Ethan Peck

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Ethan Peck at San Diego Comic-Con 2019
Ethan Gregory Peck

(1986-03-02) March 2, 1986 (age 33)
Alma materNew York University
Years active1995–present

Ethan Gregory Peck (born March 2, 1986) is an American actor. He is the grandson of actor Gregory Peck, and his first wife, Finnish-born Greta Kukkonen.


Peck had many star television appearances as a young actor, including a younger Michael Kelso (played by Ashton Kutcher) in That '70s Show. In his first film role at age 9, he co-starred in the film Marshall Law as Jimmy Smits' son. He appeared in the 1999 movie Passport to Paris starring Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, and was Mary-Kate's first on-screen kiss.

Peck co-starred with Adam Rothenberg and Mariah Carey in the 2008 film Tennessee, followed by a co-starring role opposite Peter Coyote and Bebe Neuwirth in the film Adopt a Sailor. He won the award for "Best Actor" at the 2009 Sonoma International Film Festival for his portrayal of "Sailor".[1]

From 2009 to 2010, he starred on the television series 10 Things I Hate About You on ABC Family.[2]

In 2012, Peck played Prince Maxon for the pilot adaptation of the popular book The Selection, but was later replaced by newcomer Michael Malarkey. Neither the first nor second pilot was picked up to go to series.[3]

In 2015, Ethan Peck became an spokesperson for the fashion brand Salvatore Ferragamo and appeared in a number of print editorials representing the Italian brand.[4][5][6] He was also featured in Coming Home to Hollywood, a short film about the brand's 100th anniversary.[7][8]

In 2016, Peck starred in The Curse of Sleeping Beauty and Tell Me How I Die.

In 2017, Ethan was cast in a comedy, The Honor List, alongside Meghan Rienks, Sasha Pieterse, Arden Cho and Karrueche Tran. The movie was released in 2018.[9]

Peck portrayed Spock in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery.[10][needs update]

Personal life[edit]

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Peck attended private schools Campbell Hall and Harvard-Westlake in Studio City. He excelled in athletics and learned to play classical cello.[11]

Peck is the grandson of actor Gregory Peck and the son of Stephen Peck, a former actor, documentary filmmaker, and Vietnam veteran, who is President and CEO of U.S. Veterans Initiative.[12][13][14] and abstract artist Francine Matarazzo.[15] He has a half-sister (from his mother's second marriage), Marisa Matarazzo, who is a novelist and creative writing professor at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.[16]

After high school, Peck attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, enrolling in the Experimental Theater Wing for three years, before leaving to further his acting career.[17]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Passport to Paris Michel
1999 Pumpkin Hill Joey Short film
2004 Em & Me Vaughn Davenport
2008 Tennessee Ellis
2008 Adopt a Sailor Sailor Won "Best Actor" at Sonoma Film Festival
2010 Twelve Sean
2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice Andre Dunlap
2011 In Time Constantin
2012 Mine Games Guy
2013 The Wine of Summer James
2013 Nothing Left to Fear Noah
2015 Eden Andreas
2016 The Curse of Sleeping Beauty Thomas Kaiser
2016 Tell Me How I Die Pascal
2018 The Honor List Dillon
2018 The Holiday Calendar Ty Walker
TBA Good Morning, Midnight Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Charlie Grace Tyler Episode: "One Simple Little Favor"
1996 Marshall Law Josh Coleman Television film
1999 The Drew Carey Show Kid Episode: "Drew and the Gang Law"
2000, 2002 That '70s Show Michael Kelso (young) 2 episodes
2003 The O'Keefes Wade Episode: "Festival of Birth" (unaired)
2009–2010 10 Things I Hate About You Patrick Verona Main role
2011 Gossip Girl David O. Russell's assistant 2 episodes
2014 Rescuing Madison John Kelly Television film
2016–2017 Madam Secretary Roman Tolliver 2 episodes
2017 I Ship It Nick/Saxon Web series
2019 Star Trek: Discovery Spock Recurring (season 2)
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in Streaming Presentation (2019)
Star Trek: Short Treks Spock Season 2; 2 episodes
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Herman Ackermann

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Ref.
2009 "I Want You to Want Me" (10 Things I Hate About You version) KSM [18]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Halo 4 Gabriel Thorne Voice and CG model
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional voices


  1. ^ Rahimi, Yama (April 6, 2009). "Titillating the Taste Buds at the 12th Sonoma Film Festival". IonCinema. Archived from the original on February 4, 2010.
  2. ^ "10 Things You Need to Know About 10 Things I Hate About You". E! News Online. July 7, 2009.
  3. ^ "The News Bundle: Newcomer Replaces Ethan Peck as Male Lead of The CW's Romantic Dystopia Pilot The Selection". Film Thrasher. June 16, 2013. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "Front Row at Salvatore Ferragamo Men's Spring 2017". Women's Wear Daily.
  5. ^ "Ethan Peck: The Man in the Black Pocket T-shirt". GQ. December 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Ethan Peck, Grandson of Gregory, Is About to Hit the Big Time". Maxim.
  7. ^ "Salvatore Ferragamo Celebrates 100 Years in Hollywood With the Ferragamo Signature Film". Variety.
  8. ^ "Gregory Peck's Grandson Stars in Ferragamo's New Fashion Film". The Hollywood Reporter. October 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "Meghan Rienks, Sasha Pieterse, Arden Cho, Karrueche Tran to Star in Honored Teen Comedy Film from Lionsgate Digital". Variety. August 9, 2017.
  10. ^ Nemetz, Dave (August 14, 2018). "Star Trek: Discovery Finds Its Spock(!), Casts Ethan Peck to Play Iconic Role". TVLine. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  11. ^ "Ethan Peck on Growing Up in Hollywood and the Secret to Men's Style". Evening Standard Magazine. March 10, 2016.
  12. ^ "U.S. Vets Senior Staff".
  13. ^ Brenner, Robert (Spring 2005). "When Warriors Come Home". Northwestern University. Archived from the original on February 4, 2010.
  14. ^ "United States Veterans Initiative". Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  15. ^ Donahue, Marlena (Summer 2004). "Francine Matarazzo". ArtScene. Archived from the original on February 4, 2010.
  16. ^ "Otis Faculty". Otis College of Art and Design.
  17. ^ "Ethan Peck". Archived from the original on February 4, 2010.
  18. ^ KSM (June 16, 2009). "I Want You to Want Me (10 Things I Hate About You Version)". Disney Music. Retrieved January 27, 2019 – via YouTube.

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