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Matthew Settle


Jeffrey Matthew Settle


September 17, 1969


Hickory, North Carolina, USA



Jeffrey Matthew Settle (born September 17, 1969) is an American actor.


Settle made his Broadway debut in a strictly limited engagement in Chicago: The Musical, appearing as Billy Flynn from April 19 through June 13. He also had a guest appearance on Law and Order SVU in season 7 as a reporter in the episode Storm. Settle can also be seen as Rufus Humphrey on The CW show Gossip Girl, in which he is the father of Dan and Jenny, two of the main characters. Other past roles include his portrayal of Capt. Ronald Speirs in the HBO mini series Band of Brothers. He also played the part of John in the film Beneath.

Personal Life[]

Settle was born in Hickory, North Carolina, the son of Joan and Dr. Robert Settle, who is a Baptist minister. He is the youngest of six children, having two sisters and three brothers. In 2007, Settle revealed that in 2006, at age 37, he had eloped to marry Israeli Jewish actress/model Naama Nativ.



Year Film Role
1996 Shaughnessy Tommy Shaughnessy
1997 Justice League of America Guy Gardner/Green Lantern
1997 What Happened to Bobby Earl? Tom Stahl
1997 A Deadly Vision Det. Max Seagle
1998 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Will Benson
1999 Lansky Bugsy Siegel
1999 Crime in Connecticut: The Story of Alex Kelly Alex Kelly
2000 U-571 Ensign Keith Larson, Torpedo Officer, S-33
2000 The In Crowd Matt
2000 Attraction Matthew
2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Lt. Jack Whitman
2004 The Mystery of Natalie Wood Warren Beatty
2004 A Place Called Home Hank Ford
2004 Until the Night Michael
2004 Rancid James Hayson
2005 Mutig in die neuen Zeiten- Im Reich der Reblaus Hal Morris
2006 The Celestine Prophecy John
2007 Blue Smoke Bo Goodnight
2007 Beneath John
2008 The Express President Kennedy
2010 ExTerminators Dan


Year Programme Role
2001 Band of Brothers Capt. Ronald Speirs
2002 ER Brian Westlake
2003 The Practise Russell Bakey
2003 CSI: Miami Art Pickering
2004 Decisive Battles Himself
2005 Into the West Jacob Wheeler
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jackson Zane
2006 Brothers and Sisters Jonathan
2006 Secrets of a Small Town Nash
2007 The Wedding Bells Michael Madison
2007-present Gossip Girl Rufus Humphrey