Ethan Peck

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Ethan Peck
Ethan Peck June 2009.jpg
Peck at the 10 Things I Hate About You junket, Hollywood, California, June 2009
Born Ethan Gregory Peck
(1986-03-02) March 2, 1986 (age 28)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present
Relatives

Ethan Gregory Peck (born March 2, 1986) is an American actor. He is best known for his work in the ABC Family series 10 Things I Hate About You, where he portrayed Patrick Verona, a role originated by Heath Ledger in the film of the same name. Peck is the grandson of the late legendary actor Gregory Peck, and his first wife, Finnish-born Greta Kukkonen.

Career[edit]

Peck had many star television appearances as a young actor, including playing a younger Michael Kelso in 2 episodes of That '70s Show. In his first film role, he co-starred in the cable film Marshal Law playing Jimmy Smits' son. He appeared in the 1999 movie Passport to Paris starring Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.

More recently, Peck starred opposite Adam Rothenberg and Mariah Carey in the 2008 film Tennessee. That was followed with a co-starring role opposite Peter Coyote and Bebe Neuwirth in the film Adopt a Sailor. He received the Best Actor award at the 2009 Sonoma International Film Festival for his portrayal of "Sailor".[1]

From 2009 to 2010, he starred on the television series 10 Things I Hate About You on ABC Family.[2]

In 2012 Peck played Prince Maxon for the pilot adaptation of popular book The Selection, but was later replaced by newcomer Michael Malarkey. Neither the first or second pilot was picked up to go to series.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Peck attended private schools in North Hollywood.[4] He excelled in athletics and learned to play classical cello.[5]

Peck is the grandson of Gregory Peck and the son of Stephen Peck (a former actor, documentary film maker, and Vietnam veteran, who works as the Community Development Director for the United States Veterans Initiative),[6][7] and the abstract artist Francine Matarazzo.[8] He has one sister, Marisa Matarazzo, who is a fiction writer. After high school, Peck attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, enrolling in the Experimental Theater Wing for 3 years, before leaving to further his growing acting career.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Movies
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Marshal Law Josh Coleman Television film
1999 Pumpkin Hill Joey Short film
1999 Passport to Paris Michel Direct-to-video
2004 Em & Me Jimmy
2008 Tennessee Ellis
2008 Adopt a Sailor Sailor Short film
2010 Twelve Sean
2010 Sorcerer's Apprentice, TheThe Sorcerer's Apprentice Andre Dunlap Feature film
2011 In Time Constantin Feature film
2012 Mine Games Guy
2013 Wine of Summer, TheThe Wine of Summer James Feature film
2013 Nothing Left to Fear Noah Feature film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Charlie Grace Tyler Episode: "One Simple Little Favor"
1999 Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey Show Kid Episode: "Drew and the Gang Law"
2000, 2002 That '70s Show Kelso at 14 2 episodes
2003 O'Keefes, TheThe O'Keefes Wade Episode: "Festival of Birth" (unaired)
2009-2010 10 Things I Hate About You Patrick Verona Main cast
2011 Gossip Girl David O. Russell's assistant 2 episodes
2012 Selection, TheThe Selection Prince Maxon Unsold CW pilot
2014 Rescuing Madison Firefighter John Movie Pixel Channel
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Halo 4 Gabriel Thorne Voice and model

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rahimi, Yama (April 6, 2009). "Titillating the Taste Buds at the 12th Sonoma Film Festival". IonCinema. Archived from the original on February 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1321805/
  3. ^ http://www.filmthrasher.com/2013/02/the-news-bundle-newcomer-replaces-ethan.html
  4. ^ a b "Ethan Peck". ABC Family Media. Archived from the original on February 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ All About Ethan Peck article at ABCFamily.com
  6. ^ Brenner, Robert (Spring 2005). "When Warriors Come Home". Northwestern. Northwestern University. Archived from the original on February 3, 2010. 
  7. ^ US Veterans Initiative
  8. ^ Donahue, Marlena (Summer 2004). "Francine Matarazzo". ArtScene. Archived from the original on February 3, 2010. 

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