What’s So Good About…Matt Dallas!

Matt Dallas, 24, will become a household name this year.

Matt is the title character of Kyle XY, an ABC Family network show gaining momentum with a young audience. The series was awarded the prize for best cable series by the Family Television Awards.

In one of the first episodes, Matt’s character wakes up nude in a forest. (Not very family-friendly!) He’s promptly taken to a local juvenile detention center.

So just how did he land the lead role?  “My manager called me up one morning and said, ‘you have an audition in about two hours to play this alien character who doesn’t really know how to speak English.’ And I said all right! I went in for the audition that day, and that night I went back for a callback. Later that week, I was cast in the show.”

When not on the media circuit to promote the third season of his show, the up-and-coming hottie is showing his cute mug at huge events all over town. Most recently, he rocked out at a star-studded Hollywood New Year’s bash.

Also over the holidays, Dallas appeared alongside American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and talk show duo Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on the 2008 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade.

This week, actor opened up about his favorite rumor about himself on The Bonnie Hunt Show: “I was in France and the reporters were shooting out all different kinds of tabloid things that they’d heard. The funniest one was that David Hasselhoff was my father.”

Matt got his big break after five years in Los Angeles. He aspired to be an actor since the age of 12. His other TV credits include guest starring with the likes of pop superstars Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, and Corbin Bleu, as well as an episode of Entourage and a role in James Blunt’s “Goodbye My Lover” video. For that, he got to work with the star of The OC, Mischa Barton, 23.

He’s also been in a the films Way of the Vampire, Camp Daze, The Indian and Babysitter Wanted.

Look out for his next project, As Good As Dead, a film about fundamental loyalists who kidnap and torture the man they believe is responsible for the murder of their religious leader.

How could anyone want to torture Matt Dallas?

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