actor – voice artist – writer – director


Matt Rippy in Lost Reduced

Matt Rippy is an American actor born in St. Louis, Missouri, raised in Houston, Texas and now resides in Hertfordshire, England. He began riding horses from an early age and played competitive tennis, USTA Junior Tournaments, from age 10 to 14. Rippy (as he prefers to be called) enjoyed putting on performances with his siblings in the living room for family and friends, which led to his first public performance at The Country Playhouse at the age of 12 – the musical Runaways by Elizabeth Swados.

Rippy attended the drama department at the prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) in Houston, as well as University of Houston and was a member of the Alley Repertory Theatre company for three seasons, performing in six main stage productions.

In 1994 Rippy relocated to England where he joined the Reduced Shakespeare Company for what would later become a record breaking run in the West End. He would go on to perform, develop and direct with the Reduced for the next twenty years.

Rippy launched his TV and film career in 1995 with a guest appearance on Goodnight Sweetheart for the BBC in the UK. In 2020 his episode of Torchwood, in which he plays the role of the real Captain Jack Harkness, was voted Best Episode by Fans in a Radio Times survey. He most recently appears in the series Glória on Netflix.

Stay tuned for upcoming projects from Marvel, a WW2 bio-pic film and an audio book which cannot be named…

Visit Wikipedia for more information about Rippy. To view his list of screen and video credits, visit his iMDB page. For a full list of credits – stage, screen, radio, video games and voice overs – visit his profile on Spotlight.