Drew Powell

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Drew Powell
Born (1976-01-19) January 19, 1976 (age 38)
Noblesville, Indiana
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Veronica
Children 1 son

Drew Powell (born January 19, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Hoss Cartwright on the PAX series Ponderosa, and for his guest roles on Malcolm in the Middle and Leverage.

Life and career[edit]

Powell was born in Noblesville, Indiana and grew up in Lebanon, Indiana, graduating from Lebanon High School. He graduated from DePauw University in 1998 and moved to Los Angeles where he soon began auditioning for acting roles.[1][2]

His first television role was as a cadet on Fox's Malcolm in the Middle. He appeared in thirteen episodes. Soon after, he portrayed Hoss Cartwright on the series The Ponderosa, a prequel to Bonanza which premiered in 2001 on PAX. Powell has had guest appearances on many television shows including Psych, House, Leverage, ER, Cold Case, and Without a Trace.[1][2][3]

He portrayed Bic in the 2011 film Straw Dogs, a remake of the 1971 film of the same name. The remake was directed by Rod Lurie and starred James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, and Alexander Skarsgård. It was released September 16, 2011.[4]

While shooting The Ponderosa in Australia, Powell met his wife, Veronica, who was a make-up artist on the show. They have one son, Leo, who was born in January 2011. They live in Los Angeles.[3]


Year Film Role Notes
2004 Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation Pvt. Kipper Tor
2006 The Window Detective Short Film
The Marine Joe
2007 Fugly Dale TV Movie
Mexican Sunrise Tindol
1408 Assistant Hotel Manager
2009 The System Jimmy Short Film
2010 Camp Hope Bob
2011 The Pee-wee Herman Show Bear/Mr. Window (voice TV Movie
Straw Dogs Bic
Touchback Dwight Pearson
2012 Guitar Face Paul Werner Short Film
Widow Detective Lee Kessler TV Movie
Impulsive (film) Joey Short Film
Safe Room Leo Short Film
Year Title Role Notes
2000-2001 Malcolm In The Middle Cadet Drew 11 episodes
2001 Popular Bouncer "It's Greek To Me"
V.I.P. Jock "21 Val Street"
2001-2002 Ponderosa Eric "Hoss" Cartwright 20 episodes
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Holding Cell Cop "Bloodlines"
2005 Over There Marine Recruiter "Situation Normal"
2006 Monk Eddie Murdoch "Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing"
2007 Cold Case Casey Evans "Stand Up and Holler"
The Office The Bartender "Local Ad"
Without a Trace Security Guard "Run"
2008 Turbo Dates Silas "Dudes"
House Anthony "Adverse Effects"
2009 In Plain Sight Sandor Kane/Sandy "A Stand-Up Triple"
Psych Football Player "Any Given Friday Night at 10PM, 9PM Central"
2009-2011 Leverage Jack Hurley "The Boys' Night Out Job"
"The 12-Step Job"
2011 Memphis Beat Clay Williams "At the River"
Ringer Detective Singer "It's Gonna Kill Me, But I'll Do It"
American Horror Story Detective Collier "Home Invasion"
Grey's Anatomy Carl Shatler "Put Me In, Coach"
Unforgettable Kevin McMillan "Lost Things"
2012 Southland Officer Merkel "Fallout"
"Integrity Check"
Raising Hope Warden "I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back"
"Inside Probe"
Awake George O'Dell "Game Day"
Necessary Roughness Ryan 'Rhino' Norton "What's Eating You?"
True Blood Ryder "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Bones Paulo Romano "The Partners In The Divorce"
The Mentalist Reede Smith 5 episodes
NCIS Fred Hadly "Gone"
Modern Family Terry "When a Tree Falls"


  1. ^ a b Allan, Marc D. "New 'Hoss' is Lebanon's Drew Powell", The Indianapolis Star, September 7, 2001. Retrieved July 14, 2011. Complete article here.
  2. ^ a b Guyett, Susan. "Hoosier actor finds Hollywood success", The Indianapolis Star, December 7, 2008. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Drew Powell Biography".
  4. ^ Douglas, Edward. "Rod Lurie's 'Straw Dogs', The Set Visit", comingsoon.net, May 13, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011.

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