Starting out as a child actor, Matthew Arkin's career took off when he was 17 years old. Known for making audiences laugh, Arkin began his acting career in comedies like "An Unmarried Woman" (1978) with Jill Clayburgh and Alan Bates, "North" (1994) and the Jim Carrey blockbuster "Liar Liar" (1997). He also appeared in the TV movie "The Defection of Simas Kudirka" (1977-78). He continued to work steadily in television throughout the early 2000s, appearing on "Ed" (2000-04) and "NCIS" (2003-). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the early 2000s, appearing in the comedy "The Curse" (2000) with Amy Laughlin and the comedy "Death to Smoochy" (2002) with Robin Williams. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Second Best" (2005) with Joe Pantoliano, the Alan Arkin dramatic adaptation "Raising Flagg" (2007) and "Margot at the Wedding" (2007). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Switched at Birth" (2010-15). Arkin most recently acted in the Kristen Bell crime feature "Veronica Mars" (2014). Arkin was the son of Alan Arkin and brother to Adam Arkin.