2020 Scoob! Story


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