Matt grew up a shy, quiet, stuttering kid in the small town of McLeansville, North Carolina, who unexpectedly and albeit reluctantly found an outlet in entertaining others.
After spending what little down time he had doing theatre at Campbell University (where he got his BS in Biology) and the surrounding local towns, he moved to Richmond to continue his studies at the Medical College of Virginia. A chance audition allowed him to leave school behind to perform in the National Tour of She Loves Me. Landing in New York he performed everywhere it seems – from Off-Broadway to storefronts, basements and Cabaret Clubs, Matt branched out to Regional Theatres and toured Europe in West Side Story. His work as an actor changed forever when he was accepted into the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s School at Steppenwolf in Chicago.
Los Angeles called and that journey led to his first TV job on the last episode of Diagnosis Murder with the legendary Dick van Dyke. Many TV shows and films followed, while he continued to never seem to leave the stage in the City of Angels.
And now back where he began, in the City that Never Sleeps, New York City to continue his journey.