Matthew Joseph "Matt" Willig January 21, 1969 (age 49)
American football player, Actor
Matthew Joseph "Matt" Willig (born January 21, 1969) is an American actor and former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He stands 6 feet, 8 inches (203 cm).
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.
He was portraying the character Special Agent Simon Cade in season eight of NCIS (TV series) 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 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 Lightspot, 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.
Willig was born in La Mirada, California. A public administration major, Matt and his wife, Chris, live in the Walnut Acres neighborhood of Los Angeles.