November 11, 1975 |
Tel Aviv, Israel
|Children||Oren Lily Podell|
Eyal Podell (/ /; Hebrew: אייל פודל; born November 11, 1975 in Tel Aviv, Israel) is an Israeli-born American actor who is known for his portrayal of Professor Adrian Korbel on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. Podell played the role of Dr. Evram Mintz on the ABC sci-fi drama series Defying Gravity.
After spending the first two years of his childhood in Israel, Eyal and his family relocated to the United States for a year and then moved to Hong Kong, China, where he lived until the age of eight. Upon his return to the United States, his family settled in to New York's Westchester County. He attended Byram Hills High School in Armonk with fellow actor Sean Maher. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire where he had a double-major in government and theatre.
Since arriving in Los Angeles, Eyal has worked consistently in both film and television. His big-screen debut came playing Al Pacino's son in The Insider. He was trained as a classical actor at the National Theater Institute, part of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. In addition to his acting talents, he has also penned three screenplays. One is Homeland. He co-wrote the other two with Jonathon E. Stewart: USONIA (formerly The Space Within) and Made In China. Most recently, Podell wrapped production on his new upcoming film entitled, Valediction, where he plays the "half-brother" of co-star Samuel Page. The film could begin its film festival circuit as early as October 2011. The teaser trailer can be found on YouTube via Valediction Teaser Trailer.
He is the grandson of the late Odif Podell, co-founder of the modern architectural community, Usonia Homes in Pleasantville, New York and is currently working on adapting the story of USONIA to film. He has been married to wife Ashley since 2004 and they have one child, daughter Oren Lily, born October 11, 2006.
|1999||Deep Blue Sea||Boy #1|
|The Insider||Lowell's Son|
|2000||Time of Your Life||Aaron|
|The Chaos Factor||Johnny Hall|
|2001||Ally McBeal||Mr. Whoople|
|Behind Enemy Lines||Petty Officer Kennedy|
|Unconditional Love||Officer Romilly|
|The West Wing||Michael Gordon|
|JAG||Petty Officer Holt|
|2003||Without A Trace||Stanton||Uncredited|
|Miss Match||Glenn Cooper|
|Sucker Free City||Stephan Cashen|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Kevin Stern|
|2005||Tides of War||Petty Officer Murray|
|Pizza My Heart||Joe Montebello|
|2006||Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil||Ensign David Barnes|
|Mystery Woman: At First Sight||Dr. Ben Stafford|
|Crossing Jordan||Jason Hartzman|
|Commander in Chief||Eli Meltzer|
|The Young and the Restless||Adrian Korbel||(2006–2008)|
|2009||CSI: NY||Colin Clark|
|Defying Gravity||Dr Evram Mintz|
|2010||The Event||Dr. Taylor|
|2011||Harry's Law||Carl Thomas|
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- "The Space Within: About the Writers". Official website. Retrieved October 20, 2007.
- Amith, Dennis A. (August 2009). "On Top of the World". J!-ENT. Retrieved August 12, 2009.
- "Soap star Eyal Podell welcomes a daughter". (November 6, 2006). People.com. Retrieved December 30, 2006.