Matt McCoy (actor)
May 20, 1958 |
Washington, D. C., U.S
Life and career
McCoy was born in Washington D.C. He grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and attended Walter Johnson High School, from which he graduated in 1974. He began acting when he appeared in two plays in the student-directed one act festival: "Winners" by Brian Friel and "Footsteps of Doves" by Robert Anderson.
Since starring as Sgt. Nick Lassard in Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach and Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, his motion picture credits have included the Curtis Hanson films The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) and L.A. Confidential (1997), as well as the action comedy National Security (2003) alongside Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn. McCoy has also worked regularly on television; his credits include starring in the NBC sitcom We Got It Made, and guest appearances on Murder, She Wrote, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Golden Girls, The Nanny, L.A. Law, Melrose Place, NYPD Blue, Chicago Hope, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Six Feet Under, The West Wing, Carnivàle, CSI: NY and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. McCoy also played Lloyd Braun in two episodes of Seinfeld (the character was played in a previous episode by Peter Keleghan).
In 2014, McCoy promoted Hartford Insurance in televised infomercials.
- "Matt McCoy". The New York Times.
- Bernstein, Richard (March 11, 1989). "Police Academy 6 City Under Siege (1989) Review/Film; Bungling as a Fine Art".
- Canby, Vincent (January 10, 1992). "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) Review/Film; Help Wanted: A Nanny, Duplicity & Malice Req'd". The New York Times.
- "L.A. Confidential". The New York Times.
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