Matthew Steven “Matt” LeBlanc is an American actor, comedian, television host, and producer. LeBlanc was born in Newton, Massachusetts. His mother, Patricia, was an office manager, and his father, Paul, was a mechanic. He is best known for his role as the dim-witted womanizing actor Joey Tribbiani on the popular NBC sitcom Friends, which ran from 1994 to 2004.
LeBlanc was nominated for an Emmy three times for his work on Friends and four times forEpisodes. Since 2016 LeBlanc has hosted the BBC motoring show Top Gear. He also stars as a fictional version of himself in Episodes. He won a Golden Globe award for his work on Episodes.
He appeared in two of Jon Bon Jovi’s music videos: “Miracle”, from the Young Guns II soundtrack in 1990, and “Say It Isn’t So” in 2000. He also appeared in Alanis Morissette’s single “Walk Away” in 1991, the last seconds of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “Into the Great Wide Open” in which he is seen getting a tattoo, and in Bob Seger’s “Night Moves” in 1994.