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Biography #2 (for Good Morning Miami)A veteran of both stage and screen, and with a variety of characters to his credit, Matt Letscher now assumes the role of Gavin Stone, the self-important morning show host of Good Morning, Miami. Gavin serves as a huge hurdle for the new show producer, Jake Silver (Mark Feuerstein), in more ways than one, since he is also seriously involved with the show's beautiful hairstylist, Dylan (Ashley Williams), with whom Jake is smitten.
Most recently, Letscher was seen as the ruthless son of a rival rancher, opposite Patrick Stewart, in the TV movie King of Texas. He also will appear in several upcoming feature films, including Gods and Generals, Supersucker and I.D. -- all scheduled for release beginning December 2002.
Letscher grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, where his interest in acting was sparked when a high school teacher suggested he audition for a school play. It wasn't until college when he had over 20 plays under his belt that he decided to pursue a career in acting. After graduating from college, Letscher won a role in The Tropical Pickle, a farce written by Jeff Daniels, for Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre Company. Daniels later introduced Letscher to producer Ron Maxwell who cast him in the film Gettysburg. After that, Letscher was hooked. He moved to Los Angeles and has worked continuously, appearing in the television series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Stolen Innocence, Long Shadows, The Larry Sanders Show, Ellen, Townies, and NYPD Blue. He was also a series regular on Almost Perfect and Living in Captivity, and had starring roles in the miniseries The Beach Boys (playing Mike Love) and Women of Camelot (as Teddy Kennedy) and the TV movie When Billie Beat Bobbie (as Billie Jean King's husband, Larry).
Three years later, Letscher returned to his theatrical roots, appearing on Broadway as the star of Neil Simon's Proposals, directed by Joe Mantello. He also starred for Willard Carroll in Absolution at the Court Theatre in Los Angeles, played Berowne for director Roger Rees in Love's Labour's Lost at San Diego's Old Globe theater and starred in the world premiere of Lanford Wilson's Rain Dance, again, at Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre. Other regional and L.A. credits include Antony in Julius Caesar, Orlando in As You Like It and Buckingham in Richard III.
Letscher made his big-screen debut in Lovelife, a Los Angeles Film Festival winner. He also received critical acclaim for his performance as Captain Harrison Love in The Mask of Zorro and had a cameo in Madison, with Jim Caviezal and Mary McCormack, an independent film that premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.