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Matthew Charles Porretta
May 29, 1965
Gleice (m. 2012–2014)
Matthew Charles Porretta (born May 29, 1965) is an American television, voice and film actor.
Porretta was born in Darien, Connecticut, into a show-biz family: his father, Frank Porretta, was a famous opera singer and musical theater actor. His mother, Roberta, is also a trained singer and was Miss Ohio 1956.
Porretta has four siblings, all of whom have found their way into show business in some form or another: His brother Frank III (the oldest sibling) has become an internationally recognized opera singer. His other brother, Greg, has guest-starred with Matthew on television. His sisters, Anna and Roberta, also dabble (Anna is a writer for Talk Soup).
He has been in a relationship with Gleice with whom he was married from 2012 to 2014. Matthew and Gleice have two sons, Luigi (May 22, 2001) and Enzo (April 13, 2008). The couple divorced and split up in 2014.
Porretta wasted no time in getting involved with the entertainment industry. By the age of 25 he was already a veteran of Broadway and a student at the Manhattan School of Music. In 1990 Porretta broke into television with recurring roles on shows like Wings and Beverly Hills, 90210. In 1993 he was given his first major movie role, as Will Scarlet O'Hara in Mel Brooks' spoof Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Porretta starred as Robin Hood in his own TV series four years later. Since 1997 he has starred in many independent movies and been featured in commercials for McDonald's and Arrowhead Water. In 1994 he appeared in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion.
In 2010, Porretta portrayed the titular character of the psychological action thriller video game Alan Wake by Remedy Entertainment. In October 2018, it was announced that he will portray the character Dr. Casper Darling in Remedy's Control.
- Control (2019) .... Dr. Casper Darling (live acting and voice)
- The Blacklist (2019) .... Schmock
- Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018) .... The Local Pedestrian Population
- Quantum Break (2016) .... Alan Wake (voice)
- Deadbeat .... Crosby (4 episodes, 2015)
- The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (2013) .... Additional Voices
- Grand Theft Auto V (2013) .... The Local Population
- Alan Wake's American Nightmare (2012) .... Alan Wake, Mr. Scratch (voices)
- Alan Wake (2010) .... Alan Wake (voice)
- Bright Falls .... Alan Wake (episode "Clearcut," 2010)
- CSI: NY .... Ron Bogda (episode "Hush," 2005)
- Without a Trace .... Oscar (episode "Doppelgänger," 2004)
- Dream Warrior (2003) .... Caleb
- Code Name: Eternity .... Leethan (episode "Death Trap," 2000)
- Kate's Addiction (1999) .... Dylan Parker
- Turkey. Cake. (1999) .... Jimmy
- Desperate But Not Serious (1999) .... Gene
- The New Adventures of Robin Hood .... Robin Hood (23 episodes, 1996–1998)
- Wings .... David Barnes (episode "Love at First Flight," 1996)
- Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) .... Handsome Lieutenant at Ball
- Beverly Hills, 90210 .... Dan Rubin (10 episodes, 1993)
- Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) .... Will Scarlet O'Hara
- South Beach .... Richard (episode "Wild Thing," 1993)
- Class of '96 .... Claude (episode "Breaking up Is Hard to Overdue," 1993)