Matt Schulze

Actor, Model, Songwriter
Matt Schulze originally set out to become a studio musician. At age 16, Schulze moved from his hometown of St. Louis, Miss., to study guitar at the Atlanta Institute of Music. After returning to St. Louis and teaching ... Read more »
Born: 07/03/1972 in St Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

7 Mummies 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fast Five 2011 (Movie)

Vince (Actor)

Extract 2009 (Movie)

Willie (Actor)

Mr. Brooks 2007 (Movie)

Thornton Meeks (Actor)

The Flock 2007 (Movie)

Glenn Custis (Actor)

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things 2006 (Movie)

Kenny (Actor)

Out of Reach 2004 (Movie)

Faisal (Actor)

Torque 2004 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Blade II 2002 (Movie)

Chupa (Actor)

The Transporter 2002 (Movie)

Wall Street (Actor)

Downward Angel 2001 (Movie)

John Hunter (Actor)

The Fast and the Furious 2001 (Movie)

Vince (Actor)

Boys and Girls 2000 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Blade 1998 (Movie)

Crease (Actor)

Dementia 1998 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

Biography

Matt Schulze originally set out to become a studio musician. At age 16, Schulze moved from his hometown of St. Louis, Miss., to study guitar at the Atlanta Institute of Music. After returning to St. Louis and teaching guitar for several years, he moved to Los Angeles in 1992 to pursue a career as a musician. Upon his arrival in California Schulze found employment as a model; he worked for Levi's on the runway and was also featured in printed advertising, catching the eye of numerous Hollywood casting directors. Making his first big-screen appearance as Crease in the 1998 vampire action film "Blade", Schulze decided to shift his attention to acting, which he much preferred over modeling. He appeared in several low-profile movies and television shows before landing the role of Vince in "The Fast and the Furious" in 2001, acting alongside Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. The following year he revisited the "Blade" franchise, playing a different character--Chupa--in Guillermo del Toro's sequel, "Blade II". Schulze subsequently had roles in several high-octane, action-packed movies, including 2002's "The Transporter", 2004's "Torque", and 2006's "Seven Mummies". In 2009, he acted alongside Jason Bateman in Mike Judge's comedy "Extract", appearing as Willie--a friend of Bateman's character, Joel. Schulze trained as a mixed martial arts fighter before returning to his role as Vince in "Fast Five", the fifth iteration of "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, in 2011.

EDUCATION

Atlanta Institute of Music

Milestones

2007

Cast opposite Kevin Costner in the thriller, "Mr. Brooks"

2004

Played a motorcycle man in "Torque"

2004

Cast in the feature "Torque"

2002

Co-starred in "Blade 2: Bloodhunt"

2002

Played a local hoodlum in "The Transporter"

2001

Had featured role in "The Fast and the Furious"

2000

Appeared in the feature "Downward Angel"

2000

Played Claire Forlani's ex-boyfriend in "Boys and Girls"

1998

Film acting debut in "Blade"

Worked as a model in the early 1990s, appearing in a Levi's commercial and other venues in the USA and Europe

Raised in East St. Louis, Missouri

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