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Hartley Sawyer (born January 25, 1985) is an American actor, producer and writer. He is known for his roles as Kyle Abbott on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless and Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man on The CW series The Flash.

Hartley Sawyer
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Sawyer in 2018
Born (1985-01-25) January 25, 1985 (age 34)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
OccupationActor, producer, writer
Years active2006–present



In March 2013, Sawyer was cast in the role of Kyle Abbott on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless.[1] He made his debut on April 24, 2013.[2] In December, it was announced that Sawyer was exiting from the role eight months after his debut.[3][4] He made his last appearance on January 27, 2014.[5]

In 2014, he starred in the thriller Kept Man,[6] and the Geek & Sundry superhero comedy Caper from Eureka creator Amy Berg and executive producer Felicia Day.[7] In 2015, Sawyer hosted and co-wrote the documentary series Courageous Leaders,[8] and starred in the Wall Street drama SPiN.[9]

In July 2017, Sawyer was cast in The CW's superhero drama The Flash as Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man, a fast-talking private investigator who is able to stretch his body to any shape or form. The character first appears in the fourth episode of the fourth season, titled “Elongated Journey Into Night”, which first aired that October.[10] In June of the following year, he was promoted to series regular.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Thursday Andrew Kepling
2006 Gizor & Gorm Gizor Short film
2008 Killian Donovan Short film
2010 Delmer Builds a Machine Him Short film
2013 The Blade Runner Holiday Special Ron Batty Short film
2014 Kept Man Brian Short film
2015 SPiN Scott Angelus Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2008–2009 I Am Not Infected Hartley Main cast; 27 episodes
2010–2011 Glory Daze Brian Sommers Main cast; 10 episodes
2012 Jane by Design Brad Episode: "The Birkin"
2012 GCB Bozeman Peacham 3 episodes
2012 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Charles Episode: "It's Just Sex..."
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Alan Sanderson Episode: "History"
2013–2014 The Young and the Restless Kyle Abbott Role held: April 24, 2013 – January 27, 2014
2014 Suburgatory Janitor Episode: "Les Lucioles"
2015 The McCarthys Daniel Episode: "The Sister Act"
2015 Filthy Preppy Teen$ Nathaniel Episode: "The Island"
2016 Laura Matthew / Priestley 2 episodes
2016 Single by 30 Scott Episode: "Never Have I Ever"
2017–present The Flash Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man Recurring role (Season 4)
Series regular (Season 5-present)
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Guest Performance in a Television Series[12]


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Caper Dagr Main cast; 9 episodes
2015 Courageous Leaders Himself – Host Also writer and producer; 6 episodes
2016–present Miss 2059 Laheer 7 episodes
2017 Saving the Human Race Joansey 6 episodes


  1. ^ Bowe, Jillian (March 11, 2013). "Blake Hood OUT; Hartley Sawyer IN as Kyle Abbott on The Young and The Restless!". Daytime Confidential. Archived from the original on April 12, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "Y&R Recasts Kyle". Soap Opera Digest. April 8, 2013. p. 5.
  3. ^ Giddens, Jamey (December 14, 2013). "Hartley Sawyer OUT at The Young and the Restless". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Y&R Actor Out". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. December 15, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  5. ^ Lewis, Errol (December 14, 2013). "Hartley Sawyer OUT!". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  6. ^ Ehrman-Dupre, Joseph (December 9, 2014). "The Art of the Short Film: Kept Man". IndieWire. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  7. ^ McMillan, Graeme (January 29, 2014). "Superhero Comedy "Caper" Debuts Its First Trailer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  8. ^ McMains, Andrew (June 3, 2015). "Young CEOs Open Up About Their Failures In new branded videos from insurer Hiscox and Vox". Adweek. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  9. ^ Ehrman-Dupre, Joseph (March 6, 2015). "The Art of the Short Film: SPiN". IndieWire. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (July 31, 2017). "'The Flash': Hartley Sawyer To Play Elongated Man In Season 4". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 31, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  11. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (June 15, 2018). "'The Flash' Promotes Hartley Sawyer to Series Regular for Season 5". TVLine.
  12. ^ Dave McNary (March 15, 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018.

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