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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 April 1981Waco, Texas, USA
Nickname The Boogie Man
Height 6' 5½" (1.97 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Matt was born in Waco, Texas, and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he found himself getting in trouble frequently throughout his early years. After dozens of fights, multiple arrests, one stint in state prison, a high speed chase that led to his friend being shot and the subsequent murder trial, Matt broke free of that lifestyle and found himself gravitating towards a career as an actor/filmmaker. This interest began when his older sister, an actress, introduced him to the world of acting by getting him his first professional role on stage in Shakespeare's, "As you Like It" at age 17. By age 23, this 6'5" unflinching exhibitionist took to Hollywood armed only with a unique look, a Mensa card, and an unyielding resolve. After a few years on an inflatable bed in the living room of a Korea Town apartment, Matt received a degree in theater from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, spent a year as a member of their theater company (2006), and objectively joined the rank and file of starving artists shortly thereafter. Matt supported his early years by working with autistic children, a position that he still regularly volunteers in. He can now be found in many films, television shows, and video games, with his appearances in Jonah Hex and No Ordinary Family having garnered him the most attention so far. Matt can be seen next in John Carter (2012), in which Willem Dafoe plays Tars Tarkas, a famous literary character that Matt originated for the screen in Princess of Mars (2009).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Theodore Geisel

Trade Mark (3)

Bad guys with beards
Geniuses and other eccentrics
Creature performer

Trivia (6)

365 days after Matt was released from prison, he and a friend were assaulted via 'road rage' by a man brandishing a gun. Though they tried to get away, reaching speeds of over 100 mph, it ended with Matt's friend being shot in the head and killed.
Worked as a high rise window washer and was known to free climb the buildings he had access to.
Ran Tough Mudder dressed as Abe Lincoln.
Matt rowed a boat from Monterey, CA to Oahu, HI over the summer of 2014 in 57 days 5 hours 45 minutes. Matt shares the world record with his 3 crew mates for the first ever mixed sex team of 4 to row across the Pacific ocean unsupported.
Has a mini Australian Shepherd named Olive which is short for "Olivia Stormborn Wylde".
Is a mix of German, Irish, Latvian, Cherokee and Choctaw ancestry.

Personal Quotes (2)

Think three steps out.
Sharpen your knife.

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