Matthew was born in Edmonds, WA and grew up in Marietta, GA. Throughout his career he has worked in many areas of the entertainment and hospitality industries.
As an actor, Matthew starred as Prince Eric in the National Tour of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID. He has also performed on many of the nation’s leading regional stages, including Ford's Theatre, Village Theatre, The Disneyland Resort, The Ogunquit Playhouse, The Shakespeare Theatre of DC, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, and many more. His screen work includes independent films as well as an appearance on HBO's Veep. He is actively involved in the governance structure of Actors’ Equity, serving on a number of contract committees as well as negotiating teams. He is also a member of SAG-AFTRA, and sits on his Local's Organizing committee.
Matthew's arts advocacy work includes serving in a variety of capacities with the National YoungArts Foundation, of which he is an alumnus. He has worked on the Resident Advisor team (including Head Resident Advisor) for their core programs and is participating in the launch of the organization's new social media portal for alumni. He's also worked as a teaching artist for Ford's Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre, Village Theatre, San Diego Music Theatre and as a private coach.
In September he and his wife will relocate to Washington, DC where he will join the staff of the Devos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland. He will continue to perform as a concert vocalist in DC and nationally.