Matt Long

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Matt Long
Matt Long 2011.jpg
Long in 2011
Born Matthew Clayton Long
(1980-05-18) May 18, 1980 (age 36)
Winchester, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001—present
Spouse(s) Lora Chaffins (2005–present)

Matthew Clayton "Matt" Long (born May 18, 1980) is an American actor. He played the teenaged Jack McCallister on Jack & Bobby, the younger Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider, and Tyler Prince in Sydney White.

Life and career[edit]

Long was born in Winchester, Kentucky, to an insurance salesman father and an assistant teacher mother.[1] He has one younger sibling, Zach. He attended Western Kentucky University[2] where he met his wife, Lora Chaffins. He was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After graduation, Long moved to New York City where he worked as an actor throughout various theaters. In 2004 he was cast as lead on the critically acclaimed but short-lived The WB drama series Jack & Bobby, and later starred in several TV pilots and appeared in movies, including Ghost Rider and Sydney White.

Long played the lead role in short-lived ABC drama series The Deep End in 2010.[2] He also had recurring role of AMC drama series Mad Men as Joey Baird, and in 2012 was cast in ABC pilot Gilded Lillys created and produced by Shonda Rhimes.[3] Rhimes later cast him in her medical drama Private Practice in recurring role as Dr. James Peterson.[4] In 2013, Long was cast as a lead in another ABC drama series, Lucky 7.[5][6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Greatest Adventure of My Life Private Smith
2006 Deceit Dave Ford TV Movie
2007 Ghost Rider Young Johnny Blaze
2007 Sydney White Tyler Prince
2008 Reflections Nathan
2009 Homecoming Mike Donaldson


Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 Jack & Bobby Jack McCallister Series regular, 22 episodes
Nominated – Prism Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series (2006)
2006 Secrets of a Small Town Chad Wilson TV pilot
2010 The Deep End Dylan Hewitt Series regular, 6 episodes
2010 Mad Men Joey Baird 7 episodes
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2011)
2011 Love Bites Matt 3 episodes
2011 17th Precinct Jimmy Travers TV pilot
2012 Gilded Lillys John Kidd TV pilot
2012 The Newsroom Brad Episode: "The 112th Congress"
2012–13 Private Practice Dr. James Peterson 10 episodes
2013 Lucky 7 Matt Korzak Series regular
2015 Helix Dr. Kyle Sommers Series regular, season 2


  1. ^ "Jack & Bobby's Matt Long & Logan Lerman – Logan Lerman, Matt Long". Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Matt Long Biography". Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  3. ^ Lacey Rose (February 24, 2012). "Shonda Rhimes' 'Gilded Lilys' Fills Out Cast With 'Mad Men,' 'Homeland' Actors". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "'Private Practice' adds Matt Long for season six – US TV News". Digital Spy. 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  5. ^ Masters, Megan (2013-03-31). "Lucky 7 Pilot – ABC Casts Private Practice's Matt Long". TVLine. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  6. ^ "Lucky 7 Review: Why the New Drama Is a Risk for ABC | E! Online UK". 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  7. ^ Pehanick, Maggie (2012-03-13). "Lucky 7 TV Show Info". Retrieved 2013-09-29. 

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