Who is Matt Czuchry?
When the crime mystery drama series “The Good Wife” was released in 2009, besides the lead roles portrayed by Chris Noth, Julianna Margulies and Josh Charles, another character caught the eye of the audience from the first season, and that was Cary Agos, a young and ambitious lawyer. If you ever wondered about the actor who portrayed this character and wanted to know more about him, his name is Matthew Charles ‘Matt’ Czuchry, so let us tell you some interesting facts about this talented actor.
He has 25 acting credits to his name, and besides the mentioned role, he’s perhaps known best for his roles in series such as “Hack”, “Gilmore Girls”, and “The Resident”, while he’s also appeared in movies such as “Em & Me”, “She Wants What She Wants”, and “Gravity”, among others.
Early life and education
Matt was born under the zodiac sign of Taurus on 20 May 1977, in Manchester, New Hampshire USA; he holds American nationality, and comes from a family of Ukrainian descent on his father’s side. Although born in Manchester, Matt was raised alongside his older siblings, sister Karen, and two brothers AJ and Mike, in Johnson City, Tennessee by his parents, mother Sandra, a housewife, and father Andrew Czurchy, a professor at the East Tennessee University.
Matt attended Science Hill High School, and upon matriculating in 1995, he enrolled at Charleston College, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science, in 1999 (with honors).
Matt was into tennis from an early age, and during high school he won the Tennessee state prep tennis singles championship, and so earned a tennis scholarship, and then at college, he was the captain of the men’s tennis team, and was The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) ranked player in the Southern Conference.
While he was at college, Matt won the Mister College of Charleston pageant in 1998, and after he took one theatre class in college, his professor recognized his talent for acting and encouraged him to change his major to drama, which made Matt re-think his plan to become a lawyer. Since from an early age he’d secretly dreamed of becoming a famous actor, after he graduated, he moved to Los Angeles, California, determined to fulfill his dream.
Roles in series
Matt made his acting debut in 2000, portraying a Teenage Guy in an episode of the series “Freaks and Geeks“, followed by his guest role as Kurt in “Opposite Sex“, before he was cast to play Sean McGrail in “Young Americans”, in the same year.
In 2002, he guest-starred as Skip Hyman in “The Practice”, and as Carl in “7th Heaven”, and then in the following year he was seen as Darin Metcalf in “Jake 2.0”, before he was cast to play Jamie Farrel in “Hack”.
Next, he was seen as Logan Huntzberger in “Gilmore Girls”, also starring Alexis Bledel, Lauren Graham, and Keiko Agena – this comedy drama had 85 award nominations and won 23, including a Primetime Emmy, while Matt and Alexis Bledel were twice nominated for Teen Choice Award TV-Choice Chemistry, in 2005 and ’06, and Matt was nominated for Teen Choice Award Choice TV Breakout Performance – Male.
After the series “Gilmore Girls” ended in 2007, Matt was cast to play Chris Kennedy in “Friday Night Lights” in 2008, followed by his most notable television role to date, as Cary Agos in “The Good Wife” which was broadcast from 2009 until 2016 – the series had 214 award nominations and won 31, including five Primetime Emmys.
Matt and the rest of the crew were nominated three times for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, in 2010, ’11 and ’12.
In 2016, Matt reprised his role as Logan Huntzberger in the TV mini-series “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”, and then two years later, was cast to play Conrad Hawkins in the drama series “The Resident”, also starring Bruce Greenwood and Manish Dayal, which currently can be seen on Hulu, Disney +, and the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) +.
Roles in movies
Matt made his first big-screen appearance as Kyle Fuller in the 2002 movie “She Gets What She Wants”, and then he was cast to play Bret in “Eight Legged Freaks“, followed by his roles as Evan in “A Midsummer Night’s Rave“, and as Morris Bird III in “Swimming Upstream“, all in the same year.
In 2003, he starred in the short movie “Advantage Hart”, before his role as Chase in the 2004 movie “Em & Me“, followed by his casting as Willie Loomis in the TV movie “Dark Shadows“ in 2005. Two years later, Matt was cast to play Ray in “Gravity”, also starring Elle Fitzpak and Brooke Nevin.
His most recent roles were in the movies “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell“ in 2009, and “The 19th Wife“ in ’10.
Love life and relationships
There have been various rumors both concerning Matt’s love life and his sexual orientation; the rumors about him being gay started after he spoke publicly about his support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, Asexual (LGBTQA+) community, however, he’s confirmed that he is straight.
Speaking about his dating history, he was in a relationship with actress Kate Bosworth – the two dated from 2000 until 2002. Then Matt was in a short relationship with Julianna Margulies, also an actress.
In 2007, it was rumored that Matt was seeing British actress Archie Panjabi, however, neither commented about these assumptions.
As of March 2022, it seems that Matt is single, he hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children. In one of his interviews, Matt said: ‘I don’t mind being single. I don’t mind being in a relationship. Either is fine with me… I’ve enjoyed the long relationships I’ve had, and I’ve enjoyed being single as well.’
Age, appearance, and net worth
Matt’s age is 44, and has blonde hair and light brown eyes; he weighs around 170lbs (76kgs) and is 5ft 10ins (1.77m) tall.
In the series “The Resident“, the character Matt portrays has several tattoos – one on his back reads ‘Death Before Dishonor’, on his forearm there is a tattoo of the Caduceus, and on his chest there is another of the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor, the official emblem of the United States Marine Corps, plus the name Annabeth on his right wrist; however, Matt doesn’t have any tattoos on his body.
During his over 20-year-long acting career, Matt has earned a decent amount of money starring in popular series and movies, so according to sources, as of March 2022, his net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.