PUNK’D STAR MATT WHEELER INKS WITH SYDNEY’S RWA
Matt currently stars on the hit series PUNK’D hosted by Chance the Rapper, which airs on Jeffrey Katzenberg’s streaming platform, Quibi. The series has just been renewed for a second season. Matt also starred in the original PUNK’D (MTV) hosted by Ashton Kutcher and has appeared in more than 30 episodes across both series. This is more episodes than any other cast member.
The Kentucky native, is also one of the stars of the popular online series LET RON RIDE where he plays the role of ‘Gunther Riggs’ (@guntherriggs_69) alongside ‘Ronnie Mac’ (@uncleronnie69). The show is currently being shopped around Hollywood as a television project.
The Los Angeles-based actor’s notable credits include SCIJINKS hosted by Johnny Galecki (THE BIG BANG THEORY), KEY AND PEELE [pictured, with Matt centre], HUNG, FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS, SONS OF TUSCON, GREYS ANATOMY, RENO 911 and WITHOUT A TRACE.
“Rob [Woodburn] has a lot of experience here in LA and in the international marketplace. He always thinks very strategically and creatively and always pushes hard for his clients.” says Matt. “I’m very excited.”
“Matt is not only an extremely talented comedic and improvisational actor, he is an incredible dramatic actor as well. He’s a double-edged sword,” says Rob. “RWA is fortunate to be part of his team.
“The entertainment industry is a global game now. In today’s day and age, geography is less of an issue and having exposure to various markets is key. RWA is headquartered in Sydney (Australia) and our business model was specifically designed to capitalise on its domestic and international reach,” says Rob.
ABOUT MATT WHEELER
Matt Wheeler is an American actor whom is originally from Ashland, Kentucky. He studied acting at the University of Kentucky and currently resides in Los Angeles. He is an extremely talented artist with an incredible amount of range across both comedy and drama. Notable television credits include SCIJINKS, KEY AND PEELE, HUNG, FUNNY OR DIE PRESENTS, SONS OF TUSCON, GREYS ANATOMY, RENO 911 and WITHOUT A TRACE. Matt’s Instagram is @mattwheeler5
ABOUT ROB WOODBURN AGENCY (RWA)
Established in 2009, RWA is a boutique talent agency that provides worldwide representation for a select group of artists in film and television. Headquartered in Sydney (Australia), RWA has clients located in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, and Mexico. The agency was strategically structured to capitalise on its international relationships, experience and virtual capabilities.
ABOUT ROB WOODBURN
Born in New York and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rob Woodburn has over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry. He started his career at the William Morris Agency in Los Angeles and ultimately became a Talent Manager at ROAR before relocating to Australia in 2006. In Australia, he was quickly promoted to Partner and Head of the Film & TV Department of Artist & Entertainment Group (AEG), which was Australia’s largest and only ASX listed talent agency via a successful IPO. He launched RWA in late 2009 and became a dual citizen of USA and Australia in 2020.