Matthew William Lawrence (born February 11, 1980) is an American actor and singer known for his roles in Mrs. Doubtfire and Boy Meets World. Lawrence also starred in the series Brotherly Love with his real-life brothers Joey and Andrew.
Lawrence in May 2007
Matthew William Lawrence
February 11, 1980
Cheryl Burke (m. 2019)
|Family||Andrew Lawrence (brother)|
Joey Lawrence (brother)
Lawrence was born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania, the son of Donna Lynn (née Shaw), a personnel manager, and Joseph Lawrence, Sr., an insurance broker. His family's surname was changed to Lawrence from Mignogna before he was born. He is of half Italian, English and Scottish descent. He is the middle-born of three boys; with two brothers, Joey Lawrence and Andy, both of whom are also actors. Lawrence attended classes at Abington Friends School.
Lawrence began acting in the mid-1980s, his first role being that of Danny Carrington in Dynasty. He studied acting at HB Studio in New York City. He continued as a child actor through the early 1990s, appearing in many television and feature film roles, including the 1993 Robin Williams comedy Mrs. Doubtfire and the mid-1990s television series Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad. In addition, he maintained starring roles in Brotherly Love, which starred his real life brothers, and Boy Meets World in which he played Jack Hunter. Lawrence also appeared alongside Rob Schneider in The Hot Chick.
Lawrence's singing debut was in 1986, when he and Joey performed at the 1986 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Matt sang at the 1991 Macy's Parade as well.) Other musical Matt rarities can be found on two Gimme A Break episodes (Nell's Secret Admirer; Johnny B. Goode & The Window; Part 1; Rock & Roll Music), two Brotherly Love episodes (A Roman Holiday; Silent Night, Art Attack; Pigeon On Your Car) and his last musical moment on Boy Meets World (As Time Goes By; This Dame). Except for Silent Night and This Dame, Matt also played guitar on the remaining three.
In 2017 Matt started a band with Joey and Andy called Still Three. They released their debut single "Lose Myself".
He was previously engaged to Heidi Mueller from 2004 to 2006. He began dating professional dancer Cheryl Burke in February 2017. They became engaged on May 3, 2018. On May 23, 2019, he married Burke in San Diego, California.
|1987||Planes, Trains and Automobiles||Neal Jr.|
|1990||Tales from the Darkside: The Movie||Timmy|
|1993||Mrs. Doubtfire||Christopher "Chris" Hillard|
|1998||The Hairy Bird||Dennis||AKA, All I Wanna Do|
|Rusty: A Dog's Tale||Rusty the Dog (voice)|
|Kiki's Delivery Service||Tombo (voice)||English dub|
|Big Monster on Campus||Frank Stein|
|The Hot Chick||Billy|
|2007||The Comebacks||Lance Truman|
|2009||Creature of Darkness||Lance|
|2011||Fort McCoy||Dan Griffin|
|1984–1985||Dynasty||Danny Carrington||3 episodes|
|1985||Sara||Jesse Webber||Recurring role (13 episodes)|
|ABC Afterschool Special||Matt||Episode: "Don't Touch"|
|1986–1987||Gimme a Break!||Matthew Donovan||18 episodes|
|1988||David||David Rothenberg||TV film|
|1989||Wilfrid's Special Christmas||Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge|
|Lifestories: Families in Crisis||Episode: "The Hawkins Family"|
|1991||The Summer My Father Grew Up||Timmy||TV film|
|1991–1994||Blossom||Young Joey||3 episodes|
|1991–1992||Drexell's Class||Walker||14 episodes|
|Walter & Emily||Zach Collins||13 episodes|
|1992||With a Vengeance||Phillip Barcetti||TV film|
|1994–1995||Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad||Sam Collins / Servo||Main role (53 episodes)|
|1995||Bringing up Jack||Ryan McMahon||6 episodes|
|1995–1997||Brotherly Love||Matt Roman||Main role (40 episodes)|
|1996||Brothers of the Frontier||Aaron Frye||TV film|
|Adventures from the Book of Virtues||Tom Sawyer (voice)||Episode: "Work"|
|1997||Angels in the Endzone||Jesse Harper||TV film|
|1997–2000||Boy Meets World||Jack Hunter||Main role (68 episodes)|
|1999||H-E Double Hockey Sticks||Dave Heinrich||TV film|
|Horse Sense||Cowboy at Airport (uncredited)|
|2001||Jumping Ship||Jake Hunter|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Chuck Shaw||Episode: "Hard Time"|
|2004||Boston Public||Billy Deegan||Episode: "Chapter 80"|
|2011–2014||Melissa & Joey||Tony Longo||4 episodes|
|2011||Inside Carly||Jim||Unknown episodes|
|2015||Workaholics||Coast Guard Guy||Episode: "Front Yard Wrestling"|
|Girl Meets World||Jack Hunter||Episode: "Girl Meets Semi-Formal"|
|2019||Hawaii Five-0||Josh Baker||Episode: "Hapai ke kuko, hanau ka hewa"|
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- "Donna Lynn Shaww - Miss Teenage Philadelphia 1968". sites.google.com.
- "Andy Lawrence (@_AndyLawrence_) - Twitter". twitter.com.
- Weigle, Lauren (14 March 2016). "Joey, Matthew & Andrew Lawrence on 'Hollywood Medium'".
- Mackelden, Amy. "Where Are The Lawrence Brothers Now?".
- HB Studio Alumni
- "Exclusive: Matthew Lawrence Joins Brother Joey on Melissa & Joey". TVGuide.com. Retrieved October 5, 2010.
- "'Girl Meets World' Spoilers: Matthew Lawrence Returning As Jack Hunter". 5 June 2015.
- "Whoa! Hear Joey Lawrence's New Song with Brothers Matthew and Andy".
- "Heidi Mueller". Metacritic.
- "'DWTS' pro Cheryl Burke is engaged".
- Respers France, Lisa (May 24, 2019). "'DWTS' pro Cheryl Burke marries Matthew Lawrence". CNN. Retrieved June 27, 2019.