Matthew Montgomery (actor)

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Matthew Montgomery
Born
Matthew Robert Ramírez

(1978-03-16) March 16, 1978 (age 42)
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Steve Callahan (m. 2015)

Matthew Montgomery (born Matthew Robert Ramírez; March 16, 1978) is an American actor, producer and writer born in Houston, Texas. Since his début in Gone, But Not Forgotten, he has specialized in independent movies with LGBT themes.

Early life[edit]

Montgomery's father is of Mexican descent and his mother is of Ukrainian descent. He was born in Houston and grew up in Corpus Christi,[1] where he became involved with the arts at a young age. His father was an artist and has a gallery where his friends, who were painters, actors, directors and writers would visit.

At the age of 11, Montgomery played his first role in theater in a school production of Charlotte's Web by E. B. White. In high school, he played his first lead role in a production of Annie Get Your Gun by Irving Berlin.

His parents divorced when he was teenager, and his father remarried a few years later. His step-mother introduced Montgomery to classic cinema. His work is influenced by actors from the classical era.

Personal life[edit]

Montgomery is openly gay, stating in an interview, that:

When I came to Los Angeles, I did not think movies did gays. Nevertheless, from my début I have been dedicated to the independent gay cinema. I feel very lucky of being able to make me a cinema being openly gay.[2]

Matthew Montgomery and his real-life partner Steve Callahan have played lead roles together in Rob Williams' film Role/Play.[3][4][5] Montgomery accepted the Philadelphia QFest 2010 Artistic Achievement Award for Acting after the film.[6] Montgomery and Callahan were married on March 21, 2015 after being together for more than 7 years.[7]

Work[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Director
2003 Gone, But Not Forgotten Mark Reeves Michael D. Akers
2004 Yard Sale Sean Bob Logan
Bob Steel Augustino Will Wallace
2005 Journeyman Marx Daniel Lee
2006 Long-Term Relationship Glenn Phillips Rob Williams
2007 Back Soon Gil Ramirez Rob Williams
Socket Craig Murphy Sean Abley
2008 Fear House Mortimer Gladstein Michael R. Morris
2009 Pornography: A Thriller Michael Castigan David Kittredge
Redwoods Chase David Lewis
2010 PrimeMates Richard Nixon 1 Rudy Luna
Role/Play Trey Reed Rob Williams
Flight of the Cardinal Andy Myer Robert Gaston[6]
2011 Finding Mr. Wright Clark Townsend Nancy Criss
I Want to Get Married Paul Roll William Clift
2012 The Dark Side of Love Jorge Ameer
The Cinderella Effect Gregg Reynolds Shane Morton
2013 The First 35 Mr. Hobbs Derek Cole
2014 Orson Welles: War of the Worlds Orson Welles Derek Cole
Bro, What Happened? Matthew Dante
Within Hindsight Killer Derek Cole

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinojosa, Cassandra. "Man with a past; actor with roots in city takes role as a gay man who runs away from his life". Corpus Christi Caller - Times.
  2. ^ Interview with Matthew Montgomery Archived 2010-12-15 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ imdb.com: Page for film Role/play
  4. ^ "ROLE/PLAY - a new gay-themed feature film". Kickstarter. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  5. ^ Lassen, Amos (7 January 2011). ""Role/Play"–hiding out and coming to terms–another great movie from Rob Williams". Reviews by Amos Lassen. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Gay Indie Actor Matthew Montgomery Honor & Lesbian Jane Austen Adaptation + L.A. Film Festival LGBT Entries – Alt Film Guide". Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  7. ^ https://m.facebook.com/MontgomeryMatthew/photos/a.604603989594623.1073741828.128796927175334/784579321597088/?type=1&source=48

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