Matt McCoy (actor)

Matt McCoy
Born (1956-05-20) May 20, 1956
Austin, Texas, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Mary McCoy (m. 1985)
Children 3

Matt McCoy (born May 20, 1956) is an American actor known for Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach and Police Academy 6: City Under Siege as Sgt. Nick Lassard.

Early life

McCoy was born in Austin, Texas.[1] He grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and attended Walter Johnson High School graduating in 1974.[2] McCoy briefly attended University of Maryland.[2] He worked briefly at the Harlequin Dinner Theater in Rockville.[2] McCoy began acting when he appeared in two plays in the student-directed one act festival: Winners by Brian Friel, and Footsteps of Doves by Robert Anderson. Moving to New York City, he graduated from Neighborhood Playhouse School of Drama in 1979.[2]


Since starring as Sgt. Nick Lassard in Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach and Police Academy 6: City Under Siege,[3]

his motion picture credits have included White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II, the Curtis Hanson films The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)[4] and L.A. Confidential (1997),[5] as well as the action comedy National Security (2003) alongside Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn.[1][6]

He has worked regularly on television. His credits include starring in the sitcom We Got It Made, and guest appearances on The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, Star Trek: The Next Generation,[1] The Golden Girls, The Nanny, L.A. Law, Melrose Place, NYPD Blue, Chicago Hope, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Six Feet Under, The West Wing, Carnivàle, CSI: NY, Silicon Valley, True Detective, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Reba, and Huff. He played Lloyd Braun in two episodes of Seinfeld. He appeared in three Bigfoot-themed movies: Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter (1994), Little Bigfoot (1997) and Abominable (2006).[6]

In 2014, McCoy began appearing as spokesman in commercials for The Hartford Insurance Company, of which he was identified as a customer on the "compensated endorser" principle.[7]

Personal life

McCoy married Mary McCoy in 1985[8] and the couple have three children: Casey, Molly, and Reilly.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Fraternity Vacation J.C. Springer Low-budget sex comedy[9]
1986 Weekend Warriors Ames Alternative title: Hollywood Air Force[10]
1988 Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach Sgt. Nick Lassard Comedy crime film[11][12]
1989 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Sgt. Nick Lassard Comedy crime[13]
1989 DeepStar Six Engineer Jim Richardson Science Fiction Horror
1992 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Michael Bartel Psychological thriller[14]
Eyes of the Beholder Frank Carlyle Thriller horror mystery film[15]
1993 The Cool Surface Chazz Stone
Snapdragon Bernie
Wind Dancer Jim McDonald
White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II Jake Action-adventure[16]
Lightning in a Bottle Troy Hoskins
Samurai Cowboy Colt Wingate Western film[17]
1994 Hard Drive Jack Thriller film[18]
Dead On Ted Beaumont
The Soft Kill Vinnie Lupino Thriller, mystery film[19]
In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful Steven
Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter Nick
1995 Hard Bounty Kanning aka Holy Ghost
In the Flesh Derek Mitchelson
Rent-a-Kid Russ Syracuse Comedy film[20]
1996 Fast Money Jack Martin Action comedy film[21]
Sticks & Stones Joey's Dad Drama film[22]
The Assault Mike Action thriller film[23]
1997 L.A. Confidential 'Badge of Honor' Star Brett Chase Neo-noir crime film[24]
The Apocalypse Suarez
Little Bigfoot Sheriff Cliffton Family film[25]
1998 Nightmare in Big Sky Joe Drama film[26]
1999 Monsoon Olivier Labelle
Buck and the Magic Bracelet Natty Action-adventure western film[27]
Mutual Love Life Don Short film
2000 Can't Be Heaven Mike Family comedy[28][29]
The Newcomers Gary Docherty Family drama
2003 National Security Robert Barton Action comedy film
2004 Radius Crim
2005 Rebound Alumni Association Member #2 Comedy film[30]
2006 Abominable Preston Rogers Horror film[31]
A Merry Little Christmas Norbert Bridges
2013 The Trouble Man Kent Freedman Short film
2014 Act of Contrition Fr. Boyle Short film
2015 Memoria Harry Goodman Short film
2016 Underwater Upside Down Mr. Sheraton
  • Comedy film
  • In post-production
The Nth Ward News Reporter
  • Drama thriller film
  • In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Hot Hero Sandwich Himself Variety series[32]
1981 Pen 'n' Inc. Alan Ozley Made-for-TV movie
1983–84 We Got It Made David Tucker Contract role (22 episodes)
1984 The Love Boat Billy Boy Bodine Episode: "Country Blues/A Matter of Taste/Frat Brothers Forever" (S 8:Ep 14)
1986 Dream West Louis Freniere Miniseries[33]
We're Puttin' on the Ritz Max Montana Made-for-TV-Movie
1987 American Harvest Tad Made-for-TV-Movie
1988 Murder, She Wrote Todd Wendle Episode: "Mourning Among the Wisterias" (S 4:Ep 15)
1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation Devinoni Ral Episode: "The Price" (S 3:Ep 8)
The Golden Girls Father Avery Episode: "Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas" (S 5:Ep 12)
1990 Miracle Landing Doug Torbel
  • Made-for-TV-Movie
  • Also known as Panic in the Open Sky[34][35]
Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again Robert Miller Released on video as Archie: Return to Riverdale in the U.S. and Archie's Weekend Reunion in Australia[36]
Babes Merit Episode: "Marlene's Problem" (S 1:Ep 8)
1991 Nurses Dr. Harold Miller Episodes:
  • Son of a Pilot" (S 1:Ep 1)
  • Mother, Jugs, and Zach" (S 1:Ep 6)
1992 Civil Wars David Willert Episode: "Mob Psychology" (S 1:Ep 16)
1993 L.A. Law Rick Turner Episode: "Eli's Gumming" (S 8:Ep 8)
1994 The Nanny Steve Mintz Episode: "A Plot for Nanny" (S 1:Ep 11)
Melrose Place D.A. Quinton Benson Episode: "With This Ball and Chain" (S 2: Ep22)
1995 Seinfeld Lloyd Braun Episode: "The Gum" (S 7:Ep 10)
1996 My Son Is Innocent David Harbin Made-for-TV-Movie
1997 The Accident: A Moment of Truth Movie Ray Williams Made-for-TV-Movie[37]
Men Behaving Badly Jack Brickman Episode: "No Retreat, No Surrender" (S 2"Ep 1)
Seinfeld Lloyd Braun Episode: "The Serenity Now" (S 9:Ep 3)
1998 Grace Under Fire Jack Episode: "Grace Under Class" (S 5:Ep 13)
1999 Partners John Episode: "Always..." (S 1:Ep 5)
Dangerous Waters Bob Made-for-TV-Movie
NYPD Blue Trent Knox Episode: "Mister Roberts" (S 6:Ep 18)
Chicago Hope Jeremy Hofmeister Episode: "Kiss of Death" (S 5:Ep 22)
Odd Man Out Dave Episode: "Little Women" (S 1:Ep 11)
2000 Ladies Man Ben Carlson Episode: "Breaking Up Really Isn't So Hard to Do" (S 1:Ep 15)
Alley Cats Strike Mr. Kevin Thompson Disney Channel original movie
Profiler Patrick Hutton Episode: "Tsuris" (S 4:Ep 20)
Citizen Baines Arthur Croland Contract role
2001 Three Sisters Dr. Fenmore Episode: "My Birth and Welcome to It" (S 1:Ep 2)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Calvin Episode: "Love Is a Many Complicated Thing" (S 5:Ep 15)
Six Feet Under Slick Funeral Director Episode: "Life's Too Short" (S 1:Ep 9)
2003 The West Wing Congressman Tom Landis Episode: "Angel Maintenance" ( S 4:Ep 19)
2003–05 Carnivàle Councilman Ned Munson Recurring
2005–06 Huff Dr. Bernbaum Recurring
2005 CSI: NY Martin Benson Episode: "Supply & Demand" (S 1:Ep 20)
2006 Reba Dr. Castleman Episode: "Red Alert" (S 5:Ep 20)
2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Russell Episode: "K&R: Part 2" (S 1:Ep 20)
Big Love Dick Paulson Episode: "The Happiest Girl" (S 2: Ep 10)
2008 Without a Trace Judge Victor Morgan Episode: "22 x 42" (S 7:Ep 2)
2009 Saving Grace Keith Episode: "Watch Siggybaby Burn" (S 3:Ep 3)
2011 The Closer Kevin Adams Episode: "An Ugly Game" (S 6:Ep 15)
2012 The Mentalist Principal Snyder Episode: "Something Rotten in Redmund" (S 4:Ep 20)
Touch Lamont Episode: "Lost & Found" (S 1:Ep 6)
Revenge Lyle Jameson Episode: "Absolution" {S 1:Ep 19)
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Simon Weber Episode: "Double Fault" (S 13:Ep 12)
2015 The Whispers Graham Pillstein Episode: "X Marks the Spot" (S 1:Ep 1)
Silicon Valley Pete Monahan Episodes:
  • Binding Arbitration" (S 2:Ep 9)
  • Two Days of the Condor" (S 2:Ep 10)
  • Founder Friendly" (S 3:Ep 1)
True Detective Gillett Episode: "Other Lives" (S 2:Ep 5)
2016 NCIS Senator Thomas Bransfield Episode: "Charade" (S 13:Ep 20)


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Memory Run Gabriel Directed and co-written by Allan A. Goldstein
1999 Passport to Paris Jack Porter Directed by Alan Metter
2000 Rangers Broughten Directed by Jim Wynorski (credited as Jay Andrews)
2001 Beethoven's 4th Reginald Sedgewick Directed by David M. Evans (credited as David Mickey Evans)
2011 Born to Race Joe Directed by Alex Ranarivelo


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