Matt Carmody

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Matt Carmody
OccupationActor, writer, director, producer
Years active1998–present
Known forPlaying Adam Cartwright in TV show Ponderosa, the remake of Bonanza
Spouse(s)Sandra McCurdy (2013-present)
AwardsBest Actor, Best Screenplay

Matt Carmody is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is known for his television appearances on shows including Ponderosa, JAG, NCIS, CSI: Miami, and CSI New York, as well as for his leading role in the horror film Carver.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Carmody was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and grew up in the town of Kensington, Maryland. After graduating from Walter Johnson High School, he studied art and music before moving to Los Angeles, California to pursue acting.


He was cast in his first series-regular role in the pilot of U.S.M.A., West Point, produced by Beth Sullivan, creator of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. A few years later he was cast again by Sullivan in Ponderosa, a prequel to the series Bonanza for the PAX Network. Carmody played the role of Adam Cartwright. He has guest starred on many shows, including CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, Crossing Jordan, JAG, Dark Blue and Miss Match. He also appeared in the film Boys & Girls starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., and played the lead role of Pete in the horror film Carver, for which he won Best Actor at the Orlando Freakshow Horror Film Festival.

Carmody wrote the feature screenplay Fade to Black, which won Best Screenplay awards at the Los Angeles Art-House Film Festival and the West Field Screenwriter Awards. He wrote, directed and stars in the comedy series Man Jam. He is the Head of Production for his production company, Westbrook Pictures.

Carmody lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Sandra McCurdy.



Year TV show Role Director Notes
2009 Dark Blue Danny Cannon
2006 CSI: Miami Anthony E. Zuiker
Carol Mendelsohn
Ann Donahue
2006 CSI: New York Anthony E. Zuiker
Carol Mendelsohn
Ann Donahue
2004 NCIS Donald P. Bellisario
Don McGill
2003 Crossing Jordan Tim Kring
2003 Miss Match Darren Star
Jeff Rake
2001 - 2002 Ponderosa Adam Cartwright Beth Sullivan
1998 - 1999 Three Secrets Robert Wise
2014 Carver Pete Franklin Guerrero Jr.
2000 Boys and Girls Robert Iscove


Year Nominee / work Award Result
2012 Carver Best Actor Won
2012 Fade to Black Screenwriting Won
2012 Fade to Black Best Screenplay Won
2013 Safe Room Best Director Nominated