Matt Walsh biography

Matt Walsh

Date of Birth: October 13, 1964

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Matt Walsh began his comedy career as an improvisational actor. After he finished college he performed at several improv clubs and practiced under legendary improv teacher, Del Close.

In 1990, Matt, along with friends Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and SNL alumna Amy Poehler founded the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe. The television series ran for three seasons on Comedy Central. He appeared as a correspondent on The Daily Show from 2001 to 2002 and has also featured in several sketches on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Since his improvisational days, Matt has landed several notable roles in such films as Semi-Pro (2008), Role Models (2008) and The Hangover (2009). He is known for his straight-faced, sardonic and sarcastic characters, often acting in opposition to the protagonists.

In 2010 Matt created the partially scripted comedy series Players, which aired on Spike TV in 2010 and featured Besser and Roberts from the Upright Citizens Brigade.

In the last several years Matt has had recurring roles on several television shows, such as Hung, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Outsourced. In 2012 he landed a co-starring role on the series Veep alongside comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus, for which he earned an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Matt appeared in the new reboot of Ghostbusters (2016) as well as the films Office Christmas Party (2016) and Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016). In the comedy Life of the Party (2018) he played Melissa McCarthy's ex-husband.

Matt is married to actress Morgan Walsh, with whom he has three children.

Matt Walsh Filmography

Actor:

  • The Perfect Date (Netflix)
  • A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)
  • Life of the Party (2018)
  • Under the Eiffel Tower (2018)
  • Widows (2018)
  • Brigsby Bear (2017)
  • Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Keeping up with he Joneses (2016)
  • Office Christmas Party (2016)
  • Other People (2016)
  • The Darkness (2016)
  • The Do-Over (2016)
  • Veep: The Complete Fourth Season (2016)
  • Wild Oats (2016)
  • Bad Night (2015)
  • Get Hard (2015)
  • Veep: The Complete Third Season (2015)
  • A Better You (2014)
  • Hits (2014)
  • Into the Storm (2014)
  • Jason Nash is Married (2014)
  • Sex Ed (2014)
  • Coffee Town (2013)
  • Movie 43 (2013)
  • Veep: The Complete Second Season (2013)
  • Free Samples (2012)
  • High Road (2012)
  • Queens of the Country (2012)
  • Ted (2012)
  • The Brass Teapot (2012)
  • Freak Dance (2011)
  • Breast Picture (2010)
  • Cherry (2010)
  • Cyrus (2010)
  • Due Date (2010)
  • Queens of Country (2010)
  • I Love You, Man (2009)
  • May the Best Man Win (2009)
  • The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
  • The Hangover (2009)
  • Be Kind Rewind (2008)
  • Drillbit Taylor (2008)
  • Lower Learning (2008)
  • Role Models (2008)
  • Semi-Pro (2008)
  • Step Brothers (2008)
  • Dante’s Inferno (2007)
  • Wild Girls Gone (2007)
  • School for Scoundrels (2006)
  • Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
  • Starsky & Hutch (2004)
  • The Sensual Lover of Bindalele (2004)
  • Bad Santa (2003)
  • Brainwarp (2003)
  • Death of a Dynasty (2003)
  • Elf (2003)
  • Old School (2003)
  • Pushing Tom (2003)
  • Martin and Orloff (2002)
  • Road Trip (2000)
  • Fatty Drives the Bus (1999)
  • Talent (1998)
  • Tomorrow Night (1998)

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