Gallner in 2015
|Born||Kyle Steven Gallner
October 22, 1986
West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Kyle Steven Gallner (born October 22, 1986) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas in the television series Veronica Mars, superhero Bart Allen in the drama series Smallville and Reed Garrett in the police series CSI: NY, and He is also well known for his roles in the horror films The Haunting in Connecticut, Jennifer's Body and the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Gallner was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, to Larry and Mary Jane Gallner. He has an older sister, Samantha, and two younger siblings, Eva and Jack (ten years his junior). Kyle attended West Chester East High School. He started his career by following his sister along to one of her auditions.
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. After playing Bart Allen in the Smallville episode "Run", Gallner reprised the role on the January 18, 2007 episode "Justice" 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. In 2007, he guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit titled "Impulsive" as a high school student who accuses his teacher (played by Melissa Joan Hart) of statutory rape. He also guest starred in an episode of Bones as Jeremy Farrell, the suspected murderer of a child beauty pageant contestant. He also played the lead role in the horror film The Haunting in Connecticut, playing a cancer patient who is tormented by evil spirits.
He appeared in the independent film Cherry, filmed on the campuses of Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University, along with several locations in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. He plays Aaron, an Ivy League freshman who falls for an older woman while becoming the object of affection for the woman's young daughter. Gallner played Quentin in the reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street; his character is the love interest of main character Nancy. Gallner played the brother of Aaron Paul's character in the 2012 film, Smashed. Gallner played Zach 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 his character was killed off instead. In 2014 Gallner played the role of Kurt, the antagonist to lead character Sam, in the independent film Dear White People.
Gallner's father is of Jewish descent. Gallner is good friends with actor Jake Abel, his former roommate. The two had a band called "The Third Kind" together for a short time. Kyle attended Abel's wedding to Allie Wood in late 2013, and Abel attended Kyle's wedding in 2015. Gallner is also good friends with fellow actor Chris Coy. In 2013, Kyle 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. Kyle married Tara Kathryn (née Ferguson) on December 12, 2015. The couple have two sons.
|2001||Wet Hot American Summer||Bobby's Buddy|
|2003||Finding Home||Young Dave|
|2005||Red Eye||Headphone Kid's Brother|
|2008||Gardens of the Night||Ratboy|
|2009||Haunting in Connecticut, TheThe Haunting in Connecticut||Matt Campbell|
|2009||Jennifer's Body||Colin Gray|
|2010||Nightmare on Elm Street, AA Nightmare on Elm Street||Quentin Smith|
|2010||Beautiful Boy||Sam Carroll|
|2011||Losers Take All||Brian|
|2011||Little Birds||Jesse McNamara|
|2011||Cougars, Inc.||Sam Lowell|
|2011||Magic Valley||TJ Waggs|
|2014||Dear White People||Kurt|
|2014||Just Before I Go||Zeke|
|2015||Band of Robbers||Huck Finn|
|2015||Welcome to Happiness||Woody|
|2016||The Finest Hours||Andrew Fitzgerald|
|2016||The Master Cleanse||Eric|
|2017||Zen Dog||Reed / Mud||Post-production|
|2017||Gullible Bitch||Cole Sterling||Post-production|
|2017||The Flyer Hold Up||Don Carson||Post-production|
|2000||Third Watch||Raleigh||Episode: "Young Men and Fire..."|
|2002||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Marc Lesinski||Episode: "Juvenile"|
|2003||Touched by an Angel||Josh||Episode: "Virtual Reality"|
|Smallville||Bart Allen / Impulse||Episodes: "Run", "Justice" and "Doomsday"|
|2004||The District||Brian Johnson||Episode: "Something Borrowed and Something Bruised"|
|2005||Judging Amy||Zachary Pettit||Episode: "The Long Run"|
|2005||Jack & Bobby||BJ Bongaro||Episode: "Time Out of Live" and "Querida Grace"|
|2005||Skater Boys||Sean Davis||Episode: "Sundown"|
|2005–06||Veronica Mars||Cassidy 'Beaver' Casablancas||Main role (Season 1–2)|
|2006||Close to Home||Jacob Towers||Episode: "The Good Doctor"|
|2006||Cold Case||Cameron Coulter||Episode: "Rampage"|
|2006||Bones||Jeremy Farrell||Episode: "The Girl with the Curl"|
|2006||Four Kings||Spencer||Episode: "Upper West Side Story"|
|2006–07||Big Love||Jason Embry||Recurring role (Season 1–2)|
|2007||Medium||Young Stephen||Episode: "The Boy Next Door"|
|2007||The Closer||Eric Wallace||Episode: "Homewrecker"|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Shane Mills||Episode: "Impulsive"|
|2007–11||CSI: NY||Reed Garrett||Recurring role (Season 3–6)|
|2008||Life||Zak Sutter||Episode: "Black Friday"|
|2008||Shield, TheThe Shield||Lloyd Denton||Recurring role (Season 8)|
|2010||Past Life||Xander||Episode: "Saint Sarah"|
|2012||Criminal Minds||James Heathridge||Episode: "Heathridge Manor"|
|2013||The Walking Dead||Zach||Episode: "30 Days Without an Accident"|
|2014||Play It Again, Dick||Himself||Main role|
|2016–present||Outsiders||Hasil Farrell||Main role|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Fright Meter Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Red State||Nominated|
|2016||Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema||Best Actor – Feature||Welcome to Happiness||Nominated|
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- "Movie mayhem invades Kalamazoo College as shooting begins for independent film Cherry". mlive.com. Archived from the original on June 26, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2008.
- BDTV: Video Interview with 'Elm Street' Stars Thomas Dekker, Rooney Mara, and Kyle Gallner!
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- Kimble, Lindsay (December 13, 2015). "Veronica Mars' Kyle Gallner Marries Mother of His Children in Outdoor Wedding". People. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
- "2011 Fright Meter Award Winners". frightmeter.com. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
- "Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema - Awards - IIFC 2016". Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
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