Who is Matt Roth?

Matthew P. Roth was born on 15 September 1964, in the United States of America, and is an actor, best known for his role in the sitcom entitled “Roseanne” in which he portrayed the abusive boyfriend of Jackie from 1992 to 1993. He also worked on the television series “Desperate Housewives” as the character Art Shephard.

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The Net Worth of Matt Roth

Matt Roth’s net worth is over $1 million, but he probably also benefitted from the success of his former wife Laurie Metcalf, who has a net worth estimated to be over $14 million.

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Career Beginnings

Matt made his acting debut in 1990 in the television movie “Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston”. This led to another opportunity as he became a main cast member in the show “The Antagonists” playing Clark Munsinger. After a guest appearance in “Melrose Place”, he gained a bit of attention thanks to his work in Roseanne, alongside his future wife Laurie Metcalf. The sitcom which aired on ABC follows the lives of a working-class family in the US named the Connors.

He stayed with the show for a year, and afterwards worked on the film “Blink”, a thriller starring Madeleine Stowe, also Laurie Metcalf, and which was nominated for a Crystal Globe award during the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. During the same year, he became a regular cast member of the sitcom entitled “Blue Skies”, but which was short-lived. In 1997, he had another main cast role in “Crisis Center” which only aired for a few months, lacking the initial success it needed to push forward. In the late 1990s, he worked on a string of feature films including “Chicago Cab” and “’Til There Was You”.

Roseanne cast

Continued Acting Projects

Following a guest appearance in “Frasier” and a support role in the film “Pups”, Roth took a four year break from acting, returning in 2003 cast in the film “View from the Top”, a romantic comedy starring Gwyneth Paltrow, who sets out on a journey to become a flight attendant; other stars of the show included Christina Applegate and Mark Ruffalo. He made several guest appearances in popular shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Numb3rs” in the next few years.

In 2006, he appeared in another notable role in the television series “Desperate Housewives”, which aired on ABC and followed the lives of a group of women living in the same street in a fictional town. Over eight seasons, the show followed 13 years of the women’s lives, including flashforward segments and flashbacks. Stars of the show included Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, and Marcia Cross, who all received good reviews and ratings, winning multiple awards during its run. However, Matt only stayed for four episodes spread over a year. He then returned to guest roles, appearing in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, and “Two and a Half Men”.

Latter Career

The latter part of Matt’s career saw him taking on many guest roles in high profile shows. In 2008 he worked on “Ghost Whisperer”, and a year later, had a one episode role in “Chuck” portraying a Buy More Employee. The show starred Zachary Levi who plays a computer geek who finds his brain embedded with a lot of US spy secrets, which leads him to a life of espionage. Matt’s next projects included “Nip/Tuck”, “Without a Trace”, and “Three Rivers”.

In 2012, he appeared in “Modern Family” as the character Skip Woosnum. The sitcom follows a mockumentary format, featuring the family of Jay Pritchett who live in the suburban side of Los Angeles. The show received a lot of acclaim early during its run, but things waned down as the seasons progressed. He had four guest roles in 2014, with work in “Perception” and “Longmire”, the latter a crime drama based on the Craig Johnson novel series entitled “Walt Longmire Mysteries”. The titular character is a sheriff in a fictional county in Wyoming.

A few of his last projects during the year include a guest appearance in “Castle”. Since then, he has not taken any new acting projects.

Personal Life

Roth started a relationship with Laurie Metcalf while starring alongside her in “Roseanne”. It gained a bit of attention thanks to the two playing a couple on camera, though Roth’s character was abusive. They had a child together and were married shortly afterwards. The two worked on several more projects together, and later had a child born through surrogacy in 2005.

They also adopted a second son in 2006 but two years after that, it was reported that the couple had separated. Three years later he filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, and which was finalized in 2014.

A year after his divorce, he married Stephanie Childers at around the time he stopped taking acting projects. There have been no new romances on Laurie’s end, but she admitted to b=having been a workaholic, which may have contributed to the downfall of their marriage.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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