To a certain extent, Matt Letscher's early career highlight playing the villainous Captain Harrison Love opposite Antonio Banderas in Martin Campbell's hit feature film adaptation "The Mask of Zorro"...
Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA
|When Billie Beat Bobby||Actor||Larry King||7|
|John, John in the Sky||1999||Actor||John Claiborne||19997|
|The New Adventures of Old Christine||2009 2004 - 2009||Actor||Burton||20097|
|Bent||2011 2010 - 2011||Actor||Ben||20117|
|Brothers & Sisters||2010 2005 - 2010||Actor||Alec Tyler||20107|
|Not This Part of the World||1994||Actor||n/a||19947|
|Heart of the Beholder||2013||Actor||Mike Howard||20137|
|Amish Grace||Actor||Gideon Graber||7|
|The Beach Boys: An American Family||1999 1998 - 1999||Actor||Mike Love||19997|
|The Good Wife||2013 2008 - 2013||Actor||Adam Boras||20137|
|CSI: Miami||2011 2001 - 2011||Actor||Dr. Mike Lasker||20117|
|Almost Perfect||1996 1994 - 1996||Actor||Rob Paley||19967|
|Scandal||2013 2010 - 2013||Actor||Billy Chambers||20137|
|Entourage||2010 2002 - 2010||Actor||Dan Coakley||20107|
|Medium||2010 2003 - 2010||Actor||Dr Erik Westphal||20107|
|Good Morning, Miami||2003 2001 - 2003||Actor||Gavin Stone||20037|
|Super Sucker||2003||Actor||Howard Butterworth||20037|
|Living in Captivity||1998 1997 - 1998||Actor||Will Marek||19987|
|The Mask of Zorro||1998||Actor||Captain Harrison Love||19987|
|Criminal Minds||2013 2004 - 2013||Actor||Vincent Shyer||20137|
|King of Texas||Actor||Emmett||7|
|Stolen Innocence||Actor||Eddie Shea||7|
|Eli Stone||2008 2006 - 2008||Actor||Nathan Stone||20087|
|Jackie Ethel Joan: The Women of Camelot||Actor||Edward Moore Kennedy||7|
|Boston Legal||2008 2003 - 2008||Actor||n/a||20087|
|Radio Free Albemuth||2014||Actor||Mr. Brady||20147|
|Prehysteria! 3||1998 1997 - 1998||Actor||Needlemeyer||19987|
|Saved||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||n/a||20057|
|The Carrie Diaries||2013 2011 - 2013||Actor||Tom Bradshaw||20137|
|Providence||2002 1997 - 2002||Actor||n/a||20027|
|The West Wing||2005 1998 - 2005||Actor||n/a||20057|
|Devil's Knot||2013||Actor||Paul Ford||20137|
|Identity||2003||Actor||Assistant District Attorney||20037|
|Love American Style||1998 1997 - 1998||Actor||("Love in the Old South')||19987|
|Power 98||Voice||of Eddie||6|
|Saved By the Bell: The College Years||1993 1992 - 1993||Actor||Rick||19937|
|Gods and Generals||2003||Actor||Colonel Adelbert Ames||20037|
|Ellen||1997 1993 - 1997||Actor||Steven||19977|
|Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||1997 1991 - 1997||Actor||Tom||19977|
|NYPD Blue||2004 1992 - 2004||Actor||John Leary||20047|
|The Watcher||1994 1993 - 1994||Actor||Johnny Payne||19947|
|Played Gavin Stone on the NBC comedy "Good Morning, Miami"|
|Film acting debut in small role in "Gettysburg"|
|Portrayed Ted Kennedy in the TV miniseries "Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot"|
|Broadway debut in Neil Simon's "Proposals"|
|Began career as stage actor with Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre Company in Michigan|
|Recurring guest television role in NBC's "Joey"|
|Played a Hollywood movie star trying to conceal his homosexuality in "Straight-Jacket"|
|Returned to series TV as co-star of the sitcom "Living in Captivity" (Fox)|
|Had featured role as Capt. Love in "The Mask of Zorro"|
|Cast as Mike Love in the ABC biopic "America's Band: The Beach Boys"|
|Featured television role in CW Television's "The Carrie Diaries"|
|Debut television role in NBC's "Saved By the Bell: The College Years"|
|Cast as Rob on the CBS sitcom "Almost Perfect"|
To a certain extent, Matt Letscher's early career highlight playing the villainous Captain Harrison Love opposite Antonio Banderas in Martin Campbell's hit feature film adaptation "The Mask of Zorro" (1998) overshadowed much of the young actor's early career. For the University of Michigan drama major, however, a slow-burning career as a television character actor brought recurring roles in ever more high-profile shows, including "Good Morning, Miami" (NBC 2002-2004), "Joey" (NBC 2004-06), "The West Wing" (NBC 1999-2006), "Entourage" (HBO 2004-11) and "Scandal" (ABC 2012- ). His proven versatility as a character actor, with many of the square-jawed attributes of a traditional leading man married to a certain depth and sensitivity, also kept his career buoyant in independent cinema.
Letscher began his acting career in the theatre, his first role coming in Jeff Daniels' "The Tropical Pickle" for the actor's Michigan-based Purple Rose Theatre Company. It was through Daniels that Letscher was introduced to film director Ronald F. Maxwell, who cast Letscher alongside Daniels for a small part in his in his Civil War epic "Gettysburg" (1993), a high-profile first screen credit for the fledgling young actor.
Various one-off television roles in the mid-1990s led to recurring roles in the short-lived sitcoms "Almost Perfect" (CBS 1995-97) and "Living in Captivity" (Fox 1998). Following his film success in 1998's "The Mark of Zorro," Letscher briefly specialized in playing historical figures in TV movies, including pop singer Mike Love in "The Beach Boys: An American Family" (2000), Senator Ted Kennedy in "Jackie, Joan, Ethel: The Women of Camelot" (2001), and broadcaster Larry King in the tennis epic "When Billie Beat Bobby" (2001).
"Gods and Generals" (2003) saw Letscher reunite with both Maxwell and Daniels in the film prequel to "Gettysburg." The same year brought a small role in director James Mangold's well-received thriller "Identity" (2003). A co-starring role as supercilious newscaster Gavin Stone in the sitcom "Good Morning, Miami" showcased Letscher's comedic talents and took him into a five-episode guest arc on the much-hyped "Friends" spin-off "Joey."
In tandem with his increasingly high-profile television roles, Letscher's work in the theatre grew more prominent over the next several years. One-off guest roles in the popular TV dramas "The West Wing" (NBC 1999-2006), "Boston Legal" (ABC 2004-08) and "CSI: Miami" (CBS 2002- ) let to a co-starring role in quirky cult-favorite legal drama "Eli Stone" (ABC 2008-09) as the title character's doctor brother. Also during this era, Letscher wrote and directed his own play, "Sea of Fools" (2007), for Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre Company. Another play he wrote, "Gaps in the Fossil Record," premiered in 2009. His high-profile stage appearances include "The Rivals" at Lincoln Centre and Neil Simon's "The Proposal."
Following a recurring guest role as Alec, lover of the married Kitty Walker (Calista Flockhart) in family drama "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC 2006-11), Letscher secured his highest-profile co-starring television role as Tom, widowed father of the young Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City" prequel "The Carrie Diaries" (The CW, 2013- ). Meanwhile, his film career continued with roles in Atom Egoyan's "Devil's Knot" (2013) and the low-budget indie comedy "Teacher of the Year" (2013).
|University of Michigan|
|Worked extensively with actor Jeff Daniels on both film and stage projects.|
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