Matt LeBlanc biography

Matt LeBlanc

Date of Birth: July 25, 1967

Hunky and half-witted... somehow it seems like an appealing combination when Matt LeBlanc plays Joey Tribbiani on TV's phenomenally popular Friends.

Though much, much smarter than his TV persona, Joey Tribianni's struggles as an aspiring actor mirror Matt LeBlanc's own early days.

His childhood dreams of become a professional racer gave way to his Mom's more practical insistence that he get a "real" job. But being a carpenter didn't really pay off, so LeBlanc took a friend's advice to pursue a career in modeling. (According to an ex-girlfriend, "Matt adores his mother.

He won't do a thing without her okay". This may be the one exception.)

Once in New York City, jobs flipping burgers at Fatburger were easier to find than modeling assignments.

But LeBlanc soon found work in TV commercials, shilling Heinz Ketchup, Coca Cola, Doritos, and Levi's. Two years later, in 1989, LeBlanc scored his first TV series, TV 101. It was followed by two other flops (Top of the Heap and Vinnie & Bobby) but LeBlanc finally found real success in 1994 with Friends.

LeBlanc's first bigscreen starrer Ed tanked (what else would you expect from a film where LeBlanc played second banana to a baseball-playing monkey?). But with his role as Major Don West in the blockbuster remake of Lost In Space, LeBlanc might finally make the leap from space cadet Joey Tribbiani.


Charlie's Angels 2: Halo (2003)
Charlie's Angels(2000)
Lost In Space(1998)
Ed (1996)
Looking Italian (1994)

Matt LeBlanc Filmography


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