Matt Johnston

Recent Role:

Host/Security Advisor on It Takes a Thief

Born:

12/6/1976, Odessa, Texas

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  • Biography
  • Matt Johnston is a writer, comic, actor, director, producer and editor. A true jack of all trades, Matt has done it all - from coiling cable and serving sandwiches on set to producing television pilots single handedly.
    After working in the independent film scenes of Austin, San Diego and Los Angeles, Johnston finally hit the national stage in 2005 as host of the home security makeover show, It Takes a Thief.
    After shooting 2 seasons of It Takes a Thief, Matt went on to star in the indie western, Cowboy Smoke. As of 2009, he is shooting and editing a number of documentaries for his own company and others.

    Birth Name:

    Matthew T Johnston

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Odessa, Texas

    Also Known As

    Matthew T Johnston

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Matt Johnston: What I miss most about not being in Texas is the way people treat each other. There's more respect and politeness here.

    • Matt Johnston(About the message of his upcoming film, Cowboy Smoke): Hopefully to see a project like this and your sense of empathy kinda grows and you realize that it's not such a cut and dry issue anymore. I mean there are real people involved and no one person's life is worth any more than anyone else's.

    • Matt Johnston(To fans of ITaT who get the idea to try it for themselves): I'd say, to the adrenaline junkies out there, who want to take things on our show and turn them into ways to beat boredom in their own town, this: you may get your own show from this behavior. It's a one in a billion chance. Most likely, though, you will spend serious time behind bars learning how many cigarettes doing "Bubba's" laundry is worth. Way to think it though.

    • Matt Johnston: (On being referred to as an ex-con on Discovery.com)If I really had a criminal background, I wouldn't be able to work with children. I mean, to even work on the Discovery Channel show there were extensive background checks. To paraphrase Twain, the rumors of my thievery are greatly exaggerated.

    • Matt Johnston (On Hosting It Takes a Thief): I think everybody has a little dark spot in their past that they don't like to talk about. Mine's been made into a national TV show.

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    • Awards that Matt has won include: 2006 "Gold World Medal" in reality TV from the New York Festivals 2006 Best Entertainment Rich Media Online Ad 2007 Telly Award

    • If Matt could live in any other era, he'd pick the late 1800s.

    • Matt's hobbies include standup comedy, video games, cooking and photography.

    • In addition to English, Matt speaks German and Spanish.

    • Matt has a younger brother, Spencer and a younger sister, Jessica.

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