Matt Borlenghi

Matt Borlenghi

Borlenghi at the 8th Annual Hack n' Smack Celebrity Golf Tournament in 2011
Born Matteo Andrea Borlenghi
(1967-05-25) May 25, 1967
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 1987-present
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).

Matt also played Ziggy Deadmarsh on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful in 2002, and Mayor Anthony Marino on NBC Days of Our Lives.

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.

Personal life

Borlenghi, a dual US-Italian citizen, was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Kiki and Robert Borlenghi.[1]

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.



Year Show Role Notes
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
Life Lenny 1 episode
2010 Melissa & Joey Duane Halderman 1 episode
2012 Proper Manors Gianni Sorrento 1 episode


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Cannibal Hookers Dwight
1988 The American Scream Brent Benziger
1989 A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child Jock
1999 Kate's Addiction Ezra
2000 The Crew Young Joey "Bats" Pistella
Krocodylus Zack Jardine also known as Bloodsurf
2002 Spider's Web Bob Smooth
Psychic Murders Ramon
2004 Dinocroc Tom Banning
2005 Venice Underground Detective Bobby D.
2006 Bloody Mary Bobby
Alpah Dog John Kirschner Uncredited
Jack Jack Short, also director and writer
2007 Cougar Club Bartender
The Hit Robbie Jr. Short
2008 Jack Rio Tommy Jamison/ Jack Rio Also writer (story) and producer
Skeletons in the Desert Detective Luciano
2009 Three7Nine Frank Short
2011 Camel Spiders Brad Mullins TV film
Gil's Brother Bob Short
2014 Tentacle 8 Rolland Towne
Eat with Me Drunk Steve

Awards and nominations

Year Award Work Category Result
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


  1. Matt Borlenghi Biography (1967-),, retrieved February 20, 2008
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