Friday Morning Man: Matthew Wilkas!
Happy birthday to the very talented and handsome actor Matthew Wilkas! Matt gets a lot of attention these days as the boyfriend of Olympian Gus Kenworthy and they are indeed a smashing couple. But I’ve been a fan of Matt’s dating back to when I saw his short film Gayby at Outfest years ago. It was expanded into a feature film and screened at the festival in 2012 to great acclaim. Matt starred in the series New York is Dead last year and is currently starring in the terrific web series Matt & Dan on YouTube.
Matt was one of the co-stars of the Broadway musical Spiderman: Turn off the Dark (he played Flash Thompson and was the understudy for the Spiderman/Peter Parker).
Matt is from Maine and went to Boston University and participated in the Williamstown Theatre Festival for three summers. He has had roles on TV’s Looking, Eastsiders, Undateable, Ugly Betty and Hope & Faith and appeared in the feature films You’re Killing Me, The New Twenty and The Bits In Between, among others.