Matt Rippy

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Matthew Damon Rippy
OccupationTelevision actor

Matt Rippy, is an American actor, born in Houston, Texas.[1] He is most known for his role as the 'real' Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood in 2007. He also appears in the films Day of the Dead and Boogeyman 3.

In 1994, Rippy moved to England and joined the theatre group the Reduced Shakespeare Company.

In a recent television appearance, Rippy portrayed the namesake of Jack Harkness of Torchwood in the first series' twelfth episode, "Captain Jack Harkness". In the episode, Captain Jack (Rippy) was a young American volunteer serving as an RAF Group Captain stationed in Cardiff. He was in a heterosexual relationship, and was eventually revealed to be attracted to Torchwood's Jack, who after an unfortunate "temporal shift", landed in 1941 during the height of the Cardiff blitz.

Matt Rippy also starred in the fourth series of Ultimate Force, in the final episode, "Slow Bomb".

He appeared in an episode of the BBC's Bonekickers on 29 July 2008. He appeared in episode 4, "The Cradle of Civilisation" as an illegal looter of Babylonian artifacts.

In 2008 Rippy appeared in The Dark Knight, as the first mate aboard a hostage ship of convicts, as a newscaster in Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and in a brief cameo role in Penelope starring Christina Ricci.

In 2010, he appeared as a Punter named "Jesse", in the premiere of the third season of Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

In 2016, he appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Corporal Rostok.


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Beginner's Luck Richard
2004 Beyond the Sea David Gershenson
2006 Nuremberg, Goering's Last Stand Lt. Jack 'Tex' Wheelis
2006 Penelope Chauffeur Uncredited
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army Newscaster #4
2008 The Dark Knight First Mate
2009 Nativity! Harrison
2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit FBI Lead Agent Simmons - Dearborn
2014 The Monuments Men Colonel Gregg
2016 Eddie the Eagle US Anchorman
2016 Rogue One Corporal Rostok
2017 American Assassin USS Flynn Captain
2017 Hunter Killer


  1. ^ "Matt Rippy". IMDb. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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