Hey There, I am Matthew Excel Simmons, a professional actor living & working in Los Angeles, Ca
Matthew became intrigued and enthusiastic with the art of acting while performing comedy and drama skits with some friends during his time in Washington State University. He enrolled in the notable Freehold Theatre/ Lab Studio and trained with Stefan Enriquez. In an effort to develop his acting skills he took private lessons with acting instructor David S. Hogan in Seattle, WA.
In 2016, Matthew decided to return home to Los Angeles, Ca. for more audition opportunities and exposure. He currently studies an Advanced Meisner Technique course and scene study at the Baron Brown Studio in Santa Monica, CA. and has also trained at the Speiser/Sturges Acting Studio in Los Angeles, CA.
In between studying the art and technique of acting, he has had the opportunity to work on set. He worked in the featured film, Never Heard for Sony Pictures starring Romeo Miller, Karrueche Tran and David Banner, JINN, starring Simone Missick and Kelvin Harrison Jr. and had a recurring role in the CBS TV Series S.W.A.T. with Shemar Moore. He was also heavily featured in a recent Goodyear online commercial titled, Blimpworthy, and has also been a guest speaker on several news stations, documentaries and videos honoring his late father, LAPD SWAT officer Randy Simmons -- An episode of Life of Duty: Protect and Serve by NRA and for Continuing a Legacy: Randal D. Simmons by CrossFit.
Matthew is actively looking for opportunities to demonstrate his natural ability to transform into various characters. He is a hard worker and is determined to commit as many hours necessary to establish himself as a great actor in the industry.
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