Matthew R. Staley in Winter's Tale

Matthew R. Staley (1978 - )

As a professional stunt performer, Matthew has probably "died" in place of other performers. If you know of any specific performers whom Matthew has doubled in death scenes, please list them here.

Film Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • The Dead Don't Die (2019) [Stunts]: Matthew's head has a hole blown through it via a shotgun as he is the first zombie to enter the hardware store that the characters played by Danny Glover and Caleb Landry Jones had boarded up.
  • Logan (2017) [Stunts]: The last of Jackson's henchmen to be killed by X-24 on the Munson farm, pleading for his life.
  • American Ultra (2015) [Asset #7]: Killed by Jesse Eisenberg's character with a mallet to the head.
  • Winter's Tale (A New York Winter's Tale) (2014) [Oyster Boy]: Throat slit by Russell Crowe in a restaurant, after Russell orders a roast owl and Matthew informs him that they don't serve owl.
  • Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) [Sawyer Clan] Plays a member of the Sawyer family who is lit on fire by a Molotov cocktail and then shot.

Television Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • The Enemy Within: Sequestered (2019) [Assassin]: After attempting to assassinate a high-profile congresswoman, his character is shot and falls over a balcony.
  • Blue Bloods: Erasing History (2018) [Tim 'The Streeber' Streebinksy]: Hangs himself in his apartment.
  • Taxi Brooklyn (2014;Mini-series) [Ian Lowenthal] Murdered (off-screen); his body is found dangling off of a crane.
  • Forensic Files: The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping: Investigation Reopened (2005) [Bruno Richard Hauptmann]: Executed in the electric chair. (I haven't seen this episode, so I don't know whether the execution was depicted on-screen or not.)
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