Mathew St. Patrick is an active member of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
In 2002, St. Patrick won the National Leadership Award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
In the years 1998 and 1999, Mathew was nominated for an Image Award by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Once, Mathew was told by a casting agent that with his physical features he could only expect to be cast as a criminal.
In Los Angeles, while Mathew was looking for an acting job, he had to work as a bartender and as a personal trainer.
In 1994, Mathew moved to Los Angeles looking for an opportunity to make it as an actor.
In Chicago, St. Patrick had to work as a carpenter, weight trainer, and Coca-Cola salesman.
In 1987, St. Patrick went to Chicago, looking for a career in sports or in the fashion world.
When Mathew was a child, he was beaten up regularly in his neighborhood, just because he wasn't involved with local gangs.
Mathew didn't read well when he was at school, his geography teacher criticized him for it, but he took this opportunity to get better and prove him wrong.
Mathew's great-grandmother called him his favorite great-grandchild.
Mathew's favorite childhood games were tackle football and stick-ball.
When St. Patrick was nine years old, he started working with his father in different kind of jobs, like selling hot dogs from vending carts.
Matthew has a son named Tommy.