|Matt Walsh Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||October 13, 1964|
Matt Walsh is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, director, writer, and producer who is best known for having been cast as Mike McLintock in the HBO political satire comedy series, Veep, for which he was also nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award in the “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” category both in 2016 and 2017. He has also appeared in a large variety of TV shows and movies such as A Futile and Stupid Gesture, Life of the Party, Brigsby Bear, Strangers with Candy, Rick and Morty, Under the Eiffel Tower, The Perfect Date, Keeping Up with the Joneses, Wild Oats, Bad Night, Freak Dance, Into the Storm, Bob’s Burgers, Animals., Dante’s Inferno, and Escape from It’s a Wonderful Life. Matt Walsh also pursued his inclination towards sketch comedy and improvisations by founding Upright Citizens Brigade improv comedy troupe along with Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, and Ian Roberts. He also served as the creator, writer, director, and executive producer for Spike TV’s comedy show, Players, on which he starred alongside Ian Roberts. Matt Walsh is a huge fan of The Chicago Bears about whom he talks in the podcast, Bear Down, with comedian Scot Armstrong. Moreover, he is a person who enjoys the company of nature and goes hiking with his friends and family whenever he gets the time. Matt Walsh has also accumulated a huge social media fan base with more than 180k followers on Twitter, more than 20k followers on Instagram, and more than 5k followers on Facebook.
Matthew Paul Walsh
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, California, United States
Matt Walsh went to Hinsdale South High School, which is a public 4-year high school located at the corner of 75th Street and Clarendon Hills Road in Darien, Illinois, a southwestern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States, from where he graduated in 1982. As a high school student, he used to play for the football team as a backup tight end.
Afterward, he went on to study at Northern Illinois University located in DeKalb, Illinois and graduated with a degree in Psychology. He also went abroad for a year to study at Salzburg College which is located in Salzburg, Austria. Moreover, he also took improvisational comedy classes in Chicago and studied under the guidance of legendary improv teacher and actor, Del Close.
Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian, Director, Writer, Producer
- Father – Richard “D*ck” Jude Walsh
- Mother – Audrey J. (Gosack)
- Siblings – Pat Walsh (Brother) (Actor, Writer). Matt Walsh has 5 more siblings.
- Others – Patrick Francis Walsh (Paternal Grandfather), Michael Walsh (Paternal Great Grandfather), Mary Grady (Paternal Great Grandmother), Agnes Bridget Gavin (Paternal Grandmother), Michael Gavin (Paternal Great Grandfather), Mary McGreal (Paternal Great Grandmother), Michael Peter Gosack (Maternal Grandfather), Michael Anton Gosack (Maternal Great Grandfather), Theresa J. Lorenci (Maternal Great Grandmother), Edith Lorraine Thompson (Maternal Grandmother), Luther Otto Thompson (Maternal Great Grandfather), Thomas Twigg Thompson (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Susan Jane Day (Maternal Great Great Grandmother), Zetta Corene Fry (Maternal Great Grandmother), Henry Lee Fry (Maternal Great Great Grandfather), Pearl Viola Palmer (Maternal Great Great Grandmother)
Matt Walsh is represented by United Talent Agency, Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
6 ft or 183 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Matt Walsh has dated –
- Morgan Walsh (2009-Present) – Matt Walsh is in a relationship with actress, writer, and director, Morgan Walsh. The couple got married on March 21, 2009, in Santa Barbara and has also been blessed with 3 children. Matt Walsh and Morgan Walsh have also worked together on a couple of projects and she has also appeared in a number of movies and shows such as Shameless, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Happy Endings, Burning Love, The Hotwives of Orlando, Childrens Hospital, UCB Comedy Originals, Under the Eiffel Tower, The Red Sandwich Christmas Hour, and Surviving Eden. Matt and Morgan Walsh celebrated their 10 years marriage anniversary on March 21, 2019, by spending time with their children at the beach.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (White and Black)
Matt Walsh has Irish ancestry on his father’s side and is of Slovenian, English, Scots-Irish / Northern Irish, Scottish, Dutch, and African descent on his mother’s side.
- Receding Hairline
- Sports a mustache
- Long face
- Deep set eyes
Matt Walsh has appeared in a number of TV commercials for –
- Black & Decker (2002)
- Office Depot (2002)
- Sears (2002)
- MTVicons – Metallica (2003)
- Comedy Central (2003)
- CVS (2003)
- Honda Accord (2003)
- Showtime’s Dead Like Me (2004)
- Diet Dr. Pepper (2004)
- Black & Decker Lazer Levelers (2005)
- Make-A-Wish Foundation’s ‘Give Wishes Wing’ (2015)
Best Known For
- Having been cast as Mike McLintock in the political satire comedy TV series, Veep, alongside the likes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, and Timothy Simons
- Appearing in a variety of shows such as Upright Citizens Brigade, The Daily Show, Cheap Seats without Ron Parker, Dog Bites Man, Human Giant, The Sarah Silverman Program, Little Britain USA, Players, Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, Funny or Die Presents, Hung, Outsourced, Childrens Hospital, The Aquabats! Super Show!, Drunk History, How I Met Your Mother, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Hot in Cleveland, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Black-ish, Do You Want To See a Dead Body?, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, No Activity, The Good Fight, and The Guest Book
- Doing voice overs in a number of TV shows and movies which include O’Grady, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Bob’s Burgers, Rick and Morty, Animals., Dante’s Inferno, Strangers with Candy, and Escape from It’s a Wonderful Life
- Co-starring in several movies like A Futile and Stupid Gesture, Life of the Party, Brigsby Bear, Under the Eiffel Tower, The Perfect Date, Keeping Up with the Joneses, Wild Oats, Bad Night, Freak Dance, and Into the Storm
Matt Walsh made his first theatrical film appearance as The Stranger in the sci-fi comedy movie, Abe Lincoln: S*x Alien, in 1994. The film starred the likes of Eric Hoffman, Rich Fulcher, and Steve Cowdrey.
As a voice actor, Matt Walsh made his feature film debut by providing vocals to the characters of Mussolini / Fox Reporter / Airport Security Pursuer in the animated comedy film, Dante’s Inferno, in 2007. The film was premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in January 2007.
First TV Show
Matt Walsh made his first TV show appearance in an episode of the comedy series, The Armando Diaz Experience, Theatrical Movement and Hootenanny, in 1995.
As a voice actor, he made his TV show debut by providing vocals to the character of Banker / Doctor Robots in an episode, titled Yes You Can’t, of the comedy show, Strangers with Candy, in January 2000. However, he was not credited for his part.
Later, Matt Walsh made his credited TV show debut as a voice actor by providing vocals to the character of Ray in an episode, titled Fry Legs, of the animated comedy series, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, in May 2009.
Matt Walsh Favorite Things
- Food – Sushi
- Scenes From ‘Veep’ – Mike Pitches Jokes to an Empty Chair (Season 1, Episode Five: “Nicknames”), Mike Sings “Goober Peas” to Get Out of a Jam (Season 3, Episode 3: “Alicia”), Mike Falls Off a Ball (Season Three, Episode Four: “Clovis”), Selina’s Team Steals Mike’s Semen (Season Three, Episode Five: “Fishing”), Mike Gets Recognized (Season Four, Episode One: “Joint Session”)
- California Songs – California Dreamin by The Mamas & The Papas, A Long December by Counting Crows
- Restaurant In California – The Little Izaka-ya
- Football Team – The Chicago Bears
Source – Visit California, Rolling Stone, Wikipedia
Matt Walsh Facts
- He is the 4th one out of a total of 7 siblings.
- After graduating from college, Matt Walsh used to perform at Annoyance Theater and ImprovOlympic.
- He began his stint as a stand-up comedian after meeting the actor, director, and comedian, Matt Besser, in 1991.
- Matt Walsh has also founded the Upright Citizens Brigade improv comedy troupe with Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, and Ian Roberts. He was also cast as Trotter in the troupe’s sketch comedy series on Comedy Central.
- Showcasing his skills as a writer, he has worked on several projects such as Escape from It’s a Wonderful Life, Upright Citizens Brigade, Martin & Orloff, Dog Bites Man, Shutterbugs, Wainy Days, Wild Girls Gone, Players, The UCB Show, and UCB Comedy Originals.
- He has also directed a couple of projects such as Acting Like Children, The Stinky Onion Gang, Mythbusters, NPR Dancers, M.Y.R.K.L., Players, High Road, UCB Comedy Originals, and A Better You.
- Matt Walsh has been cast in various popular supporting roles in a number of comedy movies such as Cyrus, Old School, The Hangover, Role Models, and Semi-Pro.
- As a producer, he has worked on numerous projects which include Dog Bites Man, A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv, Daisy Does America, NPR Dancers, Wild Girls Gone, Players, Andy Richter‘s Home for the Holidays, Under the Eiffel Tower, The UCB Show, UCB Comedy Originals, and Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon.
- Matt Walsh has been cast in many of the comedy films by director, producer, and screenwriter, Todd Phillips, in which he usually plays the character named ‘Walsh’.
- In 2010, he starred as Bruce Fitzgerald alongside his Upright Citizens Brigade partner, Ian Roberts, who starred as Ken Fitzgerald. They were cast as brothers who run a sports bar together.
- Matt Walsh has also served as the host for the podcast, Bear Down, alongside comedian Scot Armstrong. The podcast is based on discussions about The Chicago Bears and doing sports-themed comedy bits such as fake call-ins and in-character interviews.
- Both in 2016 and 2017, Matt Walsh received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” for his performance as Mike McLintock in the HBO political satire comedy series, Veep.
- He is a big-time nature enthusiast and enjoys hiking and glamping i.e. glamorous camping. He also likes treading the mountain trails at Wildwood Canyon in Burbank or Griffith Park.
- Matt Walsh thinks that the biggest misconception people have about Californians is that they think all the Californians are rich and drive Teslas. However, he does drive an electric car.
- According to him, the most stereotypical thing about California is that everyone enjoys surfing.
- He loves going on road trips with his friends and family.
- Matt Walsh is left-handed.
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