August 8, 1975
Ventura, California, USA.
- Brave New World (Directed/Produced)
Matt Shakman is an American film, television, and theater director, and former child actor. He is most well known for his work on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
After finding success acting as a child, starting with commercials before landing a series regular role on Just the Ten of Us, he stepped away to attend the The Thacher School in Ojai.
Matt went on to attend Yale University where he graduated with an art history & theater double major. It was at Yale where he became interested in theater, going on to direct a number of stage productions. While at Yale, he also sang briefly with Out of the Blue, an a cappella singing group.
After university, Matt moved to New York City for a couple years before permanently moving to Los Angeles.
Matt is the founder and Artistic Director of the Black Dahlia Theatre (BDT) in Los Angeles, which was named one of "a dozen young American companies you need to know" by American Theatre Magazine.
Since 2002, he has mostly been directing for television. Among his credits include Mad Men, Six Feet Under, New Girl, Brothers & Sisters, House M.D., Fargo, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (also executive producer).
|Once and Again||2002|
|Oliver Beene||2003 - 2004|
|One Tree Hill||2005|
|Six Feet Under||2005|
|Brothers & Sisters||2006-2007|
|Men in Trees||2006|
|Everybody Hates Chris||2006|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||2007-2015|
|What About Brian||2007|
|The Good Guys||2010|
|The Good Wife||2013-2014|
|You're the Worst||2014|
|Grace and Frankie||2015|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||2008-2015|