Matthew Moy

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Matthew Moy
Matthew James Moy

(1984-02-03) February 3, 1984 (age 34)
Alma materUniversity of California, Davis
OccupationActor, artist
Years active2008–present

Matthew James Moy (born February 3, 1984)[1][2] is a Chinese-American actor and artist. He co-starred as Han Lee on the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls and provides the voice of Lars Barriga on Steven Universe.

Early life and education[edit]

Moy was born and raised in San Francisco, California.[1][3] Moy describes himself as a third- or fourth-generation Chinese-American.[3][4] He attended the University of California, Davis, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Japanese and a minor in linguistics.[3] Moy's father was a high school teacher, while his mother was a language therapist.[3] He has one elder sister.[3]



Moy has appeared on several television shows, including How I Met Your Mother, Criminal Minds, Zeke and Luther, Good Luck Charlie, and Kickin' It, and had a recurring role as Shawn the Mathlete on iCarly. He played Trang in the ninth season of the sitcom Scrubs. He has also made guest star appearances on Big Time Rush as famous blogger Deke and on The Middle as Takayuki, the Heck family's Japanese foreign exchange student. He appeared on the fifth episode of the Syfy reality game show Cha$e and voices Lars on the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe, a role which has earned him critical praise.

Moy co-starred as Han Lee on the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, from 2011 to 2017. In July 2017 Moy was cast as Zack Smith/Microbe in Marvel's New Warriors on Freeform.[5]


Moy played Ron, Grover's best friend, in the 2010 independent film The Grover Complex. He played Chuck in the 2011 film No Strings Attached opposite Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman.

Video games[edit]

Moy voiced Firefly in the 2009 video game G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Raus in White Knight Chronicles, and Shroomboom in the Skylanders reboot of the franchise.


When not acting, Moy enjoys drawing and painting, as evidenced by his Instagram[6] account.

Health issues[edit]

In 2012, during the filming of the second season of 2 Broke Girls, Moy unknowingly suffered a minor stroke in his sleep, waking to feeling weakness and motor skill loss in his right side. Driving himself to urgent care, doctors discovered bleeding in his brain, but no further deterioration. The loss of motor skills in Moy's right side required a year of physical therapy, and re-learning to write with his right hand, but he has since made a full recovery. Moy had kept the incident private from media until 2017.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Non Sequitur Dallas Short film
2010 The Grover Complex Ron
2011 No Strings Attached Chuck
2011 Accidentally in Love Adam Television film
2012 FDR: American Badass! Officer Nguyen
2014 The Future of Dough Darren Short film
2015 Unreal Estate The stranger In post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Mind of Mencia Short man Season 4, episode 8
2009–10 iCarly Shawn 3 episodes
2009 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Party guest Episode: "Hair"
2009 How I Met Your Mother Louis Episode: "The Window"
2009–10 Scrubs Trang 6 episodes
2010 Criminal Minds Eric Episode: "The Uncanny Valley"
2010 Zeke and Luther School reporter Episode: "Skate Squad"
2010 Big Time Rush Deke Episode: "Big Time Blogger"
2010 Good Luck Charlie Usher Episode: "Butt Dialing Duncans"
2010 The Middle Takayuki Episode: "Foreign Exchange"
2011–2017 2 Broke Girls Han Lee Main cast
2012 Kickin' It Shen Episode: "Kickin' It in China"
2013 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Master Yijiro (voice) Episode: "The Way of the Prawn"
2013–present Steven Universe Lars Barriga (voice) Main cast
2017 Voltron: Legendary Defender Vakala Episode: "The Journey"
2018 Hell's Kitchen Himself Guest diner; Episode: "Stars Heating Up Hell"
TBA New Warriors Zachary Smith/Microbe Main cast
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Squatters Hung 2 episodes
2011 Awkward Universe Darren Episode: "Wet Crotch Clarification"
2011 Aim High Scotty Winelin 5 episodes
2015 Not So Union Orbit Episode: "Silverback"
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Firefly Voice
2010 White Knight Chronicles Raus Voice (English version)
2012 Skylanders: Giants Shroomboom Voice
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Shroomboom Voice
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Additional voices
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Shroomboom Voice[8]
2016 Skylanders: Imaginators Shroomboom Voice


  1. ^ a b "2 Broke Girls Cast: Matthew Moy". Retrieved February 4, 2012.
  2. ^ "California Births, 1905 - 1995". Retrieved April 4, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e Crook, John (October 8, 2012). "Matthew Moy of '2 Broke Girls'". From Inside the Box. Zap2It. Retrieved December 7, 2012.
  4. ^ Harris, Bill (November 30, 2012). "Matthew Moy takes the jabs in '2 Broke Girls'". From Inside the Box. Toronto Sun.
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  8. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.

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