Matt has been acting professionally since the age of 17 when he appeared in a Disney Movie of the Week in 1986. Since then Matt has made his living appearing in numerous television shows, feature films, commercials and in live venues across the country. At 19 he was cast as a series regular on the ABC drama Supercarrier starring Wendie Malick and Paul Gleason . Co starring roles soon followed in the feature films, Halloween 5 and Child's Play 3 and established Matt in the horror movie sequel genre.
Bouncing around Hollywood as a young man, Matt has worked with such notable actors as Kate Hudson, Melanie Griffith, John Goodman, Lea Thompson, Andy Dick, Tony Danza, Martin Mull, Donald Pleasance, Willford Brimley, John Ritter, and the great George C. Scott, and such directors as Tobe Hooper, James Burrows, and Garry Marshall to name drop a few. In 1995, Matt was cast as a series regular in the Fox situation comedy, The Preston Episodes with David Allen Grier, and as the star of a CBS pilot called Shock Treatment. The heat from these two shows landed Matt with the William Morris Talent Agency. Also in 1995 Matt accepted a job as the director of a TBS cable television show, Dinner And A Movie. That gig turned into more directing for TBS including the shows, Movies For Guys Who Like Movies, The Man Made Movie, Movie & A Makeover and Big Playstation Saturday. Six years and over 200 episodes later Matt had worked with more of Hollywood's top shelf talent including Kelsey Grammer, Joan Cusack, Jon Cryer, Beverly D'Angelo, John C. McGinnley, John Travolta, Bridget Fonda, Danny Devito, Morgan Freeman, Ray Liotta and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
During his stint as a director and while he was still represented by WMA, Matt decided to run away and join the Circus. So in 1997 he left Los Angeles and was accepted into Ringling Bros. and Barnun & Bailey's Clown College on a full scholarship. For three months, seven days a week 14 hours a day Matt was trained in the circus arts including; clowning, acrobatics, stilt walking, make-up, mime, dance, prop building and juggling. This led to a contract as a clown with The Greatest Show on Earth. Travelling across the country on the circus train, Matt performed in venues including, The Cotton Bowl at the Texas State Fair, The United Center in Chicago and The L.A. Sports Arena.
After the circus, Matt was more committed than ever to bringing a purely physical, musical and improvisational style of theater to Los Angeles. Having studied previously with Second City Improvisation, The San Francisco Mime Troupe and renowned clown, Bill Irwin, Matt assembled a multi talented group of actors, musicians, writers and acrobats, and the Troubadour Theater Company was born. Having recently celebrated its 15th year, Troubadour has evolved into one of Los Angeles' most critically acclaimed comic troupes, winning the 2007 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Sustained Excellence in Theater, and in 2009 The "Troubies" were honored with the LA Stage Alliance's Ovation Award for Best Season, beating out the Geffen Playhouse and The Music Center. Troubie has received its second commission to produce theater at The Getty Villa in Malibu in 2010.
Matt is currently an adjutant professor of clowning and advanced movement for the MFA acting program at USC, and has taught clowning/Commedia Del Arte at the University of California at San Diego. Other fun stuff includes writing and directing, Disaster! for Universal Studios, Orlando, which received the award for best Rehab Attraction 2008. Matt also served as the original director for the first two premiere productions of, Million Dollar Quartet, at Daytona's Seaside Music Theater, and Issaquah's Village Theater. And in 2009 Matt was the resident director for the 1st National tour of Garry Marshall's Happy Days the Musical.
Most recently Matt served as on set writer for New Line Cinema's, Valentines Day, as well as appearing on-screen opposite Jamie Fox and Taylor Swift as reporter 'Greg Gilkins'.
Name: Matthew Walker
Known for: Valentine's Day
BirthDay: 12, Oct ,1968