Matt Walton

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Matt Walton
BornMatthew R. Walton
(1973-08-24) August 24, 1973 (age 39)
Hampton, New Jersey, United States
OccupationActor
SpouseAlecia Hurst (2 children)
 
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Matt Walton
BornMatthew R. Walton
(1973-08-24) August 24, 1973 (age 39)
Hampton, New Jersey, United States
OccupationActor
SpouseAlecia Hurst (2 children)

Matthew R. Walton (born 24 August 1973) is an American stage, screen and television actor.

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Early life

Walton was born and raised in rural New Jersey. His father was a lawyer and film enthusiast.[citation needed] He became involved in stage-acting at the age of five, wrote his first comic-book series, The Further Adventures of Boba Fett, in the second grade, and made his first movie, The Twelve Labors of Hercules, in the ninth grade. Walton received scholarships to teen performing arts academies[which?] and the Boston Conservatory. At the age of 19, he landed his first professional job in a national tour of Lend Me a Tenor and went on to graduate Cum Laude with a BFA in Theater.[citation needed]

Stage

Walton returned to New York City and began studying with Wynn Handman, Tony Spiridakis, Stephan Jobes and acting coaches Anthony Abeson, Seth Barrish and Bob Krakower. Walton concurrently did improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade. He made his New York debut Off-Broadway starring as Berger in the 30th Anniversary Production of Hair in 1997, and later reprised the role in Boston and at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, New York. His performance in Hair led to roles in Off-Broadway premiers including The Tailor Made Man, The Sweepers, We're All Dead, Rush's Dream, Gorilla Man, and The Framer. He played leads in New York and regional revivals of Beirut, Grease, Violet, Boy's Life, A Few Good Men, Proposals, Italian American Reconciliation, and Human Error.

Television and film

Walton's first television roles were on the soaps Guiding Light, As the World Turns, and All My Children. Walton also played guest roles on Rescue Me, Royal Pains, Cashmere Mafia, The Bronx is Burning, and several episodes of Hallmark Hall of Fame.[citation needed]

Walton has appeared in over two-dozen films including Coen brothers film Burn After Reading and independent films Gigantic, 200 American and Armless. Walton owns production company Autumn Sky, which has co-produced a film, Montclair, and has several new film and TV projects in development.[citation needed]

In 2009, Walton played Elijah Clarke on One Life to Live for 18 months. Matt can currently be seen as sportscaster Alex Reiser on the Comedy Central show Onion SportsDome, which premiered in January 2011.[1][2]

Commercial and voice acting

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, and Old Navy. Walton has also 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, and Second Chance. Walton is currently the voice of Castrol motor oil.[citation needed]

Internet

Online, Matt is a regular at College Humor and the Onion Sports Network.[3][4][5][6]

Personal life

Walton resides in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Asheron's Call 2(voice)Video game
2003200 AmericanConrad
2003Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max PaynePoliceman/Cleaner/Commando (voice)Video game
2003ManhuntSwat 2Video game
2005Law & Order: Special Victims UnitJack1 episode: 'Starved'
2006Flannel PajamasDr. ButlerUncredited
2006All My ChildrenTerry 'T' McDermott6 episodes
2007MontclairMatt
2007The Bronx Is BurningJim McMullen2 episodes
2007Holier than ThouMilesShort
2007The AgencyMark MarleyTV movie
2007-2010One Life to LiveElijah Clark/Elijah Kent138 episodes
2008Cashmere MafiaMike1 episode: 'Conference Call'
2008Death in LoveYoung Father
2008Law & Order: Criminal IntentDet. Peary1 episode: 'Please Note We Are No Longer Accepting Letters of Recommendation from Henry Kissinger'
2008Guiding LightDalton Reid2 episodes
2008Burn After ReadingMorning Show Host
2008We Pedal UphillAnthony
2008GiganticConner Williams
2008Moonlight and MistletoeBen RichardsTV movie
2008Law & OrderTrooper Thomas Volchek1 episode: 'Knock Off'
2008Favorite SonRobert Mason
2009True NorthGreenShort
2009Loving LeahCarter
2009Rescue MeHarris1 episode: 'Perspective'
2009SherriStu
2010ArmlessDr. Richard Phillips
2010Royal PainsDennis 'DB' Brown1 episode: 'Mano a Mano'
2010Sim City MayorMayorCollegeHumor short
2011Onion SportsDomeAlex ReiserSeries regular
2011The Fall of Dyna-WomanDr. Robert MillerShort
2011We Are the 1%Dr. Robert MillerCollegeHumor short

References

  1. ^ 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). http://www.app.com/article/20101225/NEWS03/12250323/Matt-Walton-a-New-Jersey-native-to-co-host-Comedy-Central-Onion-sports-show. Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ Pierce, Scott D. (January 6, 2011). "'The Onion SportsDome’ skewers ‘SportsCenter'". The Salt Lake Tribune. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/50999298-81/sports-sportscenter-espn-sportsdome.html.csp. Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ College Humor. "Don Draper's College Orientation." Posted Aug. 23, 2010. Accessed February 15, 2011. http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1939804 Don Draper's College Orientation
  4. ^ College Humor. "Sim City Mayor." Posted Sept. 27, 2010. Accessed February 15, 2011. http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1941707
  5. ^ College Humor. "Mad Libs Men." Posted Jan. 28, 2009. Accessed February 15, 2011, http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1897771 Mad Libs Men
  6. ^ College Humor. "National Fart Hearings." Posted Mar. 16, 2009. February 15, 2011. http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1902590

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