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Matthew Steven Schulze
July 3, 1972
Schulze was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up in St. Louis and has spent a good deal of time in the rough neighborhoods of East St. Louis. At age 16, he moved to Atlanta, where he had studied guitar at the prestigious Atlanta Institute of Music.
He moved back to St. Louis at age 17 and taught guitar for a year. He moved to Los Angeles in 1992 to be a studio musician, but ended up doing both modeling and acting.
Schulze made his big screen debut in 1998's action film Blade, as the character Crease. He was also in an episode of Charmed, titled "Dream Sorcerer", in which he went into the dreams of women and killed them. In 1999, Schulze was cast in a leading role in Woody Keith's film Dementia (1999 film). His next film was the teen comedy Boys and Girls, where he had a small role as Paul. In 2001, he starred in Downward Angel. The same year he also appeared in The Fast and the Furious. Schulze returned in Blade II playing Bloodpack vampire assassin Chupa, and in the same year Schulze was cast as another villain in The Transporter. In 2004, he appeared in Torque.
Since then he has appeared in films including The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, Seven Mummies, and Final Move. He has also appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He appeared in two films in 2007: The Flock and Mr. Brooks. In 2008, Schulze wrote, directed, and starred in the web series film The Acquirer (Episode 1). The film was shot on location in Paris, France, and was filmed entirely in high definition. Schulze stars opposite Tom Sizemore as Lucien, an international jewellery thief. He returned for the fifth installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise, Fast Five, reprising his role as Vince.
|1999||Dementia (1999 film)||Sonny|
|2000||Boys and Girls||Paul|
|2001||Downward Angel||John Hunter|
|2001||The Fast and the Furious||Vince|
|2002||The Transporter||Darren "Wall Street" Bettencourt|
|2002||The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things||Kenny|
|2004||Out of Reach||Faisal|
|2006||Final Move||Dan Marlowe|
|1998||Pacific Blue||Keith Ritter||Episode: "Damaged Goods"|
|1998||Charmed||Whitaker Berman||Episode: "Dream Sorcerer"|
|1998||7th Heaven||Sam||Episode: "Let's Talk About Sex"|
|2005||CSI: Miami||Eddie Davids||Episode: "Shootout"|
|2005||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Kevin Rogers||Episode: "Blood"|
|2007||Weeds||Biker||Episode: "Release the Hounds"|
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- "Not So Fast, Not So Furious: This Action Star is Now a Doting Dad (EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS)". Celebuzz. 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
- Fast Five (2011). IMDb.com