Eyal Podell, who was born on November 11, 1975 in Tel Aviv, Israel and raised in Hong Kong, was educated at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. He launched his acting career by appearing in numerous television shows such as Ally McBeal
, The West Wing, ER
, JAG, Without a Trace
, Crossing Jordan
and Navy NCIS
. In 2006, he was cast for the role of Adrian Korbel in the soap opera, The Young and the Restless.
Adrian Korbel is portrayed by Eyal Podell on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. Adrian is Colleen Carlton's university professor, whom she initially disliked. However, after getting stuck in school during an ice storm, the two had a one night stand. He briefly dated Amber Moore, a singer at the Indigo club, but this relationship was sort of a rebound, as Colleen and JT Hellstrom started dating. JT was an apprentice detective who investigated on Adrian upon Brad Carlton's request. As soon as Adrian found out that Colleen and JT broke up, he ended his relationship with Amber and got back together with Colleen, sleeping with her several times. They were very attracted to each other, however they were torn between their feelings and the need to act professional, as Colleen was the student of Adrian. The university found out about their relationship and a case was filed against Adrian. He deliberately lied to the dean and the case was dropped. In 2009, Podell was cast as psychiatrist and medical officer Evram Mintz on the ABC space-themed drama Defying Gravity.
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