Kyle Gallner

Kyle Steven Gallner (born October 22, 1986) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas in the television series Veronica Mars, superhero Bart Allen in the drama series Smallville and Reed Garrett in the police series CSI: NY, and a lead role as Hasil Farrell in the drama series Outsiders. He is also known for his roles in the horror films The Haunting in Connecticut, Jennifer's Body, and the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Kyle Gallner
Gallner in 2015
Kyle Steven Gallner

(1986-10-22) October 22, 1986
Years active2000–present
Tara Ferguson (m. 2015)

Early life

Gallner was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, to Larry and Mary Jane Gallner. He has three siblings: one older sister, one younger brother, and a younger sister. Kyle attended West Chester East High School. He started his career by following his sister along to one of her auditions.[1]


He proceeded to guest star on popular shows such as Judging Amy and Close to Home. Gallner joined the cast of Veronica Mars as Cassidy Casablancas toward the end of the show's first season, in May 2005, before becoming a season regular during the show's second season. After playing Bart Allen in the Smallville episode "Run", Gallner reprised the role on the January 18, 2007, episode "Justice"[2] and the season eight finale. He also guest starred on Cold Case as a teenaged gunman in the episode "Rampage", and appeared in the independent film Sublime. In 2007, he guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit titled "Impulsive" as a high school student who accuses his teacher (played by Melissa Joan Hart) of statutory rape.[3] He also guest starred in an episode of Bones as Jeremy Farrell, the suspected murderer of a child beauty-pageant contestant. He also played the lead role in the horror film The Haunting in Connecticut, playing a cancer patient who is tormented by evil spirits.

He appeared in the independent film Cherry, filmed on the campuses of Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University, along with several locations in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan.[4] He plays Aaron, an Ivy-League freshman who falls for an older woman while becoming the object of affection for the woman's young daughter. Gallner played Quentin in the 2010 reboot of A Nightmare on Elm Street; his character is the love interest of main character Nancy.[5] Gallner played the brother of Aaron Paul's character in the 2012 film, Smashed. Gallner played Zach in one episode in the fourth season of AMC's The Walking Dead. It was initially reported that he would be a recurring character, but his character was killed off, instead.[6] In 2014, Gallner played the role of Kurt, the antagonist to lead character Sam, in the independent film Dear White People.[7]

Personal life

Gallner's father is of Jewish descent.[8] Gallner is good friends with actor Jake Abel, his former roommate. The two had a band called The Third Kind together for a short time.[9] Gallner attended Abel's wedding to Allie Wood in late 2013,[10] and Abel attended Gallner's wedding to Tara Kathryn on December 12, 2015. Gallner is also good friends with fellow actor Chris Coy. In 2013, Kyle co-founded the independent production company Minutehand Pictures along with Oliver Thompson and Bay Dariz. The trio is currently producing the feature film Welcome to Happiness, in which Gallner portrays Woody Ward, a children's-book author with a secret door in his closet.[11] Gallner and his wife have two sons.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Bobby's Buddy
2003 Red Betsy Charlie
2003 Finding Home Young Dave
2005 Red Eye Headphone Kid's Brother
2006 Danika Kurt Merrick
2007 Sublime Ned
2008 Red Harold
2008 Gardens of the Night Ratboy
2008 Trunk Will
2010 Cherry Aaron
2009 The Haunting in Connecticut Matt Campbell
2009 Jennifer's Body Colin Gray
2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street Quentin Smith
2010 Beautiful Boy Sam Carroll
2011 Red State Jared
2011 Losers Take All Brian
2011 Little Birds Jesse McNamara
2011 Cougars, Inc. Sam Lowell
2011 Magic Valley TJ Waggs
2012 Smashed Owen Hannah
2013 Beautiful Creatures Larkin
2013 CBGB Lou Reed
2013 The Scissoring Part 2 Aaron Walker
2014 Dear White People Kurt
2014 Just Before I Go Zeke
2014 American Sniper Winston
2015 Band of Robbers Huck Finn
2015 Welcome to Happiness Woody
2016 The Finest Hours Andrew Fitzgerald
2016 The Cleanse Eric
2017 Zen Dog Reed / Mud
2018 Alien Code Alex Jacobs Post-production
2018 Far Cry 5: Inside Eden's Gate Alex Short film
2018 Ghosts of War Tappert
2018 Skull Sam Razor Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Third Watch Raleigh Episode: "Young Men and Fire..."
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Marc Lesinski Episode: "Juvenile"
2003 Touched by an Angel Josh Episode: "Virtual Reality"
2004; 2008;
Smallville Bart Allen / Impulse Episodes: "Run", "Justice" and "Doomsday"
2004 The District Brian Johnson Episode: "Something Borrowed and Something Bruised"
2005 Judging Amy Zachary Pettit Episode: "The Long Run"
2005 Jack & Bobby BJ Bongaro Episode: "Time Out of Live" and "Querida Grace"
2005 Skater Boys Sean Davis Episode: "Sundown"
2005–06 Veronica Mars Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas Main role (seasons 12)
2006 Close to Home Jacob Towers Episode: "The Good Doctor"
2006 Cold Case Cameron Coulter Episode: "Rampage"
2006 Bones Jeremy Farrell Episode: "The Girl with the Curl"
2006 Four Kings Spencer Episode: "Upper West Side Story"
2006–07 Big Love Jason Embry Recurring role (seasons 12)
2007 Medium Young Stephen Episode: "The Boy Next Door"
2007 The Closer Eric Wallace Episode: "Homewrecker"
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Shane Mills Episode: "Impulsive"
2007–11 CSI: NY Reed Garrett Recurring role (seasons 36)
2008 Life Zak Sutter Episode: "Black Friday"
2008 The Shield Lloyd Denton Recurring role (season 7)
2010 Past Life Xander Episode: "Saint Sarah"
2012 Criminal Minds James Heathridge Episode: "Heathridge Manor"
2012 Jan Robbie Main role
2013 The Walking Dead Zach Episode: "30 Days Without an Accident"
2014 Play It Again, Dick Himself Main role
2016–17 Outsiders Hasil Farrell Main role
2019 Interrogation Upcoming

Awards and nominations

2011Fright Meter AwardsBest Supporting Actor[13]Red StateNominated
2016Idyllwild International Festival of CinemaBest Actor – Feature[14]Welcome to HappinessNominated


  1. "Kyle Gallner Interview". Archived from the original on April 23, 2007. Retrieved April 4, 2005.
  2. "Ausiello on Smallville". Retrieved September 27, 2006.
  3. "Ausiello on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Melissa Joan Hart and Kyle Gallner". Retrieved June 27, 2007.
  4. "Movie mayhem invades Kalamazoo College as shooting begins for independent film Cherry". Archived from the original on June 26, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2008.
  5. "BDTV: Video Interview with 'Elm Street' Stars Thomas Dekker, Rooney Mara, and Kyle Gallner! - Bloody Disgusting". Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  6. "'The Walking Dead' Season 4: Governor Arc Revealed, New Threat and 'Veronica Mars' Vet!". ScreenCrush. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  7. "Interview with Kyle Gallner". myFanbase. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  8. "Paid Obituaries". Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  9. "Search Results - Entertainment". Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  10. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. "Nick Offerman Joins Kyle Gallner, Olivia Thirlby in 'Welcome to Happiness'". Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  12. Kimble, Lindsay (December 13, 2015). "Veronica Mars' Kyle Gallner Marries Mother of His Children in Outdoor Wedding". People. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  13. "2011 Fright Meter Award Winners". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  14. "Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema - Awards - IIFC 2016". Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
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