Matt Lanter

Active - 2004 - 2016  |   Born - Apr 1, 1983 in Massillon, Ohio, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller

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Native Ohioan Matt Lanter began his career as a thespian on the small screen, with guest roles on series programs including Grey's Anatomy, Monk, and Big Love, and multi-episode runs on Heroes and Commander in Chief. He stepped into features as the lead in two non-theatrical sequels: the ABC Family telemovie The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream and the direct-to-video thriller WarGames: The Dead Code (both 2008). Lanter then appeared on the big screen, in a lead opposite Carmen Electra and Vanessa Minnillo, in the Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg-directed gag-fest Disaster Movie. He would also find success on the small screen, appearing on a reboot of 90210, and providing voices on animated series like Ultimate Spider-Man and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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  • Majored in sports business at the University of Georgia before leaving to pursue acting.
  • After moving to Los Angeles, won attention as a contestant on Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model.
  • Made his big-screen debut with a small part in the golf biopic Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004).
  • Has voiced Anakin Skywalker in both the movie and TV versions of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.