Ethan Philan Randall
June 13, 1978
Ethan Philan Randall (born June 13, 1978), known by his stage name Ethan Embry, is an American film and television actor. He is known for his role as Pete Murphy in Sneaky Pete, Russell "Rusty" Griswold in Vegas Vacation, Mark in Empire Records, The Bass Player in That Thing You Do!, Agent Toby Grant in Eagle Eye, Preston Meyers in Can't Hardly Wait, Greg Mendell in Once Upon a Time and as Declan Giggs on the Showtime television series Brotherhood. More recently, he has played Coyote in Grace and Frankie on Netflix and guest starred as Carter in an episode of AMC's The Walking Dead.
Embry was born in Huntington Park, California, the son of Karen, a screenwriter/talent manager, and H. Charles Randall, a dental technician. He has an elder brother, Aaron, a music producer and musician, and a younger sister, Kessia, a photographer.
Embry (originally credited as Ethan Randall) started acting at the age of 12. After making his debut in Defending Your Life (1991), he starred in several films, including Dutch (1991), All I Want for Christmas (1991), A Far Off Place (1993), That Thing You Do! (1996), National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation (1997), Empire Records (1995), and the teen comedy Can't Hardly Wait (1998).
In 2013 Embry had a recurring role as Greg Mendell on the television series Once Upon a Time. In 2015 Embry had a guest role as Carter on The Walking Dead. That same year, Embry began a recurring role as Coyote Bergstein on Grace and Frankie on Netflix.
Embry married actress Amelinda Smith on November 14, 1998. They have one child together and divorced in 2002.
Embry married actress Sunny Mabrey on July 17, 2005. In 2012, Mabrey filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. In 2013 Embry and Mabrey began dating again, and remarried in June 2015.
In November 2006, Embry and Mabrey were robbed at gunpoint in their driveway.
Embry and Mabrey have homes in Los Angeles and Atlanta.
|1991||Defending Your Life||Steve||credited as Ethan Randall|
|Dutch||Doyle Standish||credited as Ethan Randall|
|All I Want for Christmas||Ethan O'Fallon||credited as Ethan Randall|
|1992||A Dog and His Boy||N/A||Short film (Producer/Assistant Director)|
|1993||A Far Off Place||Harry Winslow||credited as Ethan Randall|
|1994||Season of Change||Bobby Bascomb||credited as Ethan Randall|
|1995||Evolver||Kyle Baxter||credited as Ethan Randall|
|Empire Records||Mark||credited as Ethan Randall|
|1996||White Squall||Tracy Lapchick|
|That Thing You Do!||The Bass Player|
|1997||Vegas Vacation||Rusty Griswold|
|How to Make the Cruelest Month||Dillger|
|The Prophecy II||Young Coroner||Direct-to-Video|
|Dancer, Texas Pop. 81||Squirrel|
|Can't Hardly Wait||Preston Meyers|
|Disturbing Behavior||Allen Clark|
|2001||Rennie's Landing||Trevor Logan||also known as "Stealing Time"|
|Ball in the House||Bobby|
|Male Order||Actor #2||Short film|
|Who Is A.B.?||unknown role|
|2002||Sweet Home Alabama||Bobby Ray|
|2004||Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle||Billy Carver|
|2006||A Slice of 'Pizza'||Matt Firenze||Short film|
|Escape||Hollywood Agent #1||Short film|
|Kidney Thieves||Guy||Short film|
|Order Up||Man||Short film|
|Heart of a Dragon||Lee|
|Eagle Eye||Agent Toby Grant|
|2010||You're So Vain||Boyfriend||Short film|
|The Kane Files: Life of Trial||Jace Olsen|
|2011||The Reunion||Leo Carey|
|2012||Dorothy and the Witches of Oz||Frick|
|Ordinary Man||Jason Watts|
|The House Across the Street||Tom|
|Echoes of War||Seamus Riley|
|White Cops and Unarmed Black Civilians Playset!||unknown role||Short film|
|The Devil's Candy||Jesse Hellman|
|Those Eyes||Son||Short film|
|2017||The Feminist||N/A||Short film (Cinematographer)|
|Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats: You Worry Me||Husband||Short film|
|First Man||Pete Conrad|
|1990||Drug Wars: The Camarena Story||unknown role||Miniseries (3 episodes)|
|1991||Bad Attitudes||Cosmo Consingsby||credited as Ethan Randall|
|1993–1994||Harts of the West||Randy||recurring role (2 episodes)|
— "Dead Man's Leap" (1993)
— "Home Alone" (1994)
credited as Ethan Randall
|1994||Murder, She Wrote||Jimmy Taylor||Episode: "The Trouble with Seth"|
|1995||Mike Seresino||Episode: "School for Murder"|
|1998||Hercules||Melampus (voice role)||recurring role (2 episodes)|
— "Hercules and the Comedy of Arrows"
— "Hercules and the Big Lie"
|1999||The Wild Thornberrys||Ned Fervel (voice role)||Episode: "Chimp Off the Old Block"|
|Rocket Power||TV Announcer (voice role)||Episode: "Rocket Girls/Father's Day Off"|
|Batman Beyond||Lee (voice role)||Episode: "Joyride"|
|1999–2000||Work with Me||Sebastian||series regular (10 episodes)|
|2000||Get Real||Wade Kostick||Episode: "Saved"|
|Batman Beyond||Terrapin (voice role)||Episode: "April Moon"|
|2000–2001||FreakyLinks||Derek Barnes / Adam Barnes||series regular (13 episodes)|
|2001||The Zeta Project||Bodhi (voice role)||Episode: "His Maker's Name"|
|Silicon Follies||unknown role||Television Movie|
|2002||The Twilight Zone||Zack Walker||Episode: "Time Lapse"|
|2003||Dragnet||Detective Frank Smith||series regular (12 episodes)|
|Spider-Man||Max Dillon / Electro (voice role)||recurring role (3 episodes)|
— "The Party"
— "Head Over Heels"
—"When Sparks Fly"
|2004||Celeste in the City||Kyle Halley||Television Movie|
|Life on Liberty Street||Rick Spencer||Television Movie|
|2005||Numb3rs||Blake Cosnell||Episode: "Noisy Edge"|
|Masters of Horror||Bruce||Episode: "Incident on and Off a Mountain Road"|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Art Geddons||Episode: "Watch"|
|2006–2008||Brotherhood||Declan 'Decko' Griggs||series regular (20 episodes)|
|2009||Fear Itself||Chance Miller||Episode: "Chance"|
|2010||House M.D.||Mickey||Episode: "The Down Low"|
|Biography||Himself (Interviewee)||Episode: "Ed O'Neill"|
|2011||Fairly Legal||Spencer Reed||recurring role (3 episodes)|
— "Bo Me Once"
|The Witches of Oz||Frick||Miniseries (2 episodes)|
|CSI: Miami||Randy North||2 episodes|
|Thunderballs||unknown role||Television Movie|
|2012||Imaginary Friend||Brad||Television Movie|
|Drop Dead Diva||Mark Baker||Episode: "Jane's Getting Married"|
|Dark Wall||Man||Episode: "6:14"|
|Grey's Anatomy||Dr. David Moore||Episode: "I Saw Her Standing There"|
|The Frontier||D.J. Jackson||Television Movie|
|2013||Once Upon a Time||Greg Mendell||recurring role (Season 2–3; 10 episodes)|
|2014||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Jefferson Nalley||Episode: "Keep Calm and Carry-On"|
|Hawaii Five-0||Shawn Hutten||Episode: "Pale 'la"|
|2015||The Walking Dead||Carter||Episode: "First Time Again"|
|2015–2019||Sneaky Pete||Pete Murphy / Real Pete||recurring role (11 episodes)|
|2015–present||Grace and Frankie||Coyote Bergstein||series regular (53 episodes)|
|2017||A Bunch of Dicks||Mick||Miniseries|
|Idiotsitter||unknown role||Episode: "Girls Gone Wild"|
|2020||The Twilight Zone||Harry Pine||Episode: "The Who of You"|
|2021||Stargirl||Johnny Thunder||Episode: "Summer School: Chapter Three"|
- Ethan Embry profile, filmreference.com; accessed August 25, 2014.
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- Shattuck, Kathryn (March 9, 2018). "Giovanni Ribisi Has Been Conned. So Have You". The New York Times. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
- Coughlan, Maggie (July 25, 2012). "Ethan Embry and Sunny Mabrey to Divorce". People. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
- "'Can't Hardly Wait' Star Getting Divorced". TMZ. 24 July 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
- Staff writers (October 13, 2015). "Actor Ethan Embry Has Confirmed Reports He And Ex-wife Sunny Mabrey Have Remarried". World Entertainment News Network. Contactmusic.com. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
- Staff writers (November 29, 2006). "Ethan Embry Held Up & Fires Back?". TMZ. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
- Staff writers (March 19, 2008). "Ethan Embry to Marred Model -- Deal!". TMZ. Retrieved May 29, 2014.