Matthew Fox

{{Infobox Cast=Matthew Fox
=Matthew Fox at the "Clybourne Park" Press Night in February 2011
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=Jack Shephard

'''Matthew Fox''' portrayed Jack Shephard, the primary lead role of the series.

==Background and personal life==
Matthew Chandler Fox (born July 14, 1966) is an American actor and former model. His first major role was playing an older brother and patriarch Charlie Salinger on wikipediaParty of Five, co-starring with both wikipediaScott Wolf and wikipediaNeve Campbell. Matthew Fox was born in wikipediaAbington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania but grew up in wikipedia Crowheart, Wyoming, Wyoming where his parents raised longhorn cattle and horses and grew barley for Coors beer.

He attended Wind River High School in wikipediaPavillion, Wyoming, Wyoming and did post-graduate high school study at wikipediaDeerfield Academy in Massachusetts. Fox subsequently attended wikipediaColumbia University, where he played football and majored in Economics with the intent to end up on wikipediaWall Street. Fox also studied acting for two years at wikipediaSchool for Film and Television. 

Fox married Margherita Ronchi in 1992. They have two children, Kyle and Byron.

{{I=Haunted.png=200=left=Fox as he appeared in ''Haunted''.}}
In college, his girlfriend's mother, a modeling agent, convinced him to try some modeling. This job subsequently led to several television commercials, leading Fox to pursue a career in acting. After attending The School for Film and Television in New York City, Fox began searching for roles. His first major part was a guest role on a 1992 episode of the television show wikipediaWings (NBC TV series)|''Wings,'' where he played the part of ''Ty Warner''. This led to roles in the show ''Freshman Dorm'' and in the film wikipediaMy Boyfriend's Back (film)|''My Boyfriend's Back''. Fox's big break came with a regular role on the show wikipediaParty of Five|''Party of Five,'' in which he played ''Charlie Salinger'', the eldest of five orphans and the head of the family. The show proved to be a success, and it ran for six years, ending in 2000. After briefly appearing as the lead of the short-lived show wikipediaHaunted (TV series)|''Haunted'', Fox was cast on the television show ''Lost'' as Jack Shephard. {{I=PartyOfFive.gif‎=200=right=Fox in Party of Five.}} 

In between his time spent acting on the show, Fox was able to star in several films. The first of these, wikipediaWe Are Marshall|''We Are Marshall'', premiered in 2006, and was followed the next year by wikipediaSmokin' Aces|''Smokin' Aces'' (in which Fox had a minor role), and then in 2008 by wikipediaVantage Point|''Vantage Point'' and wikipediaSpeed Racer (film)|''Speed Racer'', both of which featured major roles for Fox. Fox also appeared as the host in the December 2, 2006 episode of wikipediaSaturday Night Live|''Saturday Night Live''. In March 2009, Fox announced ''Lost'' would be his last television show. http//,,2-1225-2108_2485851,00.html

===On ''Lost''===
{{I=FoxCC.png‎=200=right=Fox on the Lost panel at Comic-Con 2008.}}
In 2004, Fox auditioned for the role of Sawyer. However, the producers thought that he would be a better fit as Jack, a role which had been reworked from the original draft of {{ep}}, in which Jack was to be killed, to become the principal male lead for the series. Fox successfully auditioned, and was cast as Jack.

For his role as Jack Shephard, Fox was nominated for a ''Golden Club'', won the 2005 wikipediaSatellite Award, and shared the 2006 wikipediaScreen Actors Guild Award''Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series''. Fox has also claimed that he is the only actor out of the main cast to know how the show ends, stating that "I do know how the show's going to end, I know what the last images will be." http//

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* 2005 - wikipediaSatellite Awards - Satellite Award for ''Best Actor in a Television Drama Series'' ''(Lost)''
* 2006 - wikipediaSaturn Award, Fantasy & Horror Films - ''Best Actor on Television'' ''(Lost)''
* 2006 - wikipediaSaturn Award - ''Best Lead Actor in a Television Series'' ''(Lost)''
* 2006 - wikipediaScreen Actors Guild Award''Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series'' ''(Lost)''
* 2008 - Saturn Awards - ''Best Actor on Television'' ''(Lost)''
* 2008 - Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films - ''Best Actor on Television'' ''(Lost)''

==Media appearances==
===Talk show===

Fox has appeared as a talk show guest in the following
* September 21, 2004 - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (S2 E141)
* November 16, 2004 - wikipediaThe Ellen DeGeneres Show(S2 E219)
* May 18, 2005 - Late Night with Conan O'Brien (S12 E2065)
* May 23, 2005 - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (S3 E242)
* September 20, 2005 - Jimmy Kimmel Live! (S3 E299)
* January 18, 2006 - The Ellen DeGeneres Show (S3 E433)
* February 21, 2006 - wikipediaLate Show with David Letterman(S13 E2551)
* December 2, 2006 - Saturday Night Live (S32E07) http// http//
* December 15, 2006 - Late Show with David Letterman (S14 E2709)
* June 19, 2009 - wikipediaFriday Night with Jonathan Ross(S16 E20)
* February 25, 2011 - wikipediaThe Graham Norton Show===Magazine===
Fox has been featured as the main topic of the following magazine articles
Source http//

*August 8, 2004; September 14, 2005; September 30, 2006 Sunset on the Beach (Season 1–3 premieres)
*2004 - comic conventions
*October 5, 2006 - video interview http//
*January 13, 2007 conventions& Sciences& Sciences, "An Evening with Lost"
*2007 wikipediaConsumer Electronics Show(CES) in wikipediaLas Vegas, NV, NV. (See The Final Episode (parody))

*Has four Jack's tattoos. 
*Is a WikipediaPhiladelphia Eagles fan.http//
* Is a good friend of wikipediaGreen Day's wikipediaBillie Joe Armstrong.http//
*Was the first main cast member on ''Lost'' to be told how the series would end.
* In wikipediaWe are Marshall|''We Are Marshall'',  wikipediaWilliam "Red" Dawson|''William "Red" Dawson'' (Matthew Fox) stands in the gym watching head coach wikipediaJack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey) and University President wikipediaDonald Dedmon (David Strathairn) repeatedly calling each other Jack and Doc, the two names Jack is called the most on ''Lost''.
* The second episode of his series Wikipedia Haunted (TV series)''Lost'' themes. It revolves around a 4-piece English rock band, two of whom are brothers who have matching band rings, very much like Charlie. A reference to the term redshirt is made, and a character mentions that to get to a certain place, Matthew Fox's character needs to "follow the White Rabbit".
*Has been an avid chess player since his college days and plays both correspondence and over-the-board. http//
*When Fox hosted ''WikipediaSaturday_Night_Live'' (WikipediaList_of_Saturday_Night_Live_episodes, December 2, 2006), he said in the sketch "Lost in an Elevator"http// "I've been married for 15 years".



==External links==
*http// Biography - at ABC Medianet
*http//'s reputed $250,000 above and beyond salary increases for the main cast
*http// An article discussing the meaning of the 4 Chinese characters on Fox's forearm.
*http// YouTube - "Connecting Flight", a student film starring a much younger Fox and his wife Margherita.
*http//  YouTube - Class Day 2007 Speech at Columbia University, his speech to the graduating class of 2007 on May 15, 2007.
**http// Columbia University - Text of the above speech
*http// Matthew Fox interviews Non-English, but with large scans

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