Matt Ross

Matt Ross

Highest Rated: 93% Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

Lowest Rated: 33% Ring of Fire (2013)

Birthday: Jan 3, 1970

Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

Although most comfortable when portraying complex baddies like Alby Grant in the HBO hit "Big Love," Matt Ross could take up the other side of the camera just as easily. Discovering his love of directing when he helmed the critically successful black and white short film "Language of Love" in 1997, he would continue to dabble in directing along with his penchant for acting in both television and film. Even with the chance to act under the direction of such legendary directors as Martin Scorsese in "The Aviator" (2004) and George Clooney in "Good Night, and Good Luck." (2005), Ross would return to television as his first and most successful medium again and again. Born in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1970, he found his calling as an actor when he attended the Julliard School of New York in the late 1980s. He met his wife, food writer Phyllis Grant, while at the school and was in his first film, "Desperation Rising" (1989) before he graduated. His first television role was on the family hit "Life Goes On" (ABC 1989-1993). Throughout the 1990s he bounced between small film roles and the occasional guest star role on such television series as "Party of Five" (Fox 1994-2000) and "Oz" (HBO 1997-2003). With the turn of the 21st century, Ross began to get a bit more notice in unlikeable roles in such films as "American Psycho" (2000) as well as his excellent turn as Eddie Scott in the award-winning "Good Night, and Good Luck." (2005). But it was his role as Alby Grant, complicated son of The Prophet in "Big Love" (HBO 2006-2011), which finally made people sit up and take notice. He was connected with the show for all five seasons and moved directly to "American Horror Story" (FX 2011- ), an anthology series where he was featured for a six-episode story arc. Ross then returned to his familiar role as the heavy in "Magic City" (Starz 2012-13), an organized crime story set in Miami in the 1950s. Not content to just be an actor, Ross ventured into film again when he wrote and directed his first feature film, "28 Hotel Rooms" (2012) and even had the buzz of seeing it featured at the Sundance Film Festival. His role of nerd boss Gavin Belson in Mike Judge's sitcom "Silicon Valley" (HBO 2014- ) proved that he remained a versatile actor who moved beyond the stereotypical bad guys of television.

Highest rated movies

Good Night, and Good Luck.
The Aviator
Ed's Next Move
The Last Days of Disco
American Psycho
Turn the River
Last Holiday




No Score Yet 38% Kiss Kiss Executive Producer - 2017
83% 85% Captain Fantastic Director,
$5.9M 2016
33% 42% Ring of Fire Johnny Cash (Character) - 2013
47% 38% 28 Hotel Rooms Director,
- 2012
62% 45% Turn the River David (Character) - 2007
55% 67% Last Holiday Adamian (Character) $38.4M 2006
93% 83% Good Night, and Good Luck. Eddie Scott (Character) $31.5M 2005
86% 79% The Aviator Glenn Odekirk (Character) $102.6M 2004
No Score Yet 60% Rose Red Emery Waterman (Character) - 2002
33% 53% Just Visiting Hunter Cassidy (Character) $4.8M 2001
69% 85% American Psycho Luis Carruthers (Character) $15.0M 2000
48% 42% Pushing Tin Ron Hewitt (Character) $8.4M 1999
73% 65% The Last Days of Disco Dan (Character) $3.0M 1998
92% 82% Face/Off Loomis (Character) $112.3M 1997
No Score Yet 53% Buffalo Soldiers Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Deadly Vision The Killer (Character) - 1997
80% 25% Ed's Next Move Eddie (Character) $90.9K 1996


94% 93% Silicon Valley Gavin Belson (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016
77% 72% American Horror Story Charles Montgomery (Guest Star) 2011 2015
65% 66% Two and a Half Men Writer 2012-2015
67% 66% Revolution Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
65% 66% Magic City Jack Klein (Character) 2012-2013
80% 76% Big Love Alby Grant (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2006-2007 2009-2011
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
100% No Score Yet Invasion Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
90% 82% Bones Neil Meredith (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 33% Just Shoot Me Adam (Guest Star) 2003
81% 97% Six Feet Under Daniel Showalter (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen King's Rose Red Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 92% Party of Five Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Magic City Jack Klein (Character)