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
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 Blupping Quipsters 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]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Mallrats Willam Black
1996 One Down Prison inmate
1997 Chasing Amy Comic Fan
1997 A Better Place Large Rude Student
1997 35 Miles from Normal Mike
1997 11th Hour Mike
1998 Desert Blue Cale
1998 American History X Seth Ryan
1999 Dogma Noman the Golgothan Voice role
1999 Tyrone Joshua Schatzberg
2000 Takedown Dan Brodley
2000 Road Trip Ed
2000 Vulgar Frankie Fanelli
2000 Remember the Titans Louie Lastik
2001 Don's Plum Big Bum
2001 Blow Tuna
2001 Evolution Deke
2002 John Q Max Conlin
2002 The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest Tiny
2003 Cold Mountain Pangle
2004 The Butterfly Effect Thumper
2004 Without a Paddle Elwood
2005 Neo Ned Johnny-Orderly
2006 Art School Confidential Vince
2006 Clerks II Teen #2
2006 The Fountain Manny
2007 Mr. Woodcock Nedderman
2007 Cutlass Bruce Short film
2008 Struck Cupid Short film
2009 Fanboys Harry Knowles
2009 Brothers Sweeney
2010 The Dry Land Jack
2010 Unstoppable Dewey
2011 I'm Having a Difficult Time Killing My Parents Andrew Short film
2011 Grow Up Already Bunky Short film
2012 Ten Feet Apart Homer Short film
2012 Paper Cuts Steven
2012 Delivery Jake Short film
2013 Breakout Kenny
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Toby Welch
2014 Walk of Shame Officer Dave
2015 True Story Post-production
2015 Tooken Paul Miller Post-production
2016 Mallrats 2 William Black Pre-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Tales from the Crypt Jaimie 1 episode: "Operation Friendship"
1994–1998 Boy Meets World Frankie Stechino 19 Episodes
1995 Sister, Sister Lionel 1 episode: "Put to the Test"
1996 Don't Look Back Gary TV Movie
2004 Third Watch Aaron Gordon 1 episode: "Obsession"
2005-2009 My Name Is Earl Randy Hickey Main cast
96 Episodes
2005-2010 Entourage Himself 2 episodes
2006 The Year Without a Santa Claus Jingle TV Movie
2010 The Good Guys Grown Up Andy 1 episode: "Dan on the Run"
2010 Playing with Guns Siff TV Movie
2010 Nevermind Nirvana Perry TV Movie
2011 No Ordinary Family Tom Seeley 1 episode: "No Ordinary Double Standard"
2011-2013 Raising Hope Andrew 4 Episodes
2011 Wilfred Spencer 2 episodes: "Happiness", "Fear"
2012 Men at Work Dan 1 episode: "Milo Full of Grace"
2012 Rise of the Zombies Marshall TV Movie
2014-present Jennifer Falls Wayne Main cast
10 episodes

Music video[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 3000 Miles Away Interrogator Star Fucking Hipsters

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2006 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with Jason Lee, Jaime Pressly, Eddie Steeples, and Nadine Velazquez My Name is Earl Nominated
2007 Golden Nymph Outstanding Actor - Comedy Series Nominated

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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