On Thursday, March 9th, Brett and Mike are excited to welcome actor Mateus Ward to ‘Conversations’!
Mateus Ward was born in Burbank, California, but was raised on the island of Maui in Hawaii. He is the son of an American father, producer/director/filmmaker Justin Ward, and an Italian immigrant mother, Laura Di Nardo (Laura Ward). His first role was in a live musical theater production where he impersonated Elvis, and then was offered the role of Winfield Joad in the stage production of “The Grapes of Wrath” at the Maui Academy of Performing Arts. In 2009, his family moved back to Los Angeles, where Mateus pursued acting in television and film. In 2010, he appeared in several short films and national commercials. His television debut was on the CBS network’s dramatic police procedural “Criminal Minds.”
Ward’s natural style of acting caught the eye of Director Larry Charles, and he was cast in the 20th Century Fox Sitcom Comedy Pilot “Outnumbered” with Cheech Marin and Ana Ortiz. In 2011, he was asked to Guest Star in a sketch comedy on the “Sports Show with Norm Macdonald” on Comedy Central, for which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award and won an OMNI Youth Music and Actor Award for Outstanding Actor. That same year, Mateus also appeared on NBC’s successful drama “Parenthood.”
In 2012, Mateus landed a recurring Guest Star role on Disney XD’s teen sitcom “Lab Rats,” Guest Starred on CBS’s “N.C.I.S.” and won the 2012 Young Artist Award for his recurring role on the two-part series finale of Showtime’s comedy-drama “Weeds.” He also appeared in the award-winning independent feature film “Lonely Boy,” where he portrays a teenager with schizophrenia.
In the Fall of 2013, Mateus was a series regular with Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott and Tate Donovan on the Warner Bros. TV / Jerry Bruckheimer limited series “Hostages” on CBS. In 2015, Mateus joined the cast as a series regular of TNT’s “Murder in the First” Season 2 as Dustin Maker.
Mateus is currently the lead in the Independent Feature Film “The Meanest Man in Texas.”
Be sure to tune in on Thursday, March 9th, at 11pm Eastern, 8pm Pacific when we welcome Mateus Ward to ‘Conversations’ with Brett and Mike, right here on NextBigThingRadio.Net!