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Matthew Clayton Long (born May 18, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in the television series Jack & Bobby (2004–2005), and the films Ghost Rider (2007) and Sydney White (2007).

Matt Long
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Long in 2011
Matthew Clayton Long

(1980-05-18) May 18, 1980 (age 39)
Years active2001–present
Lora Chaffins (m. 2005)

Life and careerEdit

Long was born in Winchester, Kentucky, to an insurance salesman father and an assistant teacher mother.[1] He has one younger sibling, Zach. He attended Western Kentucky University[2] where he met his wife, Lora Chaffins. He was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After graduation, Long moved to New York City, where he worked as an actor throughout various theaters. In 2004 he was cast as lead on the critically acclaimed but short-lived The WB drama series Jack & Bobby, and later starred in several TV pilots and appeared in movies, including Ghost Rider and Sydney White.

Long played the lead role in short-lived ABC drama series The Deep End in 2010.[2] He also had recurring role of AMC drama series Mad Men as Joey Baird, and in 2012 was cast in ABC pilot Gilded Lillys created and produced by Shonda Rhimes.[3] Rhimes later cast him in her medical drama Private Practice in recurring role as Dr. James Peterson.[4] In 2013, Long was cast as a lead in another ABC drama series, Lucky 7.[5][6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Greatest Adventure of My Life Private Smith
2006 Deceit Dave Ford TV Movie
2007 Ghost Rider Young Johnny Blaze
2007 Sydney White Tyler Prince
2008 Reflections Nathan
2009 Homecoming Mike Donaldson
2015 Woodshed Isaac Short
2018 Christmas Joy Ben Andrews TV Movie


Year Title Role Notes
2004–05 Jack & Bobby Jack McCallister Main role
Nominated – Prism Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series
2006 Secrets of a Small Town Chad Wilson TV pilot
2010 The Deep End Dylan Hewitt Main role
2010 Mad Men Joey Baird Recurring role
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2011 Love Bites Matt "Keep on Truckin'", "Sky High", "Modern Plagues"
2011 17th Precinct Jimmy Travers TV pilot
2012 Gilded Lilys John Kidd TV pilot
2012 The Newsroom Brad "The 112th Congress"
2012–13 Private Practice Dr. James Peterson Recurring role
2013 Lucky 7 Matt Korzak Main role
2015 Helix Dr. Kyle Sommers Main role
2017 Graves Jesse Enright[8] Supporting role
2018 Timeless Ryan Millerson Guest role
2019 Manifest Zeke Landon Guest role


  1. ^ "Jack & Bobby's Matt Long & Logan Lerman – Logan Lerman, Matt Long". Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  2. ^ a b "Matt Long Biography". Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  3. ^ Lacey Rose (February 24, 2012). "Shonda Rhimes' 'Gilded Lilys' Fills Out Cast With 'Mad Men,' 'Homeland' Actors". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "'Private Practice' adds Matt Long for season six – US TV News". Digital Spy. 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  5. ^ Masters, Megan (2013-03-31). "Lucky 7 Pilot – ABC Casts Private Practice's Matt Long". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  6. ^ "Lucky 7 Review: Why the New Drama Is a Risk for ABC | E! Online UK". 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  7. ^ Pehanick, Maggie (2012-03-13). "Lucky 7 TV Show Info". Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (June 13, 2017). "'Graves': Matt Long & Lauren Weedman Join Season 2 Of Epix Series". Deadline. Retrieved June 13, 2017.

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