Ethan Peck
Peck at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Ethan Gregory Peck

(1986-03-02) March 2, 1986 (age 37)
Alma materNew York University
OccupationActor
Years active1995–present
Relatives

Ethan Gregory Peck (born March 2, 1986) is an American actor. He is the grandson of actor Gregory Peck and Greta Kukkonen, the elder Peck's first wife. In 2019, he played a young Spock in Star Trek: Discovery, a role he has reprised for the television series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022–present).

Career

Peck had many television appearances as a young actor, including a younger Michael Kelso (played by Ashton Kutcher) in That '70s Show. In his first film role at age 9, he co-starred in the made-for-TV film Marshal Law as the son of Jimmy Smits' character. He later appeared in the 1999 movie Passport to Paris starring Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, and was Mary-Kate's first on-screen kiss.

Peck co-starred with Adam Rothenberg and Mariah Carey in the 2008 film Tennessee, followed by a co-starring role opposite Peter Coyote and Bebe Neuwirth in the film Adopt a Sailor. He won the award for "Best Actor" at the 2009 Sonoma International Film Festival for his portrayal of "Sailor".[1]

From 2009 to 2010, he starred on the television series 10 Things I Hate About You on ABC Family.[2]

In 2012, Peck played Prince Maxon for the pilot adaptation of the popular book The Selection, but was later replaced by newcomer Michael Malarkey. Neither the first nor second pilot was picked up to go to series.[3]

In 2015, Peck became a spokesperson for fashion brand Salvatore Ferragamo and appeared in a number of print editorials representing the Italian brand.[4][5][6] He was also featured in Coming Home to Hollywood, a short film about the brand's 100th anniversary.[7][8]

In 2016, Peck starred in The Curse of Sleeping Beauty and Tell Me How I Die.

In 2017, Peck was cast in the comedy film The Honor List, alongside Meghan Rienks, Sasha Pieterse, Arden Cho and Karrueche Tran. It was released in 2018.[9]

Peck portrayed Spock in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery.[10] In May 2020 it was announced that he would reprise the role in a spin-off, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.[11]

Personal life

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Peck is the son of Stephen Peck — a former actor, documentary filmmaker, and Vietnam veteran who is president and CEO of U.S. Veterans Initiative — and abstract artist Francine Matarazzo.[12][13][14][15] He is the grandson of actor Gregory Peck and his first wife, Finnish-born Greta Kukkonen. Peck attended private schools Campbell Hall and Harvard-Westlake in Studio City. He excelled in athletics and learned to play classical cello.[16]

He has a half-sister from his mother's second marriage, Marisa Matarazzo, who is a novelist and creative writing professor at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.[17]

After high school, Peck attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he participated in the Experimental Theater Wing for three years before leaving to pursue his acting career.[18]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Passport to Paris Michel
Pumpkin Hill Joey Short film
2004 Em & Me Vaughn Davenport
2008 Tennessee Ellis
Adopt a Sailor Sailor Won "Best Actor" at Sonoma Film Festival
2010 Twelve Sean
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Andre Dunlap
2011 In Time Constantin
2012 Mine Games Guy
2013 The Wine of Summer James
Nothing Left to Fear Noah
2015 Eden Andreas
2016 The Curse of Sleeping Beauty Thomas Kaiser
Tell Me How I Die Pascal
2018 The Honor List Dillon
The Holiday Calendar Ty Walker
2020 The Midnight Sky Augustine Lofthouse (young)
TBA Unholy Trinity TBA

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Charlie Grace Tyler Episode: "One Simple Little Favor"
1996 Marshal Law Josh Coleman Television film
1999 The Drew Carey Show Kid Episode: "Drew and the Gang Law"
2000, 2002 That '70s Show Michael Kelso (young) 2 episodes
2003 The O'Keefes Wade Episode: "Festival of Birth" (unaired)
2009–2010 10 Things I Hate About You Patrick Verona 20 episodes
Main role
2011 Gossip Girl David O. Russell's assistant 2 episodes
2014 Rescuing Madison John Kelly Television film
2016–2017 Madam Secretary Roman Tolliver 2 episodes
2017 I Ship It Nick/Saxon 6 episodes
Web series
2019 Star Trek: Discovery Spock 9 episodes
Recurring (season 2)
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in Streaming Presentation (2019)
2019–2023 The Ready Room Himself 4 episodes
2019 Star Trek: Short Treks Spock 2 episodes
Tell Me a Story NYPD Officer 2 Jones Episode: "The Curse"
2020 Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Herman Ackermann 3 episodes
Recurring
2022–present[19] Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Spock Main role
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series (2022)[20]
Pending— Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series (2024)[21]

Music videos

Year Title Artist(s) Ref.
2009 "I Want You to Want Me" (10 Things I Hate About You version) KSM [22]

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Halo 4 Gabriel Thorne Voice and CG model
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional voices

Web series/Podcast

Year Title Role Notes
2020 MARVELS Podcast Reed Richards Voice
2023 Star Trek: Very Short Treks Spock Voice, 2 episodes

References

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  2. ^ "10 Things You Need to Know About 10 Things I Hate About You". E! News Online. July 7, 2009. Archived from the original on January 2, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "The News Bundle: Newcomer Replaces Ethan Peck as Male Lead of The CW's Romantic Dystopia Pilot The Selection". Film Thrasher. June 16, 2013. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "Front Row at Salvatore Ferragamo Men's Spring 2017". Women's Wear Daily. Archived from the original on 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  5. ^ "Ethan Peck: The Man in the Black Pocket T-shirt". GQ. December 9, 2015. Archived from the original on January 2, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ethan Peck, Grandson of Gregory, Is About to Hit the Big Time". Maxim. Archived from the original on 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  7. ^ "Salvatore Ferragamo Celebrates 100 Years in Hollywood With the Ferragamo Signature Film". Variety. Archived from the original on 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  8. ^ "Gregory Peck's Grandson Stars in Ferragamo's New Fashion Film". The Hollywood Reporter. October 9, 2015. Archived from the original on January 3, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "Meghan Rienks, Sasha Pieterse, Arden Cho, Karrueche Tran to Star in Honored Teen Comedy Film from Lionsgate Digital". Variety. August 9, 2017. Archived from the original on January 16, 2018. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  10. ^ Ouellette, Jennifer (April 11, 2020). "Actor Ethan Peck talks taking on iconic role of Spock for Star Trek: Discovery S2". Ars Technica. Archived from the original on June 16, 2020. Retrieved June 16, 2020.
  11. ^ Ha, Anthony (May 15, 2020). "CBS All Access greenlights Strange New Worlds, a new Star Trek series about Pike and Spock". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on May 16, 2020. Retrieved June 16, 2020.
  12. ^ "U.S. Vets Senior Staff". USVetsInc.org. Archived from the original on 2017-03-04. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  13. ^ Brenner, Robert (Spring 2005). "When Warriors Come Home". Northwestern.edu. Northwestern University. Archived from the original on May 26, 2010.
  14. ^ "United States Veterans Initiative". USVetsInc.org. Archived from the original on February 18, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  15. ^ Donahue, Marlena (Summer 2004). "Francine Matarazzo". ArtScene. Archived from the original on January 14, 2010.
  16. ^ "Ethan Peck on Growing Up in Hollywood and the Secret to Men's Style". Evening Standard Magazine. March 10, 2016. Archived from the original on January 2, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  17. ^ "Otis Faculty". Otis College of Art and Design. Archived from the original on 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  18. ^ "Ethan Peck". ABCFamilyMediaNet.com. Archived from the original on October 2, 2011.
  19. ^ Sperling, Nicole (2021-08-01). "Can Paramount+ Succeed? One Producer Hopes to Make It So". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  20. ^ "Saturn Awards Nominations: 'The Batman', 'Nightmare Alley', 'Spider-Man', 'Better Call Saul' Top List". Deadline Hollywood. August 12, 2022. Retrieved August 12, 2022.
  21. ^ Hipes, Patrick (December 6, 2023). "'Avatar: The Way Of Water', 'Oppenheimer', 'Star Trek' Series Lead Nominations For Genre-Focused Saturn Awards". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 6, 2023.
  22. ^ KSM (June 16, 2009). "I Want You to Want Me (10 Things I Hate About You Version)". Disney Music. Archived from the original on November 16, 2019. Retrieved January 27, 2019 – via YouTube.

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