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Matthew R. "Matt" Walton (born August 24, 1973 in Hampton, New Jersey) is an American stage, film, and television actor.

Matt Walton
Matt Walton Montclair Film Festival 2.jpg
Walton at the 2018 Montclair Film Festival
Born
Matthew R. Walton

(1973-08-24) August 24, 1973 (age 46)
Hampton, New Jersey, United States
ResidenceGlen Ridge, New Jersey
OccupationActor
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)Alecia Hurst
Children2

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EducationEdit

Walton attended Boston Conservatory, where he received a degree as a Musical Theater major and a Directing minor. After graduation he returned to New York City and studied with Wynn Handman, Tony Spiridakis, Stephan Jobes and acting coaches Anthony Abeson, Seth Barrish and Bob Krakower.

StageEdit

His most recent stage appearance was starring in the Off-Broadway production of Under My Skin,[1] written by Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser.

His recent performances prior to this included:

Early stage careerEdit

Walton made his New York City debut Off-Broadway starring as Berger in the 30th anniversary production of Hair in 1997, and later reprised the role in Boston[5] and at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, New York.[6]

This performance in Hair led to roles in Off-Broadway premieres, including The Tailor Made Man,[7] The Sweepers,[8] We're All Dead,[9] Rush's Dream, Gorilla Man,[10] and The Framer.[11]

He also played leads in New York and regional revivals of Beirut, Grease,[12] Violet, Boy's Life, A Few Good Men, Proposals, Italian American Reconciliation, and Human Error.

Television and filmEdit

Walton's first television roles were on the soap operas Guiding Light, As the World Turns, and All My Children. Starting in 2009, he played Elijah Clarke on One Life to Live[13] for 18 months.

Walton also played guest roles on Rescue Me, Royal Pains, Cashmere Mafia, The Bronx is Burning, and several episodes of Hallmark Hall of Fame.

Walton has appeared in over two dozen films, including the Coen brothers' Burn After Reading,[14] and independent films, Gigantic,[15] 200 American[16] and Armless.

Walton also played sportscaster Alex Reiser on the Comedy Central show Onion SportsDome, which premiered in January 2011.[17][18]

Walton owns the production company Autumn Sky, which co-produced the movie Montclair,[19] and has several new film and TV projects in development.

Commercial and voice actingEdit

Walton has acted in a number of ad campaigns, notably for Advil Cold and Sinus, Rooms to Go, Lowe's, Barclay's, Speed Stick, Cablevision,[20] Castrol motor oil and Old Navy. He has worked as a voice-over artist in over 100 TV and radio commercials, promos and narrations for The Biography Channel, A&E Network, Bravo, the Travel Channel, Independent Film Channel, and Oxygen. He has also done the narration for a number of audiobooks, including Spider-Man 2, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, and Second Chance.[21]

OnlineEdit

Walton is a regular at CollegeHumor and gained national attention in the "Gangnam Style" parody "Mitt Romney Style".[22]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 200 American Conrad
2006 Flannel Pajamas Dr. Butler Uncredited
2007 Montclair Matt
2007 Holier than Thou Miles Short film
2007 The Agency Mark Marley TV movie
2008 Death in Love Young Father
2008 Burn After Reading Morning Show Host
2008 We Pedal Uphill Anthony
2008 Gigantic Conner Williams
2008 Moonlight and Mistletoe Ben Richards TV movie
2008 Favorite Son Robert Mason
2009 True North Green Short film
2009 Loving Leah Carter TV movie
2009 Sherri Stu
2010 Armless Dr. Richard Phillips
2010 Sim City Mayor Mayor CollegeHumor short film
2011 The Fall of Dyna-Woman Dr. Robert Miller Short film
2011 We Are the 1% Dr. Robert Miller CollegeHumor short film
2012 Mitt Romney Style Mitt Romney CollegeHumor short film
2012 Reunion Paul Short film
2014 Wish You Were Officer Johnson Short film
2014 Beach Pillows City Dad
2014 Charlie Dr. Phillips Short film
2014 The Sisterhood of Night Reporter
2014 Saint Janet Scott
2014 Hardbat Jeff Short film
2015 Born Kyle Short film
2015 Stuck Jonathan Short film
2015 Trouble Larry Melman
2015 Cry Baby Cry Short film
2016 Money Monster An Anchorman
2016 The Purge: Election Year Reporter #1
2017 The Misogynists Grant
2018 The Downside Larry Melman Short film
2018 How to Train Your Husband or (How to Pick Your Second Husband First) Jack

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jack Episode: "Starved"
2006 All My Children Terry 'T' McDermott 6 episodes
2007 The Bronx Is Burning Jim McMullen 2 episodes
2007-2010 One Life to Live Elijah Clark/Elijah Kent 138 episodes
2008 Cashmere Mafia Mike Episode: "Conference Call"
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Det. Peary Episode: "Please Note We Are No Longer Accepting Letters of Recommendation from Henry Kissinger"
2008 Guiding Light Dalton Reid 2 episodes
2008 Law & Order Trooper Thomas Volchek Episode: "Knock Off"
2009 Rescue Me Harris Episode: "Perspective"
2010 Royal Pains Dennis "DB" Brown Episode: "Mano a Mano"
2011 Onion SportsDome Alex Reiser Series regular
10 episodes
2011 Jake and Amir CollegeHumor CEO Alan Avery Episode: "Jake and Amir: Fired"
2012 Blue Bloods Kevin Schmidt Episode: "The Uniform"
2012 Jest Originals[23] Mitt Romney 2 episodes
2012 Made in Jersey Stiles Episode: "Payday"
2013 Think Tank Brimage 5 episodes
2014 Drop Dead Diva Breakers' Attorney Episode: "Cheers & Jeers"
2014 Person of Interest Maybank Episode: "Beta"
2015 Devious Maids Mr. Atwood Episode: "Cries and Whispers"
2014 The Mysteries of Laura Reporter Store Episode: "The Mystery of the Sex Scandal"
2015 Limitless Jeffrey Vachs Episode: "The Legend of Marcos Ramos"
2016 Youthful Daze Drew's Dad, Luke Castle 78 episodes
2016 The Good Wife Ian Gillan Episode: "Targets"
2016 Notorious Darin Mills 6 episodes
2017 The Blacklist: Redemption Gable Lang Episode: "Hostages"

VideogamesEdit

Year Title Role
2002 Asheron's Call 2
2003 Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Policeman, Cleaner, Commando
2003 Manhunt Swat 2
2007 Manhunt 2 The Watchdogs member
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV The Crowd of Liberty City
2018 Red Dead Redemption 2 Albert Mason

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Under My Skin".
  2. ^ "Parfumerie: Theater Review".
  3. ^ "Adultery as Aperitif, Served by 6 Amateurs and a Pro". The New York Times. 3 July 2013.
  4. ^ "What's a Cad to Do With Three Fiancées?". The New York Times. 29 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Theatre Mirror Reviews - "Hair!"".
  6. ^ "More Than Three Decades Later, 'Hair' Still Lets the Sunshine In". The New York Times. 26 August 2001.
  7. ^ "A CurtainUp Review, The Tailor-Made Man".
  8. ^ "Talkin' Broadway Off-Broadway - The Sweepers - 4/2/02".
  9. ^ "Big Names Go Musical (What Rhymes With Oedipus?)". The New York Times. 25 November 2003.
  10. ^ Smith, Kerrie. "Gorilla Man: Puberty Can Be So Unkind".
  11. ^ "The Framer".
  12. ^ "Grease (Casa Mañana Production, 2000) - Ovrtur".
  13. ^ Gore, Scotty (11 June 2009). "Walton Becomes 'One Life's' Newest Leading Man".
  14. ^ "Burn After Reading". 12 September 2008 – via IMDb.
  15. ^ "Gigantic". 19 June 2009 – via IMDb.
  16. ^ "200 American". 10 August 2003 – via IMDb.
  17. ^ O'Brien, Walter (December 25, 2010). "Matt Walton, a New Jersey native, to co-host Comedy Central Onion sports show". Courier News. Bridgewater Township, NJ. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  18. ^ Pierce, Scott D. (January 6, 2011). "'The Onion SportsDome' skewers 'SportsCenter'". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  19. ^ "Montclair". 26 April 2007 – via IMDb.
  20. ^ "CABLEVISION - Optimum Montage".
  21. ^ "Matt Walton narrated audio books at Simply Audiobooks - Simply Audiobooks".
  22. ^ CollegeHumor (8 October 2012). "Mitt Romney Style (Gangnam Style Parody)" – via YouTube.
  23. ^ Jest Originals

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