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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 some major released films, such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Disaster Movie, WarGames: The Dead Code, Sorority Row, Vampires Suck and The Roommate. 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.

Matt Lanter
Matt Lanter March 18, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Lanter in March 2014
Born
Matthew Mackendree Lanter

(1983-04-01) April 1, 1983 (age 36)
Alma materUniversity of Georgia
Occupation
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)
Angela Stacy (m. 2013)
Children1

Contents

CareerEdit

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 2008, he took on the lead role as Zach Conroy in The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream, with Francia Raisa.

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.

 
Lanter at the Star Wars Weekends in June 2009

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.[1] He also voices Harry Osborn, Flash Thompson and Venom in the TV series Ultimate Spider-Man,[1] which premiered on April 1, 2012. He has also signed on to voice the role of Sled in Secret of the Wings, which will 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.[2][3] 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.[4]

In 2016, Lanter began playing the role of Wyatt Logan in the NBC series Timeless. Its second season was broadcast in early 2018, but the series was not renewed by NBC.

On February 11, 2019, it was announced that Lanter was cast as George Hutchence in the upcoming Netflix superhero series, Jupiter's Legacy.[5]

Star WarsEdit

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. He is set to reprise the role for the seventh season of The Clone Wars.

Personal lifeEdit

Lanter was born in Massillon, Ohio, and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1991 at age eight. He majored in Business at the University of Georgia.[6] On June 14, 2013, he married his longtime girlfriend, Angela Stacy. The two had been in a relationship since 2009.[7][8] They welcomed their first child, daughter MacKenlee Faire Lanter, on December 30, 2017.[9]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Notes
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)
2013 Liars All Mike
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
2018 The Death of Superman Arthur Curry / Aquaman (voice)
2018 Chasing the Rain Eric In post-production

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Manhunt Himself Contestant
2005 8 Simple Rules Brendon Episode: "The After Party"
2005 Point Pleasant Nick 3 episodes
2005–2006 Commander in Chief Horace Calloway
2006 Big Love Gibson Episode: "Eviction"
2006 Heroes Brody Mitchum 5 episodes
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"
2008 The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream Zack Conroy Television film
2008–2014, 2019 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker (voice)
2008 Life Patrick Bridger Episode: "Everything... All the Time"
2009–2013 90210 Liam Court
2012–2017 Ultimate Spider-Man Harry Osborn / Patrioteer, Flash Thompson / Agent Venom, Venom, Klaw, Anti-Venom (voices)
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"
2014 Star-Crossed Roman
2015 The Astronaut Wives Club Ed White 3 episodes
2015 CSI: Cyber Tristan Jenkins Episode: "Corrupted Memory"
2016, 2018 Star Wars Rebels Anakin Skywalker (voice) 3 episodes
2016–2018 Timeless Wyatt Logan
2017–2018 Star Wars Forces of Destiny Anakin Skywalker (voice) 3 episodes
TBA Jupiter's Legacy George Hutchence

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Voice role Notes Ref.
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 [10]
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 Eddie Brock / Venom [11]
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Anakin Skywalker, Venom [12]
2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers Ulysses Klaue
2018 Star Wars: Battlefront II Anakin Skywalker [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Star of TV show 90210 Matt Lanter reveals all". heatworld.com. April 18, 2012. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  2. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 5, 2013). "'90210's' Matt Lanter to Co-Star in CW's 'Oxygen'". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  3. ^ Nededog, Jethro (May 14, 2013). "Matt Lanter Says Goodbye to '90210,' Hello 'Star-Crossed'". Yahoo! TV. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  4. ^ "IMDbPro". Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise; Nellie, Andreeva (February 11, 2019). "'Jupiter's Legacy': Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels & Matt Lanter Among 7 Cast In Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  6. ^ Dan Kane. "Dan Kane: Local native Matt Lanter stars in 'Vampires Suck'". The Repository. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Sorry ladies! 90210 hunk Matt Lanter gets engaged to his long-term lover on romantic Paris trip". Daily Mail. London.
  8. ^ "Matt Lanter Marries Angela Stacy!". usmagazine.com. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Matt Lanter and Wife Angela Welcome Daughter MacKenlee Faire". People. January 5, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  10. ^ Krome Studios (October 6, 2009). Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes. LucasArts. Scene: Closing credits, 2:30 in, Voice Talent.
  11. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes. Scene: Closing credits, 2:55 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
  12. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:29 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
  13. ^ Fiduccia, Christopher (18 October 2018). "Star Wars: The Clone Wars Voice Actors Returning for Battlefront II Content". ScreenRant. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

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