Matt Bomer stars as Neal Caffrey in USA Network’s original series “White Collar.”
Bomer is one of Hollywood’s most promising young actors working today. For the role of Neal Caffrey, Bomer won the Breakthrough Male Television Performer of 2010 from Movieline’s Breakthrough Awards.
Bomer received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University.
After college, Bomer moved to New York where he worked on such acclaimed stage productions as “Spring Awakening” (directed by Michael Mayer) and “Grey Gardens” (directed by Michael Grief). He also starred as Ernest Hemingway in “Villa America” at the Williamstown Theater Festival.
Bomer’s other television credits include the lead role on the series “Traveler,” produced by Academy Award winners Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks (“American Beauty”). He also has had recurring roles on NBC’s “Chuck” and the series “Tru Calling.”
Bomer’s feature-film credits include a starring role in New Line’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,” opposite Jordana Brewster. He also appeared in “Flight Plan” with Jodie Foster.
Most recently Bomer completed filming “Magic Mike,” directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film, in which Bomer co-stars with Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello Alex Pettyfer, and Matthew McConaughey is scheduled to be released in June of this year.
Full Name: Matthew Staton Bomer
Pronounced: Math-yew Bo-mer
Credited As: Matthew Bomer or Matt Bomer
Date of Birth: October 11, 1977 (36 years old)
Birthplace: Spring, TX
Star Sign: Libra
Height: 5′ 11½”
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Family: Simon Halls (significant other), Kit, Walker, and Henry (children).
Favorite Hobbies: Football, baseball, and tennis, and playing the guitar.
Favorite TV Shows: 30 Rock
Did You Know?
1. Matt’s father, John Bomer, played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1972 to 1974.
2. Matt’s parents are named John and Sissi. He also has a sister named Megan and a brother named Neill (who is an engineer).
3. On NBC’s Today Show (3/18/11), Matt revealed he has 3 children named Kit (5 years old), Walker, and Henry (3 years old, twins).
4. Matt was considered for the role of Superman by director Brett Ratner for 2006′s Superman Returns; when Bryan Singer took over as director, Brandon Routh snagged the role.
5. Matt graduated from Springs Klein High School in 1996.
6. Matt was voted “Best Personality” and one of the twenty chosen as “Who’s Who” as a high school senior.
7. Matt got his acting start in Houston’s prestigious Alley Theater.
8. Matt attended Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (BFA, 1999)
9. Matt modeled as one of the main characters (Jason Carrillo) for the photographic cover art of the young adult novel The Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez.
10. Matt worked in the acting repertory company at the Tony-Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City, Utah.
11. Matt played Ernest Hemingway in a play called “Villa America” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival (July 11-22, 2007).
12. When Matt did his screen-test for Ben (Guiding Light), the network came in to do behind the scenes interviews about how you get a job. They shot all the guys except for him because he knew he would be so nervous and wanted to focus on the part.
13. Matt bought The Guiding Light Scrapbook to research his character and surprised the executive producer during a meeting because he knew a lot about the background of his character.
14. Matt was going to do broadcast journalism if acting didn’t work out for him.
15. Before landing the role of Ben on “Guiding Light”, Matt was a bellhop. After 9/11, he lost his job.
16. When Matt was 16 years old, he stole his brother’s truck for a joyride, only to get a flat tire.