Matthew Morrison

Active - 2005 - Present  |   Born - Oct 30, 1978 in Fort Ord, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Dance [nf], Musical

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Matthew J. Morrison's first big break came in 2004, when he played a busboy in an episode of Sex and the City. Before that, he primarily worked on Broadway, originating the role of Link Larkin in Hairspray and earning a Tony nomination for his work in The Light in the Piazza. He'd go on to make a number of other guest appearances on shows like Law & Order and CSI: Miami, and even took on a recurring role, playing Adam Munson on As the World Turns for much of 2006. In 2009, Morrison took on a starring role, playing Will Scheuster in the series Glee. He gained massive exposure from the hugely popular show, and henceforth became a well known face, as well as voice, releasing studio albums as a signer and entertaining a career on Broadway. Surprisingly, he hasn't tried to parlay his success into movies, with only a supporting role in What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) under his belt since Glee premiered.

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  • Left NYU when he won a role as an ensemble cast member of Broadway's Footloose.
  • Formerly a member of the boy band LMNT.
  • Made his big-screen debut in 2003 Lisa Kudrow comedy Marci X, playing a member of fictional music group Boyz R Us.
  • Originated the role of Link Larkin in the musical Hairspray.
  • In 2009, landed the part of high school Spanish teacher Will Schuester in Fox's musical comedy series Glee.