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Glen Thomas Powell Jr. (born October 21, 1988) is an American actor, writer, and producer. He began his career with guest roles on television and small roles in films such as The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and The Expendables 3 (2014) before making his breakthrough performance as Chad Radwell in the Fox comedy-horror series Scream Queens (2015–2016). He has since starred as Finnegan in the coming-of-age comedy Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), astronaut John Glenn in the drama Hidden Figures (2016), and Charlie Young in Set It Up (2018).

Glen Powell
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Powell in 2016
Glen Thomas Powell Jr.

(1988-10-21) October 21, 1988 (age 30)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin
  • Actor
  • writer
  • producer
Years active2003–present


Life and careerEdit

Powell was born in Austin, Texas. He is a graduate of Westwood High School in northwest Austin, part of the Round Rock Independent School District.[1] He started by working with Antonio Banderas and Sylvester Stallone in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.[2] In 2007, before his first year of college, Powell landed a role in The Great Debaters, directed by and starring Denzel Washington.[3][4][5]

Since moving to Los Angeles, he has starred in television series such as Scream Queens, Into the West, Jack & Bobby, CSI: Miami, NCIS, Without a Trace, Rizzoli & Isles, and The Lying Game, along with the feature films The Expendables 3, Ride Along 2, Sex Ed, Stuck in Love, and The Dark Knight Rises.[6]

He co-starred as Finnegan in Everybody Wants Some!!, Richard Linklater's spiritual sequel to Dazed & Confused, which was filmed in Austin and released by Paramount on March 30, 2016.[7] He starred opposite Zoey Deutch in Set It Up, a romantic comedy on Netflix.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Long-Fingered Boy
2005 The Wendell Baker Story Paper Boy Travis
2006 Fast Food Nation Steve
2007 The Great Debaters Preston Whittington
2009 Jumping Off Bridges Eric Turner
The Hottest State John Jaegerman
2012 J.A.W. Aiden
The Dark Knight Rises Trader #1
2013 Red Wing Francis Riley
2014 The Expendables 3 Thorn
Sex Ed JT
2015 Wind Walkers Sonny Childe
2016 Misconduct Doug Fields
Ride Along 2 Troy
Everybody Wants Some!! Finnegan
Hidden Figures John Glenn Palm Springs International Film Festival Ensemble Performance Award
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2017 Sand Castle Sergeant Dylan Chutsky
2018 The Bad Guys Whit
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mark Reynolds
Set It Up Charlie Young
2020 Top Gun: Maverick TBA Filming
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Endurance Himself / Contestant Episode: "Drop-Out"
2004 Jack & Bobby Rich Wolf Episode: "Pilot"
2005 Into the West Jackson Wheeler Episode: "Hell on Wheels"
2008 Without a Trace Brett Farnsworth Episode: "True/False"
2009 CSI: Miami Logan Crawford Episode: "Head Case"
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Graham Randall Episode: "Remember Me"
2012 The Lying Game Gavin Turner Episode: "No Country for Young Love"
NCIS Evan Westcott 2 episodes
2015–2016 Scream Queens Chad Radwell 16 episodes
2017 All Hail King Julien: Exiled Trent (voice) 2 episodes
All Hail King Julien Trent (voice) Episode: "One More Cup, Part 2"


  1. ^ Turnbow, Tina. "Glen Powell of The Expendables 3". Nylon Guys. Nylon Media. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "GLEN POWELL: THE NEXT ACTION HERO". Archived from the original on October 28, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  3. ^ Eisenberg, Eric. "The Expendables 3 Adds Newcomer Glen Powell". Cinema Blend. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Holloway, Diane (October 12, 2007). "Austin teens compete on 'Endurance: Fiji'". Retrieved June 20, 2010.
  5. ^ Barnes, Michael (December 24, 2007). "Glen Powell Jr. picks up debate tips from Denzel Washington". Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2010.
  6. ^ Valby, Karen. "Game Changers 2015: Glen Powell". Men's Fitness. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  7. ^ Blistein, Jon. "Richard Linklater's 'Everybody Wants Some' to Open SXSW". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  8. ^ "Zoey Deutch to Star With Glen Powell in Netflix's Romantic Comedy 'Set It Up'". March 30, 2017.

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