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Overview (3)

Born in Oklahoma, USA
Birth NameMatthew Stephen Tompkins
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Matthew Stephen Tompkins, born in Washington D.C. and raised in Oklahoma City, is an award winning Actor and Indie Filmmaker/Producer with over 45 feature films, 80 TV roles, and over 100 professional plays to his credit to date, and currently makes his home in Dallas, Texas where in 2007 he founded the successful Independent Film Production Company, Wolfclan Productions. Inspired by cinema and literature loving parents, Matthew began writing and directing Super 8 films in his neighborhood by the age of 10, projecting the films on the wall of his childhood home to the delight of his family and friends. An avid athlete, Martial Artist, and outdoor enthusiast, Matthew began studying acting seriously at the University level and after playing leading roles in a variety of plays and traveling around Washington State performing with the Theater Department Improv Group called Players 5, Matthew wrote and directed two of the only student written productions ever produced in the over 100 year history of his alma mater, Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. After graduating with a degree in English Lit and Theater Arts in 1989, he went on to live and work in New York City as an actor and playwright for the Off-Broadway Cooper Square Theater and the Playlab Studio Theater, and audited continuous acting classes with the late Bill Hickey and Uta Hagen at the famed acting conservatory, HB Studios. A move to Dallas in 1991 saw his entrance into early professional TV and Film work with recurring roles on shows like the CBS hit show Walker, Texas Ranger and the Emmy winning PBS Childrens show, Wishbone while being initially represented by one of the first, most beloved, and well known Franchised Talent Agents in the Southwest, the late Peggy Taylor. After Mrs. Taylor's passing, Matthew enjoyed subsequent successful representation for a number of years by the Kim Dawson Talent Agency and the Mary Collins Agency, and steady work on episodic TV (The Gifted, Longmire, Prison Break, In Plain Sight, Chase, The Good Guys, Exposed, The Deep End, Friday Night Lights, Shadow 44, and Pink, among others), made for TV movies, Feature Films, and national commercials followed. Matthew's stage work in some of the leading Theaters in Dallas/Fort Worth won him the Dallas/Ft.Worth Theater Critics Forum Award for Outstanding Actor 7 times between 1993 and 2009 for leading roles like King Henry II in Becket, Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire, Lenny in Of Mice And Men, Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons, Sharkey in The Seafarer, the Title Role in Othello, and the great American author Nelson Algren in Transatlantic Liaison, among many others. Highlights from recent theater work include reprising his role as Nelson Algren in a smash extended Off Broadway run of the New York Times lauded two person play Transatlantic Liaison in 2006 at the famous Harold Clurman Theater, and in 2009 playing Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Regional Tony Award winning Dallas Theater Center. Recent film highlights include a 2013 a turn as one of the key Secret Service Agents in the Tom Hanks/Playtone produced Feature Film, Parkland (opposite Paul Giamati and Billy Bob Thornton), the role of Jesse Garza in the Academy Award nominated film Sicario (opposite Josh Brolin and Emily Blunt), and the upcoming cryptocurrency suspense thriller Crypto (opposite Kurt Russell and Luke Hemsworth). Matthew and Wolfclan Productions, along with producing partner Jon Keeyes and Highland Myst Entertainment, are actively engaged in the production of genre specific Feature Films (American Nightmare, Living and Dying, Fall Down Dead, The Fragility Of Seconds, Radiant, and Killing Down, among others), and have recently delivered the psychological horror thriller films Freaks (Formerly Odd Man Out), Doom Room (formerly Nightmare Box), and The Harrowing to be released worldwide in 2018/2019 by Indican Pictures/Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Summerhill Films, and Film Mode Entertainment/Vertical Entertainment (respectively) and are in the process of launching several new film slates, as well as the Victorian Science Fiction/Steampunk television series The Mechanical Grave, based on the global success of the short film of the same name. Matthew has been married since 2006 to Shauna McLean Tompkins and they are the proud parents of two beautiful children. Matthew is currently represented for all media by Linda McAlister and the Linda McAlister Talent Agency. See less Author: FilmT

- IMDb Mini Biography By: FilmTribe

Spouse (1)

Shauna Mclean (11 November 2006 - present)

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