Matt Willig
No. 77, 71, 76     
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-01-21) January 21, 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth: La Mirada, California
Career information
College: USC
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Jets (1993–1995)
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl Champion, 1999 (XXXIV)
Stats at

Matthew Joseph Willig (born January 21, 1969) is an American actor and former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He stands 203 cm (6 feet, 8 inches).

Early lifeEdit

Willig was born in La Mirada, California. He played football and basketball at St. Paul High School (Santa Fe Springs, California). He played college football at the University of Southern California as a member of the 1989 Rose Bowl winning team. He was a public administration major.

Professional football careerEdit

Willig played 14 years for the Carolina Panthers, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Rams, and San Francisco 49ers. Willig was on the winning St. Louis Rams team in Super Bowl XXXIV,[1] and on the losing Carolina Panthers' team in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

Acting careerEdit

Willig portrayed Special Agent Simon Cade in season eight of NCIS until the first episode of season nine (airdate 20 September 2011). In 2009, he had a supporting role as a brutish caveman tormenting Jack Black and Michael Cera in the motion picture Year One. He appeared as a gang member named Little Chino on the Showtime series, Dexter (2007). He has appeared as a bodyguard named Yuri on the NBC series Chuck, and also has appeared in an episode of My Name is Earl entitled "Bullies". Willig has acted in numerous national commercial campaigns, including a Capital One spot with David Spade, a Bud Light spot, and as an action hero in a Halls commercial. He also appeared in a season 7 episode of Malcolm In the Middle, as Crash, a recovering alcoholic, and had a small role in the 1993 Hong Kong action movie, Full Contact. He appeared in a minor role in iCarly as a truckdriver named "Sledghammer". He made another guest appearance on The Suite Life on Deck as a genie in season 2 episode 22. On Sonny with a Chance in the "Sonny Get Your Goat" episode, he appeared as "Limo", the mode of transportation to Tawni's motel room in a foreign country, and appeared in the Disney XD show Pair of Kings. Willig also had a supporting role in the second episode of Terriers. He played Mike Drake in the critically acclaimed independent thriller The Employer. He also appears in the 2013 film A Resurrection. In 2011, he was on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, as Billy Abbott's bodyguard, "Tank". More recently he played One Eye, a Mexican drug dealer, in We're The Millers and Gregorek in NBC's series Grimm. Willig also played former NFL player Justin Strzelczyk in the film Concussion.

Also, played Lash on the third season of the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

In 2014, he appeared in Season 1 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Brandon Jacoby (Season 1, episode 14 : "The Ebony Falcon").[2]

Willig voiced Juggernaut in the Marvel game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.[3]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Full Contact Hulk
2006 The Benchwarmers Jock Guy
2008 A Girl and a Gun Superman Short film
2009 Year One Marlak
2010 Abelar: Tales of an Ancient Empire Giant Iberian
Sex Tax: Based on a True Story Leather Guy Uncredited
2012 Buds Bruno Short film
Guns, Girls and Gambling The Indian
The Reef 2: High Tide Bronson (voice)
Christmas in Compton Charlie
2013 A Resurrection Vince
Bounty Killer Big Bob
The Employer Mike Drake
We're the Millers One-Eye
2014 Stretch Boris
2015 Wild Card Kinlaw
Concussion Justin Strzelczyk
2016 Term Life Thug #1
The Horde Stone Direct-to-Video
Happy Birthday El Caballo
The Bounce Back Vladamir
2017 Keep Watching The Terror
2018 Eruption: LA Serge
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Malcolm in the Middle Crash Episode: "A.A."
The West Wing Famous Athlete Episode: "Two Weeks Out"
Everybody Hates Chris Jason Episode: "Everybody Hates Superstition"
2007 Dexter Little Chino 2 episodes
Chuck Uri Episode: "Chuck Versus the Tango"
2008 Shark Hank 'Buzz' Busby Episode: "Partners in Crime"
iCarly Sledgehammer Episode: "iHurt Lewbert"
2009 Hydra Gunner TV Movie
My Name Is Earl Wally Episode: "Bullies"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Gorth Episode: "A Space Oddity"
2010 Cold Case Chuck 'French' Jaworski '74 Episode: "The Runaway Bunny"
Sonny with a Chance Lee Moe Episode: "Sonny Get Your Goat"
The Suite Life on Deck Genie Uncredited; Episode: "Rock the Kasbah"
Terriers Montell Episode: "Dog and Pony"
Playing with Guns Larry TV Pilot
2010-2011 Pair of Kings Tarantula Leader 3 episodes; Uncredited in two
2011 Chuck Yuri the Gobbler Episode: "Chuck Versus the Gobbler"
The Nine Lives of Chloe King Raoni Episode: "Dogs of War"
NCIS NCIS Special Agent Simon Cade 4 episodes
The Young and the Restless Tank 3 episodes
2012 Kickin' It Mondo Episode: "Rowdy Rudy"
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Cash & Smash Thug #2 Episode: "C.E.O. - Chief Executive Orange"
2013 Grimm Gregorek Episode: "Cold Blooded"
2014 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brandon Jacoby Episode: "The Ebony Falcon"
The Legend of Korra Muscly Man (voice) Episode: "The Stakeout"
2015 Battle Creek Dealer Episode: "The Battle Creek Way"
2015-2016 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Lash Recurring
2016 Flaked Granger 2 episodes
Blunt Talk Tiny 3 episodes
2017 Type A Sergeant Dodds TV Pilot
2018 The Guest Book Captain Preposterous 1 episode
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Hard Man #3 1 episode
The Loud House Prisoner (voice) Episode: "Tripped!"
2019 Charmed Dante Episode: "Keep calm and Harry on"
Video game roles
Year Title Role
2010 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Juggernaut


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