Matt Borlenghi

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Matt Borlenghi
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Borlenghi at the 8th Annual Hack n' Smack Celebrity Golf Tournament in 2011
Matteo Andrea Borlenghi

(1967-05-25) May 25, 1967 (age 52)
Years active1987-present
Spouse(s)Heather Borlenghi (October 2003-present)

Matt Borlenghi (born Matteo Borlenghi on May 25th) is an Italian-American actor, best known for his roles as Brian Bodine on All My Children from 1991 to 1993 and 1996, as Russ on The Jeff Foxworthy Show, as Rich Casey on Police Academy: The Series and now as Lyle on Cobra Kai and Steve on Champagne, ILL.


Matt Borlenghi came to national attention playing Brian Bodine on All My Children in the early 1990s. His character was the main romantic interest of Hayley Vaughan, played by Kelly Ripa, until he quit the show in 1993 in favor of doing comedy TV. However, later in 1996, he did make a brief return to stir things up between Hayley and new boyfriend Mateo (Mark Consuelos).

Borlenghi also played Ziggy Deadmarsh on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful in 2002, and Mayor Anthony Marino on NBC Days of Our Lives.

Borlenghi spent several years starring on various sitcoms, such as The Jeff Foxworthy Show, in which he portrayed Jeff Foxworthy's assistant Russ Francis; Pig Sty on UPN; Party Girl on FOX; and Police Academy: The Series. He also guest-starred on Melissa and Joey and other shows. He directed a short film, Jack, which won him awards on the film festival circuit. He played the title role in the adaptation independent film Jack Rio, which he also co-wrote and produced with director Gregori J. Martin ("The Bay"), and more recently starred in "Branded" and "Lethal Admirer".

He also creates, develops, and produces reality TV shows, such as Postmortem in Vegas for LMN / A&E Networks and just completed a one-hour law enforcement drama pilot script revolving around a federal agency, "ATF".

Matt recently moved to Atlanta, GA to represent the distinguished Gray Studios acting schools and is currently recurring on two shows that film there, Cobra Kai and Champaign ILL, both popular new shows on YouTube Premium. In addition, Matt is set to begin filming shortly on The Bobby DeBarge Story, a bio-pic in which he portrays DeBarge's manager, Bernd. After that, he films a role for a secret new video game that is highly anticipated.

Personal life[edit]

Borlenghi, a dual US-Italian citizen, was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Kiki and Robert Borlenghi.[1]



Year Show Role Notes
1989 TV 101 Brian Cornelius 1 episode
1991 Hunter Dirk Lawson 2 epsidodes
1991-1996 All My Children Brian Bodine 26 episodes
1993 The John Larroquette Show Bobby 1 episode
1993-1996 Married... with Children Tom/Ray Ray 2 episodes
1994 Hot Line Paul 1 episode
1995 ER Jimmy Falco 1 episode
Pig Sty Johnny Barzano 13 episodes
1995-1996 The Jeff Foxworthy Show Russ Francis 12 episodes
1996 Party Girl O'Neal 4 episodes
1997-1998 Police Academy: The Series Rich Casey 26 episodes
1999 Pacific Blue Milo 1 episode
2002 The Bold and the Beautiful Ziggy Deadmarsh 29 episodes
2006 Standoff Maurice Temple 1 episode
Without a Trace Guard 1 episode
2007 Dexter Headhunter Episode: "Morning Comes"
2008 Days of Our Lives Mayor Anthony Marino 12 episodes
Life Lenny 1 episode
2010 Melissa & Joey Duane Halderman 1 episode
2012 Proper Manors Gianni Sorrento 1 episode


Agent Pogue
Year Title Role Notes
1988 The American Scream Brent Benziger
1989 A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child Jock
1999 Kate's Addiction Ezra
2000 The Crew Young Joey "Bats" Pistella
Krocodylus Zack Jardine Also known as Bloodsurf
2002 Spider's Web Bob Smooth
Psychic Murders Ramon
2004 Dinocroc Tom Banning
2005 Venice Underground Detective Bobby D.
2006 Bloody Mary Bobby
Alpah Dog John Kirschner Uncredited
Jack Jack Short, also director and writer
2007 Cougar Club Bartender
The Hit Robbie Jr. Short
2008 Jack Rio Tommy Jamison/ Jack Rio Also writer (story) and producer
Skeletons in the Desert Detective Luciano
2009 Three7Nine Frank Short
2011 Camel Spiders Brad Mullins TV film
Gil's Brother Bob Short
2014 Tentacle 8 Rolland Towne
Eat with Me Drunk Steve

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
1993 Daytime Emmy Awards All My Children Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Soap Opera Digest Awards Hottest Male Star Nominated
Outstanding Younger Leading Actor Won
2006 Eureka Springs Digital Film Festival Jack Best Short Film Won


  1. ^ Matt Borlenghi Biography (1967-),, retrieved February 20, 2008

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