Matt McCoy (actor)

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Matt McCoy
Born (1958-05-20) May 20, 1958 (age 57)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982–present

Matt McCoy (born May 20, 1958) is an American actor.[1]

Life and career[edit]

McCoy was born in Austin, Texas. He attended Walter Johnson High School in Maryland, graduating in 1976. He began acting when he appeared in two plays in the student-directed one act festival: Winners by Brian Friel, and Footsteps of Doves by Robert Anderson.[citation needed]

Since starring as Sgt. Nick Lassard in Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach and Police Academy 6: City Under Siege,[2] his motion picture credits have included the Curtis Hanson films The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)[3] and L.A. Confidential (1997),[4] as well as the action comedy National Security (2003) alongside Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn.[5]

He has worked regularly on television. His credits include starring in the sitcom We Got It Made, and guest appearances on Murder, She Wrote, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Golden Girls, The Nanny, L.A. Law, Melrose Place, NYPD Blue, Chicago Hope, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Six Feet Under, The West Wing, Carnivàle, CSI: NY, Silicon Valley, True Detective, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and Huff. He played "Lloyd Braun" in three episodes of Seinfeld. He appeared in three Bigfoot-themed movies: Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter (1994), Little Bigfoot (1997) and Abominable (2006).[5]

In 2014, McCoy began appearing as spokesperson in commercials for Hartford Insurance.


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