Matthew Klingler

Originally from a small southern suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, Matt is a theatrically-trained, Jeff Award nominated, Equity-experienced, SAG-AFTRA actor based in the Chicagoland area.  He's been proudly represented by Gray Talent Group for over 10 years.

In TVLand, his credits include co-star roles on 6 episodics: NBC’s Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med, Fox’s Empire, USA Network’s Pearson, and Amazon’s upcoming Utopia, written & executive produced by Gyllian Flynn.

He has a lot of experience in commercials and has been featured in both national and regional ad campaigns.  He stars in a US Cellular commercial that is currently airing on tv and internet.  He appeared as the Chicagoland host of the Walmart Challenge commercials in 2011 and went undercover as a McD’s clerk while getting real people to “pay with lovin'” in two McDonalds Super Bowl commercials in 2015.  Other work includes tv and internet spots for Illinois Lotto, ExxonMobil, Sears, Qdoba, Jose Cuervo, Gordmans, Furthermore Proper Beer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, ManCo Duck Tape, and The Hartford. He has also voiced a radio commercial for Spirit Airlines and voiced some pedestrian characters in the 1st edition of the Watch Dogs video games series.

Comedy is some of his favorite work to do. He had a blast playing Tech Trends reporter Aaron Vaughn in satirical news videos for The Onion for over 2 years.  In the SAG feature film comedy Saugatuck Cures, he played the supporting role of Paul alongside stars Max Adler, Judith Chapman, and Danny Mooney.  It enjoyed a limited theatrical release in Spring, 2015 and is now available to stream online from Breaking Glass Pictures.

Theatre is where he feels the most at home.  His most recent on-stage work was in Raven Theatre Company’s production of Red Velvet.  He played Pierre LaPorte, the homosexual, entrepreneurial, & risky French manager of the Royal Theater of Covent Garden in 1830’s London, a time of race riots.  Before that, he was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson award for his portrayal of Chris Keller in Raven Theatre’s critically acclaimed and Jeff Recommended production of the Arthur Miller classic All My Sons.  Other work includes: Sons of the Prophet* by Steven Karam (TheatreSquared), columbinus by Steven Karam and the late P.J. Paparelli (Raven Theater Company), The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later by the Tectonic Theatre Project (Redtwist Theatre), Bang The Drum Slowly adapted by Eric Simonson (Raven Theatre Company), Storybox created by Jonathan Pitts (CIF/Piven Theatre Workshop), and others, including performing as an understudy in David Schwimmer’s gripping drama Trust* (Lookingglass Theater Company). [* – denotes Equity affiliation]

He holds a BA in Theatre with honors from Lindenwood University and completed the Conservatory program at the Second City Training Center in 2005.  He is fluent in Spanish and is a quick study in dialect work with experience in French, Irish, British, and Southern dialects. He also loves carpentry, woodworking, yard work, and co-parenting his two children.  Thank you for reading!

Location Chicago
Union SAG/AFTRA
Union 2 None
Height 6'0"
Hair Brown
Eyes Hazel