Leblanc, Matt 1967–

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Leblanc, Matt 1967–

(Matthew LeBlanc)


Full name, Matthew Steven LeBlanc; born July 25,1967, in Newton, MA; son of Paul LeBlanc (a mechanic) and Patricia Grossman (an office manager);married Melissa McKnight (a model), May 3, 2003(divorced October 6, 2006); children: Marina Pearl. Education: Briefly attended Wentworth Institute of Technology. Avocational Interests: Carpentry, car racing, parachute jumping, landscape photography.

Addresses: Agent— Adam Isaacs, Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Ave., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Lindy King, United Agents, 130 Shaftesbury Ave., London W1D 5EU, England.

Career: Actor and producer. Also worked as a model. Appeared in numerous commercials and print advertisements.

Awards, Honors: Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding ensemble in a comedy series, 1995, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding ensemble in a comedy series, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, editors' choice selection (with others), TV Guide Awards, 2000, Television Critics Association Award nomination, individual achievement in comedy, 2002, Blimp Award nomination, favorite television actor, Kids' Choice Awards, 2002, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, 2002, 2003, 2004, Teen Choice Award, choice actor in a television comedy, 2002, and Teen Choice Award nominations, choice actor in a television comedy, 2003, 2004, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, best actor in a comedy series, 2003, Golden Globe Award nominations, best actor in a musical or comedy television series, 2003, 2004, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actor in a television comedy or musical series, International Press Academy, 2003, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best supporting actor in a television comedy or musical series, 2004, all for Friends; Golden Globe Award nomination, best actor in a musical or comedy television series, and Teen Choice Award nomination, choice actor in a television comedy, both 2005, for Joey; People's Choice Award, favorite male television star, 2005.


Television Appearances; Series:

(As Matthew LeBlanc) Chuck Bender (some sources cite Check Decker), TV 101, CBS, 1988–89.

Vinnie Verducci, Top of the Heap, Fox, 1991.

Vinnie Verducci, Vinnie & Bobby, Fox, 1992.

Joseph Francis "Joey" Tribbiani, Friends, NBC, 1994–2004.

Joey Tribbiani, Joey, NBC, 2004–2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Matthew LeBlanc) Billy Barton, Anything to Survive, ABC, 1990.

Vince, Reform School Girl, Showtime, 1994.

Motorcycle Gang, Showtime, 1994.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Comic Relief VII, HBO, 1995.

Himself and Joey Tribbiani (in archive footage), Friends:The Stuff You've Never Seen, NBC, 2001.

(In archive footage) Celebrity Profile: Brooke Shields, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

(In archive footage) Headliners & Legends: BrookeShields, 2001.

NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002.

A Farewell to Friends: A Dateline Special, NBC, 2004.

The One with All the Other Ones: A Friends Retrospective, NBC, 2004.

The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 2004.

Friends: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Todd Murphy, "Quarterback Sneak," Just the Ten of Us, ABC, 1989.

Todd Murphy, "That Championship Season," Just the Ten of Us, ABC, 1989.

Teenager, "A Shave and a Haircut, Two Bites," Monsters, 1990.

Vinnie Verducci, "Kelly Does Hollywood: Part 1," Married … with Children, Fox, 1991.

Vinnie Verducci, "Oldies but Young Uns," Married … with Children, Fox, 1991.

Vinnie Verducci, "Top of the Heap," Married … withChildren, Fox, 1991.

Kyle, "Just like That," Red Shoe Diaries (also known as Zalman King's "Red Shoe Diaries"), Showtime, 1992.

Jed, "Kidnap," Red Shoe Diaries (also known as ZalmanKing's "Red Shoe Diaries"), Showtime, 1993.

Frank Goodman, "Bright Smoke, Cold Fire," Class of'96, Fox, 1993.

Entertainment Tonight (also known as EntertainmentThis Week, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2003.

Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2003.

(In archive footage) Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

"Wacky Neighbors," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.

"Celeb Breakups & Scandals," VH1: All Access, VH1, 2006.

(In archive footage) Joey, El hormiguero, 2007.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, multiple episodes, between 1996 and 2005.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996, 1998, 1999.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998, 2004, 2005.

The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2003, 2004.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1995.

Presenter, The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1996.

Presenter, The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1998.

Presenter, 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 1999.

Joey Tribbiani, The 51st Annual Primetime EmmyAwards, Fox, 1999.

Presenter, VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, VH1, 1999.

Presenter, My VH1 Music Awards, VH1, 2000.

Presenter, The 2001 ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2001.

The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.

Presenter, The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 2003.

The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2004.

Presenter, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2004.

Presenter, The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2004.

The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards, NBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Other:

Host, The 5 Coolest Things (miniseries), 2003.

Joey Tribbiani, Joey (pilot), NBC, 2004.

Television Producer; Pilots:

The Prince, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Terhune, The Killing Box (also known as The GhostBrigade, Ghost Brigade: The Killing Box, Grey Knight, and Grey Night), 1993.

Jack "Deuce" Cooper, Ed (also known as Ed and Me,Mickey's Monkey, and You Should See Them Play), Universal, 1996.

Anthony Manetti, Look in' Italian (also known as Showdown), 1998.

Major Don West, Lost in Space (also known as LS),New Line Cinema, 1998.

Jason Gibbons, Charlie's Angels (also known as 3 Engel fuer Charlie), Columbia, 2000.

Steven O'Rourke, All the Queen's Men (also known as Die Maenner ihrer majestaet), Atlantic Streamline, 2001.

Jason Gibbons, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Columbia, 2003.

(Uncredited) My Date with Drew (documentary), Imagination Worldwide, 2004.



(In archive footage) Kyle, "Just like That," Red ShoeDiaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick, 1993.

(In archive footage) "Into the Great Wide Open" (music video), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Playback, 1995.

(In archive footage) Jed, "Kidnap," Red Shoe Diaries 7:Burning Up (also known as Zalman King's Burning Up Red Shoe Diaries), Republic, 1997.

Appeared in the music videos "Miracle" by Bon Jovi, 1990; "Night Moves" by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, 1994; "Say It Isn't So" by Bon Jovi, 2000; "I'll Be There for You" by The Rembrandts; "Into the Great Wide Open" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; and "Walk Away" by Alanis Morissette.



Newsmakers, Issue 4, Gale, 2005.


Entertainment Weekly, May 3, 2002, pp. 36–42; August 8, 2003, pp. 10–12.

People Weekly, September 13, 2004, p. 123. TV Guide, October 26, 2002, p. 7.

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