Matthew Landon

as

Eustathius

Matthew Landon plays the role of Eustathius in Nicholas of Myra. In the film’s storyline, Eustathius is a man whose blinding greed renders him the epitome of intolerance and cruelty.

Matthew is a Western New York native who began acting at the age of three. Always seeking out new forms of expression, he has also been singing for fourteen years (ranked in 2001 as one of the top forty bass/baritones in NY under the age of eighteen), as well as dancing for nearly two decades, specializing in hip hop, jazz and ballet. Matthew completed his degree in just three years at Toronto’s Sheridan College, enrolled in their highly acclaimed theatre arts program. While in Canada he kept true to his passions starring in shows ranging from Toronto’s Catch A Rising Star, showcases for rising talent in the city, to Man of La Mancha and Into the Woods. After performing in nearly fifty plays and musicals across the continent, along with paying his dues as dance captain and in summer stock theater and voice-over work, Matthew found his calling in front of the camera.

In terms of on-screen work, he has starred in three features, three shorts, a spin-off series for the Discovery network and four commercials in the last two and half years. At the time he joined the cast of Nicholas of Myra, he was already preparing for the leading role of an original play in Los Angeles. When asked about his work in these various and diverse artistic endeavors, Matthew simply replied, “I love what I do, and am excited with every opportunity I am given. My favorite quote comes from Jack Lemmon who said, ‘In everything you do, do it with passion.’ That’s how I was raised and that’s how I live every day of my life.”

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