Ethan Suplee plays Wayne Doyle in TV Land’s brand new original sitcom “Jennifer Falls.” The first-ever single camera comedy for TV Land revolves around Wayne’s sister, Jennifer (Jaime Pressly), a former high-powered executive who has fallen from grace and hit every bump on the way down to rock bottom. Jennifer moves back in with their meddling therapist mother (Jessica Walter) and takes a job in the bar Wayne owns. The show premieres on the network on Wednesday, June 4th at 10:30pm ET/PT.
Suplee has established himself over the past two decades as an actor of considerable talent and accomplishment. His breakthrough performance as a young football player in Disney's “Remember The Titans” with Denzel Washington garnered him critical acclaim and led to another role opposite Washington in director Nick Cassavetes' thriller, “John Q.” His diverse resume ranges from comedies such as “Mallrats” and “Without a Paddle,” to intense performances in dramatic features such as “American History X” opposite Edward Norton, “Blow” with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz and director Anthony Minghella’s “Cold Mountain.” He also starred opposite Jason Lee on NBC’s Emmy® Award-nominated comedy, “My Name is Earl,” playing Randy, the brother of Lee's Earl. The show won and was nominated for numerous ensemble awards.
Additional film credits include director Jim Sheridan’s “Brothers,” Terry Swigoff’s “Art School Confidential” and David Aronofsky’s “The Fountain.” Suplee most recently appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the Academy Award® nominated “The Wolf of Wall Street” directed by Martin Scorsese. He will next be seen in Lakeshore Entertainment’s “Walk of Shame” directed by Steven Brill alongside Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden, as well as New Regency’s “True Story” directed by Rupert Goold opposite James Franco and Jonah Hill.
Boyish, basically good-natured, but malleable, he is Jennifer's married brother, the owner of a popular bar where his wife is the manager and, now, Jennifer¹s boss. Wayne is a likable, accessible guy, more than happy to give his sis a job until she gets back on her feet. He soon finds himself playing peacemaker between volatile Jennifer and his often-annoying and patronizing younger wife.