Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox

  • Highest Rated: 91% Bone Tomahawk (2015)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Alex Cross (2012)
  • Birthday: Jul 14, 1966
  • Birthplace: Crowheart, Wyoming
  • A handsome actor with leading-man looks and charisma to spare, one only wonders why it took actor Matthew Fox's career over a decade to finally set sail with his starring role as natural-born leader Jack on the hit ABC series Lost. Commanding the screen as the brave but conflicted organizer of a group of airplane-crash survivors stranded on a mysterious island, Fox played no small part in bringing compelling drama back to the small screen in a time when reality television seemed to dominate the dial. Of course, Lost wasn't Fox's first foray into television drama, having previously established himself as one of five siblings prematurely thrust into adulthood when their parents are killed by a drunk driver in the Golden Globe-winning Party of Five, but it did find him excelling in a manner that could point to a long and fruitful career. Unlike many actors who realize their calling early in life, in the Wyoming native's early years, it seemed as if an acting career was the absolute farthest thing imaginable in terms of future job prospects. Fox was raised on a ranch that raised horses and barley, and when it came time to choose a college, he opted to study economics at Columbia University -- where he also made quite a name for himself on the gridiron. All arrows pointed to a prosperous future career on Wall Street, but when Fox was convinced to try his hand at modeling, the chips seemed to fall into place, and he was soon appearing on television commercials and essaying guest appearances on such popular sitcoms as Wings. In 1992, Fox went back to college for a role in the short-lived TV comedy Freshman Dorm, and though that show itself was decidedly short-lived, it helped his career by leading to roles in the film My Boyfriend's Back, the made-for-television feature If I Die Before I Wake, and, eventually, Party of Five. After his wining performance in Party of Five making Fox a familiar face to television viewers, it seemed only a matter of time before he stuck out on his own. This happened for the actor in 2004, when Lost debuted on ABC to impressive ratings, making Fox a familiar face in households across America. Fox would remain a vital actor henceforth, appearing in feature films like Speed Racer, Vantage Point, Emperor, and World War Z.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

91% Bone Tomahawk John Brooder 2015
20% Extinction Patrick 2015
66% World War Z Parajumper $202.4M 2013
32% Emperor General Bonner Fellers $3.4M 2013
11% Alex Cross Picasso $25.9M 2012
40% Speed Racer Racer X $44M 2008
34% Vantage Point Kent Taylor $72.3M 2008
30% Smokin' Aces Bill $35.7M 2007
No Score Yet Behind the Mask Actor 2007
48% We Are Marshall Red Dawson $43.6M 2006
No Score Yet Accessing the Mystic Actor 2006
No Score Yet Hildegard von Bingen: In Portrait Actor 2003
50% If I Die Before I Wake Charlie Deevers 2000
No Score Yet Behind the Mask James Jones 1999
14% My Boyfriend's Back Buck Van Patten 1993
No Score Yet The Burning Times Actor 1990

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2007
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Guest
  • 2010
90% Lost
2004-2010
Jack Shephard Jack
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Performer
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
Director Charlie Salinger
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Ty Warner
  • 1992
  • 1991
17% Freshman Dorm
1992
Danny Foley

QUOTES FROM Matthew Fox CHARACTERS

John Brooder
Smart men don't get married.
John Brooder
If you want to question my morals... do it later.
Parajumper
That's our target get us down there.
Parajumper
Lets go, go, go
Parajumper
Let's go, go, go!
Picasso
Inflicting pain is a crucial part of my true calling.
Picasso
I'm fascinated by pain.
Picasso
You're being disrespectful, very disrespectful and I don't like that, not at all. I'm a professional.
Jack Lengyel
ls that the Ohio Valley Coal line? The same one that went off the tracks near Akron last winter?
Red Dawson
Yep. That's the one.
Jack Lengyel
Back on track.
Racer X
No, he's going to be the best... if they don't destroy him first.
Racer X
No, he's going to be the best... if they don't destroy him first.