|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 possibly best known for his portrayal of Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas in the Teen neo-noir television series Veronica Mars, and for guest-starring in teen sci-fi drama Smallville as superhero Bart Allen, an adaptation of the character of The Flash and Impulse comic book. He is also well known for portraying Reed Garrett, Mac Taylor's stepson, on CSI: NY beginning in 2006, and for his roles in the horror films The Haunting in Connecticut, Jennifer's Body and the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Early life and career
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. 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.
In Veronica Mars, Gallner played the role of a young teenage boy, Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas, the younger brother of Dick Casablancas. Very smart, he is often bullied by his brother. The character would eventually be revealed to be the main antagonist of the second season.
After playing Bart Allen in the Smallville episode "Run", Gallner reprised his 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. He guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on October 9, 2007 titled "Impulsive" as a high school student who accuses his teacher (played by Melissa Joan Hart) of statutory rape.
Gallner also played the lead role in an allegedly true-story-based horror film. The Haunting in Connecticut casts him as a son with cancer who becomes tormented by evil spirits. His family moves from New York to Connecticut to get him special treatment for the cancer, but the only house they can afford comes with a dodgy past. His character, Matt Campbell, is taken over by a dead spirit in the house and consequently sees a manner of disturbing sights. He cannot tell anyone because if he is reported hallucinating his treatment will be terminated. In the end, Matt releases the evil spirits from the possessed house and completely recovers from his terminal cancer.
He was involved 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 meets and falls for an older woman while becoming the object of affection for her young daughter in the process.
Kyle is good friends with actor Jake Abel, who used to be his 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. In 2013, he also 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, the destination of which is unclear to even him. Kyle is in a relationship with Tara Ferguson, with whom he has two sons: Oliver Michael Gallner (born March 21, 2013), and Leo Grey Gallner (born November 9, 2014).
|2000||Third Watch||Raleigh||TV series, episode: "Young Men and Fire..."|
|2001||Wet Hot American Summer||Bobby's Buddy|
|2002||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Marc Lesinski||TV series, episode: "Juvenile"|
|2003||Touched by an Angel||Josh||TV series, episode: "Virtual Reality"|
|2003||Finding Home||Young Dave|
|2004-2010||Smallville||Bart Allen/Impulse||TV series, episodes: "Run","Justice","Doomsday"|
|2004||The District||Brian Johnson||TV series, episode: "Something Borrowed, Something Bruised"|
|2005||Judging Amy||Zachary Pettit||TV series, episode: "The Long Run"|
|2005||Jack & Bobby||BJ Bongaro||TV series, episode: "Time Out of Live"
Episode: "Querida Grace"
|2005||Red Eye||Headphone Kid's Brother|
|2005–2006||Veronica Mars||Cassidy 'Beaver' Casablancas||TV series, 25 episodes|
|2006||Close to Home||Jacob Towers||TV series, episode: "The Good Doctor"|
|2006||Cold Case||Cameron Coulter||TV series, episode: "Rampage"|
|2006||Skater Boys||Sean Davis||TV series, episode: "Sundown"|
|2006||Bones||Jeremy Farrell||TV series, episode: "The Girl with the Curl"|
|2006||Four Kings||Spencer||TV series, episode: "Upper West Side Story"|
|2006–2007||Big Love||Jason Embry||TV series, 6 episodes|
|2007||Medium||Young Stephen||TV series, episode: "The Boy Next Door"|
|2007||The Closer||Eric Wallace||TV series, episode: "Homewrecker"|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Shane Mills||TV series, episode: "Impulsive"|
|2007||Insatiable||Dickie||TV series, episode: "Pilot"|
|2007–2011||CSI: NY||Reed Garrett||TV series, 13 episodes|
|2008||Gardens of the Night||Ratboy|
|2008||Life||Zak Sutter||TV series, episode: "Black Friday"|
|2008||Shield, TheThe Shield||Lloyd Denton||TV series, 3 episodes|
|2009||Haunting in Connecticut, TheThe Haunting in Connecticut||Matt Campbell|
|2009||Jennifer's Body||Colin Gray|
|2010||CSI: NY||Reed Garrett||TV series, episode: "Pot of Gold"|
|2010||Past Life||Xander||TV series, episode: "Saint Sarah"|
|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 Mc Namara|
|2011||Cougars, Inc.||Sam Lowell|
|2011||Magic Valley||TJ Waggs|
|2012||Criminal Minds||James Heathridge||TV series, episode: Heathridge Manor|
|2013||The Walking Dead||Zach||TV series, episode: "30 Days Without an Accident"|
|2014||Dear White People||Kurt|
|2014||Just Before I Go||Zeke|
|2015||The Finest Hours||Post-production|
|2015||The Master Cleanse||Eric||Post-production|
|2015||Band of Robbers||Huck Finn||Post-production|
- "Kyle Gallner Interview". NeptunePirates.com. Retrieved April 4, 2005.
- "Ausiello on Smallville". TVGuide.com. Retrieved September 27, 2006.[dead link]
- "Ausiello on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Melissa Joan Hart and Kyle Gallner". TVGuide.com. Retrieved June 27, 2007.
- "Movie mayhem invades Kalamazoo College as shooting begins for independent film Cherry". mlive.com. Retrieved October 22, 2008.[dead link]
- BDTV: Video Interview with 'Elm Street' Stars Thomas Dekker, Rooney Mara, and Kyle Gallner!
- "Interview with Kyle Gallner". myFanbase. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
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