Today is American actor and playwright Matthew “Matt” Letscher’s birthday. He is 47 years old.
Born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, the older brother to actor Brian Letscher, Matt attended college at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and a drama major.
Letscher got his first professional acting job with a role in Jeff Daniels’ The Tropic Pickle, during the second season of Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, Michigan. Letscher impressed Daniels enough that the veteran arranged a meeting for Letscher with Ron Maxwell, the director of Gettysburg. After appearing in a small role, Letscher took advice from Jeff Daniels and moved to Los Angeles. He quickly found work in guest roles on television.
Matt is known for his roles as Captain Harrison Love in the 1998 American swashbuckler film The Mask of Zorro and as Colonel Adelbert Ames in the 2003 American film Gods and Generals. He co-starred in the 2016 Michael Bay film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, playing Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
He has also portrayed Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash in The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.