Borlenghi at the 8th Annual Hack n' Smack Celebrity Golf Tournament in 2011
Matteo Andrea Borlenghi|
May 25, 1967
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Heather Borlenghi (October 2003-present)|
Matt Borlenghi (born Matteo Andrea Borlenghi on May 25, 1967) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Brian Bodine on All My Children from 1991 to 1993 and 1996, as Russ on The Jeff Foxworthy Show, and as Rich Casey on Police Academy: The Series.
As an actor, after being spotted on one episode of Hunter, opposite Fred Dryer, Matt was tracked down and offered the role that brought him to national attention, playing Brian Bodine on All My Children in the early 1990s. During that time, his character was the main romantic interest of Hayley Vaughan, played by Kelly Ripa. Brian married their friend, An Li Chen (Lindsay Price), to give her a green card so she could stay in the country, then he became romantic with Dixie Martin (Cady McClain), before Borlenghi quit the show in 1993 In favor of doing comedy TV. However, later in 1996, he made a brief return to stir things up between Hayley and new boyfriend Mateo (Mark Consuelos).
Borlenghi spent several years starring on various sitcoms, such as The Jeff Foxworthy Show in which he portrayed Jeff Foxworthy's assistant Russ Francis, Pig Sty on UPN, Party Girl on FOX, Police Academy: The Series, Melissa and Joey and others. He directed a short film called Jack, which won him awards on the film festival circuit. He has played roles in the Nick Cassavetes film Alpha Dog and the independent film Jack Rio, which he also wrote and produced, and the espionage thriller "Tentacle 8".
He also creates, develops, and produces reality TV shows, through his partnership with Marklen Kennedy (creator of Gigolos on Showtime), MBK Productions, which is separately partnered on many various projects with NorthSouth Productions, ThinkFactory Media, Relativity Television and PB&J TV. He is also moving into the scripted drama series world, having completed a 1-hour law enforcement drama pilot revolving around the federal agency, the ATF.
Borlenghi, a dual US-Italian citizen, was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Kiki and Robert Borlenghi.
Borlenghi and wife Heather are parents to 3 young children, a daughter and twin sons.
Borlenghi has two brothers, Edward Borlenghi, a graphic artist, professor and architect and Malcolm Lawrence Borlenghi, a singer, artist and banker.
|1989||TV 101||Brian Cornelius||1 episode|
|1991||Hunter||Dirk Lawson||2 epsidodes|
|1991-1996||All My Children||Brian Bodine||26 episodes|
|1993||The John Larroquette Show||Bobby||1 episode|
|1993-1996||Married... with Children||Tom/Ray Ray||2 episodes|
|1994||Hot Line||Paul||1 episode|
|1995||ER||Jimmy Falco||1 episode|
|Pig Sty||Johnny Barzano||13 episodes|
|1995-1996||The Jeff Foxworthy Show||Russ Francis||12 episodes|
|1996||Party Girl||O'Neal||4 episodes|
|1997-1998||Police Academy: The Series||Rich Casey||26 episodes|
|1999||Pacific Blue||Milo||1 episode|
|2002||The Bold and the Beautiful||Ziggy Deadmarsh||29 episodes|
|2006||Standoff||Maurice Temple||1 episode|
|Without a Trace||Guard||1 episode|
|2007||Dexter||Headhunter||episode: "Morning Comes"|
|2008||Days of Our Lives||Mayor Anthony Marino||12 episodes|
|2010||Melissa & Joey||Duane Halderman||1 episode|
|2012||Proper Manors||Gianni Sorrento||1 episode|
|1988||The American Scream||Brent Benziger|
|1989||A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child||Jock|
|2000||The Crew||Young Joey "Bats" Pistella|
|Krocodylus||Zack Jardine||also known as Bloodsurf|
|2002||Spider's Web||Bob Smooth|
|2005||Venice Underground||Detective Bobby D.|
|Alpah Dog||John Kirschner||Uncredited|
|Jack||Jack||Short, also director and writer|
|The Hit||Robbie Jr.||Short|
|2008||Jack Rio||Tommy Jamison/ Jack Rio||Also writer (story) and producer|
|Skeletons in the Desert||Detective Luciano|
|2011||Camel Spiders||Brad Mullins||TV film|
|2014||Tentacle 8||Rolland Towne|
|Eat with Me||Drunk Steve|
Awards and nominations
|1993||Daytime Emmy Awards||All My Children||Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Soap Opera Digest Awards||Hottest Male Star||Nominated|
|Outstanding Younger Leading Actor||Won|
|2006||Eureka Springs Digital Film Festival||Jack||Best Short Film||Won|
- Matt Borlenghi Biography (1967-), Filmreference.com, retrieved February 20, 2008