Matthew Joseph "Matt" Willig is an American actor and former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He stands 6 feet, 8 inches.
He was portraying the character Special Agent Simon Cade in season eight of NCIS until the first episode of season nine which was aired on September 20, 2011. In 2009, he had a supporting role as a brutish caveman tormenting Jack Black and Michael Cera in the motion picture Year One. He appeared as a gang member named Little Chino on the Showtime series Dexter (2007). He has appeared as a bodyguard named Yuri on the NBC series Chuck, and he also has appeared in an episode of My Name is Earl entitled "Bullies." Matt has acted in numerous national commercial campaigns, including a Capital One spot with David Spade, a Bud Light spot, and as an action hero in a Halls commercial. He also appeared in a season 7 episode of Malcolm In the Middle, as Crash, a recovering alcoholic, and had a small role in the 1993 Hong Kong action movie Full Contact. He appeared in a minor role in iCarly as a truck driver named "Sledghammer." He made another guest appearance on The Suite Life on Deck as a genie in season 2, episode 22. On Sonny with a Chance in the "Sonny Get Your Goat" episode, he appeared as "Limo," the mode of transportation to Tawni's motel room in a foreign country, and appeared in the new Disney XD show Pair of Kings. Willig also had a supporting role in the second episode of Terriers. He played Mike Drake in the critically acclaimed independent thriller The Employer. He also appears in A Resurrection (2013). He was on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, as Billy Abbott's bodyguard, "Tank." He also appeared in We're The Millers.
Willig voiced The Juggernaut in the Marvel game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.
Willig played 14 years for the Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, St Louis Rams, and San Francisco 49ers. Willig won a Super Bowl ring while playing for the St Louis Rams in 1999. He also made Super Bowl XXXVIII with the Carolina Panthers, but this time ended up on the losing side.
He played college football at the University of Southern California as a member of the 1989 Rose Bowl winning team.
High school sportsEdit
Willig played football and basketball at St. Paul High School.
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