Matt Lauria

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Detective Caleb Evers on The Chicago Code

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  • Matt Lauria studied Drama at the University of North Carolina School of The Arts. He appeared in school productions, then pursued a career on the stage. He first appeared on television in an episode of 30 Rock. He was later cast in the short-lived television series The Lipstick Jungle. But his most popular role was that of football player, Luke Cafferty, beginning in the fourth season of Friday Night Lights. He can now be seen in the new Fox drama, The Chicago Code.

    Birth Name:

    Matthew Lauria

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Unknown

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    • (When asked what inspires him) Lauria: First and foremost, my wife really inspires me. Second of all, I think people who are loving and purely selfless...are really inspiring.

    • (Speaking of his then up-coming role in Burn Notice) Lauria: [My character] is really integrally involved in the case every step of the way. Instead of just coming to the team and asking for help, he ends up insisting that he be involved in the process of solving it.

    • (Speaking of Austin, Texas.) Lauria: I will own a house in Austin before I'm done. It's so cool...It's got the best damn ice cream in the world–Amy's Ice Cream. Such delectable dishes as sweet potato flavored ice cream; it has pralines, marshmallows and sweet potato in it. Blueberry muffin.

    • (Of his Friday Night Lights character, Luke Cafferty) Lauria: I always felt a closeness to Luke ever since he got kicked off the team. I just kind of related to him somehow. I'm not a football player, but I just knew where his heart was and how that disappointment felt.

    • (Of having to handcuff people on The Chicago Code) Lauria: The cuffing is really hard! Every time I screw it up -- the shirt gets stuck in there or something.

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    • As the series finale of Friday Night Lights and the pilot episode of The Chicago Code were both filmed in April 2010, Lauria had to keep travelling back and forth between Chicago, Illinois and Austin, Texas.

    • Lauria initially had difficulty handcuffing people for his role in The Chicago Code, often getting their shirt caught in the restraints. He eventually mastered the technique after working on it over the course of several episodes, and with the help of Detective John Folino from the Chicago P.D.

    • Matt starred in An Upset, a one-act, two-man play written by David Auburn. The play was one of five short works performed as part of Marathon 2008, Series A, which ran from May 9 - May 31, 2008 at Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City.

    • Matt is a 2007 graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Drama.