Matt Newton is a professional actor and acting coach in New York City, and the founder of the MN Acting Studio. He is currently the on-set acting coach for the hit CBS show “Blue Bloods,” the author of the popular book “10 Steps to Breaking Into Acting: Second Edition,” (available on Amazon), and teaches workshops all over the world.
Newton has coached Golden Globe nominees, Emmy award winners, Tony Award winners, Grammy nominees, has worked as an on-set coach on feature films and TV shows, and has been a guest talent judge on several reality shows. Most recently Newton was the acting coach for the film “Hashtag Horror” starring Chloe Sevigny and Timothy Hutton, as well as “The Aziz Ansari Show” for Netflix.
Newton’s students have booked roles on the television shows “Orange Is the New Black,” “Hostages,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Unforgettable,” “The Blacklist,” “Royal Pains,” “Gossip Girl,” “The Following,” “Do No Harm,” “Revolution,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Ugly Betty,” and “Boardwalk Empire,” and in films such as “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” “The Skeleton Twins,” “Happy Baby,” “Delivery Man,” and many others.
Newton has been a professional actor for over 20 years, in both New York and Los Angeles. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA, represented by Leading Artists Agency, and has guest-starred on over a dozen television shows, including “The Americans,” “Royal Pains,” “Ugly Betty,” “Dragnet,” “Strangers with Candy,” “Drank and Josh Go Hollywood,” “Criminal Minds,” “Gilmore Girls,” “As the World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” and “Judging Amy,” as well as the films “Dahmer” (starring Jeremy Renner), “Van Wilder” (starring Ryan Reynolds), “Poster Boy” (starring Karen Allen), and “The Men Who Stare at Goats” (starring Jeff Bridges). Newton has also appeared in countless commercials and voiceovers.
For more information, visit Newton’s studio website, and check out his book via the links below.