|Born||Matthew Jerome Barr
February 14, 1984
Allen, Texas, U.S.
|Barr in August 2013|
Matthew Jerome "Matt" Barr (born February 14, 1984) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Johnse Hatfield in Hatfields & McCoys with Kevin Costner, Mike Fleming in Commander in Chief, Ian Banks in One Tree Hill, Christopher Sullivan in the mystery-horror miniseries Harper's Island, and Dan Patch in The CW's series Hellcats.
Matthew Jerome Barr was born on February 14, 1984, in Allen, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. He is the son of Mike Barr, a former football coach at Purdue University and Southern Methodist University, who is now in the real estate business, and DeDe Barr, a portrait artist. Barr has a younger brother, Luke Barr, and sister, Sara Barr. In Barr's fourth grade, his family moved to Fairview, Texas, another Dallas suburb.
Barr was active in the Allen High School theater program, and had major roles in many school plays and musical theater productions. This included the role of Tommy in Meredith Wilson's The Music Man, and a court jester in the school's madrigal dinner. While a senior at Allen High School, Barr learned that Richard Linklater was planning a film about football in Austin, Friday Night Lights. He auditioned for a role. Although this movie ended up being put on hold for another two years and Richard Linklater was replaced by Peter Berg as director, Barr made some favorable impressions. Producer Ann Walker Mclay and Linklater, collaborator and director Clark Lee Walker offered him the lead role in their film Levelland that was being shot in Austin in the late spring and early summer of 2002.
Some of Barr's roles include playing Ian Banks, Peyton Sawyer's (played by Hilarie Burton) stalker on One Tree Hill. Barr has also portrayed guest and recurring roles on popular television series ER, Bones, The O.C. and Commander in Chief. He starred in Saving the King as the King's brother.
Barr appeared in the 2008 film The House Bunny as Tyler, one of the university's students.
He portrayed David "Puck" Rainey, one of the alumni of The Real World: San Francisco, in Pedro, Nick Oceano's 2008 biographical film on the life of AIDS educator Pedro Zamora. In 2009, Barr costarred in the mystery/horror miniseries Harper's Island as Christopher "Sully" Sullivan. Between 2009 and 2010 he guest starred in many TV series, such as Castle, Trauma, Friday Night Lights, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
In 2010, Matt was cast as a series regular in the CW series Hellcats, playing Dan Patch. The series premiered on September 8, 2010. However, after one full season the series was cancelled. He also has a role as Billy "The Kid" Rhodes on the USA Network series Necessary Roughness in 2011. In 2012, Barr also assumed a leading role, starring in the Kevin Costner miniseries Hatfields & McCoys for the History Channel. He portrayed Johnse Hatfield, who fell in love with Roseanna McCoy. Barr was drawn to this part due to the romance and tragedy surrounding the famous feud.
|2005||American Pie Presents: Band Camp||Brandon Vandecamp||Direct-to-DVD|
|2006||Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise||Hooker Royce||Television film|
|2007||Ten Inch Hero||Brad|
|2007||Protecting the King||David Stanley|
|2008||Open Your Eyes||Jesus||Short film|
|2008||House Bunny, TheThe House Bunny||Tyler|
|2008||Pedro||David "Puck" Rainey|
|2013||Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story||Chris Porco||Television film|
|2004||ER||Billy||Episode: "Impulse Control"|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Cell phone bomber||Episode: "Not Landing"|
|2005||Medium||17-year-old boy||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2005||American Dreams||Nick||Episode: "California Dreamin'"|
|2005||Over There||Cracker||Episode: "Over There"|
|2005||Head Cases||Will||Episode: "Malpractice Makes Perfect"|
|2005||Commander in Chief||Mike Fleming||5 episodes|
|2006||Bones||Logan Corman||Episode: "The Woman in the Garden"|
|2006||O.C., TheThe O.C.||Wes Seyfried||Episode: "The College Try"|
|2006–2007||One Tree Hill||Ian "Psycho Derek" Banks||7 episodes|
|2007||CSI: NY||Thomas Brighton||Episode: "Some Buried Bones"|
|2009||Harper's Island||Christopher "Sully" Sullivan||Miniseries; 13 episodes|
|2009||Gossip Girl||Keith van der Woodsen||Episode: "Valley Girls"|
|2009||Castle||Travis McBoyd||Episode: "Inventing the Girl"|
|2009||Big Bang Theory, TheThe Big Bang Theory||Mike (uncredited)||Episode: "The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary"|
|2009||Trauma||Troy Carnahan||2 episodes|
|2010||Friday Night Lights||Ryan Lowry||2 episodes|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Bellermine Quisk||Episode: "The Panty Sniffer"|
|2010–2011||Hellcats||Dan Patch||Main cast; 18 episodes|
|2011||Necessary Roughness||Billy "The Kid" Rhodes||Episode: "Spinning Out"|
|2012||Hatfields & McCoys||Johnson "Johnse" Hatfield||Miniseries; 3 episodes|
|2009||Sex Ed: The Series||Dean||Main cast; 6 episodes|
- "Matt Barr". TV.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
- "Biography". mattbarr.net. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
- Helmick-Richardson, Peggy (July 2007). "Fairview’s Matt Barr - One Man Acting Out His Dream". Allen Image. Retrieved June 21, 2012.
- Pedro. official site. Pedrothemovie.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-31.
- Cast and crew page of ''Pedro''. Pedrothemovie.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-31.
- "Fancast: Matt Bar to Appear on FNL" Friday Night Lights Fan; January 5, 2010
- "CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (TIME CHANGE)" The Futon Critic; Accessed September 14, 2010
- "OTH Alums Join CW’s Hellcats" TV.com; May 20, 2010
- Stanhope, Kate (May 17, 2011). "The CW Renews One Tree Hill and Nikita, Cancels Hellcats". TV Guide. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
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- "Matt Barr on Playing Johnse Hatfield in ‘Hatfields and McCoys’" Cheyney, Alexandra. The Wall Street Journal. 30 May 2012.