Matt Dallas is a first generation American actor who was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the eldest of four, two brothers and one sister. Dallas graduated from Paradise Valley High School and briefly attended Arizona School for the Arts. Dallas first became interested in acting at the age of 12, when his grandmother took him to an audition of The Ugly Duckling in a local theater.
Dallas moved to Los Angeles when he was 18 to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor. At first, he found jobs as a model and his acting career took off with starring roles in small films including “Wannabe,” “Way of the Vampire,” “Camp Daze” and “Living the Dream.” He later made an appearance in the HBO show “Entourage” as a male model.
In 2006, Dallas was cast in the lead role, Kyle, in ABC Family’s “Kyle XY.” After three successful seasons and various awards and nominations, the show was cancelled in 2009. Dallas then starred in six episodes of ABC’s “Eastwick” as Chad, Rebecca Romijn’s love interest. He also starred in ABC Family’s TV movie “Beauty and the Briefcase” in 2010 as one of Hilary Duff’s
suitors. “Beauty and the Briefcase” was nominated for Best Family TV Movie at the People’s Choice Awards.
Dallas completed a series of indie films in 2010 and 2011, including a musical love story “You, Me & the Circus,” an action packed western “Wyatt Earp’s Revenge” with Val Kilmer and a horror comedy, “The Ghost of Goodnight Lane.” He also starred in a short film by FunnyOrDie called “Hot Dudes with Kittens.”
In 2012, Dallas filmed the Syfy thriller indie film “Life Tracker” and is set to play Henry Methvin in “The Story of Bonnie & Clyde” with Sean Faris.
In the summer of 2011, Dallas joined friends and “Wyatt Earp’s Revenge” co-stars Steven Grayhm and Charlie Bewley to form the production company “Astoria Ent.” Dallas will co-produce the company’s first film, “Thunder Road” and will also star in the film.