Matt Keeslar (born October 15, 1972) is a retired American actor and practicing PA-C (certified physician assistant) and Instructor of Urology, School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.
|Education||Juilliard School (BFA)|
Portland Community College
Reed College (BS)
Oregon Health and Science University (MS)
|Occupation||Actor, physician assistant, instructor|
|Years active||1994–2010, 2015|
At eighteen, Keeslar moved from Adrian, Michigan to New York City to attend the Juilliard School. The Juilliard faculty had selected him to fill one of twenty spots in Group 24, the twenty-fourth class to participate in Juilliard's rigorous acting program. Along with the group projects Matt performed at Juilliard, he also played the title role in a touring production of Molière's Don Juan, directed by Joseph Chaiken; produced and starred in a student production of Waiting for Godot; and participated in several interdepartmental productions.
Keeslar is known for his roles in Waiting for Guffman, The Last Days of Disco  and Scream 3, and the miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune and Stephen King's Rose Red. Keeslar starred in the 2008 ABC Family series The Middleman. He established a strong working relationship with South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California, where he performed plays and staged readings.
Keeslar retired from acting in 2010 to pursue a career in science. He penned an essay about the struggles with his acting career and subsequent decision to enroll at Portland Community College. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College with a biology degree in May 2014. His biology thesis explored the effects of antimalarials on the brains of frogs. While at Reed he played the "Father" role in Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice."
|1994||Renaissance Man||MP at the Gate|
|1994||Quiz Show||NBC Page|
|1995||The Run of the Country||Danny|
|1995||A Streetcar Named Desire||Collector||Television film|
|1996||A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story||Dan Jansen||Television film|
|1996||The Stupids||Lieutenant Neil|
|1996||Waiting for Guffman||Johnny Savage|
|1998||Sour Grapes||Danny Pepper|
|1998||The Last Days of Disco||Josh|
|1998||Thanks of a Grateful Nation||Chris Small||Television film|
|1998||Law & Order||Dennis Pollock||Episode: "Venom"|
|1999||The Reel||Producer||Short film|
|1999||Durango||Mark Doran||Television film|
|2000||Psycho Beach Party||Lars|
|2000||Scream 3||Tom Prinze|
|2000||Íslenski draumurinn||The American|
|2000||Frank Herbert's Dune||Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen||Miniseries|
|2001||Thank Heaven||Jack Sellers|
|2001||Texas Rangers||Suh Suh Sam|
|2002||Untitled Secret Service Project|
|2002||Stephen King's Rose Red||Steve Rimbauer||Miniseries|
|2002||Live from Baghdad||Nic Robertson||Television film|
|2003||Coupling (US)||Bill||Episode: "Dressed"|
|2005||The Inside||Roddy Davis||Episode: "The Perfect Couple"|
|2005||In Memory of My Father||Matt|
|2006||Masters of Horror||David Fuller||Episode: "Family"|
|2006||Open Window||The Rapist|
|2006||Art School Confidential||Jonah|
|2006||Ghost Whisperer||Dennis McMartin||Episode: "Dead Man's Ridge"|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Willie 'Kirk' Tunis||Episode: "Blasters"|
|2006||Numb3rs||Agent Raymond||Episode: "Brutus"|
|2007||Jekyll||Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde|
|2008||The Middleman||The Middleman||12 episodes|
|2009||Dollhouse||Richard Connell||Episode: "The Target"|
|2010||Leverage||Alexander Lundy||Episode: "The Zanzibar Marketplace Job"|
|2015||Grimm||Sven Gunderson||Episode: "Hibernaculum"|
- "Matt Keeslar biography and filmography | Matt Keeslar movies". Tribute. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
- "The Politics of Disco, on Film". The New Yorker. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
- Keeslar, Matthew (2010). "A Hail Mary Pass for the Hard Luck Case" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 21, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
- "Commencement - Class of 2014". Reed College. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
- McGowan, Mark (February 12, 2016). "NIU alumna Lori Henriques up for a Grammy". NIU Today. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
- "Matt Keeslar List of Movies and TV Shows". TV Guide. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
- "Matt Keeslar". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
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