Since the show's debut in 2009, he has appeared as conman-turned-FBI consultant Neal Caffrey in the USA Network television series White Collar. He earlier had a recurring role in the NBC television series Chuck as Bryce Larkin.
Matt Bomer was born in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston, the son of Sissi and John Bomer, a former Dallas Cowboys draft pick. He attended Klein High School (located outside of Houston) with fellow actor Lee Pace. In addition they both acted at Houston's Alley Theatre, a non-profit theatre company.
In 2001, Bomer graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama in 2000, he moved to New York City, New York, and worked on stage until he was cast in a small role, as Ian Kipling, on All My Children, a daytime soap-opera serial on the ABC television network. From 2001 to 2003, he portrayed the role of Ben Reade on another daytime television soap opera, Guiding Light, on the CBS television network.
He starred as Luc, Tru's (Eliza Dushku) ill-fated love interest, in Tru Calling (2003–2004), a supernatural, science-fiction television series on the Fox television network.
In the slasher film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), Bomer portrayed Eric, a Vietnam-War veteran who is driving across Texas to re-enlist after his brother is drafted. The brothers run afoul of Sheriff Hoyt and are taken captive by the Hewitt family. Bomer costarred in Traveler (2007), a short-lived midseason replacement television series which premiered on ABC on May 30, 2007. He has had the recurring role of Bryce Larkin on action-comedy series Chuck (2007–2009) on the NBC television network.
On October 23, 2009, Bomer began starring in White Collar, which chronicles the fictional partnership between a con artist named Neal Caffrey (Bomer) and FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay).
Bomer is good friends with high-school classmates Lee Pace and Lynn Collins.
In an interview published in the January 2010 issue of Details, when asked about media reports regarding his sexual orientation, Bomer stated, "I don't care about that at all. I'm completely happy and fulfilled in my personal life." He declined to elaborate further, stating, "I have a network and a show riding on my shoulders," referring to his starring role on USA's White Collar.
On March 18, 2011, when co-hosting Today, Bomer told his co-host, Hoda Kotb, that he has three children, Kit, Walker, and Henry.
|Simon Halls||(? - present) 3 children|
Clear blue piercing beautiful eyes
Graduated from Klein High School class of 1996 in Spring, Texas.
Father is former Dallas Cowboy John Bomer. Mother is Sissi.
Has a brother and sister, Neill and Megan
Received a BFA degree from Carnegie Mellon University (Drama School).
After college, he moved to New York, where he worked on stage until he landed a brief stint on daytime soap "All My Children" (1970) in 2001.
Joined the cast of "Guiding Light" (1952) on October 23, 2001.
He was director Brett Ratner's running favorite choice to play Clark Kent / Superman in Ratner's remake of Superman (1978). When Ratner left the project, Bryan Singer signed on and the film became a sequel, instead, Superman Returns (2006), Bomer auditioned for the role of "Superman" for Singer but Brandon Routh was cast, instead.
Attended the same high school (Klein High School in Spring, Texas) as singer Lyle Lovett, actress Sherry Stringfield, Lynn Collins, Tom Vaughan, Laura Wilkinson and Lee Pace (star of "Pushing Daisies" (2007)).
Got his acting start in Houston's prestigious Alley Theater.
He has a singing talent he has professionally showed it in different occasions: He was invited to sing along Kelli O'Hara on the Kennedy Center Honors on December 2010. He sang along Diahann Carroll on White Collar Season 2, Episode 13: Countermeasures.
Has 3 children: Kit (born 2005) and twins Walker and Henry (born 2008).
On February 11, 2012, while giving an acceptance speech for the New Generation Arts and Activism Award for his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS (at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards), Bomer publicly acknowledged for the first time that he is in a romantic relationship with Hollywood publicist Simon Halls. Bomer's homosexuality had previously been considered an "open secret" in Hollywood, and he had refused to comment one way or the other about his relationship or orientation.
After missing out on the role in 2004, he was got to play Clark Kent/Superman in the animated film Superman: Unbound (2013) (V).
Is often said to bear a resemblance to Henry Cavill. Both were at one point set to play Superman before being recast, and both got to play the role years later: Cavill in Man of Steel (2013) and Bomer in Superman: Unbound (2013) (V).
[on working with R. Lee Ermey] "R. Lee's great. I've learned a lot from working with him. He's a tremendous actor, and he brings so much to the character and so much to the set. And we're very fortunate, 'cause he's one of those guys who actually, when he comes to the set in the morning, he just wants to make the scene the best it can possibly be, and he figures all that stuff out. And those are my favorite kind of people to work with. I've really enjoyed it. He's thoroughly entertaining and really does different stuff every take, and just really embodies the character".
[on auditioning for his role in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)] "I'm a New York actor, so I heard about the project, and I put myself on tape twice from New York. And they said they were interested in me, so I flew myself out to L.A. to test for it with Michael Bay. And a great thing about this movie and, another way I think it's unique, is that there is more exposition. You really get to know the protagonists of this movie a lot more in the beginning and, hopefully, invest in them somehow so that, when bad things go happen to them, you really care. And I think that Michael Bay just wanted to make sure - there wasn't a lot of screaming and yelling. I think they could figure out from the scenes whether or not you could pull that off. I think he wanted to just see more of whether or not I understood the character's duality - how he could be a nice guy with his girlfriend, but how ultimately he is this military guy who has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders".
It was an amazing experience, I think the last time I sang on stage was 10 years ago.
I just do my work and live my life. There's always that volume knob of people's voices and speculation. But I found you can turn it as low as you want. I have a great family and people in my life. I don't focus on other parts of the business.
I'd inhabit a character until I saw another one. That accessed part of my imagination.
I wanted to go to Northwestern and become a serious journalist, but I think there was some divine hand leading another way.
So many things are zeitgeist dependent, it's how they're marketed, what kind of love they're given, who's in control.
Sometimes shows appear before their time. As an actor, all you can control is what you do.
I get to leave the nest and do things here and there.
That gives me some variety so I'm not pigeon-holed as con artists and swindlers.
They rightfully believe the trade-off is you and your show get publicity.
I'm a creature of comfort. When I'm around the house, it's jeans, T-shirts, old jackets.
I feel comfortable in old clothes, anything that has gotten me through a traumatic experience I hold on to.
I've never cared about how successful or how big I was going to be. I just wanted to be part of a story that affected people, made them laugh or cry. To me, that was more important than having my face on some billboard.
When you are singing Journey, you have to commit.
[on performing in 'Magic Mike'] It was like a stripper boot camp. We embarrassed ourselves in our own rehearsal room. But the best part of it was that it became this ensemble-building experience. We all knew we were terrified, but we manned up together to get it done.
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(May 2011) Filming White Collar Season 3 on New York City.
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