|Born||Dwight Edward Ewell
1968 (age 48–49)
Williamston, North Carolina, U.S.
Ewell was born in Williamston, North Carolina to teenage parents. His father fought in Vietnam and served six years in the United States military while Dwight's mother took care of Dwight and his younger sister. Unhappy in her marriage, at 21 years old, Dwight's mom took the children up North where she felt that she could begin pursuing her career as a singer. The three moved several times before ending up in the rough Stella Wright Housing Projects on Prince Street, in Newark, New Jersey. Dwight and his sister attended the Louise A. Spencer Elementary School in Newark in the mid-1970s. In later years, Dwight was enrolled in The Gifted and Talented Program in the same school. It was there that his interest in the arts was nurtured. At the age of 9, he began writing plays that the teachers would allow him to direct and the students to perform. At the age of 13, Ewell auditioned for and was accepted into Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey. In 1986, he graduated, and in the fall of that year he attended the State University of New York's Theater Arts and Film Divisions Acting Program for four years.
Ewell has worked extensively in independent and art house films. Ewell is best known for his performance in Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy starring Ben Affleck, where he plays the role of "Hooper X", an African American writer of black militant comic books, who is secretly homosexual but employs the public persona of a violent militant who denounces the Star Wars trilogy as racist.
|Short film||1992||Cowboy Jesus||Disciple #2||08 minutes; New York University student film|
|Short film||1992||Heavy Blow||23 minutes; Columbia University student film|
|Short film||1993||Flirt||Dwight||23 minutes; directed by Hal Hartley|
|Short film||1994||NYC 3/94||09 minutes; directed by Hal Hartley|
|Film||1994||Someone Else's America||Video-man|
|Film||1995||Party Girl||He-He-Hello Trio|
|Short film||1997||Anton, Mailman||Bartendar|
|TV series||1997||Brooklyn South||Bystander||"Love Hurts"|
|Film||1997||Chasing Amy||Hooper X|
|Film||1997||Kiss Me, Guido||Usher|
|Film||1997||Niagara, Niagara||Toy Store Manager|
|Commercial||1998||Budweiser||(principal performer)||directed by Spike Lee|
|Film||1999||Debtors, TheThe Debtors|
|Film||1999||Dogma||Kane, Gang Leader|
|Film||1999||Hey, Joel||Baby Shiv|
|Film||1999||Man of the Century||Richard Lancaster|
|Film||1999||On the Run||Rasta|
|Film||1999||Pavilion, TheThe Pavilion||Robert Owa|
|Film||1999||Waiting Game, TheThe Waiting Game||Joe|
|Film||2000||Intern, TheThe Intern||Gustave|
|Film||2001||Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back||Hooper LaMont|
|Film||2002||Guru, TheThe Guru||Peaches|
|Short film||2003||A mi amor mi dulce||Dom Doos Po Phool (DomDoos Poefool)||23 minutes|
|Short film||2007||2 Fast 2 Furry||Corvette Guy|
|TV series||2009||90210||Mr. Irving / Health Teacher||"Zero Tolerance"
"To New Beginnings!"
|TV series||2009||Adult Film: A Hollywood Tale||Hal Calloway|
|TV series||2009||Twentysixmiles||Dill Truman Fontaine||"Pilot"||recurring|
|Film||2009||Yes To Victory||Norman|
|Film||2010||Eagles in the Chicken Coop||Hal Calloway|
|TV series||2010||Medium||FloristThe Florist||"Allison Rolen Got Married"|
|Film||2011||Here's the Kicker||Norman|
- "Dwight Ewell Biography". New York Times. (content from AllRovi)
- "Odd Couples". The Advocate. Sep 28, 1999. p. 54.
- Janet Maslin (April 4, 1997). "Movie Review - Chasing Amy (1997)". New York Times.
- Mark J. Huisman (Apr 1, 1997). "When Opposites Attack". The Advocate.
- Roger Ebert (April 18, 1997). ""Chasing Amy" (movie review)". Chicago Sun-Times.
- Caryn James (September 29, 1994). "Movie Review: Amateur (1994) - FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW; The Nun, the Amnesiac, the Prostitute and the Thugs". New York Times.
- Stephen Holden (October 6, 1995). "Movie Review - Flirt (1995) FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW;Looking for Love in 3 Different Places". New York Times.
- Kevin Thomas (August 23, 1996). "A Rich Look at Romance in Triplicate". Los Angeles Times.
- Roger Ebert (November 8, 1996). "Movie Review - Flirt". Chicago Sun-Times.