Matt Cook (actor)

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Matt Cook
Born (1984-07-12) 12 July 1984 (age 34)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present

Matt Cook (born July 12, 1984, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an American actor known mostly for his roles as Mo McCracken on the TBS sitcom Clipped and, most recently, as Lowell in the CBS sitcom Man with a Plan.

Personal life[edit]

Matt Cook was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Barnegat Light and Ship Bottom on Long Beach Island in New Jersey, where he attended Southern Regional High School.[1][2] He attended Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then moved to Los Angeles and trained in improv and sketch comedy at The Groundlings.[3]

Career[edit]

Cook first appeared on television as a waiter in the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm. He went on to have recurring roles in Unleashed, Harry's Law and True Blood before landing a starring role on the short-lived TBS sitcom Clipped in 2015. In 2016, Cook was cast as Lowell in the new CBS sitcom Man with a Plan, starring Matt LeBlanc.[3] The series was renewed for the 2017–18 television season.[4] Cook also appeared in episode 4 of the first season of Mom.

Select filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Waiter Episode: “The Table Read”
2009 The De-Evolution of Ben Stiller Driver in a Rush Short film
2010 Kill Spin Harley 9 episodes
2011 Unleashed Tim Garrick 6 episodes
2011 Whitney Clerk Episode: “A Decent Proposal”
2012 Harry's Law ADA Upton Cruickshank 4 episodes
2011–2012 2 Broke Girls Band Member/Brody Episodes: “Pilot”, “And Martha Stewart Have a Ball (Part 1)”
2012 Kickin’ It Wink Episode: “Karate Games”
2013 Austin & Ally Al the Magnificent Episode: “Couples & Careers”
2013 True Blood Jessie 3 episodes
2013 Mom Geoff Episode: “Loathing and Tube Socks”
2014 The Comeback Ivan 2 episodes
2014 Bucky and the Squirrels Randy Film
2015 Jessie Mr. Feeley Episode: “Dance, Dance, Resolution”
2015 Clipped Mo McCracken Main role, 10 episodes
2016 Maron Dentist Episode: “Bookend”
2016–present Man with a Plan Lowell Main role
2017 Grace and Frankie Derrick Flout Episode: “The Art Show”

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Man With a Plan Cast - Matt Cook/Lowell". CBS.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Island Native Matt Cook Stars in Sitcom ‘Clipped’ Premiering Tuesday on TBS ", TheSandPaper.net, June 9, 2015. Accessed October 9, 2017. "Matt Cook, Island boy and Southern Regional High School alumnus, formerly of Barnegat Light and Ship Bottom, has landed a starring role in the new half-hour, multi-camera, live-studio-audience show by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, the creators of Will and Grace."
  3. ^ a b "Matt Cook (Groundlings Theater Bio)". groundlings.com. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 23, 2017). "CBS Renews 5 Freshman & 11 Returning Series, Including 'MacGyver', 'Superior Donuts', 'Life In Pieces' & 'Hawaii Five-0'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 

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