catch of a lifetime wins an award

Congratulations to Matthew and all those involved with Catch of a Lifetime, it won the "Audience Choice - Best Feature Film Award" at the Silver Sprints International Film Festival.
updated april 11th
the bay the series

May 1st marks the return of this fabulous web series.

Also, check-out the Confessions, and hear what Steven Jensen has to say. Click here for a link to all of Matthew's appearances and his character's two confessions.

lilly & martha's soap box
Matthew was a guest on this cross between radio and video web talk show co-hosted by his The Bay co-stars Lilly Megla-Monterrosa (Janice Ramos) -- Lilly co-starred with him on General Hospital (Lily Rivera) -- and Martha Madison (Marly Nelson-Foster) -- Martha co-starred with him on Days (Belle Black). Click on the icon for a link to the archive of the entire episode. Also part of the interview is soap reporter Michael J. Maloney.

new movie project
Matthew just finished filming a movie project in Florida.  It is an intense horror, psychological drama in which he stared and co-produced. Look for more information to come. Thanks to David Michael Ross for the information and use of the photos. Click on thumb nail to view photos from the shoot.

days of our lives book on sale
days of our lives secrets of good lives consists of healthy hints from current and past castmembers on how they stay healthy. Matthew provides his tips on eating well, exercise and meditation, plus he includes a recipe for preparing hummus.

Various current and past cast members have been involved in a the book tour, though I have not read that Matthew is. If I find out that Matthew will be involved I will pass it along.

Check your local bookstore, or online at

2012 prism awards
In 2012, Matthew won a PRISM Award (the award is given to those in the entertainment industry -- movies, television, and music -- which bring attention to and presents accurately issues of mental health and substance abuse). Matthew and Days of our Lives won the award for the portrayal of Jack's PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).Click on above thumbnail to view a Yellow Carpet interview of Matthew from the awards ceremony. Click here to view video clip of Matthew accepting his award.
bad boys week
Last September, the Investigation Discovery channel had a month of Days of our Knives, in which soap actors would introduce real life soapesque real crime shows. Matthew along with Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin, General Hospital) introduced real life crime stories involving "bad boys," for obvious reasons. Click on the thumbnail to view the promo.

2012 daytime emmy awards
Matthew was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his scenes of Jack dealing with PTSD. Though, unfortunately Matthew did not win, it was still a great honor. Days, however, did win a Best Writing award -- it was the show's first since 1976 -- and the material submitted Matthew's PTSD scenes. YouTube has numerous Red Carpet interviews with Matthew, and his beautiful and smart daugther Emma. Matthew was also up for a Daytime Emmy as part of The Bay's production team.


page information
updated april 11th,
13:00 pst.
welcome video

april 11th, 2014: videos tv. movies, index, I added links to episodes of the online soaps matthew has appeared in, dividing them by web soap; plus I added link to Outside the Box: Dirty Harry the Musical.
april 11th, 2014: videos the bay the series index. List of all the episodes and specials in which matthew appeared.
april 11th, 2014:  april 10th, 2014: videos dating in the middle ages index. List of all the episodes and specials in which matthew appeared.
february 9th, 2014: photo gallery index, photos from a new movie Matthew completed.
visitors since
august 28th, 1997


dating in the middle ages season 2

The series deals Samantha Collin's (Devin Mills), a romance novelist, in search for her very own "Gary Grant." Matthew plays Nick Hamilton, Samantha's current love interest; he will be joined by former DAYS co-star, Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans),The web series will air later this summer. Click on thumbnail to access the show's official web site.

Listen to Matthew and Devin's on-line chat, Click here.
dirty harry, the musical
This video was produced in 2012 as part of Bruce Kimmel's (with whom Matthew worked on Bruce's original stage play, Deceit) Outside the Box series, a series of web episodes which satirize the trend of making everything into a Broadway musical. Matthew, as himself, is asked to star in a new musica based on Clint Eastwood's iconic movie cop, Dirty Harry. Click on above icon to view the episode.
winning favor
A movie about two small town high schools in Iowa which made it to the state basketball championship, the story centers around players on the Orange City High School team and its players. Matthew play Coach Loren DeJong. Click on thumbnail to view a trailer for the movie. Click here to order your personal copy from Amazon.

catch of a lifetime
Matthew plays Billy Joe Crawley, Elaine Rose Chalmers (Julia Denton) is a successful Austin radio personality, self-proclaimed "Queen of Planning." Her life is turned upside down when returning home, she has a one night stand with her high school sweetheart, Billy Joe Crawley, played by Matthew. The result, a surprise pregnancy; interrupting her plans.Click on thumbnail to view a trailer.

matthew Ashford Homepage copyright 1996-2014

, S. A. Wilson. The page has no connection to nor official approval from any person, show, or organization that may be mentioned anywhere throughout these pages -- unless otherwise noted.

The mah page was created July 21st, 1996