Matt Lanter is currently shaking things up as bad boy Liam Court on The CW's "90210."
Lanter starred as Edward Sullen in the spoof comedy feature “Vampires Suck.”He was seen in the upcoming psychological thriller “The Roommate,” opposite Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”). Currently, in addition to "90210," Lanter lends his voice as Anakin Skywalker to the animated series“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” as well as voicing for "The Ultimate Spiderman" as Flash Gordon and Harry Osborne.
Born in northeastern Ohio, Lanter’s family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, when he was 8 years old. He spent much of his time playing baseball, football and golf. His love for baseball led him to a position as a batboy with the Atlanta Braves and later, while studying at the University of Georgia, Lanter developed an interest in the film and television industry.
Not so long after, Lanter decided to move to Los Angeles to follow his dream of establishing a successful acting career. The leap of faith turned out to be quite worthwhile, and he was soon landing roles on TV shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “CSI,” “Life,” “Big Love” and “Monk,” as well as the feature film, “Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius.”
His series regular role as Geena Davis’ son on “Commander in Chief” was his first break, and since Lanter has also recurred on “Heroes,” and “Shark.” His talent surpasses the ability to solely act for TV and film. On stage, Matt made his theatrical debut opposite Laurence Fishburne in Alfred Uhry’s “Without Walls” at The Mark Taper Forum.
Lanter’s films include the horror film “Sorority Row,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Disaster Movie” and “Wargames 2: The Dead Code.” Prior to that, he established himself as a tween heartthrob, playing the lead in the film “The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream.”
Outside of acting, Lanter actively supports the Alzheimer's Association, DoSomething.org, and has participated in various events for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Lanter currently resides in Los Angeles.