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THEN

 

Matthew Ziff Bio PicMatthew, born and raised on the East Coast, began modeling with the Wilhelmina Modeling agency in New York, at the age of two months. By age 10, due to his talent as well as his professionalism, not only was he considered a top child model, called upon constantly for magazines, clothes and toy boxes, as well as various commercials, he had already appeared in comedy skits on both the David Letterman and Conan O’Brien shows.

 

During his high school years at The Blair Academy, Matthew kept active with acting classes, as well as performing in stage productions, not only as an actor, but also as a director. Once in college at the University of Miami, he signed with Stellar and Elite Talent agencies where he filmed multiple commercials and embarked more thoroughly on his film career. He has worked steadily ever since.

 

NOW

 

Matthew has worked in various genres in such films as Mansion of Blood (Robert Picardo), Hard Flip (John Schneider, Rosanna Arquette), Among Friends (Danielle Harris, Jennifer Blanc), Six Gun Savior (Martin Kove, Eric Roberts) and Treachery (Michael Biehn, Richard Gunn). In 2012, Hollywood Magazine named him “Hollywood’s Newest Heartthrob” and he is ranked on IMDB as one of the “Most Popular Under 25”. In addition to acting, he has been involved as a producer, (“Never a Neverland”).

 

Matthew is proficient in various sports and has his second degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He has studied Hapkido as well as Kendo (swords). He is a marksman with rifles and pistols and plays saxophone, guitar and bass. In July, 2012, he represented the USA in the International Quidditch Association‘s Summer Games during the Olympic Torch Relay in England, where Team USA won the Gold medal.

 

Matthew is a member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA and GIAA. He maintains homes in California, New York and Florida.

AFFILIATIONS

SAG-AFTRA, AEA, GIAA

PARTICULARS

Gender: Male
Height: 5 feet 9 in
Age Range: 18 – 26
Physique: Athletic
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Length: Short
Eyes: Hazel
Ethnicity: Caucasian

FILM

Heartbeat
The Jade Pendant
Online Abduction
Trafficked
Swift Justice
Kickboxer: Vengeance
Paid In Full
The Martial Arts Kid
Union Bound
Altered Perception
The Apex Project
Treachery
Truck Stop
Speed Demon
Six Gun Savior
Among Friends
Mansion of Blood
Hard Flip
Searching for Bobby D
Little Kings
I love Everybody
Four Deadly Reasons

Drew
Policeman
Jeremy
Jake
Cutty
Bronco
Carter
Bo Whitlaw
William Owen
Justin
Bryce
Nathan
Kyle
Brandon Carr
Kyle “Hawk” Hawkins
“Actor Adam”
Martin Corbett
Jerry
Supporting
Young Gino
Supporting
Little Billy

Cartel Pictures/Lifetime TV
Dir. Po Chihi Leong
Cartel Pictures/Lifetime TV
Dir. Will Wallace
New Kingdom Pictures
Radar Pictures
Jenesys
Dir. Michael Baumgarten
Uptone Pictures
Dir. Spencer Cohen
BlancBiehn Productions
BlancBiehn Productions
Hacienda Film Co. • Dir. Tony Aloupis
Dir. Paul C. Miller
Stay Tuned TV
Dir. Danielle Harris
Elusive/Dream Cinema Productions
Skipstone Pictures
Indie Images
Bongiorno Productions
Gavin Blake Productions
Borghese Productions

TELEVISION

Daytime
Burn Notice
Late Night with Conan O’Brien
Queen’s Supreme
Late Night with David Letterman

Himself
Featured
Principal(Self)
Co-Star
Principal(Self)

WFLA
USA Network
NBC Studios
CBS Studios
NBC Studios

COMMERCIAL

Exxon Mobil
Coca-Cola
AT&T
T Mobile
Honda
Volkswagen
IAC Channel
Battle Bots
FedEx
ReddiWhip
Blue Cross/Blue Sheild
Hertz

Engineer (Speaking)
Fan
Student / Party Go-er
LA Lakers Fan (speaking)
Pedestrian/ Party Go-er
Pedestrian
Speaking
Principal
Principal
Principal
Principal
Principal

Exxon Mobil
Coca-Cola
Bravo Miami
Spike Lee
America Filmworks
HSI Productions
Italian American Channel
Posnick & Kolker
Paul Hopkins Productions
Cramer Krasselt/CAP
Donna DeSeta Casting
Reed & Melsky Casting

THEATER

The Diviners
The Bald Soprano
Black Comedy
Fortinabras
The Heidi Chronicles
Julius Caesar

Ferris
Director/Producer
Colonel Melkett
Fortinbras
Waiter/Studio Director
Bodyguard/Plebian 1

Blair Academy Players
Blair Academy Players
Blair Academy Players
Blair Academy Players
Blair Academy Players
Blair Academy Players

PERFORMER SKILLS

Quidditch (Started for Team USA in the 2012 IQA Global Games in Oxford, UK), Martial Arts and Swords (2nd Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do), Horseback riding (Western), Hapkido (hand to hand combat), Kendo (Swords), Wrestling (Greco-Roman), Fencing, Fighting, Archery, Marksman (Rifles & Pistols), Competitive Sailing (forward crew), Motorcyclist, Dirt Bikes, ATV, Jet Skiing (stand up & sit down), Surfing, Soccer, Student Pilot, Boating (Motored), Fishing, Bowling, Billiards, Kayaking, Basketball, Crew (Rowing), Snowboarding, Car & Motorcycle License, Passport, British Accent, Conversational French, Model, Saxophone (Alto, Baritone), Guitar, Bass Guitar, Engineering (Published research in biomechanics),Willing to Travel

TRAINING

Sal Romeo Acting- Advanced Scene Study, Sense Memory

Marcia Tillman Casting- Scene Study

Second City, Hollywood, CA, Improv, 2015
Improv Level 1, 2, 3

Second City, Hollywood, CA, Improv, 2015
Improv Conservatory Program

Will Wallace Acting Company, Los Angeles, CA, Scene Study, Will Wallace, 2015
Master Class

Ivana Chubbuck- Advanced Scene Study

Vocal Boot Camp- Private Voice Lessons

Margie Haber Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Audition Technique, Courtney Burr, 2013

Jack Lilly Ranch, Canyon Country, CA , Horseback riding, 2012, Western

Corff Voice Studios – Private Coaching, Southern Dialect

Natalie Ford – Private Coaching

Brian Reise Actors Studio – Scene Study, Cold Reading, On-Camera Work

Upright Citizens Brigade – Improv, Character Development

Steve Nave Actors Showcase – Audition Technique, Scene Study

Young Entertainers Studios – Private Coaching

Acting Intensive – Private Coaching

Miami Acting Studio – Improv, Scene Study, Character Development

Weist Barron – Acting Technique & Scene Study

Lori Wyman Casting – Scene Study Workshop

Combat Incorporated – Stage Combat Workshop

AWARDS

Sunscreen Film Festival, Best Supporting Actor Award for ‘The Martial Arts Kid’, 2015

Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2015, Rising Star Award, 2015

Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors 2015, Outstanding Achievements in the Martial Arts, 2015

Hoboken International Film Festival, Best Actor Award for ‘Treachery’, 2014

Sunscreen Film Festival, Up & Coming Actor Award, 2013

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