Full Steam Ahead with Guest, Award Winning Actor, Writer and Director, Matt Yang King and Musical Guest, Australian Singer / Songwriter Maya McClean on The LIFE CHANGES Show
GUEST: MATT YANG KING and MUSICAL GUEST: MAYA MCCLEAN
MATT YANG KING
Matt Yang King is the winner of the CAPE/Hollywood Foreign Press Young Screenwriters Award and the creator, writer and director of The World of Steam; a Twilight Zone-like webseries set in a Steampunk universe. Born in New York City, Matt began playing violin at the age of 5 and started studying Aikido at age 8, twin disciplines that would lead to a lifelong love of music and martial arts. His love of performance and acting would ultimately lead him to NYU‘s Tisch School of the Arts.
After leaving school Matt worked in every job imaginable, from studying Zen while sweeping mats in a dojo, to working as a broker’s assistant on Wall Street. Through a series of strangely coincidental events Matt found himself in the Broadway Show Titanic: The Musical, where he ended up touring around 38 of the 50 states, eventually landing in Los Angeles 486 shows later.
Matt has appeared on numerous TV shows, as a series regular on the shows, Washington Field and GI Joe: Renegades; and guest starring on everything from Friends to Bones, Frasier to 24. He is most noted for his long running roles on Strong Medicine as Dr. Matt Lin, and on Numb3rs as Agent Matt Li. Matt is also widely known for voice work in many movies, television shows, and video games. Currently he can be seen on Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas and heard on World ofWarcraft: Mists of Pandaria and many others. Matt lives and works in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.