Matt Mccoy


Biography

A tall, lean actor with an impish smirk, Matt McCoy garnered some recognition in the 1980s for playing flippant preppies and fun-loving frat boys. After depicting resident prankster-cum-womanizer Sergeant Nick Lassard in two installments of the hijinks-laden "Police Academy" franchise, he segued into more mature roles with the help of director Curtis Hanson, who cast him in the domestic ...

Biography

A tall, lean actor with an impish smirk, Matt McCoy garnered some recognition in the 1980s for playing flippant preppies and fun-loving frat boys. After depicting resident prankster-cum-womanizer Sergeant Nick Lassard in two installments of the hijinks-laden "Police Academy" franchise, he segued into more mature roles with the help of director Curtis Hanson, who cast him in the domestic thriller "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (1992) and the crackerjack detective noir "L.A. Confidential" (1997). Over the course of the '90s and '00s, he earned the unique distinction of starring in three movies concerning the legendary Big Foot, including two unrelated family films and the gruesomely crafty monster mash "Abominable." With a pair of piercing blue peepers that lend him a passing resemblance to iconic actor James Stewart (who happens to be his role model), he is perhaps most recognized from his many prime-time television guest roles. While he's appeared in one-off and recurring roles on everything from the supernatural sideshow drama "CarnivĂ le" to the quirky police procedural "The Closer," he became part of "Seinfeld" lore (and therefore part of TV history) with his portrayal of Lloyd Braun, a respected political-assistant-turned-mental-patient with access to a lot of gum.

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