Matt Prokop

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Matt Prokop
Born Matthew Prokop
(1990-07-29) July 29, 1990 (age 27)
Victoria, Texas, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Matthew Prokop (born July 29, 1990)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Jimmie "The Rocket Man" Zara in High School Musical 3: Senior Year and Josh Rosen in the Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming.

Early life[edit]

Prokop was born in Victoria, Texas,[1] the son of Anthony Prokop and Deborah Terry,[2] and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 16 to pursue his acting career.


He is represented by Management 360 and APA.[3] His first acting job was a brief appearance on Hannah Montana in 2007, followed by a walk-on role on The Office.

He guest starred on Medium (2009) as Kyle "K.C." Covington for one episode. Prokop landed a role in the Brendan Fraser film Furry Vengeance (2010), playing Fraser's son and he played the role of Josh Rosen in the Disney Channel Original Movie Geek Charming (2011) based on author Robin Palmer's novel.

In 2012, he appeared in an episode of Modern Family.

Personal life[edit]

Prokop dated his Geek Charming co-star Sarah Hyland for several years until August 2014.[4][5][6] In August 2014, Hyland obtained a temporary restraining order against Prokop for allegedly physically and verbally abusing her for the last four years of their relationship.[7] In October 2014, the restraining order became permanent.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Marked Zack Short film
2007 An Angel Named Billy Zack
2008 Green Flash Cameron (Young)
2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Jimmie "Rocket Man" Zara
2010 Furry Vengeance Tyler Sanders
2010 Monster Heroes Pretty Jonas Stein
2010 I Owe My Life to Corbin Bleu Cool Guy Short film
2011 Conception J.T.
2011 Cougar Hunting Tyler Sanders
2011 Geek Charming Josh Rosen Television film
2012 Struck By Lightning Dwayne Michaels
2013 April Apocalypse Tommy


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Hannah Montana Troy McCann Episode: "Schooly Bully"
2007 The Office Underaged Kid #3 Episode: "Cocktails"
2009 In the Motherhood Luke
2009 Medium Kyle "K.C." Covington Episode: "Once in a Lifetime"
2011 Good Luck Charlie Evan Episode: "L.A.R.P. in the Park"
2012 Modern Family Ethan Episode: "Disneyland"
2013 Perception Ian Vetter Episode: "Defective"


Year Title Other artist(s) Album
2008 "Senior Year Spring Musical" Ashley Tisdale High School Musical 3: Senior Year
"We're All in This Together" (Graduation Mix) among High School Musical 3 cast High School Musical 3: Senior Year
"High School Musical" among High School Musical 3 cast High School Musical 3: Senior Year


  1. ^ a b Katz, Nikki (2008-03-22). "Matt Prokop – Spotlight". Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
    Associated, The (2009-07-29). "Nation & World | Today in History | Seattle Times Newspaper". Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
    "What s Up July 29, 2010". Anniston Star. 2010-07-29. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Texas Birth Index"
  3. ^ " ". Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Modern Family Star Sarah Hyland and Matt Prokop Talk Maintaining an On and Off Screen Romance Celebuzz. 2011-10-21
  5. ^ "Matt Prokop Interview - Matt Prokop Gushes About Sarah Hyland". Seventeen. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Are Sarah Hyland & Boyfriend Matt Prokop Getting Engaged?". E! Online. Retrieved 1 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "'Modern Family' Star Sarah Hyland Ex-BF Choked Me ... I Fear For My Life". TMZ. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Judge grants Sarah Hyland permanent restraining order". E!News. 

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