Matthew MacKendree Lanter (born April 1, 1983) is an American actor and model. He gained fame by playing Liam Court in The CW's teen drama series 90210, a spin-off of the 1990s Fox series Beverly Hills, 90210. He also appeared in films such as Disaster Movie, WarGames: The Dead Code, Sorority Row, Vampires Suck, The Roommate, and Pitch Perfect 3. He is the voice of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. From 2016 to 2018, he starred as Wyatt Logan, a time traveler, in the NBC series Timeless. In 2021, Lanter portrayed George Hutchence in the Netflix superhero series Jupiter's Legacy.
Matthew Mackendree Lanter
April 1, 1983
Massillon, Ohio, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Georgia|
Lanter was born on April 1, 1983 in Massillon, Ohio. His father worked in insurance and his mother was a school secretary. He has one older sister. When Lanter was 8, the family moved to Atlanta, Georgia. Lanter played baseball in his youth and was a batboy with the Atlanta Braves for two seasons. He majored in Business at the University of Georgia.
In 2004, Lanter was a contestant on Bravo's reality show Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model. He did not win the competition. Within a few weeks of moving to Los Angeles, California, Lanter successfully auditioned for the role of Nick on the supernatural teen-drama Fox series Point Pleasant. He had a major recurring role throughout the first and only season of the series. He has since then appeared in television shows such as Grey's Anatomy, 8 Simple Rules, Big Love and Heroes.
In April 2005, he signed on to become a series regular portraying the role of Horace Calloway on ABC's political drama series Commander in Chief, starring Geena Davis and Donald Sutherland. The series premiered on September 27, 2005, ran for one season and was cancelled on June 14, 2006.
In February 2008, he was announced to portray the lead role of Will, in Lionsgate's Parody/Comedy film Disaster Movie. The film is written and directed by directing and screenwriting duo Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer who have previously worked on other Parody films such as Meet The Spartans and Epic Movie. The film spoofs recent disaster films such as Cloverfield. He stars with Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Minnillo and Carmen Electra. The film, which was released on August 29, 2008, was a critical failure. The film grossed over $34 million worldwide and received extremely negative reviews from critics, as well as six nominations at the 29th Golden Raspberry Awards.
In October 2008, he was announced to star in Summit Entertainment's remake of the cult 1983 slasher film The House on Sorority Row. The film stars Briana Evigan, Audrina Patridge, and Rumer Willis. Sorority Row was released on September 11, 2009, to negative reviews.
In 2009, he began a major recurring role on The CW's 90210 portraying the role of Liam Court. In September 2009, he was announced as a series regular for the second season. The series is a sequel to the 1990s teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210. In March 2010, he signed on for another parody project with Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, 20th Century Fox's Vampires Suck. He played Edward Sullen, a spoof of Edward Cullen from the Twilight saga. The film was released on August 18, 2010.
In May 2009, it was announced he had signed on for the role of Jason Webber in Screen Gems' horror film The Roommate. Starring with Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester, filming took place in 2009. The film originally was scheduled for an October 2010 release but was pushed forward to September 17, 2010. However, Screen Gems pushed it to February 4, 2011.
He has worked on two films Liars All and A Chance of Rain. He also voices Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson and Venom in the TV series Ultimate Spider-Man, which premiered on April 1, 2012. He has also signed on to voice the role of Sled in Secret of the Wings, which would be released in October 2012.
On March 5, 2013, Lanter was cast as a co-star in The CW's science fiction drama series Star-Crossed (originally titled Oxygen) opposite Aimee Teegarden. Star-Crossed is about a romance between a human girl (Teegarden) and an alien boy (Lanter) when he and six others of his kind are integrated into a suburban high school 10 years after they landed on Earth and were consigned to an internment camp.
In December 2006, he was announced to voice the role of Anakin Skywalker for the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars which was released on August 15, 2008. The film had box office success earning worldwide $69,182,844. He continued in the role in the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars which premiered on October 3, 2008, on the Cartoon Network. He has also reprised his role in various video games based on the franchise. The series' fourth season premiered in September 2011. Season five premiered on Cartoon Network on September 29, 2012. The Red Carpet Premier for the fifth Season was in Orlando, Florida, during Celebration VI on Friday August 24, 2012, where Lanter along with some of his co-stars Samuel Witwer, James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kane, Daniel Logan and Stephen Stanton as well as supervising director Dave Filoni attended this special event. Lanter returned to voice Anakin when the series was revived for a seventh and final season, which premiered on Disney+ on February 21, 2020.
He is a Christian.
|2004||Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius||Bobby Jones's caddy|
|2008||WarGames: The Dead Code||Will Farmer|
|2008||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Anakin Skywalker (voice)|
|2008||Disaster Movie||Will Clayton|
|2009||Sorority Row||Kyle Tyson|
|2010||Vampires Suck||Edward Sullen|
|2011||The Roommate||Jason Tanner|
|2012||Secret of the Wings||Sled (voice)|
|2015||Justice League: Throne of Atlantis||Arthur Curry / Aquaman (voice)|
|2015||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||Additional voices|
|2016||USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage||Brian "Bama" Smithwick|
|2017||Pitch Perfect 3||Chicago Walp|
|2018||The Death of Superman||Arthur Curry / Aquaman (voice)|
|2020||Justice League Dark: Apokolips War||Arthur Curry / Aquaman (voice)|
|2020||Chasing the Rain||Eric|
|2021||DC Showcase: Blue Beetle||Ted Kord / Blue Beetle||Short film|
|2005||8 Simple Rules||Brendon||Episode: "The After Party"|
|2005||Point Pleasant||Nick||3 episodes|
|2005–2006||Commander in Chief||Horace Calloway||Main role|
|2006||Big Love||Gibson||Episode: "Eviction"|
|2006||Heroes||Brody Mitchum||Recurring role|
|2006||Shark||Eddie Linden||3 episodes|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ryan Lansco||Episode: "Fallen Idols"|
|2007||Monk||Clay Bridges||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Birds and the Bees"|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Adam Singer||Episode: "The Heart of the Matter"|
|2007||Judy's Got a Gun||Isaac Prentice||Television film|
|2008||The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream||Zack Conroy||Television film|
|2008||Life||Patrick Bridger||Episode: "Everything... All the Time"|
|2008||The Oaks||Mike||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2008–2014, 2020||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Anakin Skywalker (voice)||95 episodes; credit is shared with Hayden Christensen for season 7 episode 11 "Shattered"|
|2009–2013||90210||Liam Court||Main role|
|2012||Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated||Baylor Hotner (voice)||3 episodes|
|2012||The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange||Matt the Pear||Episode: "Generic Holiday Special"|
|2012–2017||Ultimate Spider-Man||46 episodes|
|2015||The Astronaut Wives Club||Ed White||3 episodes|
|2015||CSI: Cyber||Tristan Jenkins||Episode: "Corrupted Memory"|
|2016||Star Wars Rebels||Anakin Skywalker (voice)||2 episodes|
|2016–2018||Timeless||Wyatt Logan||Main role|
|2017–2018||Star Wars Forces of Destiny||Anakin Skywalker (voice)||6 episodes|
|2019||Avengers Assemble||Winter Soldier (voice)||Episode: "Vibranium Curtain: Part One"|
|2019||The Mandalorian||New Republic Soldier Davan||Episode: "Chapter 6: The Prisoner"|
|2020||Lego Star Wars Holiday Special||Anakin Skywalker (voice)|
|2021||Jupiter's Legacy||George Hutchence||Main role|
|2008||Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Lightsaber Duels||Anakin Skywalker|
|2008||Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Jedi Alliance||Anakin Skywalker|
|2009||Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes||Anakin Skywalker|||
|2011||Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars||Anakin Skywalker|
|2011||Star Wars: The Old Republic||Darth Sadic / Agent Galen|
|2014||Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes||Venom|||
|2015||Disney Infinity 3.0||Anakin Skywalker / Venom|||
|2016||Lego Marvel's Avengers||Ulysses Klaue|
|2017||Star Wars Battlefront II||Anakin Skywalker|||
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