Matt Jones (actor)
Matthew Lee Jones|
November 1, 1981
Sacramento, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, comedian|
|Spouse(s)||Kelly Daly (2012–present)|
Matthew Lee "Matt" Jones (sometimes credited as Matt L. Jones; born November 1, 1981) is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He is best known for portraying Brandon "Badger" Mayhew on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and for playing NCIS Special Agent Ned Dorneget in NCIS.
Jones was born in Sacramento, California. He grew up in Pomona, California, one of 10 kids between his mother and stepfather, before eventually moving to Claremont, California and graduating from Claremont High School in 2000. After a rocky relationship with his biological father, he has since stopped talking to him.
Initially Jones' extracurricular focus was on sports due to his size and he was a heavily recruited linebacker, but he later switched his focus to performing. As well he participated in the school's ComedySportz program. Jones was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts as well as Loyola Marymount, but his family couldn't afford tuition to either, so instead he briefly attended Citrus College. During this time he got involved with Ultimate Improv in Westwood, before auditioning for Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, where he would go on to perform for three years. Due to the rigorous touring schedule of Boom, he would continually lose his voice, when it eventually "stuck" that way leading to his signature raspy voice.
Before leaving for Boom Chicago, Jones managed to book 20 commercials in two years, including a spot for Midas. After returning, his first theatrical audition was for the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad.
From 2008 to 2013, Jones appeared in a recurring role as Brandon "Badger" Mayhew on Breaking Bad. He appeared as a pizza delivery boy on How I Met Your Mother, and has appeared on Comedy Central's Reno 911! and the NBC comedy series Community. He has appeared in over 40 commercials. He appeared in the pilot episode of the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele. He is also a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and I.O. West.
In 2010, Jones was cast in the lead role in the TBS pilot Uncle Nigel, written and produced by Andy Breckman. He has provided voices on the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time. He appeared in the 2011 film Red State, and voiced minor characters in the 2011 video game Rage. Jones also appeared as Probationary Agent Ned Dorneget in the CBS show NCIS, between 2011 and 2015. In early 2012, Jones was cast in Steven Levitan's new pilot Rebounding for FOX, but the show was not picked up. Jones will voice Riley Nixon in Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery.
Jones appeared in four episodes of The Office ("Junior Salesman", "The Farm", and the two-part series finale). He was cast as a series regular in The Farm, a failed spin-off of The Office. He currently portrays Baxter in the CBS sitcom Mom.
He is the voice behind the Boov Kyle in DreamWorks animated movie Home.
Jones is married to Kelly Daly and they had their first child, a son named Jasper Jones in October 2015.
|2009||Funeral Sex||Matt||Short film|
|Mattress Mike's Mistress|
|2010||Long Story Short||Marshall|
|Red State||Deputy Pete|
|Perfectly Prudence||Nigel||Television film|
|Worst. Prom. Ever||Kyle|
|2012||Peter at the End||Jake||Short film|
|Planes: Fire & Rescue||Drip (voice)|
|2002||Gilmore Girls||Morgan||Episode: "A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving"|
|2008||Greek||Football Giant||Episode: "Gays, Ghosts, and Gamma Rays"|
|2008–2013||Breaking Bad||Brandon "Badger" Mayhew||12 episodes|
|2009||Reno 911!||Cop Fan||Episode: "Dangle's Murder Mystery: Part 2"|
|2009–2010||How I Met Your Mother||Arthur||2 episodes|
|Community||Coffee Delivery Guy / Vaughn's Friend||3 episodes|
|2010, 2015||Adventure Time|| Mountain Man / Marauder / Electroid (voices)
King Huge (voice)
|Episodes: "Memories of Boom Boom Mountain", "Walnuts and Rain"|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||Cop||Episode: "Deliverance"|
|Uncle Nigel||Ronnie Wells||Pilot|
|2010–2012||Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil||Gunther Magnuson (voice)||44 episodes|
|2011||Man Up!||Chris "Eggnog" Eggert||Episode: "Finessing the Bromance"|
|2011–2015||NCIS||Agent Ned Dorneget||6 episodes|
|Key & Peele||Weed Guy||Episode: "Pilot"|
|CSI: NY||Steve Blanton||2 episodes|
|The Cleveland Show||Wheelchair Kid (voice)||Episode: "Menace II Secret Society"|
|Dirty Work||Hummy||3 episodes|
|2012–2013||TRON: Uprising||Lenz (voice)||3 episodes|
|2013||Hawaii Five-0||Bullwinkle||Episode: "Kapu"|
|The Office||Zeke||3 episodes|
|NTSF:SD:SUV||Tavis Cose||Episode: "Comic Con-Air"|
|2013–2014||Beware the Batman||Humphrey Dumpler/Humpty Dumpty (voice)||2 episodes|
|2013||DC Nation Shorts||Deadman (voice)||3 episodes|
|Broad City||Creepy DJ #1||Episode: "Fattest Asses|
|2013-2016||Sanjay and Craig||Hector Flanagan (voice)|
|2014||Drunk History||Himself||Episode: "Sports Heroes"|
|2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Shiloh Huffington||Episode: "Simon Helberg Wears a Sky Blue Button Down Jeans"|
|Pig Goat Banana Cricket||Pig (voice)|
|2017||The Loud House||TBA|
- "BA #092: Matt Jones (Live @ iO West)". the Box Angeles podcast. August 17, 2015.
- UCB Theater Profile