||William Beau Mirchoff
January 13, 1989
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
William Beau Mirchoff (/ /; born January 13, 1989) is an American-born Canadian actor, known for playing Danny Bolen on the sixth season of the ABC series Desperate Housewives and Matty McKibben on the MTV series Awkward. He also appeared in films such as Scary Movie 4, The Grudge 3 and Heartland.
Mirchoff was born in Seattle, Washington. Two days later, he moved to his family's home in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Vancouver Island. His father Bill is a podiatrist from California. His mother Kelley, a Seattle native, is a full-time homemaker. Beau has an older brother Luke, (born 1985) who plays semi-pro lacrosse and a younger sister Raeanna, who was actually responsible for Beau getting started in acting. He is a Mount Douglas Secondary School alumnus. Mirchoff holds a dual citizenship for the United States and Canada.
Mirchoff first got noticed for his role in the play Bubbly Stiltskin. His first feature was a supporting role in Scary movie 4, playing 'Robbie Ryan'. He was a recurring character on the CBC series Heartland. He also landed a lead role in The Grudge 3. Mirchoff joined the cast of Desperate Housewives, playing Danny Bolen between 2009 and 2010. He had supporting roles in the indie film Secret Life of Dorks and in the film I Am Number Four. Mirchoff stars as a lead in the MTV series Awkward. He played the role of Dominic in the Disney Channel film The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex.