Matt attended the University of Michigan and received a B.A. in Theatre, but it was a pair of workshops with the legendary Uta Hagen that centered his love of the craft. His career has since ranged from stage to screen, beginning with a role in Jeff Daniels’ original play The Tropical Pickle, which premiered at the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan.
He’s worked with directors Spike Jonze, Atom Egoyan, James Mangold and Bart Sher and writers Lanford Wilson, Beth Henley, Neil Simon, and Greg Berlanti, among many others.
As a writer, his plays Sea of Fools and Gaps In The Fossil Record received productions at The Purple Rose Theatre and Pacific Resident Theatre, respectively. His pilot Gentrification (co-written with Nipper Knapp and Andrew Newberg) won the award for Best Writing at the 2010 New York Television Festival.
TV Recurring RolesEdit
- Tom Bradshaw on The Carrie Diaries (2013)
- Alec Tyler on Brothers & Sisters (2009-2010)
- Dan Coakley on Entourage (2009)
- Nathan Stone on Eli Stone (2008-2009)
- Burton Schaefer on The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006-2007)
- Eric Garrett on Joey (2004-2005)
- Gavin Stone on Good Morning, Miami (2002-2004)
- Kevin Norris on Providence (2002)
TV Guest RolesEdit
- Adam Boras on The Good Wife (2011)
- A.J. Fowler on Drop Dead Diva (2010)
- Dr. Erik Westphal on Medium (2009)
- Dr. Brian Lasker on CSI: Miami (2007)
- A.D.A. Adam Mersel on Boston Legal (2007)
- Mr. Blake – US Attorney on The West Wing (2006)
- Vincent Shyer on Criminal Minds (2005)
- Witness on NYPD Blue (1999)
- Tom Jennings on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1994)
- Rick on Saved by the Bell: The College Years (1993)
- Mr. Brady in Radio Free Albemuth (2010)
- Owen in Madison (2005)
- Guy Stone in Straight-Jacket (2004)
- Assistant District Attorney in Identity (2003)
- Col. Adelbert Ames in Gods and Generals (2003)
- John Clairborne in I’ll Wave Back (2000)
- Mike Love in The Beach Boys: An American Family (TV Movie) (2000)
- Captain Harrison Love in The Mask of Zorro (1998)
- Matt’s brother is Scandal recurring guest star Brian Letscher (Secret Service Special Agent Tom). Brian was
- He is on a local celebrity softball team.
- In his free time Matt does golf, hiking, fishing, biking, rock climbing and camping.
- Matt has frequently worked with Jeff Daniels.
- He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity while attending University of Michigan.
- His role in Straight-Jacket is loosely based on the life of 1950s film star Rock Hudson.
- In early 2013, Matt will have a recurring role on The CW’s new series The Carrie Diaries; he is set to play Carrie Bradshaw’s (as a teenager) father, Tom.