Matthew "Matt" Staton Bomer, born October 11, 1977[1], is a 40-year-old American actor. He is known for his role in White Collar and he guest starred as Cooper Anderson, Blaine's older brother.

Personal life


Bomer was born In Spring, Texas to Sissi and John Bomer.[1] He has one brother, Neill, and one sister, Megan.[1] Bomer attended Klein High School with fellow future actor, Lee Pace, and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2000.[2][3][4]

Bomer (whom addressed his sexuality in February 2012) has been secretly married to his publicist Simon Halls since 2011.[5] The couple have three sons via surrogacy: Kit, Henry and Walker (twins).[6]


Bomer televison debut was on the soap All My Children in 2000, for two years he was on another soap Guiding Light.

He starred as Luc, Tru's (Eliza Dushku) ill-fated love interest, in Tru Calling (2003–2004), a supernatural, science-fiction television series on the FOX television network.

Bomer appeared on North Shore (2004–2005), a prime-time television soap opera, as well as in Flightplan (2005), a thriller film with Jodie Foster.

In the slasher film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), Bomer portrayed Eric, a Vietnam-War veteran who is driving across Texas to re-enlist after his brother is drafted. The brothers run afoul of Sheriff Hoyt and are taken captive by the Hewitt family. Bomer costarred in Traveler (2007), a short-lived midseason replacement television series which premiered on ABC on May 30, 2007. He has had the recurring role of Bryce Larkin on action-comedy series Chuck (2007–2009) on the NBC television network.

On October 23, 2009, Bomer began starring in White Collar, which chronicles the fictional partnership between a con artist named Neal Caffrey (Bomer) and FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay); it would ended on Decmeber 18, 2014 after six seasons.

BuddyTV ranked him #1 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011."

AfterElton also ranked him #3 on its list of "Sexiest Men of 2012."

In October 2011 Bomer appeared in the science fiction thriller film In Time, in which he plays a 105-year-old man Henry Hamilton, who gives his "time" to Justin Timberlake before committing suicide, setting the main plot into motion.

He was Ken in the 2012 film, Magic Mike, and it's 2015 sequel, Magic Mike XXL. Bomer sang two songs "Heaven" and "Untitled (How Does to Feel)" on the original motion soundtrack for the latter, which was featured in the film.

Bomer was announced, in August 2014, to be in an episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show[7], according to Spoiler TV the episode will be "Pink Cupcakes".

Bomer was announced, in January 2015, that he will star in HBO's Monty Clift as the title character; the biopic is centered around the acclaimed actor tumultuous life.[8]

He was announced to have joined the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel in March 2015, which may or may not include a romance with Lady Gaga's character.[9] His character was revealed at the 2015 Comic Con as Donovan.[10]

He was announced in May 2015 to have joined the cast of the MGM's remake The Magnificent Seven. He will portray Haley Bennett's husband.[11]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 All My Children Ian Kipling credited as Matthew Bomer; (dated on 14 December 2000)
2001 Guiding Light Ben Reade #3 credited as Matthew Bomer; 2001 - 2003
2002 Relic Hunter Driver agent ("Fire in the Sky " and uncredited)
2003 War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator John McGavock Grider video documentary
Tru Calling Luc Johnston credited as Matthew Bomer, 2003 - 2004 (17 episodes)
2004 North Shore Ross ("Bellport")
2005 Flightplan Eric
2006 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Eric
Amy Coyne Case TV movie
2007 Chuck Bryce Larkin 2007 - 2009 (7 episodes)
Traveler Jay Burchell (8 episodes)
2009 White Collar Neal Caffrey 2009 - 2014 (82 episodes)
2011 In Time Henry Hamilton
2012 Magic Mike Ken
Glee Cooper Anderson ("Big Brother")
8 Jeff Zarrillo video
2013 The New Normal Monty ("The Goldie Rush")
Winter's Tale Peter's Father
Superman: Unbound Superman/Clark Kent voice
2014 The Normal Heart Felix Turner
Space Station 76 Ted
American Horror Story: Freak Show Andrew "Andy" ("Pink Cupcakes")
2015 Magic Mike XXL Ken
B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations voice and filming
Monty Clift Montgomery Clift pre-production
American Horror Story: Hotel Donovan
2016 The Nice Guys post-production


  • Fans petitioned for him and Alexis Bledel to be in "50 Shades of Grey," based off the erotic novels by E.L. James, when it revealed that Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam got the roles in September 2013.[12] They made a second petition to have Bomer portray Grey when Hunnam dropped out in October 2013.[13]
  • Bomer is the second Glee guest-star to appear on American Horror Story, dubbed "Freak Show" and "Hotel". He is proceed by Tanya Clarke (Mary Evans) and followed by Neil Patrick Harris (Bryan Ryan) and Cheyenne Jackson (Dustin Goolsby).
  • Bomer has worked on several Ryan Murphy TV shows, including Glee, The New Normal, The Normal Heart, and American Horror Story dubbed "Freak Show" and "Hotel".
    • Bomer would win a Golden Globe for his portrayal in “The Normal Heart" in Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie category.
  • Bomer attended Carnegie Mellon University with Magic Mike costar and friend, Joe Manganiello.

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