Ethan Embry
General Information
Gender: Male
Birthday: June 13, 1978
Age: 39
Birthplace: Huntington Park, California, U.S.
Nationality: English
Other Information
Height: 5'10"
Occupation(s): Actor
Talents: Acting
Interests: Photography
Family & Friends
Family: Cogeian (son)
Karen (mother)
H. Charles Randall (father)
Aaron Embry (brother)
Kessia Embry (sister)
Relationships: Amelinda Smith (ex-wife)
Sunny Mabrey (current wife)
Series Information
Character: Greg Mendell
First appearance: In the Name of the Brother
Last appearance: The Heart of the Truest Believer

Ethan Philan Randall, known by his stage name Ethan Embry, is an American film and television actor. He is best known for his role as Russell "Rusty" Griswold in Vegas Vacation, Agent Toby Grant in Eagle Eye, Preston Meyers in Can't Hardly Wait, Greg Mendell in Once Upon a Time and as Declan Giggs on the Showtime television series Brotherhood. Most recently, he played Coyote in Grace and Frankie on Netflix.

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Early life

Embry was born in Huntington Park, California, the son of Karen, a screenwriter/talent manager, and H. Charles Randall, a dental technician. He has an elder brother, Aaron, a music producer and musician, and a younger sister, Kessia, a photographer.


Embry started acting at the age of 12. He starred in several film roles, including Dutch (1991), All I Want for Christmas (1991), That Thing You Do! (1996), National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation (1997), Empire Records (1995), and the teen comedy Can't Hardly Wait (1998). He had a major role in Showtime's Brotherhood, which premiered in 2006. The show was critically acclaimed and ran for three seasons.

In 2013 Embry had a recurring role as Greg Mendell on Once Upon a Time. In 2015 Embry had a guest role as Carter on The Walking Dead. That same year, Embry began a recurring role as Coyote Bergstein on Grace and Frankie on Netflix, which began its third season on March 24, 2017.

Embry has appeared in a recurring role as the real Pete Murphy in "Sneaky Pete," an Amazon series currently airing its second season.

Personal life

Embry married actress Amelinda Smith on November 14, 1998. They had one child together. They divorced in 2002.

Embry married actress Sunny Mabrey on July 17, 2005. In 2012, Mabrey filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. In 2013 Embry and Mabrey started dating again. They have since remarried as of June 2015.

In November 2006, Embry and Mabrey were robbed at gunpoint in their driveway. In 2008, Embry settled a lawsuit with model Angelina Roudeza who had sued him after being thrown from his motorcycle in 2005.


Year Title Type Role
1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story TV Mini-Series
1991 Defending Your Life Steve (as Ethan Randall)
1991 Dutch Doyle Standish (as Ethan Randall)
1991 Bad Attitudes TV Movie Cosmo Coningsby (as Ethan Randall)
1991 All I Want for Christmas Ethan O'Fallon (as Ethan Randall)
1993 A Far Off Place Harry Winslow (as Ethan Randall)
1993 - 1994 Harts of the West TV Series Randy
1994 Season of Change Bobby Bascomb (as Ethan Randall)
1994 - 1995 Murder, She Wrote TV Series Mike Seresino / Jimmy Taylor
1995 Evolver Kyle Baxter (as Ethan Randall)
1995 Empire Records Mark (as Ethan Randall)
1996 White Squall Tracy Lapchick
1996 That Thing You Do! The Bass Player
1997 Vegas Vacation Rusty Griswold
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