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Matthew Fox



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
25% Extinction
  • Patrick
2015
67% World War Z
  • Parajumper
2013
32% Emperor
  • General Bonner Fellers
2013
11% Alex Cross
  • Picasso
2012
39% Speed Racer
  • Racer X
2008
35% Vantage Point
  • Kent Taylor
2008
29% Smokin' Aces
  • Bill
2007
No Score Yet Behind the Mask
  • Actor
2007
49% We Are Marshall
  • Red Dawson
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 Accessing the Mystic - Regaining a Sense of the Sacred
  • Actor
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
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Guest
89% Lost
2004-2010
  • Jack Shephard Jack
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Actor

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