Matthew Settle is an American actor best known for his television roles as Capt. Ronald Speirs on the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers (2001) and as Rufus Humphrey, a former rocker turned gallery owner and father to two teenagers, Dan and Jenny, in Gossip Girl, from 2007-2012.
He also had a recurring role on Brothers & Sisters in 2006.
His other series credits include roles on ER and The Practice, and guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and CSI: Miami.
Settle has also starred in several telefilms and mini-series, including Blue Smoke; Into the West; A Place Called Home; The Mystery of Natalie Wood, in which he portrayed Warren Beatty; Band of Brothers; Crime in Connecticut; and Lansky, in which he played a young Bugsy Siegel.
On the big screen, Settle appeared in the thriller Beneath in 2007. He also starred in the The Celestine Prophecy, which was adapted from the best-selling book.
His other film credits include Rancid, Until the Night, Attraction, The In Crowd, U-571 and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.
At age eighteen, Settle moved away from his Southern roots to New York City and studied acting there with renowned teacher, William Esper.
He made his television acting debut in Louis Lamour's Shaughnessy.