Apr. 1st, 1983
Massillon, Ohio, USA
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Matthew Mackendree "Matt" Lanter (born April 1, 1983) is an American actor and model. He gained fame by playing Liam Court in the CW hit teen drama series 90210, a spin-off of the 1990s Fox series Beverly Hills, 90210. He also appeared in some major released films, such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Disaster Movie, Sorority Row, Vampires Suck and The Roommate. He is the voice of Anakin Skywalker in all Star Wars: The Clone Wars incarnations.
Lanter was born in Massillon, Ohio, the son of Joseph "Joe" Lanter and Jana "Jan" Burson. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 at age 8. Lanter graduated from Collins Hill High School in 2001. He played baseball, football, basketball, gymnastics and golf and was a batboy for the Atlanta Braves. He attended University of Georgia, majoring in sports business, but an interest in the film and television industry created a strong desire to pursue acting instead.
Lanter landed a recurring role on Fox's Point Pleasant (2005). He also has appeared on ABC's 8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter (2002) and HBO's Big Love (2006), as well as few modeling jobs and a couple of national commercials. Lanter is currently working on the ABC Hit show Commander in Chief (2005).
In addition to acting, Lanter enjoys being outdoors, playing golf, and relaxing at the beach.
Lanter married his longtime girlfriend, Angela Stacy, (June 14, 2013). The two had been in a relationship since 2009.
- Attended the University of Georgia after attending a community college for two years.
- _Top Gun (1986)_ (qv) is one of his favorite movies.
- Was a batboy for the Atlanta Braves.