Matt Letscher Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA
Birth NameMatthew David Letscher
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Matt Letscher attended the University of Michigan and received a BA in Theatre, but it was a pair of workshops with the legendary Uta Hagen that cemented his love of the craft. His career since has ranged from stage to screen, beginning with a role in Jeff Daniel's original play The Tropical Pickle, which premiered at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, MI. He's been honored to work with directors Spike Jonze, Atom Egoyan, James Mangold and Bart Sher and writers Lanford Wilson, Beth Henley, Neil Simon, and Greg Berlanti, among many others.

As a writer, his plays Sea Of Fools and Gaps In The Fossil Record received productions at The Purple Rose Theatre and Pacific Resident Theatre, respectively. His pilot, Gentrification(co-written with Nipper Knapp and Andrew Newberg) won the award for Best Writing at the 2010 New York Television Festival.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Letscher

Spouse (1)

Jennifer Kathleen Price (5 September 1998 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Often plays sinister characters
Deep smooth voice
Intense gaze

Trivia (11)

His younger brother, Brian Letscher, was a University of Michigan football player from 1990-1992 before becoming an actor himself. They both appeared on episodes of Scandal (2012), but never shared a scene.
He's on a local celebrity softball team.
In his free time, Letscher does golf, hiking, fishing, biking, rock climbing and camping.
His first professional job was in Jeff Daniels' play The Tropic Pickle in the second season of Daniel's Purple Rose Theater Company. Ron Maxwell saw the production during pre-production on Gettysburg (1993) and offer Letscher a role opposite Daniels as a union soldier. Letscher moved to Los Angeles after the filming to pursue work in TV based on the advice of Daniels, suggesting he'd get to the New York stage faster if he already had TV credentials--he starred on Broadway 4 years later. Letscher and Daniels have worked together on the Gettysburg prequel Gods and Generals (2003) and starred in Super Sucker (2002) (which Daniels also wrote/directed). In addition, Letscher returned to The Purple Rose Theater to star in the world premiere of Lanford Wilson's Rain Dance and staged the premiere of his first play, Sea of Fools (2007), which he also directed.
Has portrayed four real life characters on screen - Mike Love in The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000), Ted Kennedy in Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001), Larry King in When Billie Beat Bobby (2001), and defense attorney Paul Ford in Devil's Knot (2013).
Had never been on a horse before being cast in The Mask of Zorro (1998).
Has played three characters with the last name Stone - Nat in Eli Stone (2008), Gavin in Good Morning, Miami (2002), and Guy in Straight-Jacket (2004).
In season one of The Flash (2014), he and Tom Cavanagh both play Reverse-Flash; he plays Eobard Thawne, while Cavanagh plays Reverse-Flash after he assumes Dr. Wells' identity. The two actors previously played father and son on Eli Stone (2008).
Has played both Ted Kennedy and his father Joe in separate projects.
In an episode of Good Morning, Miami (2002), his character dressed up as The Flash for a Halloween party. Just over ten years later, he was cast in The Flash (2014) as the The Flash's arch-enemy Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash.
He has been noted to bear an uncanny resemblance to the comic book version of The Flash's arch-enemy Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash whom he plays in ''The Flash (2014- )".

Personal Quotes (1)

I got into acting in high school mainly because I wasn't doing anything else and started to hit a few bumps in the road. And there was a conference with my parents who said either you find something to do with your time or we will. And so, I don't know why I thought this was the thing to do, but I went to audition for the school play. And I still remember that experience very clearly, it was Don't Drink the Water, the Woody Allen play.

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