Matt Jones (actor)

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Matt Jones
Born Matthew Lee Jones
(1981-11-01) November 1, 1981 (age 35)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, voice actor, comedian
Spouse(s) Kelly Daly (2012–present)
Children Jasper

Matthew Lee "Matt" Jones (sometimes credited as Matt L. Jones; born November 1, 1981) is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He is best known for portraying Brandon "Badger" Mayhew on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and for playing NCIS Special Agent Ned Dorneget in NCIS.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in Sacramento, California. He grew up in Pomona, California, one of 10 kids between his mother and stepfather, before eventually moving to Claremont, California and graduating from Claremont High School in 2000.[1] After a rocky relationship with his biological father, he has since stopped talking to him.[1]

Initially Jones' extracurricular focus was on sports due to his size and he was a heavily recruited linebacker, but he later switched his focus to performing.[1] As well he participated in the school's ComedySportz program.[1] Jones was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts as well as Loyola Marymount, but his family couldn't afford tuition to either, so instead he briefly attended Citrus College.[1] During this time he got involved with Ultimate Improv in Westwood, before auditioning for Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, where he would go on to perform for three years.[1] Due to the rigorous touring schedule of Boom, he would continually lose his voice, when it eventually "stuck" that way leading to his signature raspy voice.[1]

Career[edit]

Before leaving for Boom Chicago, Jones managed to book 20 commercials in two years, including a spot for Midas.[1] After returning, his first theatrical audition was for the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad.[1]

From 2008 to 2013, Jones appeared in a recurring role as Brandon "Badger" Mayhew on Breaking Bad. He appeared as a pizza delivery boy on How I Met Your Mother, and has appeared on Comedy Central's Reno 911! and the NBC comedy series Community. He has appeared in over 40 commercials. He appeared in the pilot episode of the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele. He is also a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and I.O. West.[2]

In 2010, Jones was cast in the lead role in the TBS pilot Uncle Nigel, written and produced by Andy Breckman.[3] He has provided voices on the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time. He appeared in the 2011 film Red State, and voiced minor characters in the 2011 video game Rage. Jones also appeared as Probationary Agent Ned Dorneget in the CBS show NCIS, between 2011 and 2015. In early 2012, Jones was cast in Steven Levitan's new pilot Rebounding for FOX,[4] but the show was not picked up.[5] Jones will voice Riley Nixon in Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery.

Jones appeared in four episodes of The Office ("Junior Salesman", "The Farm", and the two-part series finale). He was cast as a series regular in The Farm,[6] a failed spin-off of The Office.[7] While in the UK to direct Borderline (TV Series) in 2016,[8] Jones appeared in two episodes of character comedy podcast Fact Up.[9] He currently portrays Baxter in the CBS sitcom Mom.[10]

He is the voice behind the Boov Kyle in DreamWorks animated movie Home.

Personal life[edit]

Jones is married to Kelly Daly and they had their first child, a son named Jasper Jones in October 2015.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Funeral Sex Matt Short film
Mattress Mike's Mistress
Halloween Romance
2010 Long Story Short Marshall
2011 High Road Richie
Red State Deputy Pete
Perfectly Prudence Nigel Television film
Worst. Prom. Ever Kyle
2012 Peter at the End Jake Short film
Dreamworld Ben
2013 Loveseat Joe Short film
Fireflies Elroy
Rolled Himself Documentary
2014 Cooties Sheriff Dave
Planes: Fire & Rescue Drip (voice)
2015 Home Kyle (voice)
Mojave Louis
2016 The Layover Craig Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Gilmore Girls Morgan Episode: "A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving"
2008 Greek Football Giant Episode: "Gays, Ghosts, and Gamma Rays"
2008–2013 Breaking Bad Brandon "Badger" Mayhew 12 episodes
2009 Reno 911! Cop Fan Episode: "Dangle's Murder Mystery: Part 2"
2009–2010 How I Met Your Mother Arthur 2 episodes
Community Coffee Delivery Guy / Vaughn's Friend 3 episodes
2010, 2015 Adventure Time Mountain Man / Marauder / Electroid (voices)
King Huge (voice)
Episodes: "Memories of Boom Boom Mountain", "Walnuts and Rain"
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Cop Episode: "Deliverance"
Uncle Nigel Ronnie Wells Pilot
2010–2012 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Gunther Magnuson (voice) Main role
2011 Man Up! Chris "Eggnog" Eggert Episode: "Finessing the Bromance"
2011–2015 NCIS Agent Ned Dorneget 6 episodes
2012 Rebounding Eli Kaplan Pilot
Key & Peele Weed Guy Episode: "Pilot"
CSI: NY Steve Blanton 2 episodes
The Cleveland Show Wheelchair Kid (voice) Episode: "Menace II Secret Society"
Dirty Work Hummy 3 episodes
2012–2013 TRON: Uprising Lenz (voice) 3 episodes
2013 Hawaii Five-0 Bullwinkle Episode: "Kapu"
The Office Zeke 3 episodes
NTSF:SD:SUV Tavis Cose Episode: "Comic Con-Air"
2013–2014 Beware the Batman Humphrey Dumpler/Humpty Dumpty (voice) 2 episodes
2013 DC Nation Shorts Deadman (voice) 3 episodes
Broad City Creepy DJ #1 Episode: "Fattest Asses
2013–present Mom Baxter 28 episodes
2013-2016 Sanjay and Craig Hector Flanagan (voice) Main role
2014 Drunk History Himself Episode: "Sports Heroes"
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Shiloh Huffington Episode: "Simon Helberg Wears a Sky Blue Button Down Jeans"
2015–present Pig Goat Banana Cricket Pig (voice) Lead role
2017 The Loud House TBA

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2011 Rage Gabe (voice)

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