Kyle Gallner

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Kyle Gallner
Kyle Gallner at WonderCon 2010 3.JPG
Gallner participating in the panel for the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street at WonderCon 2010.
Born Kyle Steven Gallner
(1986-10-22) October 22, 1986 (age 28)
West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Partner(s) Tara Ferguson
Children 2

Kyle Gallner (born October 22, 1986) is an American actor. He is possibly best known for his portrayal of Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas in the Teen neo-noir television series Veronica Mars, and for guest-starring in teen sci-fi drama Smallville as superhero Bart Allen, an adaptation of the character of The Flash and Impulse comic book. He is also well known for portraying Reed Garrett, Mac Taylor's stepson, on CSI: NY beginning in 2006, and for his roles in the horror films The Haunting in Connecticut, Jennifer's Body and the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Life and career[edit]

Gallner was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and attended West Chester East High School. He started his career by following his sister along to one of her auditions.[1] He proceeded to guest star on popular shows such as Judging Amy and Close to Home. Gallner joined the cast of Veronica Mars as Cassidy Casablancas toward the end of the show's first season, in May 2005 before becoming a season regular during the show's second season.

In Veronica Mars, Gallner played the role of a young teenage boy, Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas, the younger brother of Dick Casablancas. Very smart, he is often bullied by his brother.

After playing Bart Allen in the Smallville episode "Run", Gallner reprised his role on the January 18, 2007 episode "Justice"[2] and the season 8 finale. He also guest starred on Cold Case as a teenage gunman in the episode "Rampage", and appeared in the independent film Sublime. He guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on October 9, 2007 titled "Impulsive" as a high school student who accuses his teacher (played by Melissa Joan Hart) of statutory rape.[3]

He also guest starred in an episode of Bones as Jeremy Farrell, the brother of a beauty pageant contestant and possible suspect of murdering one of the beauty pageant's most renowned contestants.

Gallner also played the lead role in an allegedly true-story-based horror film. The Haunting in Connecticut casts him as a son with cancer who becomes tormented by evil spirits. His family moves from New York to Connecticut to get him special treatment for the cancer, but the only house they can afford comes with a dodgy past. His character, Matt Campbell, is taken over by a dead spirit in the house and consequently sees a manner of disturbing sights. He cannot tell anyone because if he is reported hallucinating his treatment will be terminated. In the end, Matt releases the evil spirits from the possessed house and completely recovers from his terminal cancer.

He was involved in the independent film Cherry, filmed on the campuses of Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University, along with several locations in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan.[4] He plays Aaron, an Ivy League freshman who meets and falls for an older woman while becoming the object of affection for her young daughter in the process.

Gallner played the lead male, Quentin, in the reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street; his character is the love interest of Nancy.[5]

Gallner played the brother of Aaron Paul's character in the 2012 film, Smashed.

Gallner played Zach only in one episode in the fourth season of AMC's The Walking Dead. It was initially reported that he would be a recurring character but he was killed off instead.[6]

In 2014 Gallner played the role of Kurt, the antagonist to lead character Sam, in the independent film Dear White People about racism within the ivy league school system.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Kyle is good friends with actor Jake Abel, who used to be his roommate. The two had a band called "The Third Kind" together for a short time.[8] Kyle attended Abel's wedding to Allie Wood in late 2013.[9] In 2013, he also co-founded the independent production company Minutehand Pictures along with Oliver Thompson and Bay Dariz. The trio is currently producing the feature film "Welcome to Happiness", in which Gallner portrays Woody Ward, a children's book author with a secret door in his closet, the destination of which is unclear to even him.[10] Kyle is in a relationship with Tara Ferguson, with whom he has two sons: Oliver Michael Gallner (born March 21, 2013), [11] and Leo Grey Gallner (born November 9th, 2014). [12]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Third Watch Raleigh TV series, episode: "Young Men and Fire..."
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Bobby's Buddy
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Marc Lesinski TV series, episode: "Juvenile"
2003 Touched by an Angel Josh TV series, episode: "Virtual Reality"
2003 Red Betsy Charlie
2003 Finding Home Young Dave
2004-2010 Smallville Bart Allen/Impulse TV series, episodes: "Run","Justice","Doomsday", Icarus
2004 The District Brian Johnson TV series, episode: "Something Borrowed, Something Bruised"
2005 Judging Amy Zachary Pettit TV series, episode: "The Long Run"
2005 Jack & Bobby BJ Bongaro TV series, episode: "Time Out of Live"
Episode: "Querida Grace"
2005 Red Eye Headphone Kid's Brother
2005–2006 Veronica Mars Cassidy 'Beaver' Casablancas TV series, 25 episodes
2006 Close to Home Jacob Towers TV series, episode: "The Good Doctor"
2006 Danika Kurt Merrick
2006 Cold Case Cameron Coulter TV series, episode: "Rampage"
2006 Skater Boys Sean Davis TV series, episode: "Sundown"
2006 Bones Jeremy Farrell TV series, episode: "The Girl with the Curl"
2006 Four Kings Spencer TV series, episode: "Upper West Side Story"
2006–2007 Big Love Jason Embry TV series, 6 episodes
2007 Sublime Ned Video
2007 Medium Young Stephen TV series, episode: "The Boy Next Door"
2007 The Closer Eric Wallace TV series, episode: "Homewrecker"
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Shane Mills TV series, episode: "Impulsive"
2007 Insatiable Dickie TV series, episode: "Pilot"
2007–2011 CSI: NY Reed Garrett TV series, 13 episodes
2008 Red Harold
2008 Gardens of the Night Ratboy
2008 Trunk Will
2008 Life Zak Sutter TV series, episode: "Black Friday"
2008 Shield, TheThe Shield Lloyd Denton TV series, 3 episodes
2009 Haunting in Connecticut, TheThe Haunting in Connecticut Matt Campbell
2009 Jennifer's Body Colin Gray
2010 CSI: NY Reed Garrett TV series, episode: "Pot of Gold"
2010 Past Life Xander TV series, episode: "Saint Sarah"
2010 Cherry Aaron
2010 Nightmare on Elm Street, AA Nightmare on Elm Street Quentin Smith
2010 Beautiful Boy Sam Carroll
2011 Red State Jared
2011 Losers Take All Brian
2011 Little Birds Jesse Mc Namara
2011 Cougars, Inc. Sam Lowell
2011 Magic Valley TJ Waggs
2012 Smashed Owen Hannah
2012 Jan Robbie
2012 Criminal Minds James Heathridge TV series, episode: Heathridge Manor
2012 Wigs YouTube
2013 Beautiful Creatures Larkin
2013 CBGB Lou Reed
2013 The Walking Dead Zach TV series, episode: "30 Days Without an Accident"
2014 Dear White People Kurt
2014 Zen Dog Reed
2014 Just Before I Go Zeke Filming
2014 American Sniper Winston Filming
2015 The Finest Hours Filming

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