Matthew Henerson as "Garbage Dump Owner"

Matthew Henerson was born and raised in Los Angeles, and holds a B.A. in English from Yale and an MFA in Acting from the University of California, San Diego.

Los Angeles theatre goers have seen him at the Ahmanson (Romeo and Juliet, dir. Peter Hall,) A Noise Within, Antaeus, Coeurage Theatre Company, Deaf West, East West Players, Furious Theatre Company, the Independent Shakespeare Company, International City Theatre, Kingsmen Shakespeare, Main Street Theatre Company, and South Coast Repertory (Hamlet, dire. Dan Sullivan.) His regional work includes appearances at the American Citizens Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, American Musical Theatre of San Jose, La Jolla Playhouse (Good Person of Szechwan adapted by Tony Jushner,) Northern Stage, Pacific Repertory, San Diego Repertory, San Jose Repertory, San Jose Stage Company, Sierra Repertory, Sledgehammer, the Warehouse Theatre, and Women in Time, as well as Shakespeare festivals in Arizona, Colorado, Marin, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Utah.

He was in the West Coast premiere of Howard Korder's The Lights at San Francisco's Intersection for the Arts, the US premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink at ACT, and the World premiere of Lily Plants a Garden, by Jose Cruz Gonzalez for Center Theatre Group's P.L.A.Y. tour in 2004. In over 40 productions of Shakespeare, he has played, among others, Macbeth, Leontes, Shylock Caliban, Sir Toby Belch, Bollingbroke, Horatio, Lear's Fool, Dromio of Ephesus, the Chorus in Henry V, and Alcibiades in Timon of Athens. In musicals he has been Tevye, Nathan Detroit, Pseudolus, the Ballad Singer in Threepenny Opera, and recently, Louis B. Mayer in the world premiere of When Garbo Talks. He has played Long John Silver, Scrooge, the Duchess in Alice in Wonderland, Enrico Fermi, and the title role in Brecht's Life of Galileo, as well as appearing in plays by Moliere, Chekhov, Shaw, Synge, Rostand, Williams, Max Frisch, David Henry Hwang, David Mamet, Donald Margules, Bernard Pomerance, Dylan Thomas, and Odon Von Horvath. He won a Bay Area Dramalogue Award for Supporting Actor in Firebugs at the American Citizens' Theatre.

Film and Television work includes appearances on The Bernie Mac Show, Hung, Torn Apart (Lifetime,) America 101, Disney's A Christmas Carol (directed by Robert Zemeckis,) Ticking Clock (Sony,) and Disney's up-coming Mars Needs Moms.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Nancy, and their daughter, Miriam.

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