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Matt Riedy

Matt Riedy appears opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in The Judge and will soon be 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 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. His television series credits include: Big Time Rush, Wilfred, Raising Hope, NCIS: Los Angeles, Revenge, Days of Our Lives, Community, GCB, Hart of Dixie, Awake, Mad Men, Southland, Sons of Anarchy, Mr. Sunshine, Justified, The Cape, True Blood, Desperate Housewives, Cold Case and Ugly Betty. His films credits include: Oliver Stone's Savages, Delta Farce, Money Fight, Loaner, A Green Story, Coffee Town, The Den and Fratitude.


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Born:
Movie/TV Credits:
41
First Appeared:
In the series Las Vegas 2003-09-22
Latest Project:
Series NCIS: New Orleans 2014-09-23

1 win.

Known For
Poster of Modern Family
Poster of Community
Poster of True Blood
Poster of Moonlight
Filmography
NCIS: New Orleans Unknown 2014-09-23
Awake Unknown 2012-02-16
GCB Unknown 2012-03-04
Mr. Sunshine Unknown 2011-02-09
Wilfred Unknown 2011-06-23
The Cape Unknown 2011-01-09
Revenge Unknown 2011-09-21
Hart of Dixie Unknown 2011-09-26
RCVR Unknown 2011-09-21
Miami Medical Unknown 2010-04-02
Justified Unknown 2010-03-16
Raising Hope Unknown 2010-09-01
The Event Unknown 2010-09-20
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Party Down Unknown 2009-03-20
Castle Unknown 2009
Southland Unknown 2009-04-09
Dollhouse Unknown 2009-02-13
Community Unknown 2009-09-17
Big Time Rush Arthur Griffin / ... 33 episodes, 2009-2013 2009-11-28
Modern Family Unknown 2009-09-23
NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown 2009-09-22
Eli Stone Unknown 2008-01-31
Knight Rider Unknown 2008-02-17
True Blood Unknown 2008-09-07
Sons of Anarchy Unknown 2008-09-03
Crash Unknown 2008-10-17
Private Practice Unknown 2007-09-19
Mad Men Unknown 2007-07-19
Chuck Unknown 2007-09-24
Dirty Sexy Money Unknown 2007-09-26
Moonlight Unknown 2007-09-28
Vanished Unknown 2006-08-21
Day Break Unknown 2006-11-15
Ugly Betty Unknown 2006-09-28
Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23