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Matt Hobby | Biography

Quick Information

  • Full Name Matt Hobby
  • Occupation Comedian, Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birth Date May 18, 1985
  • Age 36 Years, 5 Months
  • Spouses Mary Gill
Pastor Jeff Difford in the CBS Beloved Sitcom 'Young Sheldon'

Matt Hobby | Biography

Cast of 'Hart of Dixie' and 'The Grinder'

Hobby portrays the role of Pastor Jeff Diffordmon Young Sheldon, a famous CBS TV series. He was a recurring cast for the first two seasons; however, he was upgraded to the main cast from the third season. Hobby had appeared in 13 episodes before getting the permanent stint. The actor has played 25 episodes up until 2021. In the series, Hobby’s character, Pastor Jeff Difford, got married during the January 9th episode. The marriage was accompanied by Mary, Meemaw, Sheldon, Missy (Raegan Revord), and Robin. 


Matt Hobby is an American actor and stand-up comedian, famously known for portraying Pastor Jeff Difford in the CBS beloved sitcom Young Sheldon.

Early Life and Education

Born on 18 January 1985, Hobby commenced his acting career in 2008 when he was cast in the direct-to-DVD movie The Cult of Sincerity.

Who is Matt Hobby?

Matt Hobby is an American actor renowned for his popular role of Pastor Jeff Difford in the CBS widely enjoyed comedy series Young Sheldon. His other credits include roles on Fox’s The Grinder with Rob Lowe and Fred Savage, CW’s Hart of Dixie, and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Hobby has also appeared in a few short movies.

Hobby is repped by Stone Genow Smelkinson Binder & Christopher and Bleecker Street Entertainment.

On-screen Works

Hobby has appeared in TV series such as Onion SportsDome and MOM. Likewise, in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, he played Philip, a servant of the Thompson House. He also did a guest appearance on ABC’s Fresh off the Boat and ‘Don’t Trust The B***** in Apartment 23. Later, he also appeared in the 2019 drama movie Justine as a superstore greeter.

Hobby also performed in short movies such as 26 DECEMBER in 2011, Big City, Bright Lights in 2013, and One way Wolf Blitzer Freaky Friday in 2018.

‘The Grinder’

The Grinder was a comedy series that aired in 2015 and lasted for a year. In the series, Hobby was cast in 5 episodes.

Hobby played the character of Patt Landy in the episodes such as ‘Dedicating This One to the Crew, The curious Disappearance of Mr. Donovan’ and ‘A Hero Has Fallen.’ 

‘Hart of Dixie’

Hobby portrayed Rudy Truitt in the drama series Hart of Dixie for ten episodes. It was a comedy-drama TV series that was broadcasted from 2011 to 2015. 

He appeared in 2013’s episodes such as ‘I Run to You’ and ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ followed by two episodes in 2014—'Together again’ and ‘Ring of Fire.’ Similarly, he appeared in 6 episodes in 2015 such as ‘Bluebell,’ ‘End of Days,’ ’61 Candles,’ ‘Alabama Boys,’ ‘Bar-Be-Q Burritos,’ and ‘Red Dye #40.’

In 2016, he portrayed the same character in episodes such as ‘Blood Is Thicker Than Justice’ and Exodus (pt. 1).

'YOUNG SHELDON'

Hobby portrays the role of Pastor Jeff Diffordmon Young Sheldon, a famous CBS TV series. He was a recurring cast for the first two seasons; however, he was upgraded to the main cast from the third season. Hobby had appeared in 13 episodes before getting the permanent stint. The actor has played 25 episodes up until 2021.

In the series, Hobby’s character, Pastor Jeff Difford, got married during the January 9th episode. The marriage was accompanied by Mary, Meemaw, Sheldon, Missy (Raegan Revord), and Robin. 

A fun part for Hobby in this episode was the fact that Marry Grill, his real wife, played the character of Robin. Hobby would later tell TV Insider, “Working with Mary on this episode was surprisingly emotional.” He added, “Since we got married seven years ago, we have both learned so much about what it means to be a good parent and supportive partner to each other. Seeing her in a wedding dress again was a powerful reminder of how lucky I am to be on this journey with her. Plus, she’s way funnier than me, so she gave me some solid ad-libs.”

Other Works

Hobby is the co-creator of American Town Hall, a character-based monthly comedy show. He was also a part of the New York sketch group, New Exc!tement. In addition, he is written on Kurt Braunohler’s pilot Better Dumber Faster for Comedy Central. 

Hobby and his spouse have also performed in their own web series Matt and Mary Forever. Similarly, he has also performed a sketch show about his engagement with his wife, Mary Grill, known as Tying the Knot. He also performed Really Good News at Montreal Just for Laughs Festival (2010) and the University of California, Berkeley.

Hobby has also been on the Onion Sportsdome and Food Network. In addition, he has had sketches with CollegeHumor, PERIODS.team, and Landline TV. He has also had stints in stand-up comedy.

Wife

Hobby is married to actress Mary Gill. Gill is known for her work on different TV series such as The DetourVeep, and The Mindy Project. The couple gave birth to two twin boys named Ernie and Lyle.

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