This handsome, dependable actor achieved that television rarity - starring on two very different and equally popular TV series - first, as older brother and patriarch Charlie to the orphaned Salinger...
Co-starred with Tyler Perry in crime thriller "Alex Cross," based on the novel Cross by James Patterson
Cast in the ensemble film "Vantage Point" as a Secret Service agent
Cast in the Wachowski brothers' live action film adaptation of the 1960s Japanese series "Speed Racer"
Co-starred as the troubled surgeon Dr. Jack Shephard on the ABC drama "Lost"; earned Golden Globe (2005) and Emmy (2010) nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Co-starred with Matthew McConaughey in the sports drama "We Are Marshall" directed by McG
Portrayed a disturbed young man in the CBS TV-movie "Behind the Mask"
Made West End debut opposite Olivia Williams in Neil LaBute’s "In a Forest, Dark and Deep"
Cast as Charlie Salinger, the eldest of five orphaned siblings on the Fox series "Party of Five"
Landed TV series debut in a regular role on "Freshman Dorm" (CBS)
Made acting debut on an episode of "Wings" (NBC)
Co-starred in the UPN series "Haunted"
This handsome, dependable actor achieved that television rarity - starring on two very different and equally popular TV series - first, as older brother and patriarch Charlie to the orphaned Salinger clan on Fox's family drama "Party of Five" (1994-2000), and a decade later, as cool-under-pressure Dr. Jack Shephard, one of several marooned plane crash survivors on ABC's adventure drama, "Lost (2004-2010). On both shows, Fox exuded a natural calm and confidence whenever chaos loomed, bringing the former model-turned-actor a loyal fan base of women smitten with his scruffy looks, as well as men impressed by his take-charge attitude.
Born c. 1998; mother, Margherita Ronchi
Born c. 2001; mother, Margherita Ronchi
Born c. 1969
Born c. 1961
Italian; born in 1968; married in August 1992
Wind River High School
The School for Film and Television
Atlantic Theater Company
"He's a Richard Gere type, dashing and debonair." – Evangeline Lilly quoted to People magazine, Nov. 24, 2004
"Matt's not a light weight. He goes very deep, and I think sometimes there's a cost in that." – "Lost" executive producer, Jack Bender to GQ magazine, March 2006
"The subject of fidelity is very personal. I am a man, and I am an appreciator of woman. At the same time, [my wife] Margherita is the sh*t. We've been together for 23 years, so lets leave it at that." – Fox quoted to Playboy magazine, May 2010
"I have absolutely no trouble taking my clothes off – never have, from the time I was a kid growing up in Wyoming. It's fun to do something others think is outrageous. It's fun just to watch people's reactions." – Fox quoted to Playboy magazine, May 2010
Fox was arrested in August 2011 after allegedly assaulting female bus driver Heather Bormann. The actor was accused of punching Bormann when she refused to let him on a bus that had been rented by a bachelor party he was involved with in Cleveland, OH. In September 2011, Bormann filed a $25,000 lawsuit against Fox for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress over the alleged incident. Fox counter-sued Bormann in November 2011, claiming that she was the one who physically attacked him and has subjected him to "public hatred, contempt, ridicule and shame." Bormann dismissed her lawsuit against Fox in May 2012, while he also dropped his defamation case against her.
On May 9, 2012, Fox was charged with driving under the influence and driving without a license, following his arrest a few days prior (May 4) while driving in Oregon.