- Parents raised longhorn cattle and horses and grew barley for Coors beer in Crowheart, Wyoming.
- Attended Wind River high school and did post-graduate high school study at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts.
- Attended Columbia University where he played football and majored in Economics with the intent to end up on Wall Street.
- His girl friend's mother was a modeling agent who convinced him to try some modeling which led to a couple of TV commercials.
- Soon after he was sold on acting.
- Was on Party of Five as Charlie
- Matthew studied acting for two years at The School for Film and Television in New York City.
- Is good friends with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong.
- Is a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
- Is known as "Foxy" by fans.
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