Matt Gerald

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Matt Gerald
Born Matthew Gerald
(1970-05-02) May 2, 1970 (age 47)
Miami, Florida
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998-present

Matt Gerald is an American actor and screenwriter, known for his roles in numerous films and television projects. He currently portrays Melvin Potter in the Marvel Netflix series Daredevil, as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Gerald was born in Miami, Florida, United States. A graduate from The University of Pennsylvania, he is best known for his roles as Melvin Potter on Neflix's Daredevil,[1][2] Corporal Lyle Wainfleet[3] in James Cameron's sci-fi thriller Avatar, and elusive predator, Ray Speltzer, on Showtime's Dexter.

Other recent film credits include Escape Plan with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, G.I. Joe: Retaliation with Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis, Red Dawn with Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, Freelancers with Robert De Niro and Forest Whitaker, The Frozen Ground with Nicolas Cage and John Cusack, and the 2015 films San Andreas, with Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino, and Solace, with Colin Farrell and Sir Anthony Hopkins.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Starstruck Patrolman
1998 Judas Kiss Agent #1
1999 The Minus Man Arresting Officer
1999 Magnolia Officer #2
2000 Tigerland Sgt. Eveland
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines SWAT Team Leader
2003 S.W.A.T. Nick
2003 XXX: State of the Union Liebo
2005 In the Mix Jackie
2008 Choke Detective Ryan
2009 Avatar Corporal Lyle Wainfleet
2010 Elektra Luxx Michael Ortiz
2010 Faster Driver's Brother
2012 Freelancers Billy Morrison
2012 Red Dawn Hodges
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Zandar
2013 The Frozen Ground Ed Stauber
2013 Escape Plan Roag
2014 Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King White Power Dave Short film
2015 Solace Sloman
2015 San Andreas Harrison
2017 Shot Caller Filming
2018 Rampage Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Shield Tommy Hisk 7 Episodes
2005 E-Ring Robbie Benvenuto 1 Episode
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Vincent Lafoon 1 Episode
2007 Life Krebbs 2 Episodes
2006-2008 The Unit Beau Dauber / Dauber 3 Episodes
2008 Without a Trace Roger Graham 1 Episode
2009 Saving Grace X 1 Episode
2009 Lie to Me Marshal Johnson 1 Episode
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Victor Janklow 1 Episode
2010 CSI: Miami Dan Wilson 1 Episode
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Det. Craig 1 Episode
2012 Last Resort Gil Langston 1 Episode
2012 Grimm Arbok 1 Episode
2012 Dexter Ray Speltzer 2 Episodes
2013 Hawaii Five-0 Warrick 1 Episode
2013 Castle Jimmy Wolfinsky 1 Episode
2014 Intelligence Lt. John Norris 1 Episode
2015–present Daredevil Melvin Potter Recurring


  1. ^ Nelson, Chris (8 April 2015). "EXCLUSIVE: Matt Gerald Talks Daredevil And Melvin Potter". Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Strom, Marc (11 March 2015). "'Marvel's Daredevil' For Netflix Reveals 6 Supporting Cast Members". Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  3. ^ BlackBook (2010). "Actor Matt Gerald on His 'Avatar' Role". Retrieved 13 April 2015. 

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