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Matthew Vincent Lattanzi

February 1, 1959 (age 65) (

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Matthew Vincent "Matt" Lattanzi (born February 1, 1959) is an American actor and dancer. He is most commonly recognized as the first husband of singer and actor Olivia Newton-John, and for his acting in films such as My Tutor and the soap opera Paradise Beach.


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Personal life

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Lattanzi was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, the son of Jeanette (née Slowikowski) and Charles Paul Lattanzi. His father is a maintenance foreman of Italian descent, while his mother is of Polish ancestry. He graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School in 1977.

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While filming Xanadu, Lattanzi met Olivia Newton-John, whom he married in 1984. The couple has one daughter, Chloe Rose Lattanzi, born on January 17, 1986. By 1992, his acting career was largely over, and he took a job as a construction worker for a homebuilding company in California. Lattanzi and Newton-John moved to their ranch in Australia in 1993 so that he could audition for the new soap opera, Paradise Beach. He won a six-month contract for the show.

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In 2008, Lattanzi briefly appeared in the MTV reality series Rock the Cradle, supporting his daughter Chloe (a contestant on the show). That same year, Lattanzi—a lifelong environmentalist—was reported to be living off the grid near Malibu, California.


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Lattanzi's feature film debut was in 1980 in the movie Xanadu.

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Lattanzi's career consists mostly of small movie parts, though he did have a starring role in 1983's My Tutor. Other film credits include Rich and Famous, Grease 2, That's Life!, Roxanne, Catch Me If You Can, and Diving In. Lattanzi also had a significant role in the Australian soap opera, Paradise Beach, and he appeared in four of Newton-John's music videos: "Landslide", "Soul Kiss", "Toughen Up" and "Can't We Talk It Over In Bed".

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1993 Paradise Beach (TV Series)
Cooper Hart
1990 Diving In
Jerome Colter
1989 Catch Me If You Can
Dylan Malone
1988 Blueberry Hill
Denny Logan
1987 Roxanne
1986 That's Life!
Larry Bartlet
1985 Olivia: Soul Kiss Videosingles (Music Video)
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1984 Rituals (TV Series)
- Unaired Pilot (1984)
1983 My Tutor
Bobby Chrystal
1982 Grease 2
1982 Olivia Newton-John: Let's Get Physical (Music Video)
1981 Rich and Famous
The Boy, Jim
1980 Xanadu
Young Danny McGuire / Xanadu Dancer
1989 The 61st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "(I Wanna Be an) Oscar Winner")
2008 Rock the Cradle (TV Series)
- Judge's Picks (2008)
2006 True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary)
- Olivia Newton-John (2006)
1989 The 61st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Self - Performer
1988 Olivia Down Under (TV Movie)
Self (music video: "It's Always Australia For Me")
1983 The 55th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Self - Audience Member
1981 AFI Life Achievement Award (TV Series)
Self - Audience Member
- AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire (1981) ... Self - Audience Member
1980 Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights (TV Special)
Self (Audience)
Archive footage
2017 And the Winner Isn't (Documentary)
2005 Olivia Newton-John: Video Gold II (Video)
2004 Retrosexual: The 80's (TV Mini Series documentary)
1980 Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra: Xanadu (Music Video)
Xanadu Dancer


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