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Ethan Gregory Peck (born March 2, 1986) is an American actor. He is best known for his work in the ABC Family series 10 Things I Hate About You, where he portrayed Patrick Verona, a role originated by Heath Ledger in the film of the same name. Peck is the grandson of the late legendary actor Gregory Peck, and his first wife, Finnish-born Greta Kukkonen.



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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Peck attended private schools in North Hollywood. He excelled in athletics and learned to play classical cello.


Peck is the grandson of Gregory Peck and the son of Stephen Peck (a former actor, documentary film maker, and Vietnam veteran, who works as the Community Development Director for the United States Veterans Initiative), and the abstract artist Francine Matarazzo. He has one sister, Marisa Matarazzo, who is a fiction writer. After high school, Peck attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, enrolling in the Experimental Theater Wing for 3 years, before leaving to further his growing acting career.



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Ethan Peck had many star television appearances as a young actor, including playing a younger Michael Kelso in 2 episodes of That '70s Show. In his first film role, he co-starred in the cable film Marshal Law playing Jimmy Smits' son. He appeared in the 1999 movie Passport to Paris starring Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.


More recently, Peck starred  opposite Adam Rothenberg and Mariah Carey in the 2008 film Tennessee. That was followed with a co-starring role opposite Peter Coyote and Bebe Neuwirth in the film Adopt a Sailor. He received the Best Actor award at the 2009 Sonoma International Film Festival for his portrayal of "Sailor".


From 2009 to 2010, he starred on the television series 10 Things I Hate About You on ABC Family.


In 2012 Peck played Prince Maxon for the pilot adaptation of popular book The Selection, but was later replaced by newcomer Michael Malarkey. Neither the first or second pilot was picked up to go to series.



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Ethan Peck, Diego Boneta, Nate Parker to Star in Survival Thriller "Eden"  (Exclusive)

By Borys Kit





Ethan Peck, Diego Boneta and Nate Parker are starring in Eden, a survival thriller from Ombra Films, the shingle of Unknown director Jaume Collet-SerraThe movie hails from Parker, who on top of starring also originated the project and will produce with Ombra. The story, with shades of Lord of the Flies, is set in motion when a soccer team’s plane crashes on a deserted island. Team spirit evaporates as disagreements both petty and profound cause the group to separate into factions, and soon sharks, abandoned Japanese mines and starvation are the least of the survivors’ worries.

Parker came up with the idea and brought it to Hernany Perla, a friend who at the time worked at Liongate and is now an exec at Ombra. The two fleshed ideas out and with the help of Parker’s agents at WME commissioned the writing of a script by Mark Mavrothalasitis.


While Mavrothalasitis was pounding away on his keyboard, Parker went out and directed a teaser short (see below) to help raise financing. Over a year later, with the cast coming together, Parker is now getting ready for a July shoot in Malaysia.


“I feel that the whole dynamic of the actor is changing,” Parker tells THR about the impetus for Eden. “If you don’t evolve, you will evaporate. I don’t want to be in the position where anyone can pull the plug on my career.”


He made the characters soccer players in an effort to make the movie marketable internationally (“Soccer is religion to the rest of the world,” he says) while hoping the story’s themes examine the human condition.

Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones) and Sung Kang (Fast & Furious 6) are also part of the movie, which is being directed by Shyam Madiraju, a commercials director making his feature debut.

Peck will play the unbalanced ruler of the violent faction, while Boneta is playing a cocky and arrogant player who becomes an obsessive and sadistic barbarian once on the island. Parker is playing a selfless player named Slim who commands the more compassionate group.


Collet-Serra, who directed Parker in the upcoming Liam Neeson action thriller Non-Stop, is producing with partner Juan Sola and Perla. Steve Smith is exec producing.

Peck has two indies in the can: Nothing Left to Fear, which also stars Anne Heche, Clancy Brown and James Tupper for producer Slash, as well as The Wine of Summer, in which he stars opposite Marcia Gay Harden. He is repped by ICM and Milo Talent Management.


Boneta did stints on Pretty Little Liars and 90210 before landing the starring role oppositeTom Cruise in the big-screen version of the hit musical Rock of Ages. The actor, repped by Gersh and Hansen Jacobson, recently wrapped the Brad Furman-produced The Dead Menand the indie Another You, on which he served as an associate producer.


Parker starred in the George Lucas-produced Red Tails, appeared with Richard Gere inArbitrage and is wrapping up shooting Seven Years, Three Days, an indie being exec produced by Ed Zwick that also stars Jason Ritter.



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