Matt Hannon

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Matt Hannon
Matthew J. Hannon

(1964-06-11) June 11, 1964 (age 56)
Other namesMathew Karedas
OccupationActor, PR Liaison
Years active1988–1996, 2014–present
  • Courtney Karedas
  • Madison Karedas

Mathew Karedas, also known as Matt Hannon (born June 11, 1964), is an American actor, best known for his role as Joe Marshall in the 1991 cult film Samurai Cop.[1]


Karedas was unable to get any substantial roles after Samurai Cop and he disappeared from public interest for the better part of two decades. He was largely unaware of the cult following that Samurai Cop had attained.

Karedas has stated that he would check his IMDb page, and noticed that many people assumed that he was dead, although this may have been due to him legally changing his surname to Karedas in the early 90s. Karedas stated in an interview with RedLetterMedia that he was satisfied with the public thinking he was dead. He would regain attention when his daughter uploaded a video of him saying that he was indeed alive to YouTube. He has since returned to acting, reprising his role as Joe Marshall in the 2015 film Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance.[2][3]


Year Title Role Notes
1988 American Revenge Angelo Credited as Matthew J. Hannon
1991 Samurai Cop Joe Marshall
1995 JAG Serbian soldier TV series
Episode: "A New Life"
2015 Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance Joe Marshall Credited as Mathew Karedas
2019 Enter the Samurai Himself Documentary on the creation of Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance
Credited as Mathew Karedas


  1. ^ Azevedo, Jeremy (9 September 2014). "We Met the Star of 'Samurai Cop,' One of the Best (and Worst) Action Movies of All Time". Vice Media, Inc.
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