After a decade-long stint in Los Angeles, Matt and his wife, Kelsey Boutte, a special effects makeup artist who specializes in monsters, relocated to the greater Atlanta area two years ago. “The movie industry in Georgia has surpassed anywhere else in the country,” he says. “It was a great time to move here—I’ve had fun doing commercials for the Georgia Lottery, voiceover work and several movies.”

After interning with a Georgia home inspector, Matt joined Ally’s team of inspectors a year ago. “What I appreciate about Ally is the company stresses accuracy and honest information, even when that means telling your client that there is a significant issue with the property,” he says. “Some inspectors have the tendency to sugarcoat a few things, so telling the truth helps people make these major life decisions armed with the best knowledge available.” 

Since he is able to make his own schedule, Matt is able to balance his two worlds easily. “We use a wonderful app that is extremely efficient, allowing us to do a lot of our report on-site,” he explains. “I am very detail-oriented and like getting those reports done in a timely manner.”

If you’re looking for a new movie to watch, then be sure to catch Matt in one of his most recent works, One Night in Miami, streaming now on Prime Video. The film, an adaptation of the play by the same name, profiles a pivotal moment in 1964 in the lives of four black American icons—Cassius Clay, soon to become Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown. “I play the announcer in the Copacabana, so I was able to watch Leslie Odom, Jr., (Sam Cooke) work for the whole day,” Matt says. “We had an amazing conversation about what it’s like to be a leading man and what a leader should be on set.”

Whether he’s crawling under a foundation, checking a roof or auditioning for his next role, Matt always has one thing in mind—doing his best for those who depend on him. “I am so fortunate to have found home inspecting,” he says. “We find the problems, tell the truth and help people.”