Matthew Underwood is an American actor best known for playing the role of Logan in the popular Nickelodeon show ‘Zoey 101’. He started modeling as an infant and began acting even before turning one. In his early years, he developed a passion for sports and worked hard to excel in wake boarding, barefoot water skiing, kite surfing, skate boarding, para-sailing, and surfing. It was only after Matthew moved to Los Angeles that he began his professional career as an entertainer. Till date, he has appeared in many TV programs and movies. The actor, who is adored by millions of people worldwide, also uses his popularity for the benefit of the society. Today, Matthew educates the youth on many subjects ranging from eco-friendly programs to art and culture. He is passionate about helping people around him and has even travelled all over the globe helping build homes for the needy ones. He also shares his passion for acting with other young artists as an acting teacher, helping them open their minds and utilize their never-ending imagination.
Matthew Underwood started modeling at the age of six months. Before landing his major acting roles, he showed his talent in numerous commercials and TV pilots including ‘E-Venture Kids’, an educational program specializing in teaching of foreign cultures and ‘Kids Line’, a news program based on today’s youth.
In 2003, Matthew voiced the character of Hide in the Nickelodeon’s ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’. Two years later, he was cast as Logan Reese in the channel’s hit show ‘Zoey 101’. In the year 2006, he entertained the audience with his performance in the flick ‘Casper's Scare School’ in which he voiced the Animated Vampire "Thatch". Three years later, the actor appeared in the movie ‘Reality Horror Night’.
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Controversies & Scandals
Matthew Underwood came into the limelight in 2012 for the wrong reasons when he was arrested for possession of marijuana. To avoid jail, he pleaded no contest to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of weed. Since he was accompanied by his underage girlfriend at that time, he also had to plead no contest to contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was again arrested the same year outside his hookah lounge for probation violations.
Matthew Underwood was born on 23 April 1990 in Fort Pierce, Florida, United States, to Patricia and Jerry Wayne Underwood. He has a sister named Rebecca and two brothers, Joshua and Jacob. He has a cousin named Carrie Underwood who is a country music star. Information regarding Matthew’s education and love life hasn’t been revealed so far.
In April 2017, the actor made headlines for his heroic move when he saved a baby from a car crash. Later, it was revealed that the baby’s parents were under the influence of drugs.