November 25, 1989 |
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Stephen Lunsford (born November 25, 1989) is an American actor, writer, director and internet content producer. He is known most notably from MTV's fantasy drama Teen Wolf as Mat Daehler and Dink from ABC's Private Practice In 2008, he played the lead role of the titular hero in Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight.
Lunsford was born in Sacramento, California. According to Lunsford's interview with NerdSociety, his “center of attention” mentality as a child caused his "troublemaker" reputation. To ease the situation, an escaped relentless bullying, he participated in various sports but ultimately acting provided an outlet for him to grown into himself. Lunsford's excited reputation regenerated as a means of self-expression that led to his interest in acting. In 2012, Lunsford graduated from California Institute of the Arts and College of the Canyons where he studied film and cinema.
Lunsford began trying out his political interests as a member of Looking Ahead, a program sponsored by the Actors Fund of America. He was a member and President of the Leadership Council from 2006 until 2007. Starting in 2006, Lunsford began acting, directing and producing his own independent videos on YouTube. His content consist of parodies in which it predominantly involves blockbuster films such as Inception, Twilight, and The Hangover. Lunsford enjoyed moderate successes by appearing in a wide variety of teen characters from the TV show Zoey 101 to the film Bratz. However, in 2009, Lunsford landed the main role in the kids TV show Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight. The show lasted for one season but gained heavy critical acclaim and a daytime Emmy.
Invested in acting in mature roles, Lunsford starred in the horror flick Maneater and Beneath the Darkness in which he co-starred alongside Dennis Quaid. He created Rekon Media, a small production house that works with Funny or Die and Machinima. The production consists of short films where Lunsford along with friends would feature in and submits the content to a variety of competitions. In 2012, Lunsford portrayed Matt Daehler on MTV's hit series Teen Wolf. Teen Wolf is a TV series lightly based on the 1985 film of the same name. Prior to joining the cast for the second season, Lunsford has stated his reluctance in accepting the role. His interview with Ology (website) elaborates that after seeing the promotions on Teen Wolf, Lunsford thought the series was a "joke". After watching a few episodes, Lunsford was pleased by the content and eventually appeared in the series.
As of 2013, Lunsford was cast in a TV teen drama Rock Way as Nick Bradley. Rock Way is a TV project by Jordan Way which was crowdfunded on Kickstarter. He has expressed his interest in appearing in sci-fi genres resulting for a petition issued online for Lunsford to guest star in the sci-fi drama hit Supernatural. Lunsford appeared in the psychological thriller film Homecoming, released on December 31, 2013.
Lunsford has participated and supports various charity events including Chance to Play, an event for poverty-stricken youth to participate in sports.
|2005||Blood Deep||Young Wil|
|2006||The Problem with Percival||Kyle Strum||Short film|
|2011||The Hangover Hollywood||Stephen||Short film|
|2011||Beneath the Darkness||Brian|
|2012||The Bournes Anonymous||Jason Bourne||Short film|
|2014||Homecoming||Young Wil||Sequel to Blood Deep (2005)|
|2015||Wrestling Isn't Wrestling||Theatre Audience Member||Video documentary short|
|2016||I Am Watching You||Stranger|
|2003||Malcolm in the Middle||Neighborhood Kid||2 episodes (Season 4, Episode 13 and 14)|
|2004||Unfabulous||Chad Fennell||3 episodes (Season 1, Episode 4, 10, and 13)|
|2005||The Young and the Restless||Steven||Episode 8258|
|2007||Zoey 101||Greg||Season 3, Episode 15|
|2007||Cory in the House||Schulman||Season 1, Episode 19|
|2008–2010||Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight||Kit Taylor, Dragon Knight, and Adam||1 season, main role|
|2009||Desperate Housewives||Travers McLain||Season 5, Episode 19|
|2009–2010||Private Practice||Fillmore 'Dink' Davis||Recurring role (seasons 3–4), 6 episodes|
|2011||Victorious||Dale Squires||Season 1, Episode 18|
|2012||Teen Wolf||Matt Daehler||Recurring role (season 2), 9 episodes|
|2013||Switched at Birth||Teo Hanahan||2 episodes (Season 2, Episode 1 and 2)|
|2016||Future Girl||Hubble||Season 1, Episode 3|
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- "Stephen Lunsford". LinkedIn. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
- "Archive: Leadership Council". Looking Ahead. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
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- Genzlinger, Neil (January 5, 2012). "Hey, Kids, Don't Mess With the Town Undertaker". The New York Times. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
- "Shot First Productions". YouTube. Retrieved April 3, 2013.
- Holbrook, Damian (December 1, 2011). "Exclusive: The Teen Wolf Pack Grows!". TV Guide. Retrieved March 30, 2013.
- Moore, Terron R. (July 25, 2012). "'Teen Wolf' Interview: Stephen Lunsford Says Hello, Ladies". Ology. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
- Ross, Jordan. "Rock Way". kickstarter. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- "Homecoming (2013)". FilmOFilia. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- Martin, Nick (October 29, 2012). "Watch: Official Poster and Trailer for Psycho-Thriller HOMECOMING". FilmOFilia. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- "Exclusive: Ashley Argota, Lulu Antariksa and IM5 Interviews from 2012 Chance To Play (Video)". Shine On Media. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2013.