Eyal Podell ( in Hebrew)
(born November 11, 1975 in Tel
Aviv, Israel) is an
Israeli-born American actor who is known for his portrayal of Professor
Adrian Korbel on the CBS soap opera The Young and the
Podell currently plays the role of Dr.
Evram Mintz on the ABC sci-fi drama series Defying Gravity
spending the first two years of his childhood in Israel, Eyal and
his family relocated to the United States for a year and then moved to Hong Kong, China, where he
lived until the age of eight. Upon his return to the
United States, his family settled in to New York's
Westchester County. He attended Byram Hills High
School in Armonk,
NY with fellow actor Sean
Maher. He is a graduate of Dartmouth
College in Hanover, New Hampshire where he had a double-major in Government and
arriving in Los
Angeles, Eyal has worked consistently in both film and
His big-screen debut came playing Al Pacino
's son in The Insider
. He was trained as a
classical actor at the National Theater Institute, part of the
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. In addition to his acting talents,
he has also penned three screenplays. One is Homeland
co-wrote the other two with Jonathon E. Stewart: USONIA
(formerly The Space Within
) and Made In
He is the
grandson of the late Odif Podell, co-founder of the modern
architectural community, Usonia Homes in
New York and is currently working on adapting the story of
USONIA to film.
He has been married to wife Ashley since
2004 and they have one child, daughter Oren Lily, born October 11
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