O'Leary South by Southwest, 2012
Matthew Joseph O'Leary
July 6, 1987
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Matthew Joseph O'Leary (born July 6, 1987) is an American actor. He made his debut in the made-for-television Disney Channel Original film Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire, and would go on to star in the thriller Domestic Disturbance (2001) opposite John Travolta. He also had supporting roles in Frailty (2001), and the independent neo-noir film Brick (2005).
In 2011, he starred opposite Rachael Harris in the critically acclaimed independent film Natural Selection, followed by a lead role in Fat Kid Rules the World (2012). He had a minor part in Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger (2013), and lead roles in the horror films Stung (2015) and Bokeh (2017).
He auditioned for the lead in Home Alone 3. He made his acting debut in the lead role in 2000 in the made-for-television film Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire. He was subsequently cast in the thriller Domestic Disturbance, playing the son of John Travolta's character.
O'Leary next appeared in another thriller, Frailty, directed by Bill Paxton, and in the kids comedy Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, both of which opened in 2002 to positive reviews, gaining O'Leary recognition among teenage audiences. In 2003, O'Leary had a minor role in the third Spy Kids film, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, and also appeared in the 2004 drama The Alamo, although most of his role was reduced to one line.
In 2005, O'Leary had a role in Warm Springs, a television film, and Havoc, a drama starring Anne Hathaway that was released directly to video. O'Leary came into mainstream prominence in the later half of the 2000s for his roles in Brick, a thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the 2007 films Live Free or Die Hard and Death Sentence. He appeared as Garret in Sorority Row and Johnny Koffin in Mother's Day (2010 film).
|2000||Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire||Adam Hansen||Television film|
|2001||Domestic Disturbance||Danny Morrison|
|2002||Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams||Gary Giggles|
|2002||Total Access 24/7||Himself||TV episode: "Spy Kids 2"|
|2003||Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over||Gary Giggles|
|2004||The Alamo||Boy in Store|
|2005||Warm Springs||Fred Botts||Television film|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Ethan Garrett||TV episode: "In the Wee Small Hours: Part 1 & 2"|
|2007||Live Free or Die Hard||Clay|
|2007||Death Sentence||Joe Darley|
|2008||Eleventh Hour||Bobby||TV episode: "Resurrection"|
|2008–2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Dan Forester||TV episodes: "19 Down", "One to Go" and "Mascara"|
|2010||Mother's Day||Jonathan "Johnny" Koffin|
|2011||Cinema Verite||Cameron||Television film|
|2011||Marcy||Photographer||Web Series episode: "Marcy Does a Photoshoot"|
|2012||Fat Kid Rules the World||Marcus|
|2013||The Lone Ranger||Skinny|
|2013||Pawn Shop Chronicles||Lamar|
|2015||The Canary||Orville Combs||Short film|
|2015||The Submarine Kid||Toad|
|2016||Game of Silence||Troy||TV episode: "Hurricane Gil"|
|2016||Sweet/Vicious||Darren Ford||TV episode: "Sucker"|
|2017||Santa Clarita Diet||Cole||TV episode: "We Can Kill People"|
|2017||Major Crimes||Alex Wilson||TV episode: "Dead Drop"|
|2017||No One Ever Said||Manboy||Short film|
|2017||The Women of Marwen||Benz|
|2019||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Pax||TV episode: "Missing Pieces"|
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- "Matt O'Leary, Actor". Portland Film Festival. Portland, Oregon. Archived from the original on September 27, 2017. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
- Bell, Jeff (September 9, 2007). "'Death' becomes him". The Times. Retrieved September 11, 2007.
- "Rotten Tomatoes". Frailty. Retrieved March 18, 2006.
- "Rotten Tomatoes". Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams. Retrieved March 17, 2006.
- Carter, Lance (March 18, 2011). "Interview: Rachael Harris, Matt O'Leary and Director Robbie Pickering of SXSW's Grand Jury Award Winner, 'Natural Selection'". Daily Actor. Retrieved September 27, 2017.