Born and raised just outside of Dallas, Texas, Matthew Frias discovered acting in elementary school as a member of its creative arts organization, Destination Imagination.
Matthew’s love for performing continued to grow in middle school as he was cast in several lead roles in the theater program.
During this time on stage, Matthew realized acting was more than just a passing phase and was eager to give TV/film acting a try.
He enrolled in local acting classes and, after rigorous training, was soon signed by an agent and manager.
Matthew landed his first role in the Sony Pictures film, When the Game Stands Tall (2014), a sports drama with Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern, and Michael Chiklis. Based on a true story, the film chronicles the record-setting 151-game winning streak by De La Salle High School of Concord, California.
Shortly after filming, Matthew moved to Los Angeles where he made his television debut after landing a role in one of MTV’s top rated TV shows, Awkward. In addition, Matthew is starring in the independent film, Akron (2015), a coming of age story centered around his character Benny, who is trying to find his place in the world while dealing with a family tragedy and falling in love.
Matthew can also be seen in the soon to be released feature films Where the Bad Kids Go and By Way of Helena (2015).