Who is Matt King?
Matt R. King was born in Texas, USA, on 9 July 1992 – his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American nationality. He is an Instagram star and an actor, who gained recognition on the now-defunct social media network Vine, which was used for uploading short comedy videos. One of Matt’s most popular vines, “Love On Top” counted more than 52 million views, over 720,000 revines, and close to one million likes. Matt also often collaborated with other popular Viners, such as Chris Melberger and Carly Incontro.
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Early life and education
Matt was raised alongside his younger brother Kevin, in Texas, by their father who worked at a local telecommunications company, and their mother who was an accountant.
He became interested in comedy at a very early age, as he often watched comedy movies and TV series with his family – Matt’s family was his first audience, who supported and encouraged him to pursue a career as a comedian.
He attended a local high school at which he was very sporting, as he played soccer and tennis, and upon matriculation in 2010, Matt enrolled at the University of Texas, Austin from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech and debate in 2014.
In 2010, Matt won The National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC), National Championship in Original Oratory.
Matt launched his YouTube channel on 31 August 2013, and has since gathered over 330,000 subscribers, although he’s only uploaded two videos which have together accumulated close to 1.5 million views.
He uploaded his first video – “my friends // matt king” – on 9 April 2019, and which has since been viewed over 1.2 million times, while his second video “my friends pt. ii // matt king” has been watched close to 300,000 times since 10 October 2020.
Matt is very popular on Instagram, as his account is currently followed by over 1.4 million fans, while he’s uploaded close to 300 pictures onto it, most of which have been taken during his everyday life. He has been active on Twitter since May 2010, and has so far gathered close to 550,000 followers, and tends to tweet at least once every day.
Matt is also active on TikTok on which he’s followed by over 320,000 people, while his two videos have accumulated close to 300,000 likes and over 1.4 million views.
Matt has also been credited with appearing as Greg Leman in four episodes of the comedy series “Mr. Student Body President”, between 2016 and 2018. It was created by Ryan Hunter and starred Jeremy Shada, Arden Rose and Gabriel Conte, while the story follows student body president Tyler Prendergast, who will do whatever it takes to keep his position – the series won two awards and was nominated for six others.
Matt has also made his producing debut in 2018, when he was the executive producer of the short adventure film “Otherland”, written and directed by Alex Brisker, and which starred Douglas Bennett, Isabelle Fuhrman and Tony Revolori – it’s about a girl who gets transported into another realm, from which only a mysterious nomad boy can save her.
Love life and dating
Matt is very secretive when it comes to his love life, and hasn’t talked about any girls he might have dated recently, however, it’s known that he was once in a relationship with Destry Allyn Spielberg, who is perhaps best known for being the daughter of star director Steven Spielberg.
Destry was born in California, USA on 1 December 1996, her zodiac sign is Sagittarius and she holds American nationality. She is a model and a competitive equestrian rider, who with her horse Rumba won over $100,000 during the 2009 International Hunter Derby Finals. Destry and Matt dated sometime in 2018, but were together for less than a year before going their separate ways. On 4 July 2020, Destry announced her engagement to American actor Genc Legrand.
According to Matt’s Instagram account, it seems that he is today dating a non-celebrity girl Patricia, he hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
One of Matt’s main hobbies is dressing-up, and he loves to attend Cosplay events and Halloween parties.
He likes to travel, and his Instagram account is filled with pictures taken from all around the world, while two of Matt’s dream travel destinations are Miami in Florida and Paris in France.
He is physically very active, as he has several training sessions at the gym each week, thus his muscular body, and summer is his favorite season as he enjoys showing off his body at the beach – he also likes winter as he is an avid snowboarder.
Matt is a lover of animals, and has a pet cat which can be seen in some of his Instagram pictures.
He is keen on watching movies in his spare time, and his favorite actor and actress are Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, while a few of his favorite movies are “Hachiko: A Dog’s Tale”, “The Runaway Bride” and “Notting Hill”.
Age, height and net worth
Matt’s age is 28. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) and he weighs around 180lbs (82kgs).
As of October 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $200,000.