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Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox at Comic-Con 2008
Born Matthew Chandler Fox
July 14, 1966 (1966-07-14) (age 43)
Abington, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Margherita Ronchi (1991 - present) 2 children

Matthew Chandler Fox (born July 14, 1966) is an American actor and former model. His first major role was playing an older brother and patriarch Charlie Salinger on Party of Five in the 1990s, co-starring with Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, and Lacey Chabert. Currently, he plays Jack Shephard on the ABC drama series Lost.

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Personal life

Matthew Fox in Madrid in June 2009

Fox was born in Abington, Pennsylvania. He was the second of three brothers growing up on the family’s long-horn cattle ranch. When Folian</ref> he is a descendant of Union General George Meade.[1] ing to an interview in the March 2006 issue of GQ</ref> Upon his graduation from Columbia, he applied for a job to sell stocks at Prudential-Bache. "I didn't have a suit, so I had to borrow Gordon Gekkos. There was just so much testosterone flying around, in all the wrong directions ... I'll never forget the moment as long as I live: We're saying goodbye, and they were like, 'Well, y'know, you're gonna come here and kick ass, and it's all gonna be great!' and then one of 'em says, 'But he's gonna have to do something about those shoes!' They all had exactly the same pair of Oxford shoes on. In that moment, I [said], 'There's no way I can do this.'"[2]

Career

Fox on the Lost panel at Comic-Con 2008.

At the age of 25, Fox made his debut on an episode of Wings. That same year, he also starred on a short-lived dramatic series, Freshman Dorm. Still not a familiar face on the small screen, he continued getting cast in supporting roles, including the role of Charlie in the CBS Schoolbreak Special series, If I Die Before I Wake before he made his big screen debut in My Boyfriend's Back (1993).

In 1994, Fox was cast in a co-starring role as the eldest of five siblings who lose both parents in a car accident on the 1990s teen drama Party of Five, as Charlie Salinger. In 1996, People Magazine named Fox one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. After Party of Five was canceled following its sixth season, Fox starred in another TV series, Haunted, in 2002.

Since September 2004, Fox has played the role of the troubled and dedicated surgeon, Dr. Jack Shephard, on Lost. He initially auditioned for the role of James "Sawyer" Ford. However, co-creator J. J. Abrams thought he would be better for the role of Jack, a role originally slated to be for the pilot episode only. Fox was nominated for a Golden Globe, won the 2005 Satellite Award, and shared the 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, for his role in Lost. Incidentally, Fox claims to be the only cast member to know the ending of the show.[3] However, many other cast members claim that Fox does not know the ending of the show.[4]

On December 2, 2006, he hosted Saturday Night Live with musical guests Tenacious D. In 2006, Fox co-starred with Matthew McConaughey in the sports drama, We Are Marshall. He also played a bit part in the action film Smokin' Aces and starred in the 2008 thriller, Vantage Point. He said of this film that as well as being a straightforward thriller, he thinks it has the potential to make people stop and think that "there are very different ways of looking at the world".[5] In May 2008, Fox starred as Racer X in the movie Speed Racer.[6][7]

Filmography

Film

Year Film Role Notes
1993 My Boyfriend's Back Buck Van Patten Feature film debut
1999 Behind the Mask James Jones
2006 We Are Marshall Red Dawson
2007 Smokin' Aces Super Security Bill Cameo
2008 Vantage Point Kent Taylor
Speed Racer Racer X
2010 Billy Smoke Billy Smoke

Television

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Wings Ty Warner 1 episode
1992 Freshman Doorm Danny Foley 5 episodes
1993 CBS Schoolbreak Charlie Deevers 1 episode
1995 MADtv Charlie Salinger 1 episode
1994–2000 Party of Five Charlie Salinger 142 episodes
2002 Haunted Frank Taylor 12 episodes
2004–2010 Saturday Night Live Brad 1 episode
2004–2010 Lost Jack Shephard 102 episodes

Awards

Year Award-giving Body Award Result
2005 Satellite Awards Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Television Drama Series (Lost) Won
2005 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Best Actor on Television (Lost) Nominated
2005 Peoples Choice Awards Favourite Male Television Star (Lost) Nominated
2005 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor - Action/Adventure (Lost) Nominated
2005 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Chemistry (shared with Evangeline Lilly (Lost) Nominated
2005 Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama (Lost) Nominated
2006 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Best Actor on Television (Lost) Won
2006 National Television Awards Most Popular Actor (Lost) Nominated
2006 Saturn Awards Best Lead Actor in a Television Series (Lost) Won
2006 Golden Globe Awards Best Lead Actor in a Drama (Lost) Nominated
2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series (Lost) Won
2006 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor - Action/Adventure (Lost) Nominated
2006 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Chemistry (shared with Evangeline Lilly (Lost) Nominated
2007 Saturn Awards Best Lead Actor in a Television Series (Lost) Nominated
2007 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor - Action/Adventure (Lost) Nominated
2008 Saturn Awards Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television (Lost) Won
2008 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Best Actor on Television (Lost) Won
2008 Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Series Episode (Lost) Nominated
2008 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor - Action/Adventure (Lost) Nominated
2009 Saturn Awards Best Lead Actor in a Television Series (Lost) Nominated
2009 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actor - Action/Adventure (Lost) Nominated
2009 People's Choice Awards Favourite TV Actor - Drama (Lost) Nominated

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