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Matthew James Morrison (born October 30, 1978) is an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter.


Matthew James Morrison was born October 30,1978 in Fort Ord, California, United States. Morrison is known for starring in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including his portrayal of Link Larkin in Hairspray on Broadway, and for his role as Will Schuester on the Fox television show Glee (2009–2015). Morrison is signed with Adam Levine's 222 Records and received a Tony Award nomination for his featured role as Fabrizio Nacarelli in the musical The Light in the Piazza. From March 2015 to January 2016, Morrison starred in the lead role of J.M. Barrie in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland.

Work on American Horror Story[]

Matthew Morrison joined the cast of American Horror Story portraying Trevor Kirchner in the ninth season, 1984. As of 2022, this is his only credit to the franchise.

Matthew Morrison on playing Trevor Kirchner[]

Morrison recalls Ryan Murphy getting in touch while filming the BBC One dance competition series The Greatest Dancer in London. "He said, ‘I would love for you to be in this season [of American Horror Story],’" Morrison says. "I was kind of floored. I was overjoyed. Honestly, to be back in the world that he and Brad Falchuk have created is so delightful as an actor because it really pushes you." [1]

"There are so many things out there that you can do and sometimes you do things for the paycheck,” he continues. “This is one of those things you do for the love of it because they do write such compelling and interesting characters.” And when Murphy calls, he adds, “you return to the motherland." [1]

The way Murphy pitched him to Morrison, Trevor was a background dancer for Jane Fonda's workout video before he got fired for stealing focus from the actress. "That’s all I needed to hear," Morrison says. Of course, that was just the jumping-off point for him. [1]



Episode appearances for Matthew Morrison
Story or Series Character Episodes
1984 Trevor Kirchner