An accomplished actor, musician, peace builder, and award winning young filmmaker, Matthew J. Evans was born in San Luis Obispo, CA. He made his theatrical debut at the age of 4 and began working in film and TV when he was age 9. In 2011, Matthew played Garrett Tiara opposite Cameron Diaz in Columbia Pictures feature comedy Bad Teacher for which he received a 2012 Young Artist Award in Los Angeles.
Matthew has appeared in a number of TV series episodes including Scrubs, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, King of Queens, Cavemen, Drake & Josh, and Zoey101. In 2013 he appeared as Irish exchange student Alistair on Disney XD series, Lab Rats, for which he won another Young Artist Award. In 2014, he guest starred as high school band leader Ross on Disney's comedy series I Didn't Do It. In 2015, he had a supporting role in the feature film Dismissed.
A professional musician, Matthew sings and plays string bass, acoustic guitar, and bass guitar. He has produced and edited four documentary short films and received numerous awards for his work.
Matthew’s mission as a filmmaker is to produce movies and videos that entertain, educate, inspire, and empower audiences to find value and meaning in their lives and in the world. He supports organizations whose mission is religious tolerance, inclusivity, peace, and compassion for all life.
A highlight of Matthew’s filmmaking career was receiving the Art of Making Peace Award from the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival, presented to him at the United Nations High-level Forum on a Culture of Peace by Former Under-Secretary-General Anwarul Chowdhury.