Matt was raised in Guilford, Connecticut and has a younger sister Becki who is also an actress. He graduated from Vassar College with a degree in Drama. His first TV role was playing Alan the Blind Football Player on Comedy Central's "Strangers with Candy".
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She considers the Nintendo Mario as his hero.
He is very fond of sleeping and eating.
He likes using computers and air guitars.
He studied theater at the Eugene O'Neill Center in Waterford, Connecticut.
He loves photography and web designing.
He had his picture in "Details" (USA) August 2004, pg. 102, "New York Scenesters".
He performed in the play "The Perpetual Patient" at the Performance Works in New York City in 2000, starring Anna Thompson, Lesli Lyles and David Thornton, directed by Billy Hopkins.
In 2006, he did a national Volkswagon commercial with Peter Stormare.
In December 2006, he played the role of Ben in "Seascape with Sharks and Dancer" at Where Eagles Dare Theatre, New York City.
He made his film debut in the film "Dahmer" in 2002.
His television debut was a role as the blind football player in a memorable episode of Comedy Central's cult hit "Strangers with Candy" in 1999.
In January 2006, he lived in Los Angeles before he moved to New York in November.
He was voted "Class Actor" in high school.
His first professional acting job was performing in a local dinner theater production of "Sound of Music" when he was 14.
He won the Connecticut and New England drama festival awards for his performance as Hank in a high school production of "Marvin's Room."
He won a pick-up truck at age 13 at the Ice Capades.
He took four years of singing lessons because he originally wanted to be a professional singer.
He is 1.74 metres tall.
He is right-handed.
His mother is a national award-winning artist.
His sister is actress Becki Newton.