Matt McColm

Matt McColm (born January 31, 1965) is an American actor and stuntman, and former model.

Matt McColm
Born
Matthew McColm

(1965-01-31) January 31, 1965 (age 55)
Occupationactor, stuntman, model
Years active1979–2016

BiographyEdit

Born in 1965,[1] he has a twin brother named Mark. His family comes from Santa Barbara.[2] He attended Bishop Garcia Diego High School.

He has modeled for Ralph Lauren, Gianni Versace and Calvin Klein early in his career.[2] In the 1990s he was one of the top male models.[3] As an actor, he is best known for portraying Johnny Domino, the lead character in the 1997–1999 television series Night Man,[4] and Agent Thompson, the assassin who kills Trinity at the climax of The Matrix Reloaded (2003). He also appeared as Vick Chamberlain, a T-888 Terminator in the television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008). McColm also portrayed the henchman of Jason Statham in the 2004 film Cellular.[5]

McColm has a black belt in Kenpo Karate,[6][4][2] and was known for his muscular physique. He served as Arnold Schwarzenegger's body double in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).[2] Often playing macho-type characters, he starred in multiple low-budget action films during the 90s, the first one being Red Scorpion 2 (1994)—a sequel to the Dolph Lundgren vehicle.[4] In a movie, which is largely unrelated to the first installment, McColm appears as a leading hero Nick Stone, an agent of the National Security Agency. The actor's next entry in the action genre came with the 1996 movie Subterfuge, co-starring Jason Gould (as Alfie Slade) and Richard Brake. McColm portrayed Jonathan Slade, a retired military hero carrying out a secret task for the Central Intelligence Agency. The movie was called "a medicore spy-thriller,"[7] but its cast received some praise. Writing for Ultimate Action Movies, Andrew Babcock opined that McColm "had the it factor," and "gave a very likable performance."[6] He concluded that "McColm simply knows action" and is "an underrated performer."[6] An editor from Comeuppance Reviews stated that "McColm is a far better central hero than, say, Frank Zagarino, and his meatheadiness contrasts well with his brother in classic ‘odd couple’ fashion."[8]

He was named "the new action star of the 90s" by the International Producers' Association (IPA).[9] Robert W. Welkos of Los Angeles Times declared that McColm might be "Hollywood's next generation action star," following in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.[10] In 1997 he appeared in the lead role in the Jack Gill-directed film The Protector. Portraying Kenneth James Conway, an ex-commando and a private detective,[11] he had a chance to impress the audiences with both his martial arts skills and a perfect musculature.[11][4][12] In a review for The Unknown Movies McColm's role was summarized positively: "He looks good, shows that he knows a fair bit about martial arts, and he does seem to be putting some effort in his performance."[11] Another favorable commentary was written by Action-Flix: McColm was believed to be "totally charismatic in the hero role," and his physical expression was compared to that of an "80s jock."[4] Likewise, the performance was praised by a cinema-related website Dammaged Goods: "Stunt performer turned leading man Matt McColm plays Conway with rogue charm while flexing his muscles and martial arts prowess. Ruggedly handsome, McColm doesn't take things too seriously and is a likeable enough hero."[12]

In Acts of Betrayal (1997) McColm appears as Lance Cooper, a FBI agent who must protect a damsel in distress.[13] The same year he also starred in a low-budget action movie Fight and Revenge, which is believed to be lost nowadays.[4] He played the lead character, Sergeant John Trenton, an American commando, captured and tortured for information during his mission.[14][5] In 1999 the actor filmed his scenes for the Clint Eastwood-directed adventure drama Space Cowboys. He portrayed the U.S. Air Force navigator named "Tank" Sullivan as a young man, while James Garner played his older self.[15] The movie was released in August 2000 to positive critical reception.[16]

He was set to star as a lead in a Jack Abramoff-produced, 25 million dollars-costing action–adventure movie called An Act of Courage. It was supposed to be filmed in Malaysia in 1992.[2][9]

His twin brother Mark did stand-in for him in several television and movie shows. McColm's stunt performer credits include Cyborg (1989), Pearl Harbor (2001), Argo (2012), The Wolverine (2013), and about seventy five other titles.

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Мэтт МакКольм". KinoPoisk. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Movie-type who shuns partying". New Straits Times. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  3. ^ "Hunk History – Matt McColm for Chaps". VGL Men. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "ACTION REWIND: Matt McColm Delivers the Fisticuffs and Firepower in the 90's Actin Gem BODY ARMOR!". Action-Flix. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Matt McColm: American actor – Biography and Life". People Pill. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "MATT MCCOLM IN THE CANNON FILMS-WORTHY 'SUBTERFUGE' (1996)". Ultimate Action Movies. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  7. ^ "Subterfuge (1996)". Cranked on Cinema. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  8. ^ "Comeuppance Reviews: Subterfuge (1996)". Comeuppance Reviews. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Giant leap to stardom". New Sunday Times. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  10. ^ "MOVIE TRENDS / What's happened to all the shoot-'em-up films? Who's the next Sly or Jean-Claude?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  11. ^ a b c "Body Armor – The Unknown Movies". The Unknown Movies. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  12. ^ a b "Crappy + Action Movie = Craption! Body Armor". Dammaged Goods. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  13. ^ "Movie Review – Acts of Betrayal (1997)". Mystery File. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  14. ^ "Fight and Revenge (1997) – IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  15. ^ "Meet the Cast of Space Cowboys". SpaceCowboys.net. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  16. ^ "Space Cowboys (2000)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  17. ^ "Matt McColm". Aveleyman. Retrieved March 22, 2020.

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