Matt Gerald
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May 2 1970






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Lyle Wainfleet

Matt Gerald (born in Miami, Florida, USA) is an American actor. He has appeared in numerous notable roles including Choke, In the Mix, xXx: State of the Union, S.W.A.T., Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Tigerland and Magnolia. He appeared in Avatar as Lyle Wainfleet, a human antagonist.

Gerald began his career in film over ten years ago with a small role portraying a Patrolman in Starstruck (1998). He continued playing nameless characters the next couple of years with Judas Kiss (1998), The Minus Man (1999), and Magnolia (1999).

Then he got the role of Sgt. Eveland in Tigerland (2000) and followed that up with a SWAT Team Leader role in his first major blockbuster, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003). The same year, Matt struck gold again as the character Nick in S.W.A.T. (2003).

After portraying a small role in Beautiful (2003), he went on to play Tommy Hisk in the hit television series The Shield. Gerald appeared in several episodes before returning to the box office with xXx: State of the Union (2005) as the character Liebo.

He bounced from film to television the next few years with the films In the Mix (2005), Choke (2008), and the television shows E-Ring (2005), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2007), Life (2007), Without a Trace (2008), The Unit (2006-2008), and Saving Grace (2009). You can also catch Gerald in the films Point Break Indo (2009) and Elektra Luxx (2010).

Matt is a student of The Ardavany Approach, an actor training program founded by Tom Ardavany. The Ardavany Approach is an innovative method to enhance perception and creative expression for actors. By utilizing The Approach, the actor connects to his inner "present" power source for maximum impact both on-camera and on-stage. This innovative, "conscious" route into the process of acting is easily accessible and extremely effective. "Tom Ardavany is a motivator who can direct and inspire my best work in the most simplistic fashion." - Matt Gerald.

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