Hal Ozsan

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Hal Ozsan
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Ozsan in Dec. 2017
Halil Özşan

(1976-10-26) 26 October 1976 (age 44)
Famagusta, Cyprus
CitizenshipBritish, American[1]
OccupationActor, screenwriter, producer, singer-songwriter
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Ashley Kucich (m. 2020)

Halil Özşan (/ˈzæn/;[2] born 26 October 1976) is a Turkish Cypriot-born British-American actor, screenwriter and producer. As an actor he came to prominence for his role as Todd Carr in Dawson's Creek. He has gone on to appear in various series regular and recurring roles on shows such as Jessica Jones, The Blacklist, Graceland, Impastor, 90210, and Kyle XY.[3]

As a screenwriter and producer he is best known as co-executive producer and co-writer of the Viceland comedy What Would Diplo Do? starring James Van Der Beek.[4]

Ozsan fronted the band Poets and Pornstars as a singer-songwriter until 2008, with his music featured in such media as Californication and So You Think You Can Dance.

Early life[edit]

Ozsan was born to Turkish Cypriot parents in Famagusta, Cyprus.[5] At the age of three, he moved to England with his family and was raised in the London suburb of Havering.[5] At the age of 11, he gained admission to Brentwood School, receiving a distinction for drama.[6]


Ozsan moved to the United States in the 1990s, where he began working in films and television. His first major recognition for a recurring role was as Todd Carr in Dawson's Creek, followed by a main role in the miniseries Fallen and a recurring role in Kyle XY.[3] Ozsan's first film appearance was in the film S1m0ne.[5] He was the singer-songwriter for the rock band Poets and Pornstars; in 2008, he left the band to return to acting full-time.[6] His songs have appeared in several films and television shows, including Californication, So You Think You Can Dance, Little Athens and Undead or Alive.[7] Many other television shows and films were to follow.

In 2017 he became the co-executive producer and co-writer of the critically acclaimed Viceland comedy series What Would Diplo Do?.[8]

Personal life[edit]

On 16 October 2020 Ozsan eloped with makeup artist and hair stylist Ashley Kucich.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Simone Hotel concierge
2004 Helter Skelter Joey Dimarco Television film
2005 Guy in Row Five Billy
2006 Caffeine Dude
2007 Redline Mike Z
2007 Children of Wax Hakan
2010 Groupie Travis Bellamy
2011 The Back-Up Bride Serge Prozorofsky also known as Head Over Spurs in Love
2011 Peach Plum Pear Nils Hutchinson
2012 For the Love of Money Abe
2014 Betrayed Jonathan
2014 Layover Tom
2014 Private Number Michael Lane
2020 Last Moment of Clarity Vince Post-production
2020 Infidel Ramzi Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Felicity Long-haired guy Episode: "Revolutions"
2000 Felicity Student, stoner guy Episode: "Running Mates"
2000 Jesse Dawson Episode: "First Blood"
2001 Providence Rolando Episode: "Big Night"
2001 FreakyLinks Jamie Hallowell Episode: "Subject: Still I Rise"
2001 Grounded for Life Jerry Episode: "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
2001 Nash Bridges Eric Episode: "Blood Bots"
2001 Six Feet Under Man in flower shop Episode: "Life's Too Short"
2001–2003 Dawson's Creek Todd Carr 12 episodes
2002 Roswell Adam Chase Episode: "Ch-Ch-Changes"
2003 Fastlane Oliver Jax Episode: "Dosed"
2003 Dragnet N/A Episode: "The Magic Bullet"
2004 The Division Sheryl's manager Episode: "The Box"
2005 CSI: Miami Brandon Pace Episode: "Game Over"
2006 CSI: NY Tony DeLuca Episode: "Open and Shut"
2007 Fallen Azazel Miniseries; 4 episodes
2008 Shark Donny Garland Episode: "One Hit Wonder"
2008 Californication Ronny Praeger 3 episodes
2008 The Unit Raheem Episode: "Shadow Riders"
2009 Kyle XY Michael Cassidy 10 episodes
2009 Without a Trace Wyatt Brody Episode: "Skeletons"
2009 Supernatural Patrick Episode: "The Curious Case of Dean Winchester"
2010–2011 90210 Miles Cannon 12 episodes
2010 Hawthorne Dr. Andrew Lee Episode: "Picture Perfect"
2010 Melissa & Joey Dylan Episode: "Boy Toys 'R' Us"
2011 Suits Jones Debeque Episode: "Play the Man"
2012 White Collar Gordon Taylor Episode: "Stealing Home"
2012 Bones Jocco Kent Episode: "The Suit on the Set"
2012 Make It or Break It Dr. Andrew Walker 2 episodes
2012 Hollywood Heights Nick Lynch Episode: "Max Looks for Answers"
2012 Beauty & the Beast Chris Miller Episode: "Trapped"
2013 The Mentalist Harry Clarkson Episode: "Days of Wine and Roses"
2013 True Blood King Charles II Episode: "In the Evening"
2013 Major Crimes Bruce Episode: "Poster Boy"
2013 Sons of Anarchy Kia Ghanezi Episode: "Straw"
2014 Bad Teacher Navid Episode: "Nix the Fat Week"
2014 Hieroglyph Bek Penroy Episode: "Pilot"
2014 The Blacklist Ezra 5 episodes
2015 Young & Hungry Charles D'Arby Episode: "Young & Part Two"
2015 Impastor Kenny Banderas 3 episodes
2015 Graceland Germaine Marsden 4 episodes
2016 Lucifer Sergei 1 episode
2016 Code Black Viktor Episode: "The Fifth Stage"
2016 The Clan of the Cave Bear Brun Pilot
2018 Jessica Jones Griffin Sinclair 6 episodes
2018 Deception Mikhail Koslov Episode: "Forced Perspective"
2018 Hit the Floor O'Malik 1 episode
2018 Magnum P.I. Jack Candler Episode: "Six Paintings, One Frame"
2019–2020 NCIS: New Orleans Ryan Porter 7 episodes
Year Title Role Notes
2011 The Online Gamer Mark 4 episodes
2011 Level 26: Dark Revelations Labyrinth / Julian Blair 7 episodes
2012 Cybergeddon Jessop Episode: "McCluskey"
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Killzone Shadow Fall Gresham Voice


  1. ^ "Hal Ozsan". Facebook. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Hal Ozsan Interview HD" on YouTube
  3. ^ a b NY Daily News (8 March 2011). "'Dawson's Creek': Where are they now?:Hal Ozsan (Todd Carr)". New York. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  4. ^ "What Would Diplo Do? - IMDbPro".
  5. ^ a b c Star Kibris. "Al Pacino ile aynı sahneyi paylaştı!". Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  6. ^ a b Hurriyet. "Hollywood'da kendine hatırı sayılır bir kariyer yapmış bir Türk aktör Hal Ozsan". Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  7. ^ MTV. "Poets & Pornstars". Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  8. ^ "What Would Diplo Do?: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes.
  9. ^ @hal_ozsan on Instagram - "Eloped."

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