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.
Matt's favorite bands include Nirvana, The Breeders, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Aerosmith and AC/DC. Matt's favorite film is Pulp Fiction. Matt's favorite directors include Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino, John Hughes and Takashi Miike.
Matt is the owner/operator of the production company, Trigger Entertainment.
Matt is 5'11"
Prior to working on It Takes a Thief, Matt was a substitute teacher.
Matt was an Oklahoma State Champion track runner in high school and went on to run at The University of Central Oklahoma.
Matt's middle name is 'T' with no period. It doesn't stand for anything.
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.