Birth Name: Matt Keeslar
Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Keeslar received praise for his turn as a mechanic coaxed into grease paint in "Waiting for Guffman" (1996), Christopher Guest's hilarious send-up of community theater. "The joke has always been that if I hadn't been signed by my agent," the actor told Newsday (November 29, 1998), "I would have become Johnny, working in a gas station in Michigan." He also made his NYC stage debut that year in Nicky Silver's "Fit to Be Tied", portraying the handsome Radio City Music Hall Christmas angel who almost too willingly becomes part of a dark triangle with a neurotic lonely man and his mother. Keeslar's decision to act in "The Stupids" and "Mr. Magoo" (both 1997) represented a temporary lapse in judgm...