Matt is another non-native Chicago actor, hailing from a township 30 minutes south of the Gateway to the West. He couldn't enjoy what he does more and is very thankful to be represented by the hard working people that make up Gray Talent Group.
Most recently, Matt joined the cast of Chicago Fire on the 7th episode of the the first season. The episode, “Two Families,” aired on November 21st, 2012 on NBC.
His commercial work includes ads for Sears, Qdoba, Jose Cuervo, Gordmans, Furthermore Proper, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, and ManCo Duck Tape. In early 2012, Matt appeared as Chicagoland’s local Walmart Challenge host, taking real moms through Walmart grocery sections and comparing the prices from their last grocery receipts. He has since done a separate national holiday commercial for Walmart.
Matt’s recent theatrical work includes the role of Aaron McKinney/Ensemble in The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later (Redtwist Theatre) and Henry “Author” Wiggen in Bang The Drum Slowly (Raven Theatre Company). Other roles include Matt Callahan in Wonders Never Cease (Provision Theater Co.), Al Joad in Grapes of Wrath (Infamous Commonwealth), Hansen in “Chatter,” (WildClaw Theatre’s Deathscribe, an evening of live radio plays), and Dylan Klebold in columbinus (Raven Theater Company) which was nominated for 5 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Awards, including Best Ensemble and Best Production, and which won for Best Director (Greg Kolack). Matt understudied the role of Peter in David Schwimmer’s eye-opening drama Trust (Lookingglass Theater Company) and did perform the role.
Matt is an ensemble member of Jonathan Pitts’s Storybox, a completely improvised full-length play that has run at the Piven Theater in Evanston (directed by Nick Johne with additional artistic direction from Jennifer Green) and various schools and theaters around the world.
Matt holds a BA in Theatre from Lindenwood University and completed the Conservatory program at the Second City Training Center.