A celebrated actor, Matthew Underwood is famous for several reasons. The multi-talented young man is an accomplished model, an educator, a philanthropist and sports enthusiast. His acting career commenced on the set of Go For It in 2002 but his big break came with his role of Logan Reese in the famous Nickelodeon show titled Zoey 101. Matthew started modelling even before he was out of diapers with his acting career kicking off before he became one-year-old. During his formative years, the young talent developed a passionate interest in water sports and worked dexterously to excel in sports like wake-boarding, kite surfing, barefoot water skiing, skateboarding, surfing, as well as para-sailing.
It was only after he relocated to Los Angeles that his professional acting career commenced. Till date, the star of Zoey 101 has had several roles in several television series and movies. Notable among his TV roles is the 2004 Method & Red where he played Bully in a single episode. Mathew was on the set of E–Venture Kids the next year in 2005, portraying the character of Matt and he also had a cameo appearance in an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender. His movie credit includes Reality Horror Night in 2009 as Matthew. He was part of the cast of Casper’s Scare School as Thatch and appeared in Web Journey, both of which were released the same year in 2006. Others are The Marionette which cast him in 2004 and The Wishing in 2002. Matthew Underwood leverages on his popularity to benefit society by serving as an educator to the youths, he has also done so many charity projects all over the world.
Background Details On Matthew Underwood
His given name is Mathew Dillon Underwood and he was born in Fort Pierce, Florida, Unites States of America on the 23rd of April 1990. His zodiac sign is Taurus and he is an American national as indicated by his country of birth. Although the profession of his parents is not known, they have been identified as Jerry Wayne Underwood and Patricia Underwood. The young actor spent his formative years in his place of birth alongside three siblings – a sister named Rebecca Underwood and a couple of brothers called Joshua and Jacob Underwood.
His educational background and qualifications have never come under the spotlight but his career history has been given wide publicity, especially with his modelling career which commenced as early as when he was six months old. Matthew Underwood functioned as an educator at a youth theatre program staged at Rose Alley Theater and has educated a good number of youths on subjects like art, eco-friendly programs, as well as culture. He is also a part of the American Tennis Youth League and his passion about lending a helping hand to the less privileged has taken him to different parts of the globe as he assists in building accommodation for the underprivileged.
Matthew Underwood also works as a guide to young talents as he often functions as an acting teacher, assisting them in keeping an open mind and using their never-ending imaginations to attain great heights.
Is He Related To Carrie Underwood?
Yes, Matthew Underwood and Carrie Underwood are blood relatives, they happen to be first cousins with both their fathers Steve and Wayne Underwood coming from the same family. On her own part, Carrie is a renowned country singer, songwriter, as well as actress with multiple Grammy awards to her name. The first three albums she released went multi-platinum following her success as the winner of the 2005 American Idol.
Why Was Matthew Underwood Arrested?
Matthew Underwood cultivated a lot of bad press in April 2012 when he was arrested for being in possession of hard drugs, especially cannabis and its paraphernalia. Charges were also brought against him for being a contributor to the delinquency of a minor. When the cops stormed his residence. They discovered hard drugs and a young girl aged 17. According to the actor, he spent the night with the girl in the master’s bedroom and supplied her with cannabis.
From what is obvious, Matthew did not learn from his first experience because he was arrested for the second time in November 2012 but this time, he was caught outside his hookah lounge for defying probation for the possession of cannabis.