Matt McCoy (actor)

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Matt McCoy
Born (1958-05-20) May 20, 1958 (age 57)
Austin, Texas, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Mary McCoy (m. 1985)
Children 3

Matt McCoy (born May 20, 1958) is an American actor known for Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach and Police Academy 6: City Under Siege as Sgt. Nick Lassard.

Early life[edit]

McCoy was born in Austin, Texas.[1] He grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and attended Walter Johnson High School graduating in 1974.[2] McCoy briefly attended University of Maryland.[2] He worked briefly at the Harlequin Dinner Theater in Rockville.[2] McCoy 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] Moving to New York City, he graduated from Neighborhood Playhouse School of Drama in 1979.[2]


Since starring as Sgt. Nick Lassard in Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach and Police Academy 6: City Under Siege,[3] his motion picture credits have included White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II, the Curtis Hanson films The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)[4] and L.A. Confidential (1997),[5] as well as the action comedy National Security (2003) alongside Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn.[6][1]

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,[1] 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).[6]

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

Personal life[edit]

McCoy married Mary McCoy in 1985[7] having three children: Casey, Molly, and Reilly.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Monsoon Olivier Labelle Directed by Jag Mundhra.
Buck and the Magic Bracelet Natty Directed by Tonino Ricci (Credited as Anthony Richmond)
Mutual Love Life Don Short film directed by Robert Peters.
2000 Can't Be Heaven Mike American family comedy film directed by Richard Friedman.[8][9]
The Newcomers Gary Docherty American family drama film directed by James Allen Bradley.
2003 National Security Robert Barton Action comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan.
2004 Radius Crim Directed by Helmut Kobler.
2006 Abominable Preston Rogers Horror film directed and written by Ryan Schifrin.[10]
A Merry Little Christmas Norbert Bridges Directed by John Dowling Jr. and Karl Fink
2013 The Trouble Man Kent Freedman
  • Short film
  • Directed by Peter Hermes.
2014 Act of Contrition Fr. Boyle
  • Short film
  • Directed by Vin Morreale Jr.
2015 Memoria Harry Goodman
  • Short film
  • Directed by Vladimir de Fontenay and Nina Ljeti
2016 Underwater Upside Down Mr. Sheraton
  • Post-production
  • Directed and written by Scott Tuft.
The Nth Ward News Reporter


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Partners John Episode: "Always..."
Dangerous Waters Bob
NYPD Blue Trent Knox Episode: "Mister Roberts"
Chicago Hope Jeremy Hofmeister Episode: "Kiss of Death"
Odd Man Out Dave Episode: "Little Women"
2000 Ladies Man Ben Carlson Episode: "Breaking Up Really Isn't So Hard to Do"
Alley Cats Strike Mr. Kevin Thompson
Profiler Patrick Hutton Episode: "Tsuris"
Citizen Baines Arthur Croland Contract role
2001 Three Sisters Dr. Fenmore Episode: "My Birth and Welcome to It"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Calvin Episode: "Love Is a Many Complicated Thing"
Six Feet Under Slick Funeral Director Episode: "Life's Too Short"
2003 The West Wing Congressman Tom Landis Episode: "Angel Maintenance"
2003–05 Carnivàle Councilman Ned Munson Recurring
2005–06 Huff Dr. Bernbaum Recurring
2005 CSI: NY Martin Benson Episode: "Supply & Demand"
Rebound Alumni Association Member #2
2006 Reba Dr. Castleman Episode: "Red Alert"
2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Russell Episode: "K&R: Part 2"
Big Love Dick Paulson Episode: "The Happiest Girl"
2008 Without a Trace Judge Victor Morgan Episode: "22 x 42"
2009 Saving Grace Keith Episode: "Watch Siggybaby Burn"
2011 The Closer Kevin Adams Episode: "An Ugly Game"
2012 The Mentalist Principal Snyder Episode: "Something Rotten in Redmund"
Touch Lamont Episode: "Lost & Found"
Revenge Lyle Jameson Episode: "Absolution
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Simon Weber Episode: "Double Fault"
2015 The Whispers Graham Pillstein Episode: "X Marks the Spot"
Silicon Valley Pete Monahan Episodes:
  • "Binding Arbitration"
  • "Two Days of the Condor"
True Detective Gillett Episode: "Other Lives"


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Passport to Paris Jack Porter Directed by Alan Metter.
2000 Rangers Broughten Directed by Jim Wynorski (Credited as Jay Andrews).
2001 Beethoven's 4th Reginald Sedgewick Directed by David M. Evans (Credited as David Mickey Evans).
2011 Born to Race Joe Directed by Alex Ranarivelo.


  1. ^ a b c "Matt McCoy profile". The New York Times. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Bell-Stockman, Teresa (August 14, 1998). "For Matt McCoy, making movies is a wonderful life". Frederick News-Post. Randall Family, LLC. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ Bernstein, Richard (March 11, 1989). "Police Academy 6 City Under Siege (1989) Review/Film; Bungling as a Fine Art". 
  4. ^ Canby, Vincent (January 10, 1992). "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) Review/Film; Help Wanted: A Nanny, Duplicity & Malice Req'd". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ "L.A. Confidential". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ a b Matt McCoy at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ "Matt McCoy". Film Reference. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  8. ^ Bertrand, Merle (January 9, 2001). "FOREVER TOGETHER (CAN’T BE HEAVEN)". Film Threat. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  9. ^ Scheib, Richard. "CAN’T BE HEAVEN aka FOREVER TOGETHER". Moria. Retrieved February 10, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Cast and Crew". IMDB. Retrieved January 31, 2016. 

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