current projects
matthew is working on a novel and you can help
by donating to his kickstarter campaign

Time is running out.There is only thirteen days left. Please donate what you can! If the target amount is not met no money would be collected and the project would be scrapped. That would be a tragedy. There are some great gifts for pledging money. Please donate and help Matthew and David, and help give this novel birth.
Matthew and his long time, multi-project, talented partner, David Michael Ross were working on a Civil War period movie project/screen play, dealing with a young run-away slave, entitled Runway, when they decided that the project was so good that it needed to be developed into a novel. To get the financial resources needed to get the novel off-the-ground they have set up a campaign, and you, his fans, can help by donating money. There are some great offers for various donation levels, including having your name mentioned in the novel in a thank you section, and even a special visit to your city -- US cities only -- from Matthew. The campaign ends Saturday, July 19th, at 9:55 PM PST -- note: this project will only be funded if at least $10,000US is achieved by the deadline. Click here, or the above photo for more information about the storyline, a special video message from Matthew, and the various pledge categories with each's special thank you gift or gifts. Even the smallest amount help. So, please help Matthew and David with their project, it would a tragedy if they could not raise the money for this to be achieved -- for you know it will be fabulous with Matthew, and David involved.
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.

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.

the bay news
the bay fan weekend august 1st to 4th

The cast of the wonderful web soap the bay is hosting its first fan weekend, Friday, August 1st,  through Monday, August 4th. Scandalus Saturday Soiree the baddies of Bay City join up, Matthew (Steve Jensen) will be joined by his co-stars, Jade Harlow (Lianna Ramos) & Terri Ivens (Orchis, Saturday, August 2nd, 8PM to midnight, in Studio City. Pre-sale prices are $30 per person;  most be 21, since drinks will be served. Pre-sale ends August 1st, the price is higher at the door. Sunday.  The final grand event with will be held Monday, August 4th, Los Angeles,  6PM to 10PM, The Bay's Red Carpet Extravaganza, $50, with the web sudster's cast in attendance. Also -- not sure if Matthew will attend -- Karaoke with the Men of The Bay event, North Hollywood, Sunday August 3rd, 3PM to 6PM, 21 and over, $20. There are other events, and for a pass to all events there is a discount. Click here for more information.
updated june 20th
another lilly & martha's soap box appearance

Another great episode and interviews and chat from Lilly & Martha. On June 5th, Matthew appeared again on their show and talks of his and Martha's Chapter scene together, and his up-coming projects. The taping aired live May 19th, and Matthew appears near the 45 minute mark.
Click here for Matthew's June 5th appearance.
Click here for his February 13th appearance.
updated june 20th
the bay the series appearances

Matthew appeared in the final two episodes of Chapter 12, Episode 3 and 4, plus was featured in a promo highlighting the Chapter in preparation for Chapter 13

Links for the episodes as well as the two promos and both of Steve Jensen's Confession episodes can be found on videos: the bay's index page, click here.

page information
updated june 20th,
21:30 pst.
welcome video

june 20th: matthew's personal project, help matthew on Kickstart. Information and link to his project, help support it by donating to Kickstart.
june 20th: the bay fan gathering. Information on the various fan events. Matthew will co-host an evening event and should be attending other actors' events. There also is a final gala with many of the show's favorites.
june 20, 2014: videos the bay the series index I added a link to the most recent episodes, Chapter 12 Part 3, Part 4, and a promo.
may 9, 2014: videos the bay the series index I added a link to the most recent episode, Chapter 12 Part 2.
may 1, 2014: videos the bay the series index I added a link to the most recent episode, Chapter 12 Part 1.
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.
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older projects

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.
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.

Check your local bookstore, or online at

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