Matt Hayek, actor

Matt Hayek, a small town guy from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, discovered his love for acting almost 3 years ago and has been training and landing jobs since he moved to New York in 2008. After spending time in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Los Angeles pursuing his career, he finally calls New York City home, and thinks it’s the best place to pursuit acting for its diverse environment and its hustle. Matt has performed in several theatre showcases, and currently performs improv at the Peoples Improv Theatre. Recently Matt appeared in an episode of HBO's BoardWalk Empire playing a guard along side actor Steve Buscemi.

Matt’s sole purpose for this pursuit is acting lies simply on the fact that he has a story to tell, and this is the best way to express it. People that inspire him to pursuit acting are artists of any type that can show their passion and great expression in their craft. He includes Gary Oldman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Matt Damon, John Travolta, Paul Newman, Tom Hanks, and Ray Liotta as his favorite actors. Matt’s favorite movie is “Good Fellas.” He currently bartends at Brother Jimmy's BBQ.

In his free time he loves to cook, hang out at coffee shops in NYC, write short comedies, wander around NYC, and hang out with family and friends as much as he can!