Matt O'Leary

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Matt O'Leary
O'Leary at the Fat Kid Rules the World premiere March 9, 2012 in Austin, Texas
Born Matthew Joseph O'Leary
(1987-07-06) July 6, 1987 (age 27)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

Matthew Joseph "Matt" O'Leary (born July 6, 1987) is an American actor who made his debut in the made-for-television Disney Channel Original film Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire.

Life and career[edit]

O'Leary was born in Chicago, Illinois. He has two older half-sisters and an older half-brother. O'Leary auditioned for the lead in Home Alone 3.[1] He made his acting debut in the lead role in 2000 in the made-for-television film Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire. He was subsequently cast in the thriller Domestic Disturbance, playing the son of John Travolta's character; the film was released in November 2001 and performed fairly at the box office, grossing $45,000,000 on a $53,000,000 budget.[2]

O'Leary next appeared in another thriller, Frailty, directed by Bill Paxton, and in the kids comedy Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, both of which opened in 2002 to positive reviews,[3][4] gaining O'Leary recognition among teenage audiences. In 2003, O'Leary had a minor role in the third Spy Kids film, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, and also appeared in the 2004 drama The Alamo, although most of his role was reduced to one line.[1]

In 2005, O'Leary had a role in Warm Springs, a television film, and Havoc, a drama starring Anne Hathaway that was released directly to video. O'Leary came into mainstream prominence in the later half of the 2000s for his roles in Brick, a quirky thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the 2007 films Live Free or Die Hard and Death Sentence. He appeared as Garret in Sorority Row.

In 2011, Matt won the Breakthrough Performance award at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival for his work in the film Natural Selection. 2014 co-starred John Rhys-Davies, Danielle Panabaker and Jason Spisak, in the Science-Fiction drama film.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Mom's Got a Date With a Vampire Adam Hansen Made for TV Movie
2001 Domestic Disturbance Danny Morrison
2001 Frailty Young Fenton
2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Gary Giggles
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Gary Giggles
2004 The Alamo Boy in Store
2005 Brick The Brain
2005 Warm Springs Fred Botts Made for TV Movie
2005 Havoc Eric
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ethan Garrett TV episode: "In the Wee Small Hours: Part 1 & 2"
2007 Live Free or Die Hard Clay
2007 Death Sentence Joe Darley
2008 Solstice Mark
2008 American Son Jake
2008 Eleventh Hour Bobby TV episode: "Resurrection"
2008–2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dan Forester TV episodes: "19 Down", "One to Go" and "Mascara"
2009 American Bully Brandon
2009 Sorority Row Garret
2010 Mother's Day Jonathan "Johnny" Koffin
2011 Natural Selection Raymond
2011 Cinema Verite Cameron Made for TV Movie
2011 Marcy Photographer Web Series
2011 In Time Moser
2012 Fat Kid Rules the World Marcus
2012 Eden Vaughan
2013 The Lone Ranger Skinny
2013 Pawn Shop Chronicles Lamar
2013 Drones Jack Bowles
2014 Two-Bit Waltz Max
2014 Time Lapse Finn
2015 Stung Paul Post-production
2015 The Submarine Kid Toad Post-production
2015 Bokeh Riley Post-production
2015 ToY Transexual Prostitute Post-production
2015 The Canary Orville Combs Post-production
2015 La Pierde Almas: Santa Moronga Frank Peluco Post-production


  1. ^ a b Bell, Jeff (2007-09-09). "'Death' becomes him". The Times. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  2. ^ "The Numbers". Domestic Disturbance. Archived from the original on November 28, 2005. Retrieved March 18, 2006. 
  3. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes". Frailty. Retrieved March 18, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes". Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams. Retrieved March 17, 2006. 
  5. ^ Time Lapse

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