Date of Birth : May 25th 1976
Featured in the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl as Earl Hickey’s dimwitted but supportive brother, Randy Hickey.
Suplee was born in Manhattan to Debbie and Bill Suplee (the latter of whom would go on to play Willie, the one-eyed mailman, in My Name is Earl). His parents were actors who met while performing summer stock and appeared on Broadway; his mother also worked as a drama teacher. Suplee’s family moved to Los Angeles, California when he was one. He has spent most of his life there.
The first major role Ethan landed was his comedic performance as Willam Black in Mallrats, directed by Kevin Smith, alongside Jason Lee. Smith recast both Suplee and Lee in later films Chasing Amy, Dogma and “Vulgar.” They both make cameos in Clerks II. He went on to a guest starring role as Frankie “The Enforcer” Stechino in Boy Meets World, from 1994-1998. Suplee’s notable dramatic performances include the roles of the obese Nazi skinhead Seth in American History X, Louie Lastik in Remember the Titans, Tuna in Blow, and Pangle in Cold Mountain. Ethan also had an uncredited cameo in the HBO TV series Entourage as the scene-mate of movie star Vincent Chase in the fictional movie Queen’s Boulevard.
Suplee married Brandy Lewis, daughter of Geoffrey Lewis and sister of Juliette Lewis, in the summer of 2006. The couple have two daughters, Frances Clementine (born 2005) and Billie Grace (born 2007). Lewis also has two daughters from a previous marriage. Both Suplee and Lewis are members of the Church of Scientology. In Clerks 2, he was shown to have lost a substantial amount of weight.