‘New Guy’ actor is 40 years old – The Hollywood Reporter

Matt Gogin, the elf actor who plays the main role in the movie New boy and made for each other, has died. He was 40.

Gogin died on December 13 of complications from COVID-19 and pneumonia at Providence St. Jude in Fullerton, California.

Born in Los Angeles on May 28, 1982, Gogin is the son of Darla H. Gogin and Michael Gogin, an actor, musician and a leading advocate for short people in the entertainment industry. .

He made his debut in Ed Decter’s comedy Sony New boy (2002), playing Gil Harris’ (DJ Qualls) friend Ed. He was also featured that year in Matthew Bright’s tiptoeda controversial feature regarding elves characters and themes (the lead role is played by Gary Oldman, not a dwarf actor).

In 2009, Gogin appeared in Daryl Goldberg’s indie clothing Do for each other. He also starred in João Dall’Stella’s 2019 well-received short film, stall.

Gogin is an advocate for the little ones in the entertainment industry and works with charities that help people with disabilities.

Survivors include his son, Steven, and brothers Charles and Andrew. His wife, Tanya Marie Richards, died in her sleep at home in 2016 at the age of 32.


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