Matthew Ziff

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Matthew Ziff
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Born Matthew Ziff
(1991-03-24) March 24, 1991 (age 26)
Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Alma mater University of Miami
Occupation Actor, Producer
Years active 1991–present

Matthew Ziff (born March 24, 1991, Englewood, New Jersey) is an American actor and producer. As a child model he was represented by Wilhelmina Models. Presently he acts in and sometimes is a producer of feature films.

Early life[edit]

From a very early age Ziff has appeared on several television series, films, and numerous commercials including TV and Radio. Ziff is the son of philanthropist and insurance broker, Laurence F. Ziff and actress and real estate investor, Lorraine Ziff. Ziff attended the Blair Academy.

Acting and producing career[edit]

Ziff’s professional career started just a few months after his birth. Ziff was signed by Wilhelmina Models in New York City. His first TV appearance was on The David Letterman Show while only a few months old. He has been featured in numerous print ads and campaigns including in Glamour magazine. Ziff appeared on dozens of toy boxes as well as several TV commercials for companies such as Reddi-wip and FedEx. At the age of eight Ziff as a guest star on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in a skit called "Late Night with Matthew Ziff". He starred in the 2012 film, Treachery,[1] and appears in the long delayed film Mansion of Blood, starring Robert Picardo and Gary Busey which is now scheduled for a 2014 release.[2] Ziff is also the executive producer of "Six Gun Savior" and a co-producer of "Mansion of Blood". Ziff's next film is the Kickboxer reboot.[3][4]

Ziff has received good notices for his role in "Treachery". Film critic Nick W. Nicholson reviewing the feature for CNN radio Houston remarks "it is very refreshing to see the newbie in Ziff match the thespian punches of the seasoned veteran in Biehn (Michael) with such gusto and panache.[5]

Personal life[edit]

As an athlete he played Quidditch in the 2012 International Quidditch Association (IQA) Global Games for Team USA where they won gold. He also played and coached quidditch at The University of Miami for 5 years as a "beater" while attending. He graduated in May 2014 with a bachelor's and master's in industrial engineering. His thesis research on the lumbar spine, A Novel Approach for Predicting In-Vivo Lumbar Spine Loads and Kinematics Based on Motion Analysis, was presented at the 7th World Biomechanics Congress in Boston in July 2014.[6] Because of his engineering background, he was featured in Exxon Mobil's TV Spot "Be An Engineer". Ziff plays five instruments and collects rare bass guitars.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1991 Late Show with David Letterman Himself TV
2000 Late Show with Conan O'Brien Himself TV
2002 Four Deadly Reasons Little Billy Movie
2003 Little Kings Young Gino Movie
2005 Searching for Bobby D Neighborhood Kid #1 Movie
2009 "Lynch Mob" Tony Movie
2011-2014 Actors Entertainment Himself TV series
2012 Hardflip[7] Jerry Movie
2013 Daytime Himself - Episode dated 30 April 2013 TV series
2013 Among Friends[8] Actor Adam Movie
2013 The Apex Project Bryce (executive producer) Movie
2013 Treachery Nathan Movie
2013 Actors Day in LA" Himself - set of "Six Gun Savior" Movie
2014 Safelight Kyle Movie
2014 Altered Perception (post-production) Justin Movie
2014 Six Gun Savior Kyle "Hawk" Hawkins (executive producer) / (producer)/ (stunt performer) / (stunts) Movie
2014 Mansion of Blood' Martin Corbett (co-producer) Movie
2014 The Martial Arts Kid Bo Whitlaw Movie
2014 Never a Neverland Co-producer Movie
2015 Union Bound William Owens Movie
2015 "Teens Wanna Know" Himself-Guest TV Series
2015 Paid in Full Carter Movie
2015 "Online Abduction" Jeremy Movie
2016 Kickboxer: Vengeance (post-production)" Bronco Movie
2016 "Trafficked (post-production) Jake Movie
2016 "The Dark Return of Time" (pre-production) Flavian Bennett Movie
2016 "Heartbeat" (filming) Drew Movie
2016 "My Thai Life" (pre-production) Bryan Clarke TV Series

Awards[edit]

  • Sunscreen Film Festival – Best Up & Coming Actor for Treachery (2013)
  • Hoboken International Film Festival – Best Actor for Treachery (2014)
  • Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2015 – Rising Star Award (2015)
  • Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2015 – Outstanding Achievements in the Martial Arts (2015)
  • Sunscreen Film Festival – Best Supporting Actor for The Martial Arts Kid (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Treachery (2013)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Full cast and crew for Mansion of Blood (2013)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Stockwell's KICKBOXER Adds T.J. Storm And Matthew Ziff". Film Combat Syndicate. November 30, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-30. 
  4. ^ "Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-09-21. [dead link]
  5. ^ "The Fort Bend Southwest Star Newspaper". thefortbendstar.com. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
  6. ^ M. Eltoukhy; M. Ziff; S. Elmasry; F. Travascio; S. Asfour (July 6–11, 2014). A Novel Approach for Predicting In-Vivo Lumbar Spine Loads and Kinematics Based on Motion Analysis. Boston, Massachusetts. 
  7. ^ "Hardflip (2012) …review and/or viewer comments • Christian Spotlight on the Movies • ChristianAnswers.Net". christiananswers.net. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
  8. ^ "Matthew Ziff Receives Sunscreen Film Festival Rising Star Award Page 2". broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 

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