Matt Walton

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Matt Walton
Born Matthew R. Walton
(1973-08-24) August 24, 1973 (age 41)
Hampton, New Jersey, United States
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Alecia Hurst (2 children)

Matthew R. Walton (born August 24, 1973) is an American stage, screen and television actor.

Stage[edit]

Walton returned to New York City and began studying with Wynn Handman, Tony Spiridakis, Stephan Jobes and acting coaches Anthony Abeson, Seth Barrish and Bob Krakower. Walton concurrently did improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade. He made his New York debut Off-Broadway starring as Berger in the 30th Anniversary Production of Hair in 1997, and later reprised the role in Boston and at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, New York. His performance in Hair led to roles in Off-Broadway premiers including The Tailor Made Man, The Sweepers, We're All Dead, Rush's Dream, Gorilla Man, and The Framer. He played leads in New York and regional revivals of Beirut, Grease, Violet, Boy's Life, A Few Good Men, Proposals, Italian American Reconciliation, and Human Error.

Television and film[edit]

Walton's first television roles were on the soaps Guiding Light, As the World Turns, and All My Children. Walton also played guest roles on Rescue Me, Royal Pains, Cashmere Mafia, The Bronx is Burning, and several episodes of Hallmark Hall of Fame.[citation needed]

Walton has appeared in over two-dozen films including Coen brothers film Burn After Reading and independent films Gigantic, 200 American and Armless. Walton owns production company Autumn Sky, which has co-produced a film, Montclair, and has several new film and TV projects in development.[citation needed]

In 2009, Walton played Elijah Clarke on One Life to Live for 18 months. Matt was also seen as sportscaster Alex Reiser on the Comedy Central show Onion SportsDome, which premiered in January 2011.[1][2]

Commercial and voice acting[edit]

Walton has acted in a number of ad campaigns, notably for Advil Cold and Sinus, Rooms to Go, Lowe's, Barclay's, Speed Stick, Cablevision, and Old Navy. Walton has also worked as a voice-over artist in over 100 TV and radio commercials, promos and narrations for The Biography Channel, A&E Network, Bravo, the Travel Channel, Independent Film Channel, and Oxygen. He has also done the narration for a number of audiobooks, including Spider-Man 2, Sinbad, and Second Chance. Walton is currently the voice of Castrol motor oil.[citation needed]

Internet[edit]

Online, Matt is a regular at CollegeHumor and the Onion Sports Network.[3][4][5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Walton resides in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his wife and two children.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Asheron's Call 2 (voice) Video game
2003 200 American Conrad
2003 Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Policeman/Cleaner/Commando (voice) Video game
2003 Manhunt Swat 2 Video game
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jack 1 episode: 'Starved'
2006 Flannel Pajamas Dr. Butler Uncredited
2006 All My Children Terry 'T' McDermott 6 episodes
2007 Montclair Matt
2007 The Bronx Is Burning Jim McMullen 2 episodes
2007 Holier than Thou Miles Short
2007 The Agency Mark Marley TV movie
2007-2010 One Life to Live Elijah Clark/Elijah Kent 138 episodes
2008 Cashmere Mafia Mike 1 episode: 'Conference Call'
2008 Death in Love Young Father
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Det. Peary 1 episode: 'Please Note We Are No Longer Accepting Letters of Recommendation from Henry Kissinger'
2008 Guiding Light Dalton Reid 2 episodes
2008 Burn After Reading Morning Show Host
2008 We Pedal Uphill Anthony
2008 Gigantic Conner Williams
2008 Moonlight and Mistletoe Ben Richards TV movie
2008 Law & Order Trooper Thomas Volchek 1 episode: 'Knock Off'
2008 Favorite Son Robert Mason
2009 True North Green Short
2009 Loving Leah Carter
2009 Rescue Me Harris 1 episode: 'Perspective'
2009 Sherri Stu
2010 Armless Dr. Richard Phillips
2010 Royal Pains Dennis 'DB' Brown 1 episode: 'Mano a Mano'
2010 Sim City Mayor Mayor CollegeHumor short
2011 Onion SportsDome Alex Reiser Series regular
2011 The Fall of Dyna-Woman Dr. Robert Miller Short
2011 We Are the 1% Dr. Robert Miller CollegeHumor short
2012 Mitt Romney Style Mitt Romney CollegeHumor short

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Brien, Walter (December 25, 2010). "Matt Walton, a New Jersey native, to co-host Comedy Central Onion sports show". Courier News (Bridgewater Township, NJ). Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ Pierce, Scott D. (January 6, 2011). "'The Onion SportsDome’ skewers ‘SportsCenter'". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ College Humor. "Don Draper's College Orientation." Posted Aug. 23, 2010. Accessed February 15, 2011. http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1939804 Don Draper's College Orientation
  4. ^ College Humor. "Sim City Mayor." Posted Sept. 27, 2010. Accessed February 15, 2011. http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1941707
  5. ^ College Humor. "Mad Libs Men." Posted Jan. 28, 2009. Accessed February 15, 2011, http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1897771 Mad Libs Men
  6. ^ College Humor. "National Fart Hearings." Posted Mar. 16, 2009. February 15, 2011. http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1902590

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