Matt Willig

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Matt Willig
Date of birth (1969-01-21) January 21, 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth La Mirada, California
Career information
Position(s) Offensive tackle
College Southern California
Career history
As player
1992-1995 New York Jets
1996–1997 Atlanta Falcons
1998 Green Bay Packers
1999 St. Louis Rams
2000–2002 San Francisco 49ers
2003–2004 Carolina Panthers
2005 St. Louis Rams
Career stats

Matthew Joseph "Matt" Willig (born January 21, 1969) is an American actor and former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He stands 203 cm (6 feet, 8 inches).

Early life[edit]

Willig was born in La Mirada, California. He played football and basketball at St. Paul High School (Santa Fe Springs, California). He played college football at the University of Southern California as a member of the 1989 Rose Bowl winning team. He was a public administration major.

Professional football career[edit]

Willig played 14 years for the Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Rams, and San Francisco 49ers. Willig won a Super Bowl ring while playing for the St Louis Rams.[1] He also made Super Bowl XXXVIII with the Carolina Panthers, but this time ended up on the losing side.

Acting career[edit]

He was portraying the character Special Agent Simon Cade in season eight of NCIS until the first episode of season nine which was aired on the 20th September 2011. In 2009, he had a supporting role as a brutish caveman tormenting Jack Black and Michael Cera in the motion picture Year One. He appeared as a gang member named Little Chino on the Showtime series, Dexter (2007). He has appeared as a bodyguard named Yuri on the NBC series Chuck, and also has appeared in an episode of My Name is Earl entitled "Bullies". Willig has acted in numerous national commercial campaigns, including a Capital One spot with David Spade, a Bud Light spot, and as an action hero in a Halls commercial. He also appeared in a season 7 episode of Malcolm In the Middle, as Crash, a recovering alcoholic, and had a small role in the 1993 Hong Kong action movie, Full Contact. He appeared in a minor role in iCarly as a truckdriver named "Sledghammer". He made another guest appearance on The Suite Life on Deck as a genie in season 2 episode 22. On Sonny with a Chance in the "Sonny Get Your Goat" episode, he appeared as "Limo", the mode of transportation to Tawni's motel room in a foreign country, and appeared in the Disney XD show Pair of Kings. Willig also had a supporting role in the second episode of Terriers. He played Mike Drake in the critically acclaimed independent thriller The Employer. He also appears in the upcoming film A Resurrection. In 2011, he was on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, as Billy Abbott's bodyguard, "Tank". More recently he played One Eye, a Mexican drug dealer, in We're The Millers and Gregorek in NBC's series Grimm. Willig also played former NFL player Justin Strzelczyk in the film Concussion.

He currently portrays Lash on the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Willig voiced The Juggernaut in the Marvel game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Willig and his wife Chris live in the Walnut Acres neighborhood of Los Angeles.


  1. ^ "Super Bowl XXXVIII". Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  2. ^ "The Deadly Villains of Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions - IGN". Retrieved 2014-01-11. 

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