As a child, he started performing in commercials. His film debut was in 1991, and Meryl Streep in Defending Your Life. Finding himself in his youth besides acting also dedicated to gymnastics and participated in competitions, he makes the most of his movie stunts, such as in White Squall - Snapping flow itself
From 2002 to 2003 he played with Ed O'Neill (known from Married with Children ), with whom he had worked in the poison dwarf in 1991, in the first season of the television series Dragnet with. Among his best known films include The Lampoon in Las Vegas and Sweet Home Alabama - Raising Helen.
Ethan Embry was married from 1998 to 2002 with the actress Amelinda Smith, with one son. Since 2005 he has been married to actress Sunny Mabrey.