Ethan Sandler Wiki Bio

Ethan Sandler was born in Fort Dwayne, Indiana USA, on 3 December 1972 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, film producer and writer, who might still be known best for his portrayal of Jeffrey Brandau in the mystery crime series “Crossing Jordan” created by Tim Kring, and which starred Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer and Ravi Kapoor. It follows one of the best medical examiners Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh working in Boston, Massachusetts. The series aired from 2001 to 2007 and won five awards. while it was nominated for seven others.

While many people believe that Ethan is the brother of the famous American actor Adam Sandler, the two are not related in any way.

Childhood and education

Ethan is quite secretive when it comes to his family, and hasn’t shared any details concerning his siblings and parents.

He was raised in Fort Dwayne, and it’s believed that both his mother and father were involved in the film industry.

He studied at Mercer Island High School, and while there played football and soccer for the school’s teams. He was interested in various other things, including acting as a member of the school’s drama club, playing the piano and studying history. Ethan matriculated in 1991 and then enrolled at Northwestern University from which he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1995.

Roles in movies

Ethan actually made his debut film appearance in 1988 aged 16, when he played Caroni in the drama “The Chocolate War”, and the following 10 years saw him appear in three other movies: the 1990 comedy “She’ll Take Romance”, the 1992 adventure comedy “Adventures in Spying” and the 1997 comedy “Flushed”.

He gained recognition in 2001 when cast to play the tour bus driver in the romantic comedy “The Princess Diaries”, which starred Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway and Hector Elizondo, and follows Mia Thermopolis’ life after learning that she’s the heir to the throne of Genovia. The movie was a hit and won three awards, while it was nominated for 11 others.

Ethan’s following notable performance was in the critically acclaimed 2004 action mystery thriller “The Bourne Supremacy”, which starred Matt Damon and Franka Potente, and follows a trained CIA operative who has to go back to working as an assassin after a CIA operation goes wrong. The movie was a huge success and won five awards, while nominated for 22 others.

After 10 years of playing supporting characters in both feature and short films, Ethan was invited to star as Burt in the 2015 horror comedy “Gravy”, written and directed by James Roday Rodriguez, and which also starred Michael Weston and Jimmi Simpson.

His most recent role in a movie has been in the 2016 comedy drama “No Pay, Nudity” which won Lee Wilkof and the production company Waistband Pictures, a Special Recognition Jury Award at the Stony Brook Film Festival.

Roles in TV series

Ethan made his debut TV series appearance in the 2000 episode “Drama Queens” of the critically acclaimed romantic comedy “Sex and the City”, and the following years saw him appear single episodes of various series, such as the drama “The $treet”, and the romantic comedies “Will & Grace” and “My Boys”.

He gained recognition in 2014 when invited to portray Barry in five episodes of the comedy drama “Transparent”, which starred Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker and Gaby Hoffmann, and follows the lives of a family living in Los Angeles. Ethan left in 2016, but the series aired until 2019, and won 52 awards including two Golden Globes, while it was nominated for 108 others.

His most recent appearances in TV series have been in the 2018 episode “Bertie’s Birthday” of the romantic comedy “Love”, and the 2020 episode “Hip$ for Dolores” of the comedy “Single Parents”.

Producing and writing credits

Ethan has been credited with producing five TV series. He worked on 19 episodes of “My Boys” in 2007, and was in 2011 invited to produce 18 episodes of the comedy “Whitney”, created by Whitney Cummings who also starred in it alongside Rhea Seehorn and Chris D’Elia.

Ethan Sandler

The year 2013 saw him produce the episode “We Are Dognappers” of the comedy “We Are Men”, and in 2016, Ethan produced 40 episodes of the comedy “New Girl”. His other producing credit is his work on 34 episodes of the series “Man with a Plan”.

Ethan has eight writing credits too – four episodes of the series “My Boys” and two episodes of “Whitney”. In 2014, he wrote both the short comedy “Effed!” which won an Audience Choice Award at Los Angeles Indie Film Fest, and the short comedy “We Hate Paul Revere”. The year 2015 saw him write the short drama “No She Wasn’t”, while he wrote the comedy “No Pay, Nudity” in the following year. Ethan’s other two producing credits are two episodes of “New Girl”, and five episodes of “Man with a Plan”.

Love life and relationships

Ethan met Kathryn Hahn, an American actress, producer, singer, model and comedian in 2000, when they were both shooting for the series “Crossing Jordan”. They dated for nearly two years before marrying in front of their closest friends and family on 3 January 2002. Kathryn gave birth to their son Leonard in October 2006 while their daughter Mae followed on 27 July 2009.

Kathryn is perhaps known best for her starring role in “Crossing Jordan”, while she’s portrayed supporting characters in various movies such as the 2004 comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, the 2009 comedy “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard” and the 2013 adventure comedy “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. Her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.

Ethan hasn’t talked about any other women he might have dated before meeting Kathryn, and as of January 2021, he is living in Los Feliz in Los Angeles with his wife Kathryn Hahn and their two children.

Hobbies and other interests

Ethan’s main hobby is travelling, and his acting career has taken him to many US states, while he’s also been to several European and Asian countries for pleasure. His dream travel destination is Venice in Italy.

He is a dog-lover, and has a pet dog which can be seen featured in some of his Instagram pictures, however, as Ethan prefers to keep his personal matters to himself, one must become his follower on Instagram to view his posts.

Ethan is interested in music, and plays both the guitar and the piano.

He is physically quite active, as he has multiple training sessions at the gym each week, thus his muscular body.

Ethan has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Heath Ledger, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence, while a couple of his favorite movies are “The Dark Knight”, “Taxi Driver” and “Silver Linings Playbook”.

Age, height and net worth

Ethan’s age is 48. He has short black and gray hair and beard, and his eyes are brown. Ethan’s height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and he weighs around 150lbs (68kgs).

As of January 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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