Kyle Gallner

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Kyle Gallner
Gallner in 2015
Kyle Steven Gallner

(1986-10-22) October 22, 1986 (age 37)
Years active2000–present
Tara Ferguson
(m. 2015)

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 (2005–2006), superhero Bart Allen in the drama series Smallville (2004–2009), and Reed Garrett in the police series CSI: NY (2006–2010), as well as a lead role as Hasil Farrell in the drama series Outsiders (2016–2017). He is also known for his roles in American Sniper (2014) and the horror films The Haunting in Connecticut, Jennifer's Body (both 2009), the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), Scream and Smile (both 2022).

Early life[edit]

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. Gallner attended West Chester East High School. He started his career by following his sister along to one of her auditions.[1] His father's family is Jewish.[2]


Gallner at WonderCon 2010

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"[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] In 2014, Gallner played the role of Kurt, the antagonist to lead character Sam, in the independent film Dear White People.[8]

In September 2020, Gallner was cast as Vince Schneider in the fifth Scream film, which was directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.[9] The film was released on January 14, 2022.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Gallner married Tara Ferguson on December 12, 2015. They have two sons.[12]

In 2013, Gallner co-founded the independent production company Minutehand Pictures along with Oliver Thompson and Bay Dariz. The trio produced the feature film Welcome to Happiness, in which Gallner portrays Woody Ward, a children's book author with a secret door in his closet.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Bobby's buddy
2003 Finding Home Young Dave
Red Betsy Charlie
2005 Red Eye Headphone Kid's brother
2006 Danika Kurt Merrick
2007 Sublime Ned
2008 Gardens of the Night Ratboy
Red Harold
2008 Trunk Will
2009 The Haunting in Connecticut Matt Campbell
Jennifer's Body Colin Gray
2010 Beautiful Boy Sam Carroll
Cherry Aaron
A Nightmare on Elm Street Quentin Smith
2011 Cougars, Inc. Sam Lowell
Little Birds Jesse McNamara
Losers Take All Brian
Magic Valley TJ Waggs
Red State Jarod
2012 Smashed Owen Hannah
2013 Beautiful Creatures Larkin
CBGB Lou Reed
The Scissoring Part 2 Aaron Walker
2014 American Sniper Winston
Dear White People Kurt
Just Before I Go Zeke
2015 Band of Robbers Huck Finn
Welcome to Happiness Woody
2016 The Cleanse Eric
The Finest Hours Andrew Fitzgerald
2017 Zen Dog Reed / Mud
2018 Alien Code Alex Jacobs
2019 The Cleansing Hour Drew
2020 Dinner in America Simon
Ghosts of War Tappert
2022 Scream Vince Schneider
What Comes Around Eric
Smile Joel
2023 Mother, May I?[14] Emmett
The Passenger Benson
Strange Darling[15] The Demon
2024 Untitled Smile sequel Joel [16]


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; 2007;
Smallville Bart Allen / Impulse Episodes: "Run", "Justice" and "Doomsday"
2004 The District Brian Johnson Episode: "Something Borrowed and Something Bruised"
2005 Jack & Bobby BJ Bongaro Episode: "Time Out of Live" and "Querida Grace"
Judging Amy Zachary Pettit Episode: "The Long Run"
Skater Boys Sean Davis Episode: "Sundown"
2005–2006 Veronica Mars Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas Main role (season 2); recurring role (season 1)
2006 Bones Jeremy Farrell Episode: "The Girl with the Curl"
Close to Home Jacob Towers Episode: "The Good Doctor"
Cold Case Cameron Coulter Episode: "Rampage"
Four Kings Spencer Episode: "Upper West Side Story"
2006–2007 Big Love Jason Embry Recurring role (seasons 12)
2006–2010 CSI: NY Reed Garrett Recurring role (seasons 36)
2007 The Closer Eric Wallace Episode: "Homewrecker"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Shane Mills Episode: "Impulsive"
Medium Young Stephen Episode: "The Boy Next Door"
2008 Life Zak Sutter Episode: "Black Friday"
The Shield Lloyd Denton Recurring role (season 7)
2010 Past Life Xander Episode: "Saint Sarah"
2012 Criminal Minds James Heathridge Episode: "Heathridge Manor"
Jan Robbie Main role
2013 The Walking Dead Zach Episode: "30 Days Without an Accident"
2014 Play It Again, Dick Himself Main role
2016–2017 Outsiders Hasil Farrell Main role
2020 Interrogation Eric Fisher Main role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor[17] Red State Nominated
2016 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema Best Actor – Feature[18] Welcome to Happiness Nominated


  1. ^ "Kyle Gallner Interview". Archived from the original on April 23, 2007. Retrieved April 4, 2005.
  2. ^ "Paid Obituaries". Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Ausiello on Smallville". Retrieved September 27, 2006. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Ausiello on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Melissa Joan Hart and Kyle Gallner". Retrieved June 27, 2007.
  5. ^ "Movie mayhem invades Kalamazoo College as shooting begins for independent film Cherry". Archived from the original on June 26, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2008.
  6. ^ "BDTV: Video Interview with 'Elm Street' Stars Thomas Dekker, Rooney Mara, and Kyle Gallner! - Bloody Disgusting". April 29, 2010. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "'The Walking Dead' Season 4: Governor Arc Revealed, New Threat and 'Veronica Mars' Vet!". ScreenCrush. August 6, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "Interview with Kyle Gallner". myFanbase. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  9. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 10, 2020). "Mason Gooding And Dylan Minnette Join Ensemble Of New 'Scream' Movie". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  10. ^ Miska, Brad (August 28, 2020). "Relaunch of 'Scream' Slashing Into Theaters on January 14, 2022!". BloodyDisgusting. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  11. ^ Kroll, Justin (June 24, 2020). "New Scream Movie From Spyglass Media Will Be Released by Paramount (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  12. ^ Kimble, Lindsay (December 13, 2015). "Veronica Mars' Kyle Gallner Marries Mother of His Children in Outdoor Wedding". People. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
  13. ^ "Nick Offerman Joins Kyle Gallner, Olivia Thirlby in 'Welcome to Happiness'". June 27, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  14. ^ Mother, May I? review – high-end horror put together with immense amount of style
  15. ^ [ Fantastic Fest Horror Hit Strange Darling Lands Wide Theatrical Release From New Bob Yari Venture ]
  16. ^ Squires, John (January 11, 2024). "Kyle Gallner and Rosemarie DeWitt Join the Cast of 'Smile' Sequel from Director Parker Finn". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved January 11, 2024.
  17. ^ "2011 Fright Meter Award Winners". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  18. ^ "Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema - Awards - IIFC 2016". Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema. Archived from the original on July 27, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2016.

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