|Full Name Matt Sadowski|
Spouse Debra Austin (m. 2006)
|Name Matt Austin|
Years active 1989–present
|Born 29 April 1978 (age 37) (1978-04-29) Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Occupation Actor, writer, musician, filmmaker
Nominations Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Best Writing in a Feature
Movies and TV shows Power Rangers, Don't You Forget About Me, Denied, Pretend We're Kissing, Dawn of the Dead
Similar People Chris Violette, Monica May, Brandon Jay McLaren, Alycia Purrott, John Tui
Matt Austin (born Matt Sadowski; 20 April 1978) is a Canadian actor, best known for his role as Bridge Carson, the Green Ranger (later Blue Ranger) from the children's television series Power Rangers S.P.D.. He returned in 2007 as the Red Ranger in the Power Rangers Operation Overdrive. "Once a Ranger" 15th anniversary team-up story arc. In addition to his acting skills, he is also a writer, musician, and filmmaker.
Life and career
Austin communicates frequently with the Power Rangers fanbase, and was a guest at Power Morphicon in June 2007, where he interviewed guests and shot footage of the interviews with his own camera. Recently, he revealed plans to make a documentary on the Power Rangers fandom called MOR-FAN-ONIMAL. However, according to his Twitter account, production has ceased due to the funding not being put together.
Austin's "Power Rangers" character, Bridge, displays a particular fondness for buttered toast by wiggling the fingers on his right hand and uttering the word "buttery" as he does so. This reference stems from Austin's own fondness for Indian buttered chicken. His character also wears gloves on his hands due to his inability to control his powers, though in reality, the gloves are used to conceal the tattoo that Matt has on his hands
Canada's Alliance Releasing has picked up worldwide rights to Don't You Forget About Me, a 75-minute documentary centered on late filmmaker John Hughes starring and directed by Austin. It chronicles Austin’s recent road trip to the suburbs of Illinois, where he attempted to track down Hughes, who at that point had not written or directed a movie in more than a decade. The project features interviews with Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Mia Sara, Kelly Le Brock and Andrew McCarthy.
Austin was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is Jewish.