Ethan Embry was born into a family of actors, and both of his siblings have dabbled in the dramatic arts as well. Embry's own acting career started at the age of 13, costarred with Ed O'Neill in the John Hughes box-office flop "Dutch" in 1991. That same year, Embry also starred in "All I Want for Christmas" and the Albert Brooks romantic comedy "Defending Your Life." Ridley Scott included him in his all male, shirtless-hunk sea drama "White Squall," and Embry got the opportunity to share the screen with Hollywood hit-maker Tom Hanks in "That Thing You Do!." He finished out his teen-role era in the "Vegas Vacation" installment of the "National Lampoon Vacation" film series with Chevy Chase." In 2002, Embry reunited with Reese Witherspoon, with whom he had starred in the 1993 Disney adventure "A Far Off Place," in "Sweet Home Alabama." By this time Embry had become a full-fledged male heartthrob, but seemed determined to branch out from predictable chick-flick films, with roles in the college stoner comedy "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" and the 2005 indie drama "Pizza." On television he has starred in the series "FreakyLinks," "L.A. Dragnet," and "Brotherhood." A trained gymnast, Embry often performs his own stunts.
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Music (Feature Film)
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Feature debut in the Albert Brooks comedy "Defending Your Life"
First starring role in the ill-fated John Hughes film, "Dutch," playing preteen Doyle Standish, opposite Ed O'Neill
Cast opposite a young Reese Witherspoon in the teen adventure "A Far Off Place"
Took the offbeat role of Mark in "Empire Records," alongside Liv Tyler and Renee Zellweger
Cast as the bass player in Tom Hanks' "That Thing You Do" again co-starring with Liv Tyler
Co-starred in Ridley Scott's "White Squall," opposite up-and-coming actors Ryan Phillippe and Scott Wolf
Played Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo's son in "Vegas Vacation"
Cast in "Disturbing Behavior," with Katie Holmes and James Marsden
Had a featured role in "Montana," starring Kyra Sedgwick and Stanley Tucci
Played the lead in the teen film, "Can't Hardly Wait," costarring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Lauren Ambrose
Co-starred as Sebastian in the short-lived CBS sitcom "Work with Me"
Starred as Derek Barnes in "FreakyLinks" (Fox), series canceled soon after its debut
Had a supporting role in the comedy-romance "Sweet Home Alabama," reuniting him with Reese Witherspoon
Cast as detective Frank Smith on Dick Wolf's remake of the classic series "Dragnet"; aired on USA after series was cancelled by ABC
Appeared in the adventure comedy, "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle"
Cast in "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road," the first episode in "Masters of Horror," Showtime's 13-part original horror anthology series
Cast as a pizza deliveryman who develops a bond with a girl nearly half his age in Mark Christopher's indie comedy, "Pizza"
Played Providence police officer Declan Giggs in the Showtime drama "Brotherhood"
Joined the cast of the series "Once Upon a Time."
Became a cast member on the series "Grace and Frankie."