Jody Matzer, Actor
'Act well your part for there all honor lies."
Jody Matzer was born in Hackensack, New Jersey on December 29, 1964. He is a versatile television and film actor with a background in theatre and improvisational comedy.
He continues to stretch himself, explore and learn about himself and his craft. He has appeared in award-winning shorts as well as nationally recognized film and television projects. Writing is another passion and Jody Matzer has just penned his first screenplay. His hope is to submit the black comedy to a number of festivals and then..well..who knows? With a background as an artist, Matzer has won awards for his editorial illustration. He still paints and draws in his down time from projects.
Jody Matzer lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife.
"To work at getting work. To work. To dive into the process head first with everything I've got. To explore my craft as a professional actor and celebrate my uniqueness as I discover what it is I bring to this industry. To challenge myself, to learn, to grow, and, if the day allows, laugh a little and experience a moment of pure joy."
DOPESICK TV MA DramaTV Series
From Executive Producer Danny Strong and starring and executive produced by Michael Keaton, “Dopesick” examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series stars Michael Keaton, Rosario Dawson, Peter Sarsgaard, Kaitlyn Dever and Will Poulter
Jody Matzer (Oak Valley Pharmacist) appeared in Episode 3: The Fifth Vital Sign Directed by Michael Cuesta
WICKED GAMES (2021)
WICKED GAMES Action-Horror Film
When Harley joins her new boyfriend for a long Halloween weekend at his country estate, they're invaded by a band of masked freaks and forced to play a Wicked Games. To the intruders' unpleasant surprise, Harley's hard-boiled history has endowed her with a bag of tricks which give the game a surprise ending.
Jody Matzer appeared as The Sheriff.
Psychological Horror Film
Lizzie is an American biographical thriller directed by Craig William Macneill., written by Bryce Kass, and starring Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Jay Huguley, Jamey Sheridan, Fiona Shaw, Kim Dickens, Denis O'Hare, and Jeff Perry.
Lizzie premiered at The 2018 Sundance Film Festival as one of the Top Ten Most Anticipated Movies of the festival.
Jody Matzer appeared as Deputy Fleet.
LEGENDS & LIES: THE CIVIL WAR (2018)
TV Series - PG13
Legends & Lies is an American television series whose premise is to present the history of notable people in documentary style, debunking inaccurate details that have entered pop culture mythology.
Warm Springs Productions produced the 13 part series.
Jody Matzer appeared as General James Longstreet in 9 episodes.
S3: EP1: John Brown: This Guilty Land
S3: EP3: Robert E. Lee: Choosing Sides
S3: EP:5: Stonewall Jackson: Friendly Fire
S3: EP6: Gettysburg: The High Water Mark
S3: EP8: Jefferson Davis: The Black Flag
S3: EP:10: William Tecumseh Sherman: Total War
S3: EP:12: The Civil War: Brother vs. Brother
RING RUST (2016)
RING RUST Award-winning Short Film
A fighter takes many punches inside the ring throughout his career, but sometimes it's the hits he takes when he steps out of the squared circle that leave him battered and bruised.
Ring Rust premiered at The 2016 Richmond 48 Hour Film and was awarded two awards including the BEST ACTOR In A Leading Role for Jody Matzer.
Jody Matzer appeared as Jordan Bitwinder.
DAKOTA'S DAUGHTER (2015)
Created as part of the 2015 Summer Films Program presented by VCUarts CINEMA, Dakota’s Daughter was directed by Laura Zoellner and was written by Charlotte Roth. The award-winning short was produced by Teddy Dean.
Dakota’s Daughter is the story of a father and daughter, growing up, growing apart and learning to let go.
The films stars Natalie Racoosin as the girl learning about herself and the world around her and beyond the fields of her farm.
Jody Matzer stars as Don, Dakota's father who has already lost a wife and now must face seeing his little girl walk out the door into the unknown.
LEGENDS & LIES:
The Real West (2015)
Jody Matzer appeared in 2 episodes.
S1: EP1: James ‘Wild Bill’ Hickock: Plains Justice
as David McCanles
S1: EP8: George Custer: A General’s Reckoning
as Frederick Benteen
Directed by Kevin R. Herschberger
THE WORLD WARS (2014)
TV Series TV-14
Jody Matzer appeared in as Hitler General
S1: EP1: Never Surrender
S1: EP2: A Rising Threat
S1: EP:3: Trial By Fire
Directed by John Ealer
FORGIVE ME FATHER (2022)
In connection with UVA Department of Media Services
Jody Matzer appeared as Priest, a man questioning his faith, all the while trying to save the soul of another.
Directed by Lucy Gilbert
TIME AND TIME AGAIN (2019)
As part of the 2019 Adrenaline Film Festival
Jody Matzer appeared in as Isaac, a scientist who has cracked the code for time travel but is not prepared for the responsibilities connected to that discovery nor the ramifications of attempting to correct past mistakes.
Award-winning short presented at the 2014 Richmond 48 Hour Film Project.
In the midst of unbearable tragedy a husband and wife find each other again.
Directed by Victor Nash
SUMMER LEAGUE (2011)
Award-winning short presented at the 2011 Richmond 48 Hour Film Project and screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
Jody Matzer appeared as Electrician Tyler Hampton.
Directed by Victor Nash