Matt Riedy

About Matt Riedy

Who is it?: Actor, Writer
Genre: Pop music Comedy Slapstick
Created by: Scott Fellows
Starring: Kendall Schmidt James Maslow Carlos Pena Jr. Logan Henderson Ciara Bravo Stephen Kramer Glickman Tanya Chisholm
Opening theme: "Big Time Rush" performed by Big Time Rush
Composer(s): Dusty Moon, Guy Moon & Big Time Rush
Country of origin: United States
Original language(s): English
No. of seasons: 4
No. of episodes: 74 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s): Scott Fellows
Producer(s): Jed Spingarn (co-producer and supervising producer) Joanne Toll Lazar Saric Debra Spidell
Location(s): Los Angeles, California Hollywood, California Rochester, Minnesota Malibu, California
Camera setup: Film; Single-camera
Running time: 23 minutes (normal episodes) 46 minutes (special episodes)
Production company(s): Jack Mackie Pictures Sony Music Entertainment Nickelodeon Productions
Distributor: Viacom Media Networks
Original network: Nickelodeon
Picture format: 480i (SDTV), 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format: Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release: November 28, 2009 (2009-11-28) – July 25, 2013 (2013-07-25)

Matt Riedy Net Worth

Matt Riedy was born, is Actor, Writer. Matt Riedys recent appearances include This Is Us, Hawaii Five-O and The Last Tycoon on Amazon with Kelsey Grammer. Matt is also set to appear in the feature, Book Club with Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen among others. He is also the narrator of IDHD channels popular show Murder Among Friends. Matt appears opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in The Judge and is featured opposite Cam Gigandet and Wes Bentley in the thriller, Broken Vows. He plays the judge in Frank vs. God which is enjoying high audience praise at festivals around the country. Riedy recently did a recurring Guest Star on General Hospital and on Scandal, guest starred on NCIS New Orleans and was featured in a two-part guest appearance on Modern Family. He continues to be one of Jimmy Kimmel's skit cadre on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Not bad for the busy actor who started his on camera career after many years as a successful stand-up comedian and disc jockey. Born in Buffalo, New York, he graduated from West Seneca East High School, where he kept a low profile until a successful senior English class presentation on the sport of golf convinced him that he could perform in front of people. As luck would have it, a family friend complemented him on the quality of his voice, which led him to the radio club at Erie Community College. After just six weeks, he was a disc jockey, a job he held for ten years in Buffalo, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle. He took up stand-up comedy on the side in 1983, he left radio and hit the road full time from 1986-1997 when he got back into radio til 2005. All told, he did stand-up for 23 years, while working in radio. Riedy always considered acting "an impenetrable bubble," but in 1998, while working in Seattle, he won a small part opposite actress Margaret Colin in the television movie, Hit and Run. He soon landed a starring role as Plastic Man in the independent film Carried Away, which played in the Seattle International Film Festival. He scored several national commercials and a starring role in another independent film, Lover's Lane. While doing a guest appearance on the TV show The Fugitive, he was advised by director James Frawley to move to LA, where he could blossom as a character actor. Frawley was right and Riedy has been a busy working actor ever since. He moved to L. A. With 7 credits on imdb...at publication he has 107.
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💰 Net worth: $1.5 Million

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Biography/Timeline

2007

A nationwide casting effort began in 2007. More than 1,500 teens and young adults auditioned for the four roles. James Maslow and Logan Henderson were the easiest and first actors cast. Kendall Schmidt was the last actor cast, and the most difficult role to cast. The role of Kendall Knight was originally to go to Curt Hansen, who now plays Dak Zevon on the show, but when he appeared a lot older than the others and sounded too much like James in the pick up pilot, the producers auditioned and cast Schmidt after a recommendation by Logan Henderson, who was also friends with the actor before casting. Filming of the series began in August 2009. Actor Carlos Pena Jr. previously worked with Scott Fellows on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. As he had just entered the Boston Conservatory to study musical theatre, Pena was reluctant to audition but sent in a tape at the encouragement of his manager. Executive Producer Scott Fellows was inspired to write each character by the personality of the actor playing him.

2009

A one-hour special preview (which serves as the series pilot and first episode) debuted on Nickelodeon on November 28, 2009, drawing an audience of 3.6 million viewers. The series' official premiere on January 18, 2010 (which followed the premiere of the iCarly special "iSaved Your Life"), was watched by a total of 6.8 million total viewers, Nickelodeon's highest-rated live-action series debut.

2010

It was shown as a preview in Australia and New Zealand on April 10, 2010, and premiered on May 15, 2010. It previewed on April 16, 2010 and premiered on May 31, 2010 in Southeast Asia. In the United Kingdom and Ireland it previewed on May 27, 2010 and premiered on June 21, 2010. In Canada it previewed on August 6, 2010 and premiered on September 6, 2010.

2011

It premiered in January 2011 in Australia and New Zealand and in February 2011 in the UK and Ireland.

2012

The third season premiered November 2012 in Australia and New Zealand and in December 2012 in the UK and Ireland.

2013

It premiered in August 2013 in Canada and in late 2013 in the UK and Ireland.

2014

The series was conceived and created by Scott Fellows, formerly the creator, executive Producer and showrunner of Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide. Fellows says his inspiration for the show was the musical comedy show, The Monkees—a popular and culturally significant American television series from the 1960s about a group of four young male adults who form a rock band, and perform songs while having comedic adventures. Although the show had a concept as early as 2007, the series had no actual title as late as August 2009.