Character: Johnny Cash
Matt Ross is well known for the five seasons he starred as the kind-hearted and deeply misunderstood polygamous Prophet of Juniper Creek, “Albert ‘Alby’ Grant” on HBO’s "Big Love." Most recently he played Dr. Charles Montgomery on "American Horror Story" for FX and was just seen as Jack Klein, the DA, in STARZ’s new series "Magic City."
In film, he has worked with such directors as Martin Scorsese on "The Aviator"; George Clooney on "Good Night, and Good Luck"; Mike Newell on "Pushing Tin"; Terry Gilliam on "Twelve Monkeys"; and John Woo on "Face/Off." Additional movie credits include Mary Harron’s "American Psycho"; Whit Stillman’s "The Last Days of Disco"; and he starred as “Ed” in John Walsh’s "Ed’s Next Move."
On television, Matt appeared in TNT’s "Buffalo Soldiers" and the Stephen King mini-series, "Rose Red," for which he intentionally gained 45 pounds. Matt also guest-starred on HBO’s "Six Feet Under" and "Oz," among many others series.
Theatre work includes Jez Butterworth’s "Mojo" at the Atlantic Theatre Company and James Lapine’s "Twelve Dreams" at Lincoln Center, both in New York City.
Matt also wrote and directed the award-winning short film "The Language of Love." His first feature film as a writer/director, 28 "Hotel Rooms," premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. The film was released in US theatres this past fall, continues to play in theatres worldwide and is currently available via Video on Demand, iTunes, and Netflix.
Singer and songwriter Johnny Cash was born on February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas. The son of poor Southern Baptist sharecroppers, Cash, one of seven children born to Ray and Carrie Rivers Cash, moved with his family at the age of 3 to Dyess, Arkansas, so that his father could take advantage of the New Deal farming programs instituted by President Roosevelt. There, the Cash clan lived in a five-room house and farmed 20 acres of cotton and other seasonal crops... Read more on Biography.com.