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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 26 June 1970Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA

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 Letscher (? - present) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

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, 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 Daniel's play The Tropic Pickle in the second season of Daniel's Purple Rose Theater Company. Ron Maxwall saw the production during preproduction on Gettysburg 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 advise 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 and starred in SuperSucker (which Daniels also wrote/directed). In addition, Letscher returned to The Purple Rose Theater to star in the world premiere of Landford 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, Ted Kennedy in Women of Camelot, Larry King in When Billie Beat Bobby, and defense attorney Paul Ford in The Devil's Knot.
Had never been on a horse before being cast in The Mask of Zorro.
Has played three characters with the last name Stone - Nat in Eli Stone, Gavin in Good Morning Miami, and Guy in Straight-Jacket.

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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