Matt Meese: Mormon Actor

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Matt Meese Mormon Actor

Matthew R. Meese is an actor, sketch comedian, writer, original cast member, and producer of BYUtv’s Studio C. In August 2018, Meese and fellow original cast members announced they would finish the ninth season of Studio C then move on to a new digital media network called JK! Studios. He was part of the sketch actors who performed in NBC's "Bring the Funny" in 2019.

Meese was born in Morristown, New Jersey, and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He started acting when he was a senior in high school. He recalls liking the idea of laughing at the unfortunate things that happen to everyone. He served as a full-time missionary in Chicago for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which he is a member. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While at BYU, he was a member of the sketch comedy troupe "Divine Comedy." Meese and others envisioned a sketch comedy show on television, which took flight after Meese invited BYUtv content director Jared Shores to attend a Divine Comedy show. The vision for the show was to create something the family could watch together. The first episode of Studio C launched in the fall of 2012.

A Studio C skit that features Meese, “Top Soccer Shootout Ever With Scott Sterling,” went viral and as of December 2018 has over 68 million views on its YouTube channel as well as more than 40 million views across all media platforms. A follow-up skit, "Best Volleyball Blocks Ever with Scott Sterling" accumulated 46 million views. As of December 2019, the Studio C YouTube channel had more than 2 million subscribers.

Meese broke from his familiar spot in comedy with a more serious role in the 2014 movie Saints and Soldiers: The Void. Writer director Ryan Little said that Meese “nailed” the role.[1]