Matt Long

Matt Long

American actor (born 1980)
Matt Long

Matthew Clayton Long (born May 18, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in the television series Jack & Bobby (2004–2005), and the films Ghost Rider (2007) and Sydney White (2007).

Life and career Long was born in Winchester, Kentucky, to an insurance salesman father and an assistant teacher mother. He has one younger sibling, Zach. He attended Western Kentucky University where he met his wife, Lora Chaffins. He was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After graduation, Long moved to New York City, where he worked as an actor throughout various theaters. In 2004 he was cast as lead on the critically acclaimed but short-lived The WB drama series Jack & Bobby, and later starred in several TV pilots and appeared in movies, including Ghost Rider and Sydney White.

Long played the lead role in short-lived ABC drama series The Deep End in 2010. He also had recurring role of AMC drama series Mad Men as Joey Baird, and in 2012 was cast in ABC pilot Gilded Lillys created and produced by Shonda Rhimes. Rhimes later cast him in her medical drama Private Practice in recurring role as Dr. James Peterson. In 2013, Long was cast as a lead in another ABC drama series, Lucky 7.

In 2019, Long appeared as recurring character Zeke during the first season of the NBC drama Manifest, and was promoted to main cast for season 2.

Matt Long Actor - Born 18 May 1980 Winchester, Kentucky, USA

Birth Name Matthew Clayton Long

Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1) Matt Long was born and raised in Winchester, Kentucky and started acting early on in school plays in elementary school. He continued to act throughout his college years and after graduating from Western Kentucky University, Matt moved to New York. While playing at the Williamstown Theater Fest in Massachusetts he was spotted by his current manager and soon after that he was set to star as alpha bro Jack McCallister in his television-debut in Jack & Bobby (2004). Matt currently resides in Los Angeles, loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking and backpacking when he is not working.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: m leiblfinger

Spouse (1) Lora Chaffins (23 April 2005 - present)

Trivia (2) 1. Has one younger brother. 2. Would love to work with John C. Reilly, Clint Eastwood, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Personal Quotes (2) 1. I'm a lot like him myself. I was a conservative kid, but I had fun. I was in a fraternity and stuff. I wasn't a player, that's for sure. - On his character Jack McCallister in Jack & Bobby (2004) 2. There was a time I thought about being a professional guide. I'm a big outdoorsman, but the acting thing has always been there - always something I wanted to do.

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Matt Long was born on Sunday, 18 May 1980 in Winchester, Kentucky, USA. His full name at birth was Matthew Clayton Long. He is best known as an actor. Long's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. For university, he studied at Western Kentucky University. He is 5' 9½" (177 cm) tall with a slim build. He has blue eyes and dark brown hair (color). Matt Long is 44 years old and his zodiac star sign is Taurus.

You can find people similar to Matt Long by visiting our lists People from Winchester, Kentucky and American male television actors.

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Matthew Clayton Long
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Jack and Bobby
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18 May 1980
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Winchester, Kentucky, USA
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Partner: Lora Long (Married)
Matt Long and Lora Chaffins
There was a time I thought about being a professional guide. I'm a big outdoorsman, but the acting thing has always been there - always something I wanted to do.
  • Would love to work with John C. Reilly, Clint Eastwood, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
  • Has one younger brother.

Matt Long is known for his role in the TV series The Deep End (2010) as Dylan Hewitt.

He is also known for his role in the film Sydney White (2007) as performer: "When I See You Smile".

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