Ethan Suplee

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Ethan Suplee
Ethan Suplee at GLAAD Media Awards.jpg
Suplee at 19th GLAAD Media Awards in May 2008
Born (1976-05-25) May 25, 1976 (age 38)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994 – present
Religion Scientology
Spouse(s) Brandy Lewis

Ethan Suplee (born May 25, 1976) is an American film and television actor best known for his roles as Seth Ryan in American History X, Louie Lastik in Remember the Titans, Frankie in Boy Meets World, Randy Hickey in My Name Is Earl, Toby in The Wolf of Wall Street and his roles in Kevin Smith films.

Early life[edit]

Suplee was born in Manhattan, the son of Debbie and Bill Suplee (who later played Willie, the one-eyed mailman, in My Name Is Earl). His parents were actors who met while performing summer stock and appeared on Broadway.[1]

Career[edit]

The first major role Suplee landed was as Willam Black in Mallrats, directed by Kevin Smith, alongside future My Name is Earl costar Jason Lee. He also appeared briefly in the independent Kevin Smith View-Askew produced Drawing Flies. Smith himself recast both Suplee and Lee in later films Chasing Amy and Dogma. They both make cameos in Clerks II. At the same time as the filming of Mallrats, Suplee also had a recurring role as Frankie "The Enforcer" Stechino in Boy Meets World, from 1994 to 1998. Suplee's dramatic performances include the roles of the ruthless Nazi skinhead Seth in American History X, a man who rapes a clown in Vulgar, Ashton Kutcher's goth college roommate "Thumper" in The Butterfly Effect, football player Louie Lastik in 1970s Virginia in Remember the Titans (a direct opposite on his racial views from his American History X role), Johnny Depp's buddy and initial drug-dealing partner Tuna in Blow, and the simpleminded Pangle in Cold Mountain. Suplee also had a cameo in the HBO TV series Entourage[2]in the fictional movie Queens Boulevard. In 2014, he was cast in the TV Land original sitcom Jennifer Falls, which reunited him with My Name Is Earl co-star, Jamie Pressly.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In March 2011, Suplee was featured on TV's TMZ.com with a recent weight loss of 200+ pounds. He was quoted as crediting bicycling for his fit frame, explaining, "I ride road bikes, I ride bicycles." Suplee is also good friends with Stza of Star Fucking Hipsters and he agreed to appear in their music video for the song "3000 Miles Away" from their album Never Rest in Peace.[4] He is a Scientologist.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Tales from the Crypt Jaimie 1 Episode
1994–1998 Boy Meets World Frankie Stechino 19 Episodes
1995 Sister, Sister Lionel 1 Episode
1995 Mallrats Willam Black
1997 Chasing Amy Comic Fan
1998 American History X Seth Ryan
Desert Blue Cale
1999 Tyrone Joshua Schatzberg
Dogma Noman the Golgothan Voice Only
2000 Takedown Dan Brodley
Road Trip Ed
Vulgar Frankie Fanelli
Remember the Titans Louie Lastik
2001 Don's Plum Big Bum
Blow Tuna
Evolution Deke
2002 John Q Max Conlin
The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Tiny
2003 Cold Mountain Pangle
2004 The Butterfly Effect Thumper
Without a Paddle Elwood
2005 Neo Ned Johnny-Orderly
2005-2009 My Name Is Earl Randy Hickey 96 Episodes
2005-2010 Entourage Himself 2 Episodes
2006 Art School Confidential Vince
The Fountain Manny
The Year Without a Santa Claus Jingle
Clerks II Teen #2
2007 Mr. Woodcock Nedderman
Struck Cupid Short Film
2009 Fanboys Harry Knowles
Brothers Sweeney
2010 3000 Miles Away Interrogator Star Fucking Hipsters Music Video
The Good Guys Grown Up Andy
Unstoppable Dewey
2011 No Ordinary Family Tom
Raising Hope Andrew 4 Episodes
Wilfred Spencer Recurring Role.
2012 Men at Work Dan "Milo Full of Grace"
Rise of the Zombies Marshall
2013 Breakout Kenny
The Wolf of Wall Street Toby Welch
2014 Walk of Shame Post-production
Jennifer Falls Wayne Main role

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN: Interview: Ethan Suplee
  2. ^ "Ethan Suplee". Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (February 28, 2014). "Scoop: Ethan Suplee Joins Earl Costar Jaime Pressly's TV Land Comedy Jennifer Falls". TV Line. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Oppenheimer, Mark (July 15, 2007). "Something happened". New York Times. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 

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