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Overview (1)

Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Matt Riedy appears in the feature Book Club with Jane Fonda and recently shot the film Charlie Says. His appearances lately include This Is Us, Hawaii Five-O and The Last Tycoon on Amazon with Kelsey Grammer. He is the narrator of IDHD channels popular show Murder Among Friends. Matt appears opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in The Judge and is featured opposite Cam Gigandet and Wes Bentley in the thriller, Broken Vows. He plays the judge in Frank vs. God which is enjoying high audience praise at festivals around the country. Riedy recently did a recurring Guest Star on General Hospital and on Scandal, guest starred on NCIS New Orleans and was featured in a two-part guest appearance on Modern Family. He continues to be one of Jimmy Kimmel's skit cadre on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Not bad for the busy actor who started his on camera career after many years as a successful stand-up comedian and disc jockey. Born in Buffalo, New York, he graduated from West Seneca East High School, where he kept a low profile until a successful senior English class presentation on the sport of golf convinced him that he could perform in front of people. As luck would have it, a family friend complemented him on the quality of his voice, which led him to the radio club at Erie Community College. After just six weeks, he was a disc jockey, a job he held for ten years in Buffalo, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle. He took up stand-up comedy on the side in 1983, he left radio and hit the road full time from 1986-1997 when he got back into radio til 2005. All told, he did stand-up for 23 years, while working in radio. Riedy always considered acting "an impenetrable bubble," but in 1998, while working in Seattle, he won a small part opposite actress Margaret Colin in the television movie, Hit and Run. He soon landed a starring role as Plastic Man in the independent film Carried Away, which played in the Seattle International Film Festival. He scored several national commercials and a starring role in another independent film, Lover's Lane. While doing a guest appearance on the TV show The Fugitive, he was advised by director James Frawley to move to LA, where he could blossom as a character actor. Frawley was right and Riedy has been a busy working actor ever since. He moved to L. A. With 7 credits on imdb...at publication he has 107.

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Trivia (15)

Once got to play in the LAPD Celebrity Golf Tournament when Ron Pearlman had to drop out. A few years later while working on Sons of Anarchy he thanked Pearlman for having to drop out and for giving him the opportunity to play. Pearlman said "How'd you finish?" Riedy said, he got 2nd place...Pearlman's response was..."I would have won!".
Is a frequent guest cast member for Jimmy Kimmell Live (16 appearances) and Conan (10 appearances).
Director Todd Phillips gave Riedy a job in a web series for Mini Cooper cars that also starred Bryan Callen. Riedy was the bad guy who went by Silverfox. Big Time Rush creator Scott Fellows saw Riedy in the video series and gave him the part of Griffin on Big Time Rush.
When The Fugitive with Tim Daly was filming in Seattle, director James Frawley hired him to play a sheriff. During the shoot, Frawley asked him if he worked in Los Angeles at all. Frawley went on to say he thought Riedy would be very busy if he did. A couple of years later after much ruminating, Riedy did make the move and has been pretty busy since. He ran into Frawley when the director was casting Grey's Anatomy in the same office where Riedy was auditioning for Private Practice. They caught up, Riedy thanked him for the inspiration and they parted ways. The very next week Riedy walked into a room to audition for Dirty Sexy Money and there was Frawley in the director's chair. He gave Riedy the job.
Was a competitive body builder while living in Seattle. Competing in the 1998 Weider Washington NPC and getting 4th. In 2001 he competed in the same show for men over 40 and and won 1st place. That show earned him a second place finish in 2002. He also got a 2nd place in the 2001 NPC Max Muscle Washington State Championships and a 2nd place in the same competition in 2003. His last show was the 2003 Emerald Cup in Seattle where the men over 40 category had 20 contestants both natural and not natural. He got 11th place. In 2005 he tore a calf muscle jumping out of a sand trap while playing golf on a very cold Seattle day and that was it.
His name appears on the Bally's marquee in the film Honeymoon in Vegas starring James Caan, Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker. He was the comic opening the show for headliner Jeff Dunham.
Was cast in the film Savages by Oliver Stone to play a character named Seven who was Uma Thurman's husband but the film had to be cut due to length so they eliminated the storyline with Uma and thus his scenes.
Born and raised in Buffalo, New York.
Was a disc jockey in Buffalo, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles.
An avid golfer who plays at about a 10 handicap, he and his brother take annual trips to play famous courses like Bandon Dunes, Whistling Straits, Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Sawgrass, Arrowhead in Colorado, Sea Island and Chambers Bay.
Is the voice of the California Milk Advisory Board TV commercials.
Does voice work for NASCAR promos on Fox Sports 1.
Is the narrator for Murder Among Friends on Investigation Discovery channel.
Was the voice of The Daytona 500 commercials that aired during The Superbowl in 2014 and 2015.
Was the voice of The Overland Hotel commercial during the 90th Academy Awards.

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