Drew Powell

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Drew Powell
Born(1976-01-19) January 19, 1976 (age 37)
Noblesville, Indiana
Years active2000–present
Children1 son
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Drew Powell
Born(1976-01-19) January 19, 1976 (age 37)
Noblesville, Indiana
Years active2000–present
Children1 son

Drew Powell (born January 19, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Hoss Cartwright on the PAX series Ponderosa, and for his guest roles on Malcolm in the Middle and Leverage.

Life and career[edit]

Powell was born in Noblesville, Indiana and grew up in Lebanon, Indiana, graduating from Lebanon High School. He graduated from DePauw University in 1998 and moved to Los Angeles where he soon began auditioning for acting roles.[1][2]

His first television role was as a cadet on Fox's Malcolm in the Middle. He appeared in thirteen episodes. Soon after, he portrayed Hoss Cartwright on the series The Ponderosa, a prequel to Bonanza which premiered in 2001 on PAX. Powell has had guest appearances on many television shows including Psych, House, Leverage, ER, Cold Case, and Without a Trace.[1][2][3]

He portrayed Bic in the 2011 film Straw Dogs, a remake of the 1971 film of the same name. The remake was directed by Rod Lurie and starred James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, and Alexander Skarsgård. It was released September 16, 2011.[4]

While shooting The Ponderosa in Australia, Powell met his wife, Veronica, who was a make-up artist on the show. They have one son, Leo, who was born in January 2011. They live in Los Angeles.[3]


2004Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the FederationPvt. Kipper Tor
2006The WindowDetectiveShort Film
The MarineJoe
2007FuglyDaleTV Movie
Mexican SunriseTindol
1408Assistant Hotel Manager
2009The SystemJimmyShort Film
2010Camp HopeBob
2011The Pee-wee Herman ShowBear/Mr. Window (voiceTV Movie
Straw DogsBic
TouchbackDwight Pearson
2012Guitar FacePaul WernerShort Film
Widow DetectiveLee KesslerTV Movie
Impulsive (film)JoeyShort Film
Safe RoomLeoShort Film
2000-2001Malcolm In The MiddleCadet Drew11 episodes
2001PopularBouncer"It's Greek To Me"
V.I.P.Jock"21 Val Street"
2001-2002PonderosaEric "Hoss" Cartwright20 episodes
2004CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationHolding Cell Cop"Bloodlines"
2005Over ThereMarine Recruiter"Situation Normal"
2006MonkEddie Murdoch"Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing"
2007Cold CaseCasey Evans"Stand Up and Holler"
The OfficeThe Bartender"Local Ad"
Without a TraceSecurity Guard"Run"
2008Turbo DatesSilas"Dudes"
HouseAnthony"Adverse Effects"
2009In Plain SightSandor Kane/Sandy"A Stand-Up Triple"
PsychFootball Player"Any Given Friday Night at 10PM, 9PM Central"
2009-2011LeverageJack Hurley"The Boys' Night Out Job"
"The 12-Step Job"
2011Memphis BeatClay Williams"At the River"
RingerDetective Singer"It's Gonna Kill Me, But I'll Do It"
American Horror StoryDetective Collier"Home Invasions"
Grey's AnatomyCarl Shatler"Put Me In, Coach"
UnforgettableKevin McMillan"Lost Things"
2012SouthlandOfficer Merkel"Fallout"
"Integrity Check"
Raising HopeWarden"I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back"
"Inside Probe"
AwakeGeorge O'Dell"Game Day"
Necessary RoughnessRyan 'Rhino' Norton"What's Eating You?"
True BloodRyder"Somebody That I Used To Know"
BonesPaulo Romano"The Partners In The Divorce"
The MentalistReede Smith"The Crimson Ticket"
NCISFred Hadly"Gone"


  1. ^ a b Allan, Marc D. "New 'Hoss' is Lebanon's Drew Powell", The Indianapolis Star, September 7, 2001. Retrieved July 14, 2011. Complete article here.
  2. ^ a b Guyett, Susan. "Hoosier actor finds Hollywood success", The Indianapolis Star, December 7, 2008. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Drew Powell Biography".
  4. ^ Douglas, Edward. "Rod Lurie's 'Straw Dogs', The Set Visit", comingsoon.net, May 13, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011.

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