Chicago-born Matt Walsh is a founding member of the national improv-sketch comedy theatre Upright Citizens Brigade, which has schools and venues in both New York and Los Angeles. UCB is the largest unaccredited university in the nation teaching improv performance and sketch writing technique. Walsh co-founded the Upright Citizens Brigade improv troupe with Amy Poehler, Matt Besser and Ian Roberts in Chicago in 1991. Walsh currently stars in HBO’s award-winning comedy series Veep as Mike McLintock, the sharp-witted, deadpan Director of Communications to the first female U.S. Vice President, Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).
In his spare time during football season, Walsh gets together with his fellow Chicago-buddies, screenwriter Scot Armstrong (The Hangover) and actor Joe Nunez (Bridesmaids) to break down the scores and plays of their beloved hometown team, The Chicago Bears, with their Bear Down Podcast. Matt Walsh currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife actress Morgan Walsh their two sons Jude and Emmet and daughter Celia.