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Matthew Bomer
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Biographical informations
Name Matthew Bomer
Birthplace Greater St. Louis, Missouri
Birth Date October 11, 1977
Character information
Portrays Bryce Larkin
Season(s) 1,2

Matthew Bomer first became known as Ben Reade in Guiding Light, from 2001 to 2003. He then moved to prime time, playing Luc Johnston in Tru Calling, and then starring as Jay Burchell in the short-lived 2007 series Traveler. He was one of the two leads on the TV show White Collar.


After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University (School of Drama) in 2000, he moved to New York City, New York, and worked on stage until he was cast in a small role, as Ian Kipling, on All My Children,[clarification needed] a daytime soap-opera serial on the ABC television network. Later in 2001, he was cast as Ben Reade on another daytime television soap opera, Guiding Light, on the CBS television network.

He starred as Luc, Tru's (Eliza Dushku) ill-fated love interest, in Tru Calling (2003-04), a supernatural, science-fiction television series on the Fox television network.

Although Bomer was director Brett Ratner's favorite choice to portray Superman/Clark Kent for the project that later became Superman Returns (2006), Ratner left the project in 2003 and was replaced by director Bryan Singer; Singer cast actor Brandon Routh in the role in October 2004.

Bomer appeared on North Shore (2004-05), a prime-time television soap opera, as well as in Flightplan (2005), a thriller film with Jodie Foster.

In The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), a part of the The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror film franchise, Bomer portrayed Eric, a Vietnam-War veteran who is driving across Texas to re-enlist after his brother is drafted. The brothers run afoul of Sheriff Hoyt and are taken captive by the Hewitt family.

Bomer costarred in Traveler (2007), a short-lived midseason replacement television series which premiered on ABC on May 30, 2007.

He earned the recurring role of Bryce Larkin on action-comedy series Chuck (2007-09) on the NBC television network.

On October 23, 2009, Bomer began starring in White Collar, a police-procedural drama television series on the USA Network. The series chronicles the partnership between a con artist Neal Caffrey (Bomer) and a U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation agent (Tim DeKay). In April 2009, the USA Network made a series commitment, with the ninety-minute pilot episode to be followed by thirteen one-hour episodes. "White Collar" ran for six seasons and 81 episodes.

Since 2019, Bomer has been one of the leads on "Doom Patrol" as Larry Trainor a.k.a. Negative Man. In this imagining, Trainor (like Bomer himself) is gay, and Bomer has spoken about the joy and responsibility of representation.

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