Thursday, May 10, 2012

Matt Walton and Love Out Loud VII


Matt was born and raised in rural NJ by his film-buff, lawyer father and a mother who led him to the stage by the age of five. He wrote his first comic-book series, The Further Adventures of Boba Fett, in second grade, and in ninth grade made his first movie, The Twelve Labors of Hercules (in which he played Zeus, naturally). Matt continued his show-business trajectory with scholarships to teen performing arts academies and The Boston Conservatory. At the age of 19, Matt landed his first professional job in a national tour of Lend Me a Tenor and went on to graduate Cum Laude with a BFA in Theatre.

Memorable television guest roles include Rescue Me, Royal Pains, Cashmere Mafia, The Bronx is Burning, several pilots, a few Hallmark Hall of Fames, every New York Soap including a long run as the evil Elijah Clarke on ABC’s One Life to Live and all the Law and Orders. He has appeared in over two-dozen films including the Golden Globe Nominated Coen Brothers film Burn After Reading, the indie hits Gigantic, 200 American, and last years’ Sundance underdog, Armless. Matt also owns a production company, Autumn Sky, that co-produced the mostly improvised yet best-screenplay-award-winning Montclair (Palm Beach, Stratford on Avon), and has several new films and TV shows in development.

Commercially, Walton has been the spokesperson for Loews, Rooms to Go, Speed Stick’s "Guy Mennen", Cablevision’s Optimum, and presently "The Mike" in the Old Navy campaign. He also voices dozens of products including Oxygen Network, IFC, M&Ms, Subway, Value City, Bass Ale, and MCI. Matt currently resides in the NYC area with his wife and two children.

Matt Walton is one of those enviable people who always has an iron in the fire and is very busy even when he is not officially employed. He is coming back to Love Out Loud and we couldn't be happier as are his many fans I am sure. Come out to meet and/or greet this very handsome, talented and seemingly eternally energetic man!

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