Wednesday, July 26, 2006

More "feedback" from our local Superhero, Matt Atherton

Got to talk to our local "Who Wants to be a Superhero?" contestant Matt Atherton, aka Feedback, yesterday (see Tuesday's TV Talk for more on the show).

I'll run that interview next week to spare readers who aren't so into comic books, but it turns out that Matt is just as earnest and sincere as he appears on the show (which premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday on Sci Fi).

Matt is married (sorry for the joke about the fight for truth, justice and a date on Friday night, Matt) and now lives in Rancho Cucamonga, near L.A., where he's a software designer. He does have stained-glass Spider-Man artwork in his office and a "Wall of Heroes" in his upstairs hallway, however, so when he talks about the show being the culmination of his life's work, he's totally serious.

Funny story: Entertainment reporter Linda Navarro's daughter, Leslie, went to high school with Atherton at Palmer. Linda was telling her that she'd have to watch the show because one of her classmates was on it and Leslie, after only a second's thought, said "Matt Atherton!"

Anyway, surprisingly fun show, check it out.


At 1:59 PM, August 23, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the exact same reaction as Leslie. I knew right away, before even seeing the show. This has always been in his destiny. Even back in H.S.

At 7:26 PM, August 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's great that he won...he deserves it. We wish he and his wife all the best during this exciting time.

At 7:28 PM, August 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can we contact him?

At 6:58 PM, September 05, 2006, Anonymous Katie said...

Does he have his own website or a fansite about him/feedback?

I fell in love with him ever since the first episode.
I'm so glad he won-- he was always so passionate about everything.

At 7:13 PM, November 02, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew Matt when he was 10. He was definitely destined to be a superhero even back then. We still keep in touch even after all these years and he really is an amazing person.


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