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|Born||Mateus Cole Ward
January 18, 1999
Mateus Cole Ward (born January 18, 1999) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Jake Sanders in the CBS television series Hostages, and as Dustin Maker in the TNT television series Murder in the First. He is also known for his role as the older Stevie Botwin in the series finale of the Showtime comedy-drama series Weeds, and for his recurring role as Marcus Davenport on the Disney XD fantasy series Lab Rats.
Ward was born in Burbank, California, the son of an Italian immigrant mother and American father. In 2004, his family moved to Lahaina, Hawaii on the island of Maui, where he lived for 5 years, kayaking, riding motorcycles and surfing, and returned to Los Angeles in 2009. Mateus has a younger sister named Adiana.
In 2009, his family moved back to Sherman Oaks, California, and in 2010 Mateus pursued acting in Film, Television and Commercials. He appeared in several short films and commercials, such as Disney, Activision, Verizon Wireless and Old Navy.
Mateus' television debut came in 2010, where he won the role of Lyle DeLilly on Criminal Minds. Ward caught the eye of director Larry Charles, and he was cast as a series regular, the son of Ana Ortiz, in the 20th Century Fox sitcom pilot Outnumbered with Cheech Marin.
In 2011, Ward was asked to guest star on the sports comedy series Sports Show with Norm Macdonald on Comedy Central, for which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award and won an OMNI Youth Music and Actor Award, Outstanding Actor, in the 12- to 18-year-old category. Ward went on to land the role of Carl in the comedy-drama Parenthood.
In April 2012, Mateus landed a recurring guest star role as Marcus Davenport on the teen sitcom Lab Rats on Disney XD. Then he was offered the role of young Franky in his first feature film Lonely Boy, where he portrays a teenager with schizophrenia. In September of that year, he was cast in the two-part series finale of the comedy-drama Weeds, which aired on Showtime. Ward won a Young Artist Award for his portrayal of Stevie Botwin.
In 2013, Ward appeared in the police procedural drama television series NCIS on CBS. In the eleventh episode, titled Shabbot Shalom, Ward played the role of Austin, a young teen who discovers a dead body. Mateus was also a series regular in the Jerry Bruckheimer television series Hostages produced by Warner Bros. Television for CBS, portraying Jake Sanders, the son of Dr. Ellen Sanders, portrayed by Toni Collette, and Brian Sanders, portrayed by Tate Donovan. In 2015, Mateus Ward was a series regular playing Dustin Maker on the Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal television series Murder in the First with Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson on TNT Drama.
|2013||Lonely Boy||Young Franky|
|2017||The Meanest Man in Texas||Clyde Thompson|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Lyle DeLilly||Episode: "Remembrance of Things Past"|
|2011||Sports Show with Norm MacDonald||Boy||Episode: "Mascot"|
|2011||Parenthood||Carl||Episode: "Sore Loser"|
|2011||Outnumbered||Jake Tulley||TV movie|
|2012||Weeds||Stevie Botwin||2 episodes|
|2012–2016||Lab Rats||Marcus Davenport||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2013||NCIS||Austin||Episode: "Shabbat Shalom"|
|2013–2014||Hostages||Jake Sanders||Main role, 15 episodes|
|2015||Murder in the First||Dustin Maker||Main role, 12 episodes|
|2016||The Loud House||Hank (voice)||2 episodes|
- "Outnumbered - 2010 Version (FOX)". The Futon Critic.
- "Weeds Series Finale 'It's Time' Recap and Review". Nowhitenoise.com. September 17, 2012.
- Lesley Goldberg (January 21, 2015). "'Murder in the First' Adds 'Hostages' Alum as Series Regular (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 21, 2015.