Eyal Podell

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Eyal Podell
Born (1975-11-11) November 11, 1975 (age 38)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Ashley Podell
Children Oren Lily Podell

Eyal Podell (/ˈjɑːl pɵˈdɛl/; 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.[1]

Early life[edit]

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.[2] He is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire where he had a double-major in government and theatre.[3]


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.


Personal life[edit]

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.[5] He has been married to wife Ashley since 2004 and they have one child, daughter Oren Lily, born October 11, 2006.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Players Barry Decker
1999 Deep Blue Sea Boy #1
MTV's Undressed Joel
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
2002 The Division Ricky
Manual Labor Charles
Con Express Rudy
Unconditional Love Officer Romilly
The West Wing Michael Gordon
ER Unnamed
JAG Petty Officer Holt
2003 Without A Trace Stanton Uncredited
Charmed Roland
Miss Match Glenn Cooper
Everwood Justin
2004 Blowing Smoke Bob
Angel Samuel Lawson
Sucker Free City Stephan Cashen
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kevin Stern
2005 Tides of War Petty Officer Murray
Eyes Jack Armstrong
Everwood Justin
Pizza My Heart Joe Montebello
2006 Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil Ensign David Barnes
Mystery Woman: At First Sight Dr. Ben Stafford
E-Ring Wilson
Hard Scrambled Scotty
Crossing Jordan Jason Hartzman
Lost Young Man Uncredited
Commander in Chief Eli Meltzer
NCIS Namir Eschel
The Young and the Restless Adrian Korbel (2006–2008)
2008 House Yonatan
2009 CSI: NY Colin Clark
Defying Gravity Dr Evram Mintz
24 Ryan Burnett
2010 The Event Dr. Taylor
2011 Harry's Law Carl Thomas
Bones Burt Iverson
2012 Valediction Adam Thomas
2013 "Monday Mornings"


  1. ^ "Biography for Eyal Podell". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Hamerman, Josh (March 13, 2007). "American daytime TV gets an Israeli face". YnetNews. Retrieved October 20, 2007.
  3. ^ "All about Eyal". Official website. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "The Space Within: About the Writers". Official website. Retrieved October 20, 2007.
  5. ^ Amith, Dennis A. (August 2009). "On Top of the World". J!-ENT. Retrieved August 12, 2009.
  6. ^ "Soap star Eyal Podell welcomes a daughter". (November 6, 2006). People.com. Retrieved December 30, 2006.

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