Matthew Fox is an American actor and former model best known for his starring role as Jack Shepard on the science fiction television series Lost, from 2004-2010.
His first major role was playing the older brother and patriarch Charlie Salinger on Party of Five in the 1990s, co-starring with both Scott Wolf and Neve Campbell.
He gained much greater fame for his starring role as Dr. Jack Shephard on the hit drama series Lost.
Matthew's parents raised longhorn cattle and horses and grew barley for Coors beer. He entered the Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts for a post-grad year after high school, and then matriculated at Columbia University where he played football and majored in Economics with the intent to end up on Wall Street.
After graduating, he began acting with the Atlantic Theater Company.
Matthew married Margherita Ronchi in 1992. They have two children, Kyle (pronounced "Kyleigh") and Byron.
He is also a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, as well as the Toronto Blue Jays.