Matt Weinglass

Matt Weinglass

Birthday: 23 April 1978, San Francisco County, California, USA
Height: 201 cm
Matt Weinglass is an actor, writer, producer and director living in Los Angeles, CA. He was born in San Francisco on April 23rd, 1978, the oldest of identical twin brothers raised by a single mother. Matt began acting at age 10 when he joined the Scaramouche Repertory Theater, a children's theatre company in the Bay Area. As a teen he was sele... Show more »
Matt Weinglass is an actor, writer, producer and director living in Los Angeles, CA. He was born in San Francisco on April 23rd, 1978, the oldest of identical twin brothers raised by a single mother. Matt began acting at age 10 when he joined the Scaramouche Repertory Theater, a children's theatre company in the Bay Area. As a teen he was selected to compete in the American Collegiate Theatre Festival in Park City, Utah. Matt was soon accepted into the BFA acting conservatory program at UC Santa Barbara; there he co-founded the Sherwood Players, a theater company which produced original, relevant and racy material, and gained a large following throughout the Santa Barbara community. After college Matt moved to Los Angeles where the 6'7" actor worked in over 40 nightclubs as a bouncer to support himself while pursuing a career in entertainment.In 2006 he co-created a TV show for LA36 called The Underground, which served as a platform for progressive film-makers and artists of all types to showcase their work. Eventually, The Underground evolved into an independent film and Internet production company that specializes in documentary film-making and sketch comedy. Along with fellow Underground film-makers, Matt has produced and directed documentary pieces around the world like Ballentine: Top of the World (2006) filmed in Greenland and touched on both a USO tour and global warming, Nicaragua: A Dying Generation (2009) about the abortion ban in Nicaragua initiated by the Catholic Church, and All Fired Up (2009) which documented Barack Obama's run to the presidency. He is currently producing The Underground's first feature-length documentary, Tupamaro (2015), about a vigilante biker gang who police the violent streets of Caracas, Venezuela. The film features interviews with prominent historians such as Noam Chomsky and is narrated by Ed Asner.Realizing that his acting career had taken a backseat to his security jobs, Matt eventually decided to leave bouncing completely and turn a fresh focus on his acting. He joined the Lifebook Acting Academy where he began writing and producing his own original theater productions. In 2013 he wrote, produced and starred in a one-man show, "In-Security," about his experiences in the nightclub scene in Los Angeles. He is currently making regular appearances in film and television. In 2011 he was featured in a sketch opposite James Caan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and in the movies Hitchcock (2012), Oz, The Great and Powerful (2013), and Muppets Most Wanted (2014). He also recently wrote, produced, directed and was featured in a family comedy short, Crash (2014), a PSA for teenagers about the dangers of texting and driving. Show less «