Jun. 13th, 1978
Huntington Beach, California, USA
Ethan Embry's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2015 - Echoes of War
2014 - Late Phases
2013 - The House Across the Street
2010 - The Kane Files: Life of Trial
2008 - Player 5150
2008 - Eagle Eye
2007 - Vacancy
2004 - Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
2003 - Timeline
2002 - They
2002 - Sweet Home Alabama
1998 - Can't Hardly Wait
1998 - Montana
1997 - Vegas Vacation
1996 - White Squall
1996 - That Thing You Do!
1995 - Empire Records
1993 - A Far Off Place
1991 - Dutch
1991 - Defending Your Life
Guest TV Roles
Det. Frank Smith
Himself - Carter
Ethan Embry, born Ethan Randall on June 13, 1978, is already a veteran of the acting world. Before he started acting in movies, Ethan appeared in more than 100 TV and Radio commercials. In 1991, at the age of thirteen, he appeared in three films and has continued acting ever since. On average, Ethan released or filmed at least 2 films per year, which continued up until 1999, when he filmed about 5 films, but only 2 of these have been released.
Ethan spent most of his childhood in Southern California, growing up with his older brother, Aaron (said to be one of the best musicians in LA), and his little sister, Kessia. In 1998, he bought a home of his own.
In the Fall of 1999, Ethan co-starred as Sebastian in the short-lived CBS sitcom "Work with Me" (1999). Sadly, due to lack of ratings, the show ended after only four episodes. 1999, however, did bring a happy event, Ethan's then-wife, Amelinda Smith, gave birth to their first child, whom they named Cogeian, after the Latin word "cogeo," which means "to think over."
In the fall of 2000, Ethan starred as Derek Barnes in "FreakyLinks" (2000) on Fox. Thirteen episodes were shot, but the series was soon canceled after its debut. Later success include a role as detective Frank Smith on Dick Wolf (I)'s remake of the classic series "Dragnet" (2003), a part in the recent cult classic Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004), and a guest-starring role on the series "Numb3rs" (2005).
- Is interested in photography.
- In between the films _That Thing You Do! (1996)_ (qv) and _Vegas Vacation (1997)_ (qv), he only had two days off.
- Writes with his left hand, but plays his guitar with his right hand.
- 'Kessia Randall' (qv) is his younger sister.
- Produced an unreleased movie titled "Taken" with his _White Squall (1996)_ (qv) co-star and friend, 'Jeremy Sisto' (qv), and a friend of Embry's was to direct it
- _Can't Hardly Wait (1998)_ (qv) opened the day before Ethan's 20th birthday.
- Is the owner of many pets (in 1998, he had five cats and eight dogs).
- Did his own stunts in _White Squall (1996)_ (qv).