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Matthew Charles Czuchry (/ˈzkri/; born May 20, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for roles such as that of Logan Huntzberger on The WB television series Gilmore Girls (2005–07), Cary Agos on the CBS television drama The Good Wife (2009–16), and currently as Dr. Conrad Hawkins, the title character, on the Fox medical drama series The Resident (2018-present).

Matt Czuchry
Matt Czuchry at 2015 PaleyFest.jpg
Czuchry at the PaleyFest 2015 panel for The Good Wife
Born Matthew Charles Czuchry
(1977-05-20) May 20, 1977 (age 41)
Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.
Alma mater College of Charleston (B.A.)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

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Early lifeEdit

Czuchry was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, and grew up in Johnson City, Tennessee.[1] His father, Andrew Czuchry, is a professor at East Tennessee State University, and his mother, Sandra, is a homemaker.[1] He is of Ukrainian descent on his father's side.[2] He has two brothers and a sister.[1]

He graduated from Science Hill High School in 1995.[1] Czuchry graduated with honors in 1999 from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science.[1] He won the Mr College of Charleston pageant in 1998.[1] Czuchry attended college on a tennis scholarship, captained the men's tennis team, and was an NCAA ranked player in the Southern Conference. On the April 29, 2016, episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he said that before becoming an actor he took the Law School Admission Test and did poorly.[3]

CareerEdit

Television rolesEdit

 
Czuchry at a 2011 Peabody Award ceremony

Czuchry took one theater class in college, and his professor encouraged him to change his major to drama.[1] It was during his first role on The WB's Young Americans that he met Kate Bosworth, whom he dated from 2000 to 2002.[4] He also did guest spots on Freaks and Geeks, 7th Heaven, The Practice, Veronica Mars and Friday Night Lights. After recurring on the CBS television drama Hack and starring in the UPN pilot Jake 2.0, Czuchry received his breakthrough role as Logan Huntzberger on the television series Gilmore Girls in 2004. His role was initially recurring during the series' fifth season before being upgraded to a series regular during the sixth season.

From 2009-16, Czuchry portrayed lawyer Cary Agos on the CBS drama The Good Wife.[5] He also reprised his role as Logan Huntzberger on Netflix's reunion miniseries, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016).[6]

Czuchry currently stars in Fox's hit medical drama series The Resident, which premiered on January 21, 2018.[7] He plays the title character, Dr. Conrad Hawkins, who is constantly butting heads with his superiors in rank - attending physicians - as well as hospital bureaucrats at Atlanta's fictional Chastain Park Memorial Hospital in an effort to be an advocate for his patients instead of always looking out for the hospital's plush bottom line. The series was renewed for a second season on May 7, 2018, with the spring 2017 midseason replacement now promoted to Fox's autumn 2018-19 schedule, paired with its other successful spring replacement, 9-1-1.

FilmsEdit

He appeared in the movies Eight Legged Freaks and Slap Her... She's French. Czuchry played the lead role in the film adaptation of Tucker Max's I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.[8]

TheaterEdit

From September 11 to October 28, 2007, Czuchry performed in Wendy Wasserstein's play Third opposite Christine Lahti at the Geffen Playhouse.[9]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Slap Her... She's French Kyle Fuller
2002 Eight Legged Freaks Bret
2002 A Midsummer Night's Rave Evan
2002 Swimming Upstream Morris Bird III
2004 Em & Me Chase
2006 Hooked Scotty Short film
2009 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Tucker Max

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Freaks and Geeks Teenage Guy #1 Episode: "We've Got Spirit"
2000 Opposite Sex Kurt Episode: "The Field Trip Episode"
2000 Young Americans Sean McGrail 5 episodes
2002 The Practice Skip Hyman Episode: "Fire Proof"
2002 7th Heaven Carl Episode: "A Cry for Help"
2003 Jake 2.0 Darin Metcalf Episode: "The Tech"
2003–04 Hack Jamie Farrel Recurring role; 12 episodes
2004–07 Gilmore Girls Logan Huntzberger Main role
2005 Dark Shadows Willie Loomis Unsold TV pilot
2006 Justice League Brainiac 5 (voice) Episode: "Far From Home"
2006 Veronica Mars Charlie Stone Episode: "Charlie Don't Surf"
2007 Gravity Ray TV film
2008 Friday Night Lights Chris Kennedy 4 episodes
2009–16 The Good Wife Cary Agos Main role
2010 The 19th Wife Jordan TV film
2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Logan Huntzberger TV miniseries; 4 episodes
2018-present The Resident Dr. Conrad Hawkins Main role

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Matt Czuchry". buddyTV. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ Yuan, Jada (February 8, 2011). "The Good Wife's Matt Czuchry on Cary's Sex Life and How to Pronounce His Last Name". nymag.com. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ "'The Good Wife' Cast Wasn't Drinking The Whole Time". CBS.com. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. April 29, 2016. Retrieved June 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kate Bosworth Biography". People. Retrieved May 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ Ratledge, Ingela (May 3, 2011). "A Day Out with the Good Wife's Matt Czuchry". tvguide.com. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ Cusumano, Katherine (February 4, 2016). "'Gilmore Girls' Star Matt Czuchry Joins Revival Series, Which Is Huge News For Rory/Logan 'Shippers". Bustle. Retrieved March 3, 2017. 
  7. ^ Pederson, Erik (November 21, 2017). "'LA To Vegas' & 'The Resident' Get Premiere Dates On Fox". Deadline. Retrieved February 2, 2018. 
  8. ^ Three In Can for "Beer In Hell"
  9. ^ Hernandez, Ernio (September 19, 2007). "Wasserstein's Third, with Christine Lahti, Opens in L.A. Sept. 19". Playbill.com. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 

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