Rewind·Posted on May 21, 2013A Tribute To Your Teen Fantasy, Ethan EmbryThe guy from Can't Hardly Wait was the perfect combination of nerd, sweetheart, and, oh yeah: HOT.by Leonora EpsteinBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Ethan Embry (he went by Ethan Randall for a while) got his start in acting at a very early age. View this video on YouTube Here he is around age 9 or 10 in a Fox Kids' commercial to promote self-image or something? He plays a boy who watches the girl of his dreams move in next door and he imagines all the ways to get her attention, until he does by just being himself. Good advice. In 1991, he had a small role as Albert Brooks' childhood friend in Defending Your Life. I don't know why people seem not to care about this movie. It is one of the best movies ever. And now better that I know Ethan Embry was in it. Yes, the resemblance to Harry Potter is indeed striking here, but it's in fact Ethan in a pinup promoting the movie Dutch. ztams.com But is it magic? Oh yes. Also in 1991, Ethan was in a Christmas movie with Thora Birch. You can begin to see the swagger developing... idasessions.tumblr.com And there it is. 1995. A beautiful year in which Ethan played the adorable "Mark" in Empire Records. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF i-mumble-loudly.tumblr.com A greasy head of hair and a thermal shirt? Every '90s girl's dream. nostomanic.blogspot.com Ethan then played "The Bass Player" (the name given to the character) in That Thing You Do. speakingofconsuelo.tumblr.com But it was this movie that really put him on your radar, when he played Jennifer Love Hewitt's sheepish but kind and cute love interest. moviepostershop.com And it was in that final scene, when you think they're never going to see each other again, that Ethan drops his bags... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF And OMG THAT KISS. WHO IS THIS GUY??? Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF At that point, you were like, "OK, seriously, who is this guy?" And you went onto the World Wide Web and maybe found an awesome Anglefire fansite. It might still be up today. angelfire.com And then he started appearing in all the teen magazines. speakingofconsuelo.tumblr.com AHHHHH! The cute! procrastinationgoldmedalist.tumblr.com The adorable goofball! Just knock it off, will ya? Can't take the cute. matiasfranco.tumblr.com Ohhh the glasses. Did you also start developing a thing for guys with glasses around this time? ka-li.tumblr.com Remember how you would tear out all the articles and pictures you could find? Maybe you hung a few in your locker. fashiongrunge.com Especially the sexy ones. Is it getting hot in here? wordpress.com OK, he's wearing toe nail polish in this one? That is so cool. barefoot-rats.tumblr.com Except then you found out he was married and had a kid?! Your dreams were crushed. Sebastian Artz / Getty Images According to Wikipedia, Embry got married for the first time in 1998, when he was only 20. His son was born in 1999. He has since had a few shake-ups, but is maybe single now??? Here's a random picture of our heartthrob in 2002 with his buddy, Dave Navarro. David Klein / Getty Images Since then, Ethan's been working steadily in TV. Stephen Shugerman / Getty Images His most notable recent roles have been Declan Giggs on Brotherhood, and he's also been on the new ABC series, Once Upon A Time. But, uh, the thing you REALLY need to know is that Ethan Embry is on Vine and he has some AMAZING videos.