Matt Yang King is the winner of the CAPE/Hollywood Foreign Press Young Screenwriters Award, a TOP 50 Finalist for the Nicholl Fellowship for screenwriting and the creator of The World of Steam; now in development with the Jim Henson Company. He is also the co-creator of Goblins Animated, a new animated show based on the work of Tarol Hunt. Born in New York City, Matt began playing violin at the age of 5 and started studying Aikido at age 8, twin disciplines that would lead to a lifelong love of music and martial arts. His love of performance and acting would ultimately lead him to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
After leaving school Matt worked in every job imaginable, from studying Zen while sweeping mats in a dojo, to working as a broker's assistant on Wall Street. Through a series of strangely coincidental events Matt found himself in the Broadway Show Titanic: The Musical, where he ended up touring around 38 of the 50 states, eventually landing in Los Angeles 486 shows later.
Matt has appeared on numerous TV shows: as a series regular on the shows Washington Field and GI Joe: Renegades, and has appeared on everything from Friends to Bones, Frasier to 24. He is most noted for his roles on POWERS as THX, and on Numb3rs as Agent Matt Li. Matt is also widely known for voice work as Illidan Demon Hunter in Warcraft III, Tunnel Rat (GI: Joe Renegades), Sumaru on Naruto, Simicore (Transformers: Robots in Disguise), The Pandaren PC (World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria), Master Windstrong (WoW: Legion), TMNT: Don Vs Ralph as Splinter and Shredder, Fright Rider (Skylanders), and many more. Currently, he can be seen on CBS's Code Black, FOX's Lucifer and heard on Studio Ghibli's Only Yesterday, and the hit games Agents of Mayhem and Injustice 2. Matt was also a judge on the Steampunk reality show Steampunk'd. Matt lives and works in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.