Matt McColm

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

Matt McColm
Matthew McColm

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


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.



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  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". 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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