Matthew Fox

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Matthew Fox
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Born July 14, 1966 in Crowheart, Wyoming, USA
Notable Roles Party of Five: Charlie Salinger
Lost: Jack Shephard
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 SAG Award
1 Satellite Award
1 Saturn Award

Contents

Biography

Matthew Fox was born on July 14, 1966 in Crowheart, Wyoming. The middle of three brothers, Fox grew up on his family's ranch and helped raise long-horn cattle, horses, and grow barley. He attended Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts for a post-grad year before attending Columbia University on a football scholarship. Between playing football and studying, Fox graduated in 1988 with a degree in economics and the intent to work on Wall Street. He applied for a job to sell stocks at Prudential-Bache, but turned the offer down when he saw the atmosphere and realized it wasn't for him. His girlfriend's mother, a modeling agent, suggested he try modeling and Fox landed a few commercials before studying for two years at The School for Film and Television in New York City, New York. Upon graduating, he began acting with the Atlantic Theater Company. Fox married Marghertia Ronchi in 1992. They have two children, a daughter named Kyle (pronounced "Kyleigh") born in 1998 and a son named Byron who was born in 2001. Fox and his family currently live in Hawaii.

Fox landed his first television role on an episode of Wings in 1992, but made his debut as a featured actor in Freshman Dorm, a CBS drama about six students entering college in Southern California. Fox's big break was when he landed the role of Charlie Salinger on Party of Five. The show ended in 2000 and Fox moved on to the horror drama Haunted on UPN, but the series was short-lived. Fox eventually landed the role of Jack Shephard on ABC's Lost in 2004.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Freshman Dorm Danny Foley 1992 1
Party of Five Charlie Salinger 1994–2000 1 2 3 4 5 6
Haunted (2002) Frank Taylor 2002 1
Lost Dr. Jack Shephard 2004–2010 1 2 3 4 5 6

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Wings
(credited as Matt Fox)
Ty Warner 3x21 - Say It Ain't So, Joe April 30, 1992
MADtv Charlie Salinger 1x06 - Episode 106 November 18, 1995
Saturday Night Live Host 32x07 - Matthew Fox/Tenacious D December 2, 2006

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
If I Die Before I Wake Charlie Deevers October 26, 1993 CBS Schoolbreak Special
Behind the Mask James Jones February 28, 1999

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Rosie O'Donnell Show Show 96 November 11, 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show Show 278 October 27, 1997
The Rosie O'Donnell Show Show 481 November 13, 1998
The Rosie O'Donnell Show Show 530 February 10, 1999
The Tony Danza Show Show 8 September 22, 2004
Last Call with Carson Daly Show 122 September 28, 2004
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Show 138 November 16, 2004
Late Show with David Letterman Show 2312 February 4, 2005
Live with Regis & Kelly February 18, 2005
The Tony Danza Show Show 107 February 22, 2005
Good Morning America March 2, 2005
The View May 17, 2005
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 2065 May 18, 2005
Jimmy Kimmel Live Show 277 May 23, 2005
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Show 250 May 24, 2005
The Tony Danza Show Show 277 July 28, 2005
Entertainment Tonight August 17, 2005
Jimmy Kimmel Live Show 329 September 20, 2005
T4 October 2, 2005
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Show 337 January 18, 2006
Late Show with David Letterman Show 2515 February 21, 2006
The Daily Show Matthew Fox (February 22, 2006) February 22, 2006
Live with Regis & Kelly December 11, 2006
Late Show with David Letterman December 15, 2006
The Ellen DeGeneres Show January 4, 2007
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno May 8, 2007
Jimmy Kimmel Live May 11, 2007
Entertainment Tonight December 3, 2007
Entertainment Tonight January 30, 2008
Live with Regis & Kelly February 19, 2008
Entertainment Tonight March 7, 2008
Entertainment Tonight April 18, 2008
Entertainment Tonight April 21, 2008

Director

Series Episode Airdate
Party of Five 6x21 - Taboo or Not Taboo April 19, 2000

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama (2006)
Lost

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2010)
Lost

Prism Awards

  • Nominated: Performance in a Drama Series Episode (2008)
Lost

Saturn Awards

  • Nominated: Best Actor on Television (2005)
Lost
  • Won: Best Actor on Television (2006)
Lost
  • Nominated: Best Actor on Television (2008)
Lost

Satellite Awards

  • Won: Best Actor in a Series, Drama (2005)
Lost

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2005)
Lost

Television Critics Association Awards

  • Nominated: Individual Achievement in Drama (2005)
Lost

Other Awards

National Television Awards

(1 Nomination)

  • Nominated: Most Popular Actor (2006)
Lost

People's Choice Awards

  • Nominated: Favorite Male Television Star (2005)
Lost

Teen Choice Awards

  • Nominated: Choice TV Actor: Drama (2005)
Lost
  • Nominated: Choice TV Chemistry (2005)
Lost
  • Nominated: TV - Choice Chemistry (2006)
Lost
  • Nominated: TV - Choice Actor: Drama/Action Adventure (2006)
Lost
  • Nominated: Choice TV Actor: Drama (2007)
Lost

Other Honors

  • 1996 People Magazine: One of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World

Trivia

  • Growing up on a ranch in Wyoming, Fox has been horseback riding since he was six years old.
  • Fox is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • Fox says that music is a major part of his life. Some of his favorite bands include Arcade Fire, Sigur Rós, and Modest Mouse.