Michael Clinton Matthews Jr. was born on May 2, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois. He came to Los Angeles, California in his early 20's to pursue his acting career. One of the first television shows he did was "Putting On the Hits" where he had to dance and lip-sync to Michael Jackson's "Ease on down the road" and he won 1st place.
Michael Clinton Matthews Jr CEO and founder in Jet Magazine, Chicago Sun Times Chicago Tribune Backstage West, La Times and TV Guide just to mention a few. Most of the film a television Projects have won the nelsons ratings and have been nominated for several industry awards. These projects spawned a barrageof copycat films, TV, and music.
In 1986 he landed the role of "EJ" in the George McKenna Story(now titled Hard Lessons) starring Denzel Washington. After that he continue to appear on many television shows in the late 80's and early 90's such as Hill Street Blues, Donor(CBS), Becker, and Matlock. He also appeared in the films Night Children, Shocker, Crack House and Hollywood Shuffle. In 2001, he was featured in a Foster Farms chicken commercial as a taxi cab driver.