Matt Jones (actor)

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Matt Jones
Matthew Lee Jones

(1981-11-01) November 1, 1981 (age 42)
Other namesMatt L. Jones
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active2002–present
Kelly Daly
(m. 2012; div. 2017)
(m. 2020)
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Matthew Lee Jones[1] (born November 1, 1981)[2] is an American actor and comedian, known for his portrayals of Brandon "Badger" Mayhew on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad, Baxter on the CBS sitcom Mom, and Ned Dorneget in NCIS. He stars as Douglas Wheeler on the CBS sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola, and is also known for his voice roles as Gunther Magnuson in Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (2010–2012), Hector Flanagan in Sanjay and Craig (2013–2016), Nuber in F Is for Family (2018–2020), Pig in Pig Goat Banana Cricket (2015–2018), and Wedge in the video game Final Fantasy VII Remake (2020).

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in Sacramento, California, and grew up in Pomona, one of ten children between his mother and stepfather. He eventually moved to Claremont and graduated from Claremont High School in 2000.[3]

During this time he started Ultimate Improv in Westwood, before auditioning for Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, where he performed for three years.[3] Due to Boom's rigorous touring schedule, he frequently lost his voice, which eventually became permanently raspy.[3]


Jones was the singer/main songwriter of the Christian ska band Faculty Four. Before leaving for Boom Chicago, Jones appeared in 20 commercials in two years, including a spot for Midas, and has appeared in more than 40 commercials overall.[3] After returning, his first theatrical audition was for the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad.[3]

From 2008 to 2013, Jones appeared in a recurring role as Brandon "Badger" Mayhew on Breaking Bad. He appeared as a pizza delivery boy on How I Met Your Mother, and has appeared on Comedy Central's Reno 911! and the NBC comedy series Community. He appeared in the pilot episode of the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele. He is also a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and I.O. West.[4]

In 2010, Jones was cast in the lead role in the TBS pilot Uncle Nigel, written and produced by Andy Breckman.[5] He has provided voices on the Cartoon Network series Adventure Time. In 2010, he was also cast as one of the lead roles in the Disney XD series Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil, as the title character's best friend Gunther Magnuson. He appeared in the 2011 film Red State, and voiced minor characters in the 2011 video game Rage. Jones also appeared as Probationary Agent Ned Dorneget in the CBS series NCIS, between 2011 and 2015. In early 2012, Jones was cast in Steven Levitan's new pilot Rebounding for Fox,[6] but the series was not picked up.[7]

Jones appeared in four episodes of The Office ("Junior Salesman", "The Farm", and the two-part series finale). He was cast as a series regular in The Farm,[8] a failed spin-off of The Office.[9] While in the UK to direct Borderline in 2016,[10] Jones appeared in two episodes of character comedy podcast Fact Up.[11] He portrayed Baxter in the CBS sitcom Mom.[12] In 2018, he starred in the Pop television series Let's Get Physical as Joe Force.

In 2019, he became a cast member on the sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola.[13]

He is the voice of the Boov Kyle in the DreamWorks Animation film Home[14] and its spinoff series Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh.[15] He is the voice of the character Wedge in Final Fantasy VII Remake (2020).

Personal life[edit]

Jones married actress Kelly Daly in 2012.[16] They have one son together, Jasper (b. 2015).[17][18] They divorced in 2017.[citation needed] He later married actress Kristen Hager on December 21, 2020.[19][20] They have one daughter together, Jolene (b. 2022).[21]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Funeral Sex Matt Short film
Mattress Mike's Mistress
Halloween Romance
2010 Long Story Short Marshall
2011 High Road Richie
Red State Deputy Pete
Perfectly Prudence Nigel Television film
Worst. Prom. Ever Kyle
2012 Peter at the End Jake Short film
Dreamworld Ben
2013 Loveseat Joe Short film
Fireflies Elroy
Rolled Himself Documentary
2014 Cooties Sheriff Dave
Planes: Fire & Rescue Drip Voice[22]
2015 Home Officer Kyle Voice[22]
Mojave Louis
2017 The Layover Craig
Austin Found Matt
A Bad Idea Gone Wrong Marlon
2018 Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss Phil
2019 Brightburn Noah McNicol
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Badger Mayhew [23][24][25]
The Turkey Bowl Mike Mitchell [26]
2020 Wheels of Fortune Bo Jackson


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Gilmore Girls Morgan Episode: "A Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving"
2008 Greek Football Giant Episode: "Gays, Ghosts, and Gamma Rays"
2008–2013 Breaking Bad Brandon "Badger" Mayhew 12 episodes
2009 Reno 911! Cop fan Episode: "Dangle's Murder Mystery: Part 2"
2009–2010 How I Met Your Mother Arthur (Pizza delivery guy) 2 episodes
Community Coffee delivery guy / Vaughn's friend 3 episodes
2010, 2015 Adventure Time Mountain Man, Marauder #5, Electroid, King Huge Voice, 2 episodes[22]
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Cop Episode: "Deliverance"
Uncle Nigel Ronnie Wells Pilot
2010–2012 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Gunther Magnuson Main voice role[22]
2011 Man Up! Chris "Eggnog" Eggert Episode: "Finessing the Bromance"
2011–2015 NCIS Agent Ned Dorneget 6 episodes
2012 Rebounding Eli Kaplan Pilot
Key & Peele Weed Guy Episode: "Pilot"
CSI: NY Steve Blanton 2 episodes
The Cleveland Show Wheelchair kid Voice, episode: "Menace II Secret Society"
Dirty Work Hummy 3 episodes
2012–2013 Tron: Uprising Lenz Voice, 3 episodes[22]
2013 Hawaii Five-0 Bullwinkle Episode: "Kapu"
The Office Zeke Schrute 3 episodes
NTSF:SD:SUV:: Tavis Cose Episode: "Comic Con-Air"
2013–2014 Beware the Batman Humphrey Dumpler / Humpty Dumpty Voice, 2 episodes[22]
2013 DC Nation Shorts Deadman Voice, 3 episodes
Broad City Creepy DJ #1 Episode: "Fattest Asses"
2013–2019 Mom Baxter 29 episodes
2013–2016 Sanjay and Craig Hector Flanagan Main voice role[22]
2014 Drunk History Himself Episode: "Sports Heroes"
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Shiloh Huffington Episode: "Simon Helberg Wears a Sky Blue Button Down Jeans"
2015–2018 Pig Goat Banana Cricket Pig, various voices Main voice role[22]
2015 Wallykazam Zack the Garden Gnome Episode: "Dawn of the Zucchini"
2016–2018 Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Kyle Main voice role[22]
2018 Let's Get Physical Joe Force 8 episodes
2018 Danger Mouse Zeus Episode: "Clash of the Odd-esy"
2018–2020 F is For Family Nuber Voice, 6 episodes[27]
2019–2021 Amphibia Percy Voice, 4 episodes[22]
2019–present Bob Hearts Abishola Douglas Wheeler Main (seasons 1–4); recurring role (season 5)
2019 Talking Dead Himself 1 episode
2022–present Hamster & Gretel Dave Grant-Gomez Main voice role[22]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes
2011 Rage Gabe
2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue: The Video Game Drip [28]
2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake Wedge [29][22]
2024 Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [22]


  1. ^ "Matthew Lee Jones, Born 11/01/1981 in California |". Retrieved July 16, 2023.
  2. ^ "It's Time for Birthday Candles". The Modesto Bee. The Associated Press. November 1, 2013. p. A2. Actor Matt Jones ('Breaking Bad') is 32.
  3. ^ a b c d e "BA #092: Matt Jones (Live @ iO West)". the Box Angeles podcast. August 17, 2015.
  4. ^ UCB Theater Profile Archived 2010-02-17 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Owen, Phil (February 10, 2010). "Better Off Ted Star Joins Pilot".
  6. ^ "'Breaking Bad' Matt Jones for Fox pilot". Digital Spy. February 28, 2012.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 10, 2012). "Fox Passes On 'Rebounding': Will Steve Levitan Ever Again Sell A Show There?".
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 25, 2012). "'The Office' Spinoff: Matt Jones Cast As Dwight's Cousin".
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 29, 2012). "NBC Not Going Forward With Potential 'Office' Spinoff 'The Farm'".
  10. ^ "Matt Jones". IMDb.
  11. ^ "15 Theatre (with Matt Jones)".
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 12, 2013). "Duo Cast In Chuck Lorre's CBS Pilot 'Mom'".
  13. ^ "'Breaking Bad' Movie: Matt Jones Reprises Series Role (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. September 17, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  14. ^ "Groove with Boov in 'Home'". Boston Herald. March 27, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  15. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (March 31, 2016). "DreamWorks Animation's 'Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh' Bows On Netflix In July". Deadline. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  16. ^ "My bride the night before our wedding. #weddingweekend".
  17. ^ "It's official! My wife (@kellyddaly) and I are having a baby! And it's a BOY!".
  18. ^ "Welcome to the world Jasper Jones".
  19. ^ "Matt Jones on Instagram: "2020 isn't so bad after all... I married my best friend today."". Archived from the original on December 24, 2021.
  20. ^ "2 years. I love you more every day. Happy Anniversary @kristenhager".
  21. ^ "Welcome to the world Jolene Jones. I love you so much it hurts. REPOST @kristenhager "If the speed and determination with which you came into this world is any indication, then you will move mountains, my girl. My water broke suddenly at 1am on Tuesday night, and less than 5 hours later you were in my arms. Your Dad and I barely made it through the hospital doors. You've exploded our hearts into a million pieces. Thank you for choosing me to be your Mom."".
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Matt L. Jones (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved November 11, 2023.
  23. ^ "Breaking Bad movie: Matt Jones to return as Badger".
  24. ^ "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Adds Another Series Alum". September 18, 2019.
  25. ^ "Matt Jones to return as Badger in El Camino: Breaking Bad film". September 18, 2019.
  26. ^ "Matt Jones Talks About "Turkey Bowl" and Shares a Hilarious Story About His Past Roller-Skating Career". November 11, 2019.
  27. ^ "Douglas Matt Jones".
  29. ^ Wade, Jessie (June 10, 2019). "Final Fantasy VII Remake: Breaking Bad, Supergirl Stars in Voice Cast - E3 2019". IGN. Retrieved June 11, 2019.

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