Matthew Alan

Matthew Alan

Date Of Birth1980
Age41 years
Place Of BirthEvansville, Indiana, United States
Zodiac Sign
Professions Actor , Producer
Other Name Matthew Gerbig

Personal Information
Religion Christianity
Language English
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Famous For 13 Reasons why
Body Features & Measurements
Height175 CM
5 Feet 9 Inches
Eye color Blue
Hair colorlight brown
Weight65 KG
143 lbs
Body Type Athletic
Chest size 43
Waist Size 32
Biceps Size 16
Family Information
Daughter Hayden Alan (born on 11th April 2017)
Grandfather Lawrence W. Gerbig (Paternal [3])
Grandmother Kathleen Gerbig (Paternal [3])
Aunt Sandi Carrico (Paternal [3])
Education Qualifications
Education (High School) Reitz High School
Alma MaterWestern Kentucky University
Love, Romance, Marriage
Girlfriend Camilla Luddington (Got engaged in December 2017)
Career Information
Years Active 2003-
Contact
Talent Agent Main Title Entertainment
More Information
Net worth$1 Million- $5 Million

Biography

Matthew Alan is an American TV & movie actor & producer. He is known for his roles- Seth in "13 Reasons Why(2017)", Mike Mulligan in "Murder in the First", Danny in "Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side".

Recently he has been appearing in "Lovecraft Country" as Deputy Eastchurch, in "Castle Rock" as Chris Merrill, in "Snowfall" as Havemeyer

Family

Parents

Matthew Gerbig was born in 1980 in Evansville, Indiana State, United States to Karen Gerbig (mother) and Larry Gerbig (father) [3] [4]

He grew up in Evansville, Indiana, lived there until he moved out seeking a career in acting.

His mother Karen had observed Matt's love for acting since childhood, In an interview to 14 News, she said- "Since he was in kindergarten he liked being in front of a microphone or acting a little bit, pretending & stuff like that" [4]

Siblings

Matthew has a brother in Chris Gerbig. Chris is a graduate from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He has a masters (M.B.A) from Tennessee Technological University. Chris is the founder of 'The Pink Lily Boutique' [3] [5]

Education

  • Reitz High School: Matthew graduated from Francis Joseph Reitz High School- a public high school on the west of Evansville, Indiana. He graduated from the high school in 1996. He was on the speech team while studying at the school.
  • Western Kentucky University: Matthew attended the Western Kentucky University for his Bachelor's. He graduated with a degree in Forensics in 2000.

Girlfriend - Relationship

Matthew Alan & Camilla Luddington

Mathew has been in relationship with the British actress Camilla Luddington (of "Grey's Anatomy" fame, she plays "Dr. Jo Wilson" on the show) for years now.

Matthew Alan & Camilla Luddington

[ Matthew Alan & Camilla Luddington ]

Engagement: Matthew proposed to Camilla on 31st December 2017. [Camilla posted a pic of her baby touching her ring]. As confessed by herself, Camilla was gladly yelling "YES YES" even before he had finished proposing. They announced their engagement to the public on 17th January 2018

Matthew Alan & Camilla Luddington engagement

[ Matthew Alan & Camilla Luddington engagement ]

Wedding

Matthew Alan and Camilla Luddington married on 17th August 2019. They have a  private California coastline ceremony. About seventy of their friends and family attended the events.

Camilla had always loved the oceans. Matthew had planned it carefully on the coastline, making it a very romantic day for the love of his life. 

Matthew Alan & Camilla Luddington wedding

[ Matthew Alan & Camilla Luddington wedding ] [credits: PEOPLE]

Karen Waldron of Ampersand Entertainment had planned their wedding meticulously. Mira Zwillinger had designed the couture gown wore by Camilla. "Sweet Disposition" by "The Temper Trap" was played as she walked down the aisle. The couple were especially happy that their daughter Hayden could attend the event.

Daughter

Matthew & Camilla made a public announcement in October 2016 that they were expecting a baby in 2017. Camilla had a baby girl Hayden Alan in the early 2017. News of the baby girl's birth was made public on 11th April 2017. Camilla said during an interview that she conceived on the very first try itself. 

Matthew Alan & Camilla Luddington announce birth of daughter Hayden

[Matthew Alan & Camilla Luddington announce birth of daughter Hayden]

Facts & Trivia

  • Matthew Gerbig becomes Matthew Alan: Matthew has used his birth name "Matthew Gerbig" for his first two movies- "Charlie's War" & "Bell Witch Haunting", after that he has been using the stage name Matthew Alan.
  • Matt buys Lucy for Camilla: Camilla used to have a ragdoll which she called Lucy, she lost it at the age of 12 and felt pretty bad about it. When Camilla was pregnant with Hayden, Matt bought her a Lucy look alike rag doll. (Awww)
  • Loves Animals: He has couple of dogs for pets at home.
  • Dan Gerbig: In the 2010 movie "Special Ops" Matt plays Dan Gerbig, "Gerbig" is the real surname of Matthew. Either a great coincidence or it was designed that way by the creators.

Career

  • Video Game Voice over: He has voiced the character Walter Beckett in the Crime video game- L.A. Noire(2011)

Commercials

Folgers coffee commercial

Matthew Alan appeared in couple of "Folgers" commercials in 2009 with actress Catherine Combs, those are titled:

  • 'Brother & Sister'
  • "Peter Comes Home for Christmas"

These commercials had a confusing romantic undertone to the brother and sister relationship. There have been tons of spoofs and comic retakes of the ad on youtube. "Funny or Die", "Comedy Central", "Cracked", Daniel Tosh, Chelsea Handler have created funny content on the Folgers commercial theme.

The 2009 commercial was a remake of the 1986 commercial "Peter Comes Home for Christmas", it was well received at the time and the company chose to remake the same ad with new faces, unfortunately the new ad got trolled online, reflects how much society has changed over the years. 

[ Folgers coffee commercial- Matthew Alan & Catherine Combs as Brother and sister ]

Bud Light beer TV commercial

Matthew has appeared in the beer commercial titled "The Lucky Chair", the commercial was aired during the 2013 super bowl. Singer Stevie Wonder also appears in the ad.

His family and extended family watched the Ad on TV and was super excited, he got about 20 messages and emails within the first 5 minutes of the ad airing.

13 Reasons why

In the Netflix series "13 reasons why", Matthew plays Seth Massey, a drug dealer & Justin Foley's (Brandon Flynn) mother Amber Foley's (Jackie Geary) boyfriend, he is abusive towards the son of his girlfriend. Matthew plays the classic villain on the series.

Matthew Alan- 13 Reasons why

[Matthew Alan- 13 Reasons why]

Filmography

Movies List

Year Movie Character Comments
2016 Trust Fund Jonathan  
2014 Hidden in the Woods Steven  
2014 Summer Snow Colton  
2013 Living Dark: The Story of Ted the Caver Brad  
2013 The Shifting Banks  
2013 The Surrogate Matt TV Movie
2012 Absolute Fear Dale Morrow  
2012 Red Tails Pool Player  
2012 Walking the Halls Jack  
2011 Beautiful Wave Blake (frat boy)  
2011 The Shadows of Ants Joel  
2010 Special Ops Dan Gerbig  
2009 2084 Trelaine  
2008 Black Ops Lt. Chris McCloskey  
2004 Bell Witch Haunting Mr. Richardson  
2003 Charlie's War Lt. Walton, Pilot  

 

TV Series List

Year Series Character Comments
2020 Lovecraft Country Deputy Eastchurch  
2019 Castle Rock Chris Merrill 10 Episodes; Season 2; Recurring role; Hulu series
2018-2019 Snowfall Havemeyer Surrender(Season 2 Episode 8); The More You Make, The Bottoms,Blackout, (Season 3 Episode 2,5,9)
2017-2019 13 Reasons Why Seth 10 episodes; Recurring role; Netflix series
2018 Timeless Owen, Sleeper Agent The Day Reagan Was Shot (Season 2 Episode 8)
2017 Grey's Anatomy David Fisher Leave It Inside (Season 13 Episode 22)
2017 Lethal Weapon Officer Montero The Murtaugh File(Season 1 Episode 14)
2016 Scorpion Sam Roberts Wreck the Halls ( Season 3 Episode 11
2016 Longmire Hal From This Day Forward (Season 5 Episode 7)
2016 Major Crimes Vince Evans Foreign Affairs (Season 5 Episode 3)
2016 NCIS: New Orleans Troy Spooner Means to an End(Season 2 Episode 19)
2015 The Night Shift Brent Geisting Aftermath(Season 2 Episode 10)
2015 The Mentalist Kelvin Bittaker The Whites of His Eyes(Season 7 Episode 8)
2014 Stalker Zack Thomas Phobia(Season 1 Episode 4)
2014 Murder in the First Mike Mulligan The City of Sisterly Love, "Who's Your Daddy", Punch Drunk (Season 1 | Episode 2,3,6)
2012 Modern Family Baby Class Student Schooled (Season 4 Episode 2)
2012 Castle Jason Bagwell A Dance with Death (Season 4 Episode 18)
2012 Criminal Minds Herman Scobie Unknown Subject (Season 7 Episode 12)
2011 NCIS Lieutenant Paul Booth The Penelope Papers (Season 9 Episode 3)
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Pvt. Gary Campbell We Don't Need Another Hero (Season 2 Episode 1
2011 Law & Order: LA Billy Russ Angel's Knoll (Season 1 Episode 17
2011 Bones Matt Leishenger The Hole in the Heart (Season 6 Episode 22
2010 CSI: Miami Process Server "On the Hook" (Season 9 Episode 7)
2010 Sons of Anarchy Mark Petrie Lochan Mor, Bainne ( Season 3 Episode 8, 11)
2009 The Forgotten Dylan Dreslyn Parachute Jane (Season 1 Episode 4)
2009 Lost Cunningham The Lie, Jughead (Season 5 Episode 2,3)
2009 Cold Case Norm Fawnshawe '67 The Brush Man (Season 6 Episode 14)
2009 Eleventh Hour Ben Adams Miracle (Season 1 Episode 11)
2007 Big Shots Mike The Way We Weren't (Season 1 Episode 8)
2007 Veronica Mars Gorya Sorokin The Bitch Is Back (Season 3 Episode 20)
2007 Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side Danny 7 Episodes; Recurring role

 

Short movies List

Year Movie Character Comments
2011 Hold Fast Tom  
2011 Bowman Jason also the producer
2010 The Filming of Shakey Willis Rob/ Jedward  
2008 Jarred    
2006 Call Me Sugarplum Mikey  

Quotes

  • I love Folgers coffee, but I’m more of a French-press type of guy [6]

Sources

  1. Matthew Alan wiki
  2. Matthew Alan & Camilla Luddington wedding
  3. Larence W Gerbig Obituary (Matthew's Grandfather)
  4. 14 News coverage of superbowl ad
  5. Chris Gerbig- Linkedin
  6. Vanity Fair- Folgers coffee interview
  7. Camilla Luddington Instagram
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