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Matt Shively
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Biographical information
Full Name
Matthew James Shively
Nickname(s)
Matt
Gender
Male
Born
September 15, 1990
Occupations
Actor
Years Active
2007-present
Physical Description
Hair Color
Ginger
Eye Color
Brown
Production Information
Role

Matthew James "Matt" Shively, Jr. (born September 15, 1990) is an American actor best known for his role as Ryan Laserbeam on the Nickelodeon television series True Jackson, VP. Beginning in June 2011, he began appearing in the Nickelodeon series The Troop as Kirby. He will portrays Bart Hartley on the Disney Channel original movie How to Build a Better Boy.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Shively was born in Hanford, California. He became interested in acting in the fourth grade after seeing Shia LeBeouf on the television program Even Stevens, and LeBeouf remains his inspiration for acting. He has been a long-time fan of the Canadian television show Degrassi: The Next Generation. He also had a band with his good friend Sterling Knight named Connecting Channels.

CareerEdit

Shively has had only a few roles. He had a minor part in the 2007 film Rattle Basket, and another small part on an episode of Zoey 101. He auditioned several times for the part of Ryan on True Jackson, VP, and was told he did not get the part. He was called back two weeks later, tested for the role, and won the part. The show received positive reviews. He voiced the part of Sky on Winx Club and in two movies based on the series: Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom and Winx Club 3D: Magical Adventure. Shively joined the cast of the The Troop in its second (and final) season as the character Kirby Bancroft-Cadworth III.

Shively's film career began in 2011, when he was cast in a minor role in the horror comedy April Apocalypse. Shively played one of the leads in the horror film Paranormal Activity 4. The film was released October 18, 2012. Justin Lowe, writing for the Associated Press, called Shively "likable enough", while generally panning the film. Rafer Guzman of Newsday agreed. Andy Webster of the New York Times found Shively's performance "delightful" and generally praised the picture. Shively co-starred in the Nickelodeon comedy Noobz, which was released in theaters in late January 2013. He played one of four geeky friends who attempt to win a video gaming contest. On July 2013, he was cast as Bart Hartley in the Disney Channel original movie How to Build a Better Boy.

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