• Ethan Sandler is an American actor and executive producer.
• He is married to Kathryn Hahn and they have two children.
• He attended Mercer Island High School and Northwestern University.
• He has appeared in several films and TV shows, including Sex and the City and New Girl.
• He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Ethan Sandler is a popular American actor and executive producer, who is also known for being the husband of the famous actress, Kathryn Hahn. He’s been stepping out from his acting career to become an executive producer and writer. Let’s find out more about his married life with Kathryn, his kids, family and net worth.

Early life and family

Ethan Sandler was born on 3 December 1972, in Fort Wayne, Indiana USA, so under the sign of Sagittarius and holding American nationality. Ethan was born to Jewish parents, who raised him according to Jewish customs. He has a brother whose name is unknown, but Ethan shared their mutual picture on his Instagram account, saying the day he spat gum in his hair was the best day of his life, obviously joking.

They are said to have a very good and warm relationship, and often spend spare time together with their families. From his childhood, Ethan was interested in everything related to computers and cameras, and was passionate about editing short videos as soon as he got his first PC.

Educational background

Ethan attended  Mercer Island High School, located in Washington until he matriculated from there in 1991. Then he enrolled at the Northwestern University and graduated in 1995; there’s no specific information about his degree, as Ethan never mentioned any detail about his university studies.

Career – first steps

Ethan landed his first roles while he was still a school student, appearing in “The Chocolate War” as David Caroni in 1988, and in “She’ll Take Romance” in 1990, playing the role of Eddie. He was soon cast in several more roles in such movies as “Adventures in Spying” (1992) and “Flushed” (1999).

While at the university, Ethan collaborated with his friend, Adrian Wenner, with whom he worked on such projects as “This Might Hurt”, the popular TV shows “We Hate Paul Revere” and “Epitaph”, while the latest even received an HBO Comedy Festival Award as the “Best Sketch”.

Ethan Sandler

At the beginning of his professional acting career Ethan performed in the one man play production of Becky Mode’s “Fully Committed”, in the Theatre on the Square, in which he played over 30 different characters.

Appearing in TV series

Ethan became quite popular and famous for his consistent appearance in various TV shows and series. After his occasional roles in series during his university years, he began acting professionally in 2000, when he landed the role of Dennis Fincher in the super popular and successful series “Sex and the City”. The same year gave him another job opportunity, which Ethan accepted, appearing as Brad Green in “The $treet” series. In 2001 he landed a minor role in the teen comedy “The Princess Diaries”, sharing the screen with Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews, playing the Tour Bus Driver.

In 2002 Ethan got the role of a doctor in the “Will & Grace” sitcom, and then a recurring role of ADA Jeffrey Brandau in “Crossing Jordan”, the crime drama aired on NBC, appearing in 15 episodes of the show in between 2002 and 2007. During these years he also landed several minor roles, in such movies as “The Bourne Supremacy” (2004), “The Enigma with a Stigma” (2006), and worked on the Disney Studios animation movie “Meet the Robinsons” (2007), in which he voiced over several characters, such as Uncle Fritz, Uncle Dimitri, Aunt Petunia, Cousin Laszlo, etc.

He was also seen in such TV films and series as “A Carol Christmas” (2003), in which he played Jerry, “Psych” (2006 – 2014), appearing as Mike in 2013; “Transparent” (2014 – 2019), in which he landed the recurring role of Barry, and “New Girl” (2011 – 2018), in which Ethan appeared as Juror 9C in the episode “Goosebumps Walkaway” in 2016.

Latests works and producing activities

Ethan has recently stepped away from acting, appearing in only a few projects during these years. In 2015 he appeared as Bert in the horror-comedy movie “Gravy”, then in 2016 as Atash in “No Pay, Nudity” (2016),  sharing the screen with Frances Conroy and Zoe Perry, later landing the role of Tom in the “Love” (2016 – 2018) series in the episode “Bertie’s Birthday” (2018).

Ethan has switched to his producing activities, plus working as a writer and executive producer for such shows as the night sitcom “Whitney” (2011-2011),  “We Are Men” (2013), “New Girl” (2016-2017) and “Man with a Plan” (2017 – present).

Personal life, wife Kathryn Hahn

Ethan met his future wife, Kathryn Hahn while he was studying at the Northwestern University. The couple dated for a few years, and then Ethan proposed to Kathryn in 2000. They married on 3 January 2002, later giving birth to two children: a son named Leonard (born in 2006) and a daughter named Mae (born on 27 July 2009). Their marriage seems happy as there hasn’t been any controversy in the media about the couple.

Who is Kathryn Hahn?

Born on 23 July 1973, Kathryn Hahn is a popular American actress from a family of German and Irish descent. She was born in Westchester, Illinois USA, but spent her childhood mostly in Cleveland, Ohio. After matriculating from Beaumont School in 1991, she enrolled at Northwestern University, where she met her future husband, Ethan Sandler. She also studied drama at Yale School of Drama.

In 1999 she landed a role in the same movie Ethan did, so they met on the set of “Flushed”. They also worked together at the “Crossing Jordan” series, in which Kathryn played the role of Lily Lebowski. At the beginning of her acting career, she could be seen in such movies and series as “Robot Chicken”, “The Holiday”, “Revolutionary Road” and “Parks and Recreation”.

She also appeared in the “Funny or Die Presents” series, “Mad Love” (2011), “Girls” and “The Dictator” (2012). Among her latest works there are “She’s Funny That Way” (2014), “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018), “The Romanoffs” (2018 – present), and “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” (2018).

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Ethan is often asked if he is related to Adam Sandler, another super popular Hollywood actor, as they have the same surname and are both Jewish, but they aren’t relatives. Ethan has a hobby of taking photos of various garbage and trash, and posting them on his Instagram account. Whenever he has some spare time, he tries to spend it with his family, travelling or simply walking or hiking, as he and his wife both have a very tight working schedule.

Social media presence

Ethan is not very active on social media, though he has an Instagram account which is followed by only 435 subscribers.


The account doesn’t even have a verification badge, but Ethan likes posting various creepy photos on it, for example his daughter’s dolls allegedly thinking over something cruel. Ethan doesn’t have a Twitter account or Facebook page, just as his wife, Kathryn Hahn, as she doesn’t have any social media accounts either.

Appearance, clothing style

Ethan has naturally dark brown hair which has turned gray with age, and he has brown eyes. Ethan is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs around 163lbs (74kgs) – his vital statistics are unknown. As to his clothing style, he prefers wearing suits or casual clothes, such as jeans, shirts and T-shirts.

Net worth and salary

According to authoritative sources, Ethan’s net worth as of mid-2014  is estimated to be around $3 million, accumulated by working hard as an actor, producer and writer. As to his wife, Kathryn Hahn, her current net worth is estimated to be around $2 million, as she’s also working hard as an actress, appearing in numerous movies and TV series. In 2016 the couple sold their bungalow located in Silver Lake for $1.6 million, to buy a new mansion called Los Feliz Spanish Villa for $2.55 million, which features a 4000 square foot area, four bedrooms and four bathrooms along with a swimming pool, large outdoor dining area, etc. As both Ethan and his wife Kathryn are assigned to new projects, their net worth is very likely to continue growing.

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