Matt Shakman is a director and producer for Heroes Reborn
Matt Shakman

General Information


August 8, 1975

Birth Place

Ventura, California, USA.


  • Director
  • Producer
  • Actor



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 MenSix Feet UnderNew GirlBrothers & SistersHouse M.D.Fargo, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (also executive producer).



Title Year
Once and Again 2002
Oliver Beene 2003 - 2004
Still Life 2003
Everwood  2003-2006
Summerland 2004
Judging Amy 2004
Huff 2005
One Tree Hill  2005
Boston Legal 2005
Six Feet Under 2005
Inconceivable  2005
Psych 2006-2013
Kitchen Confidential 2006
Brothers & Sisters 2006-2007
Windfall 2006
Men in Trees  2006
Everybody Hates Chris  2006
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia  2007-2015
What About Brian  2007
House M.D. 2007-2012
The Riches 2007
The Nine 2007
Ugly Betty  2008-2009
Hung  2009
Weeds 2009
Chuck 2010
Childrens Hospital 2010
The Good Guys  2010
Outsourced  2011
Revenge 2011-2015
Breaking In 2011
Happy Endings 2011
New Girl  2012
Raising Hope 2012
Mad Men 2012
GCB  2012
The Good Wife 2013-2014
Cut Bank  2014
Fargo 2014
You're the Worst 2014
Grace and Frankie 2015
Heroes Reborn 2015


Title Year
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2008-2015
Heroes Reborn 2015



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