Birthday: May 8, 1987
TVD Character: Alaric Saltzman
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah, which, according to Matt, he left as soon as possible.
Why Matt might look familiar: If you’re a fan of surfing movies, you might have peeped Matt in Blue Crush. He also worked with CW alum Barry Watson on What About Brian for two seasons. If that’s still not ringing any bells, you’re probably having trouble placing him as Elle Woods’ Legally Blonde “a-hole” boyfriend Warner, as Matt likes to call the obnoxious character he’s most recognized for.
A little something extra you ought to know about Matt: Anyone who’s read Matt’s Twitter knows he’s more likely to tweet about wood nymphs, reptiles, aliens, and density than your typical Hollywood actor. This is because Ernesto Riley, Matt’s al(Twit)ter ego, is some sort of time-travelling pied piper who lures his unsuspecting followers down conspiracy-laden rabbit holes to theories on lizard kings, time distortion, and UFOs. Other than that, Matt has numerous tattoos, one of which he got while a little “out of it” with an ex-girlfriend and subsequently covered with a snake tat. Though he's no longer on TVD, you can see Matt on CW's new show Cult.