Ethan Suplee has made a name for himself in film and television and continues to add to his impressive resume on screens both big and small.
Suplee currently can be seen starring opposite Hugh Laurie in Hulu’s psychological thriller series, Chance, based on the Kem Nunn novel about a forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a dangerous world of police corruption, sexual obsession, fractured identities, and violence. Suplee portrays D, a modern-day warrior-philosopher. The series was picked up for a two-season order by Hulu.
Other upcoming projects include David Lynch’s highly-touted Twin Peaks reboot, in which he’ll appear alongside much of the original cast, expected to premiere nine brand-new episodes on SHOWTIME® in 2017.
Suplee was recently seen in Peter Berg’s epic disaster film Deepwater Horizon alongside Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, and Kate Hudson. The film depicts the events of the infamous 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill involving the eponymous oil rig. Ethan plays Jason Anderson, the Senior Tool Pusher and highest ranked of Deepwater Horizon’s victims.
Suplee has appeared in some of the most memorable films of the past twenty years, including Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street; Tony Kaye’s American History X, where Suplee played malicious skinhead Seth Ryan; as well as the beloved Remember the Titans, starring as lineman Louie Lastik. Additional credits include Academy Award®-winner Cold Mountain, Blow, John Q, Evolution, Without a Paddle, Unstoppable, Walk of Shame, and True Story. Suplee has also worked repeatedly with filmmaker Kevin Smith, appearing in Mallrats (Suplee’s big-screen debut), Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Clerks II.
His career in television began with a three-season run on ABC’s Boy Meets World, playing the bully Frankie from age 18. He’s perhaps best known for playing Randy Hickey opposite Jason Lee on NBC’s Emmy®-winning comedy series My Name is Earl, where he shared a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Suplee has also made frequent appearances across a number of other television shows, recurring on FX’s Wilfred and guest-starring on HBO’s Entourage and ABC’s Raising Hope.
Suplee was born in New York City and grew up in Los Angeles, where he still resides today.