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Matt Walsh

Full / Real Name: Matthew Paul Walsh
Born: 13 October 1964 (55 years old)
Gender: Male

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Matt Walsh is an American actor, comedian, director and writer best known as a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade improvisational sketch comedy troupe and was also instrumental in the start of their two theatre, in NYC and LA, where he continues to perform and teach today.

Matt is also known for his starring role as Mike McLintock, the vice president's director of communications who is also a long-time employee of Selina's, in the satirical comedy television series Veep.

Walsh has instructed accomplished comedians such as Ed Helms, Rob Corddry and Rob Riggle. Upright Citizens Brigade is the only accredited school in the USA for the art of improvisation, teaching improv to more than 1,000 students at any given time.

Additionally, Matt wrote and starred in their self entitled show on Comedy Central for three seasons.

Credits for Walsh include starring in Comedy Central's critically acclaimed Dog Bites Man, acting as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 2001-2002, and regular appearances in MTV's Human Giant.

He has appeared in such movies as Semi-Pro opposite Will Ferrell for New Line, Old School, Bad Santa, Road Trip, and Elf. He also wrote and starred in the cult indie-comedy Martin & Orloff.

Matt has appeared in The Hangover opposite Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis for Warner Bros, David Wain's Role Models opposite Paul Rudd for Universal, Adam McKay's Step Brothers opposite Will Ferrell for Columbia, Cyrus opposite Marisa Tomei, John C. Reilly, and Jonah Hill, and Due Date with Robert Downey Jr., and Jamie Fox for Warner Bros.

Walsh consulted on the 2009 comedy Bruno starring Sacha Baron Cohen and appears in Queens of Country, opposite Lizzy Caplan and Ron Livingston.

Matt can be seen recurring on Hung and also recurred on the NBC series Outsourced and guest starred on NBC's Community, ABC's Happy Endings, Adult Swim's Children's Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV::, and on Comedy Central's Jon Benjamin Has a Van.

His directorial debut, which he also co-wrote is entitled High Road starring Abby Elliott, Rob Riggle and Lizzy Caplan. It premiered at the 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival and sold to Millennium Films.

His 1/2 hour comedy series Players premiered on Spike TV, which Matt created, executive produced, wrote, and starred in. He also appears in TED, directed by Seth MacFarlane for Universal.


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