August 8, 1975 |
Ventura, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, film director, television director, theatre director|
Matt Shakman (born August 8, 1975) is an American film and television and theatre director and former child actor.
Life and career
As a child actor, he is best known for his role as Graham "J.R." Lubbock, Jr. in the Growing Pains spin-off series Just the Ten of Us (1988–1990). His other television acting credits include The Facts of Life, Highway to Heaven, Diff'rent Strokes, Night Court, Good Morning, Miss Bliss and Webster. He also appeared in the films A Night at the Magic Castle (1988) and Meet the Hollowheads (1989).
Shakman is a graduate of Yale University, where he majored in Art History and Theatre. It was at Yale where became interested in theatre, going on to direct a number of stage productions. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Black Dahlia Theatre (BDT) in Los Angeles, which was named one of "a dozen young American companies you need to know" by American Theatre Magazine.
Since 2002, Shakman has mostly been directing for television. Among his credits include Mad Men, Six Feet Under, New Girl, Brothers & Sisters, House M.D. and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (also producer).
- Cut Bank (2014)
- The Good Guys
- Ugly Betty
- House M.D.
- It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
- Brothers & Sisters
- The Nine
- The Riches
- What About Brian
- Everybody Hates Chris
- Men in Trees
- Kitchen Confidential
- Six Feet Under
- Boston Legal
- One Tree Hill
- Still Life
- Judging Amy
- Oliver Beene
- Once and Again
- Good People at Geffen Playhouse
- Secrets of the Trade at Primary Stages
- Den of Thieves (2002)
- The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (2007)
- Placement (by Blair Singer)
Awards and nominations
- 2012: LA Drama Critics Circle Milton Katselas Award for Career or Special Achievement in Direction
- 2012: LA Weekly Award (nomination)-Direction of a Musical
- 2011: LA Drama Critics Circle Award (nomination)-Direction
- 2009: Garland Award, Direction
- 2008: Ovation Award, Direction
- 2008: GLAAD Award, LA Production
- 2005: LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Direction
- 2004: Ovation Award (nomination)-Direction
- 2002: Garland Award for Direction
- 2002: LA Weekly Award (nomination)-Direction
- 1989: Young Artist Awards – Best Young Actor/Actress Ensemble in a Television Comedy, Drama Series or Special
- "Matt of all trades: director-producer Matt Shakman moves gracefully twixt stage and screen.(INDUSTRY INSIDER) | HighBeam Business: Arrive Prepared". Business.highbeam.com. March 20, 2008. Retrieved 2012-05-19.
- Meeting Matt: A Blog By Joyce, Duke in New York State of Mind dated October 22, 2008.
- Black Dahlia Theatre (BDT)