Matt Bomer

Matthew Staton Bomer

Matthew Staton Bomer

Full Name: Matthew Staton Bomer.

Date of Birth: 11 October 1977.

Birthplace: Spring, TX.

Parents: John and Sissy Bomer.

Siblings:  Has a brother and sister, Neill and Megan.

Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA.

Partner: Simon Halls.

Children: Kit (Born 2005) and twins Walker and Henry (born 2008).

Biography: Matt Bomer is an American film, stage and television actor, best known as the star of the USA Network television series White Collar.

Matt was born in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston, the son of Sissi and John Bomer, a former Dallas Cowboys draft pick. He attended Klein High School (located outside of Houston) with fellow actor Lee Pace. In addition they both acted at Houston’s Alley Theatre, a non-profit theatre company. In 2000, Bomer graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, he moved to New York City, New York, and worked on stage until he was cast in a small role, as Ian Kipling, on All My Children, a daytime soap-opera serial on the ABC television network. From 2001 to 2003, he portrayed the role of Ben Reade on another daytime television soap opera, The Guiding Light, on the CBS television network.

Matt & Sissy Bomer

Matt & his Mom at the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors

He starred as Luc, Tru’s (Eliza Dushku) ill-fated love interest, in Tru Calling (2003–2004), a supernatural, science-fiction television series on the Fox television network. Matt appeared in Flightplan (2005), a thriller film with Jodie Foster. In the slasher film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), Matt portrayed Eric, a Vietnam-War veteran who is driving across Texas to re-enlist after his brother is drafted. The brothers run afoul of Sheriff Hoyt and are taken captive by the Hewitt family. Matt costarred in Traveler (2007), a short-lived mid-season replacement television series which premiered on ABC on May 30, 2007. He has had the recurring role of Bryce Larkin on action-comedy series Chuck(2007–2009) on the NBC television network.

On October 23, 2009, Matt began starring in White Collar, which chronicles the fictional partnership between a con artist named Neal Caffrey (Bomer) and FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay).

In September 2011, Matt starred in the Broadway debut of Dustin Lance Black’s play, ‘8‘, a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned California’s Proposition 8. In March 2012, he was featured in the Wilshire Ebell Theatre production as well, portraying Jeff Zarillo, one of the plaintiffs in the trial. In October 2011, Bomer appeared in the science fiction thriller film In Time, in which he plays a 105-year-old man Henry Hamilton, who gives his “time” to Justin Timberlake before committing suicide, setting the main plot into motion.

In 2012 he had a guest starring role on the TV show Glee in which he sang and performed two songs as Blaine’s “Big Brother” Cooper Anderson. Matt is also starred in the film Magic Mike. In 2013 he appeared as Monty in “The Goldie Rush” episode of The New Normal. He is also starring in the upcoming films Space Station 76, the animated Superman: Unbound, and The Normal Heart (2014).