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Matthew Nicholas Felker
Brookfield, Wisconsin, U.S.
Matthew Felker is an American writer, director, producer, actor, and former model. He was an executive producer and starred in the Penelope Spheeris directed comedy Balls to the Wall and featured in the 2018 Netflix film The American Meme he also produced the 2019 social media documentary ‘’Public Figure’’. According to the Hollywood Reporter August 2019, he is directing and producing a documentary about the 90s series Baywatch featuring all of the original cast.
Felker got his start while attending Arizona State University where he was scouted by Ford Models. His first break was filming a commercial for Häagen-Dazs where he was depicted in a very racy interracial kiss selling cookies and cream ice cream. As a model he has worked for The Gap, Iceberg and Versace, as well as a denim campaign with Joanna Krupa seen in Times Square. He has been seen in Britney Spears' hit "Toxic" music video, directed by Joseph Kahn He also appeared in the music video for Fountains of Wayne's Stacy's Mom directed by Chris Applenbaum, Dido's "White Flag" again directed by Kahn, as well as Celine Dion's "Have You Ever Been In Love" video. He appeared in an episode and the cast reunion of the short lived series MTV's Fear. Felker filmed a pilot with Chelsea Handler titled Dirty Famous that was not picked up by network. Has been represented as a model by Irene Marie Models, Ford Models, and Elite Models Most recently he was seen starring in the Lifetime Peneloe Spheeris directed film "The Real St.Nick". In 2018 he is one of the central characters that the social media documentary “The American Meme” focuses on. The film premiered at the Tribecca Film Festival in 2018.
He is the creator of the Who is Brad Lenz?/ "No Photo" MySpace campaign phenomenon and wrote the upcoming movie of the same name, which is directed by Penelope Spheeris. While writing the film he trademarked the "No Photo" symbol from MySpace, and receives royalty checks from companies that use the image.
Felker was born and raised in Brookfield, Wisconsin and currently resides in Los Angeles, and New York