Who is Matt Cornett?
Matt Cornett is an actor and singer, who rose to fame portraying Zach in the Nickelodeon series “Bella and the Bulldogs”. He additionally gained popularity after being cast as one of the main characters in the series “High School Musical: The Musical”. Matt was born under the Zodiac sign Libra on 6 October 1988, in Rogers, Arizona, USA. As of 2021, he is 23 years old and holds American nationality. He is currently residing in Los Angeles.
Early life and Family
He was born the youngest child to Art and Rhonda Cornett ,and raised alongside his brother and sister. From a young age, Matt displayed interest in and talent for performing and acting, which prompted him to take up various acting classes over the years.
He was also very active in theater, performing in several plays including school productions. Achieving moderate success, he appeared in commercials and advertisements.
Aspiring to become a star in 2012, he relocated to Los Angeles with his family to launch his career, as Arizona didn’t provide adequate opportunities for Matt to fulfill his dream. In an interview, he talked about the unconditional supports his family gave him career-wise, saying: ‘I wouldn’t even be in the position that I’m in without my brother’s help. He’s the one that helped me get started in acting. He’s the one that paid for me to come to California. He used all the money that he had saved up throughout his life to help me come out to California to try acting.’
Regarding his education, not much is known except that he matriculated from high school, but it appears that he didn’t pursue a further academic path.
After he relocated to Los Angles in 2012, he made his TV debut portraying Daniel in the TV series “Nightmare U”, appearing in three episodes. During the same year, he scooped a minor role in the short film entitled “Family Treasure”, then the following year starred as the titular character, Diego, in the adventure/drama movie “Can”, followed by his one-episode appearance in the crime series “Southland”.
In 2015 he portrayed Carter in the TV movie “The Dunes Club”, and Chad in the comedy/drama series “Future Shock”. During the same year, he landed his breakthrough role as Zach Barnes in the TV comedy series “Bella and the Bulldogs”, alongside Brec Bassinger and Coy Stewart, starring in six episodes of the show which ran for two seasons.
Personally, for him landing this role was a turning point in his career – in an interview he explained: “When my mom and I first moved out to California, we said, “We’re going to give it two years”. It had been almost two years and a couple of months before the two-year mark, we were getting ready to be like, “Are we going back to Arizona? Then, I booked Bella and the Bulldogs.”
Coming to social recognition, he followed up with several other roles. After portraying Glenn in the family movie “I Think My Babysitter’s an Alien”, he appeared in the TV series “Criminal Minds” and “The Middle”. In 2016, he starred as Zach in the TV movie drama thriller “Inconceivable”.
The following year he appeared in the short film “Fading”, and made a guest appearance in the sitcom “Speechless”. He also joined the cast of the American sitcom “Life in Pieces” as Ryan, appearing in four episodes.
After his one-episode appearance in the comedy series “Logan”, he booked the role as Loan in the TV fantasy/sports comedy film “Alex & Me”, directed by Eric Campanella, then starred in two TV movies entitled “Perfect Citizens” and “Stressed to Death”. In 2019 he appeared as a recurring character, Blake, in another Nickelodeon show entitled “Game Shakers”, followed by his portrayal of Andrew in the popular sitcom “The Goldbergs”.
During the same year, he landed the role as E.J. Caswell in the mocumentary musical drama “High School Musical: The Musical”, which airs on Disney +. The show, which also stars Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett, has run for two seasons, scooping positive reviews and several awards. While in the first season, Matt played E.J the jock interested in theater, then in the second season,he portrayed Gaston, the villain of “Beauty and the Beast”.
Having landed this role, he had the perfect opportunity to display his numerous talents, not just acting but also singing. In the first season, he received positive reviews for his take on the song entitled “A Billion Sorrys” from “Wonderstudies”.
After garnering success and awards, the show has been renewed for a third season, which is expected to air in 2022.
Regarding his upcoming projects, he is set to portray Leo Grecco in the TV series “School for Boys”, and will also star as one of the main characters in the Disney Original movie “Zombies 3”, the third installment of the “Zombies” movie franchise; playing the extraterrestrial A-Lan, Matt will share the stage with the actors, Kyra Tantao and Terry Hu.
Some rumors circulated that the actor was gay, but the dilemma was quickly sorted out. He has been dating model and actress Brookelynn Elizabeth since 2018. A Tustin, California native, Brookelynn has so far appeared in the TV series “I Meet My Murderer Online”, “Funny Brothers”, and the short film “Blind Date”. Since they began dating, he’s posted numerous photos to his Instagram account, professing his love for her, such as ‘Happy 1 year to my night owl.
This has been the greatest year of my life with the greatest memories yet and I cannot wait for many more to come. I love you to the moon and back.’
What is his net worth?
As of late-2021, Matt’s estimated net worth is around $1 million, earned in less than a decade through his career as an actor.
Physical stats and Hobbies, Trivia
Matt is 6ft tall (183cm), weighs around 143lbs (65kgs) with physical stats of 29-29-28. His hair is dark brown, further adorned with blue eyes. He has a very fit and muscular body physique, and regularly goes to the gym to maintain it.
Regarding his hobbies, he likes to play video games and play football – his favorite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Matt has always harbored his love for music and singing, and he also plays the guitar.
His favorite guilty-pleasure movie is “Avatar”, and his TV series “SpongeBob”.
He is an avid animal lover, and he has a husky named Kota.
In terms of his dream role, he hopes to appear in a hardcore action movie someday.
He is a huge fan of country music.
He is very active on his Instagram account, which has over 600,000 followers, while His Twitter account has over 50,000 followers. Matt also has a TikTok account, but it appears inactive.