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Matthew Lawrence

Lawrence at the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, 2007
Born Matthew William Lawrence
February 11, 1980 (1980-02-11) (age 30)
Abington, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active 1984 - Present

Matthew William Lawrence (born February 11, 1980) is an American actor known for his leading role in the movie Cheats with Trevor Fehrman and his role of Jack Hunter on the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World from 1997 to 2000.

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Biography

Early life

Lawrence was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, the son of Donna, a personal manager, and Joseph Lawrence, Sr., an insurance broker.[1] His family's surname was changed to Lawrence from Mignogna before he was born. He has two brothers, Joey and Andrew, both of whom are actors. Lawrence attended classes at Abington Friends School.

Career

Lawrence began acting in the early 1980s, and became a renowned child actor through the early 1990s, appearing in many television and feature film roles, including the 1993 Robin Williams comedy Mrs. Doubtfire and the mid-90's television series Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad. In addition, he maintained starring roles in "Brotherly Love", which starred his real life brothers, and Boy Meets World where he played the character Jack. Lawrence starred opposite Rob Schneider, in The Hot Chick.

Lawrence's singing debut was in 1986, when he and Joey did the 1986 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Matt sang at the 1991 Macy's Parade as well). Other musical Matt rarities can be found on two Gimme A Break episodes (Nell's Secret Admirer; Johnny B. Goode & The Window; Part 1; Rock & Roll Music), two Brotherly Love episodes (A Roman Holiday; Silent Night, Art Attack; Pigeon On Your Car) and his last musical moment on Boy Meets World (As Time Goes By; This Dame). Except for Silent Night and This Dame, Matt also played guitar on the remaining three.

Personal life

In February 2002 Lawrence enrolled at the University of Southern California. Lawrence previously dated his former Boy Meets World co-star Danielle Fishel and was engaged to Heidi Mueller. He was dating Cheryl Burke of Dancing with the Stars, whom he met through his brother and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Joey Lawrence. They recently broke up.[2] Matthew Lawrence loved biology when he was younger and had hopes of becoming a zoologist someday. He has two dogs named Jack and Cody.

Filmography

Films

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles Little Neal
1988 Pulse Stevie
David David Rothenberg TV movie.
1989 Wilfrid's Special Christmas Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge TV movie.
Majo no takkyûbin Tombo (voice) English title: Kiki's Delivery Service.
1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Timmy
Joshua's Heart Joshua TV movie.
1991 The Summer My Father Grew Up Timmy TV movie.
Daddy Sam Watson TV movie.
1992 With a Vengeance Phillip TV movie.
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire Christopher 'Chris' Hillard
1996 Brothers of the Frontier Aaron Frye TV movie.
1997 Angels in the Endzone Jesse Harper TV movie.
1998 The Hairy Bird Dennis AKA, "Strike!"
Rusty: A Dog's Tale Rusty the Dog (voice)
1999 Family Tree Mark Musser
H-E Double Hockey Sticks Dave Heinrick TV movie.
Horse Sense Cowboy at Airport (uncredited)
2000 Glow Jeremy
Big Monster on Campus Frank Stein
Girl Band Mike TV movie.
2001 Jumping Ship Jake Hunter TV movie.
2002 Cheats Victor
The Hot Chick Billy
2006 Monster Night Brock Anderson Video.
2007 The Comebacks Lance Truman
2008 Trucker
2009 Creature of Darkness Lance
2010 Of Silence Brian Van Poe Post-Production.
Fort McCoy Dan Griffin Post-Production.

Television

1989 Full HouseDJ Tanner's First Boyfriend

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Dynasty Danny Carrington Jr #1 "That Holiday Spirit"
1985 "Triangles"; "The Will"
Sara Jesse Webber 13 episodes.
ABC Afterschool Specials Matt "Don't Touch"
1986 Gimme a Break! Matthew Donovan 1986–1987
1990 Lifestories "The Hawkins Family"
1991 Walter & Emily Zack Collins (age 11)
Drexell's Class Walker 14 episodes (1991–1992)
Blossom Young Joey "This Old House"; "Thanks for the Memorex"
1994 "Night of Reckoning"
Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad Sam 'Servo' Collins 8 episodes.
1995 Bringing Up Jack Ryan
Brotherly Love Matt Roman 1995–1997
1997 Boy Meets World Jack Hunter 1997–2000
1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues Tom Sawyer (voice) "Work"
2003 CSI: Miami Chuck Shaw "Hard Time "
2004 Boston Public Billy Deegan "Chapter 80"

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