Actor · Hapa · Creative Type
Originally hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Matthew comes from a diverse and creative background. His Japanese / Italian family taught him during his formative years to appreciate and respect a multitude of different cultures and ideas, the most dominant of which was a love of the arts.
Matthew has since pursued creative interests in film, television, and theatre. He has held leading/supporting roles in a number of stage productions, independent films, web-series, and commercials. His most recent TV credits include Agent Garret Hansen on NBC’s State of Affairs, and roles on Scorpion (CBS), How To Get Away With Murder (ABC), American Horror Story: Cult (FX), and Game Shakers (Nickelodeon).
Recently, Matthew was seen onstage at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts as Warner Huntington III in Legally Blonde: the Musical, & Jersey-licious in the bi-coastal hit stage production of Jersey Shoresical: A Frickin’ Rock Opera as Pauly D (created by Daniel Franzese & Hanna Lo Patin / directed by Drew Droege). He has just finished a widely successful run of Falling Apples Productions’ ‘Off Book,’ a choose-your-own-ending, world premiere comedy at The Secret Rose Theatre in NoHo.
Matthew is also working towards an American Sign Language Interpreting degree, and currently studying through Pierce College’s renowned ITP.
Matthew is a firm believer in positive karma, and is constantly finding new ways to maintain creativity, as instilled by his family. Matthew enjoys volunteering, producing, writing and filmmaking, while always maintaining an optimistic approach to life.