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'Once Upon a Time' casts Ethan Embry


After debuting on 'Grey's Anatomy,' Ethan Embry has landed a recurring role on ABC's 'Once Upon a Time.'

Ethan Embry 2012


The Californian from 'That Thing You Do!' will be making a visit to Storybrooke in a role that is slated to recur for more than a single guest appearance. Embry recently stole the show on Showtime's 'Brotherhood' as Det. Declan Giggs, a corrupt and drug-addicted law enforcement agent. Embry put on weight for the role and had several memorable breakdowns over the course of the series' brief run.

As a teenager in the 1990s, Embry had several starring roles in feature films. His stardom reached its apex after 1997's 'National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation' and his iconic turn in the teen classic 'Can't Hardly Wait' in 1998.

Details about Embry's character on 'Once Upon a Time' are unknown at this point. Recently, the showrunners for the ABC series ran down a list of possible fairy tale characters who could appear on the series. While there is no telling whether or not Embry will play a character from our childhoods, it is certainly more fun to speculate when you consider the cast of characters available to this unique show. 

Interestingly, Embry was a competitive gymnast before becoming a successful actor in his teens; he has used this training to perform many of his own stunts in his roles. With that in mind, I'd like to see them bring him in as a swashbuckling character. Who would you cast him as, if you were running Storybrooke?

'Once Upon a Time' airs Sundays at 8:00pm EST on ABC.


- Once Upon a Time
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Written by: bad_subject
Oct 29th, 2012, 10:35 am

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