|Born||in Syracuse, New York, USA|
|Birth Name||Matthew J. Gallant|
|Height||5' 7½" (1.71 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Matt Gallant is an Emmy Award-winning television host.
For five seasons, he was the host of the Animal Planet's popular series "The Planet's Funniest Animals," although the show is no longer in production, it regularly airs in repeats and continues to find new audiences in international markets.
Gallant has hosted shows on MTV, ESPN2, G4, NFL Network, Fine Living, ABC, DirecTV to name a few. Matt hosted the ABC's Network prime time hit "American Inventor" . In 2008, Gallant took a sabbatical from TV in hopes of making a difference in the world and began to purse a career as an Interventionist/Therapist, like his brother Paul(PaulGallant.com). Matt spent over two years working as counselor at a dual diagnosis rehab in Venice California. In 2012 Gallant enthusiastically returned to the TV business and Co-Hosted the entertainment show "The List" on the Scripps Network.
With a passion to give back to the community, Gallant was a volunteer for over ten years with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. In 2004 Matt created the fundraiser "Matt Gallant's Bowling for Wishes" that had a successful five year run and raised over 100K for the sick children of Make a Wish. Gallant also has another accomplishment to savor; he was chosen as the Commencement Speaker for the University of Rhode Island's 2004 undergraduate ceremony. In true Gallant fashion his commencement speech was both inspirational and humorous for which he received an honorary Doctorate of the Arts from the University. When not working, Gallant indulges his passion for sports and art. Gallant's skills as sculptor and painter are inherited from his artist father Paul (PaulGallantart.com). Gallant has been sculpting for over 10 years and has showcased his works in galleries in Laguna Beach and Beverly Hills. Matt is also a Certified Life Coach, TV Host consultant, writer and stand up comedian. He is a passionate sports fan as well, with an undying love of the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Boston Bruins.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Gallant