From the moment he stepped foot onscreen, actor Matthew Bomer succeeded in creating characters that moved and thrilled audiences both in film and on television. After receiving his start on the stages...
Spring, Texas, USA
|Tru Calling||2004 2002 - 2004||Actor||Luc||20047|
|Chuck||2011 2006 - 2011||Actor||Bryce Larkin||20117|
|White Collar||2013 2008 - 2013||Actor||Neal Caffrey||20137|
|The New Normal||2012 2011 - 2012||Actor||Monty||20127|
|Space Station 76||2014||Actor||n/a||20147|
|Traveler||2006 2005 - 2006||Actor||Jay Burchell||20067|
|The Normal Heart||2014||Actor||Felix Turner||20147|
|Glee||2014 2008 - 2014||Actor||Cooper Anderson||20147|
|The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning||2006||Actor||Eric||20067|
|The 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards||2009 2008 - 2009||Presenter||n/a||1|
|Winter's Tale||2014||Actor||Young Man||20147|
|In Time||2011||Actor||Henry Hamilton||20117|
|The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards||2012 2011 - 2012||Presenter||n/a||1|
|North Shore||2004 2003 - 2004||Actor||n/a||20047|
|The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors||2010 2009 - 2010||Performer||n/a||1|
|The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards||2011 2010 - 2011||Presenter||n/a||1|
|Guiding Light||2008 1950 - 2008||Actor||(from 11/01)||20087|
|The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards||2010 2009 - 2010||Presenter||n/a||1|
|Played a supporting role opposite Jodie Foster in the thriller "Flightplan"|
|Starred as a grad student who gets framed by his former roommate for planning a terrorist attack inside a museum on ABC's "Traveler"|
|Starred in the horror feature "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning"|
|Played a male stripper in Steven Soderbergh's "Magic Mike" opposite Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey|
|Cast opposite Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried in the futuristic thriller "In Time"|
|Cast on NBC's action comedy "Chuck" opposite Zachary Levi|
|Played Luc Johnston, a photographer and star Eliza Dushku's love interest on the Fox sci-fi drama "Tru Calling"|
|Starred on USA Network's "White Collar" as criminal mastermind Neal Caffrey|
|Made television acting debut on "All My Children" (ABC)|
|Cast in a recurring role on "Guiding Light" (CBS) as serial killer Ben Reade|
Matthew Staton Bomer was born on Oct. 11, 1977 in Spring, TX to father, John Bomer, a former Dallas Cowboy football player, and mother, Sissi Bomer. He had one brother, Neill, and a sister, Megan. He attended Klein High School outside Houston; the same high school as fellow entertainers Lyle Lovett, Sherry Stringfield, and Lee Pace. The future star received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University before moving to New York where he began acting in theater. Bomer found himself acting on daytime television after doing stage work in New York. He appeared opposite soap queen Susan Lucci on an episode of "All My Children" (ABC, 1970-2011) that aired in December 2000. This gig landed him a recurring role on "The Guiding Light" (CBS, 1952-2009) as serial killer Ben Reade a year later. Bomer was the third actor to play the role (after Gregory Burke and Brian McElroy) and also the last. The troubled and tragic character ended up committing suicide during a July 2003 episode.
Armed with a solid acting résumé, Bomer sought out meatier roles. Primetime television gave the actor the opportunity to showcase his acting range, beginning with a starring role on the science fiction drama, "Tru Calling." Bomer played Luc Johnston, a photographer and star Eliza Dushku's love interest on the show. Because he had no knowledge of her supernatural powers that helped save people's lives, he could not understand his girlfriend Tru's strange behavior. Sadly for the actor, his character ended up getting killed by the end of the first season.
Bomer began appearing in feature films in 2005, with a supporting role in the thriller "Flightplan" opposite Jodie Foster. He took the lead a year later in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" as a young soldier who goes on a road trip with his brother and their girlfriends and ends up victimized by a deranged Texan family. Bomer said he was working in New York when he found out about casting for the film and sent in two audition tapes. He flew out to Los Angeles and met with producer Michael Bay, who was impressed with Bomer's layered performance of the tragic character. Around the same time, the actor was director Brett Ratner's favorite choice to play Clark Kent/Superman in a planned remake of the classic 1978 film. However, Ratner left the project and was replaced by Bryan Singer, who turned it into a sequel titled "Superman Returns" (2006). Bomer reportedly auditioned to play the Man of Steel but was passed over for Brandon Routh.
After the success of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and the "Superman" ordeal, Bomer wasted no time getting back to acting on the small screen. He landed a starring role as Jay Burchell, a grad student who gets framed by his former roommate for planning a terrorist attack inside a museum on ABC's "Traveler" (2007). The action-packed series followed Bomer's character as he fights to prove his innocence while uncovering dark secrets involving the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. Mixed critical reviews and low ratings caused the show's cancellation after only eight episodes.
In 2007, Bomer joined the cast of "Chuck," NBC's spy comedy series that starred Zachary Levi in the title role as an electronics store employee who gets the entire CIA and National Security Agency database downloaded into his brain. Bomer's character Bryce Larkin was Chuck's college roommate and the man responsible for sending his friend the highly-guarded database. Audiences saw Bomer not only as the anti-hero but also the exact opposite of Levi's character: dominant, confident and charismatic. Bomer's onscreen charm and striking good looks made him the perfect choice to play criminal mastermind Neal Caffrey on "White Collar," a USA Network series about an FBI agent and the con man he has been chasing for years. The show's twist involved Bomer's character escaping from prison and working with the same FBI agent to help catch other criminals.
|Kit||Son||Born in 2005|
|Walker||Son||Born in 2008; twin of Henry|
|Henry||Son||Born in 2008; twin of Walker|
|John Bomer||Father||Played for the Dallas Cowboys|
|Simon Halls||Companion||Bomer referred to Halls as his "significant other" in May 25, 2012 issue of Entertainment Weekly|
|Carnegie Mellon University|
|Klein High School|
|Bomer and "True Blood's" (HBO) Joe Manganiello were old friends and classmates at Carnegie Mellon. Both actors, who graduated in 2000, co-starred in the Steven Soderbergh directed "Magic Mike" (2012).|
From classic movie palaces to the state-of-the-art IMAX screens.