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.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- 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.