He was born in a family of adoring parents and he grew up having no brothers or sisters. While growing up the lad got interested in acting when he was around 11 years old. After seeing among his idols, Shia LaBeouf, on TV starring in a comedy show Even Stevens on Disney channel, he instantly believed that acting was something to contemplate as a profession and since then Shively started to work and dedicate time towards meeting his vision. In a recent interview, Matt disclosed that he’s among the largest fans of Degrassi: The Next Generation and is seeing the show for as long as he can recall. While growing up Shively was also in a group called Connecting Channels and was among the co-originators of it with one his best friends back home Sterling Knight, another performer. Matt started his performing career in 2007 when he got a part in The Tomb as Nathan. This was Ulli Lommel’s creation according to a horror novel with exactly the same name as the movie. The picture had not been a huge success and somewhat, it may be considered to become an independent picture. Nevertheless, it was still a fantastic first step in Shively’s profession as an actor since he was seen instantly and managed to get more work as an actor. In 2008, he started his work on television. His first occupation was in Nickelodeon’s situation comedy True Jackson, VP where he played Ryan Laserbeam who was among the principal characters. In 2012, he got several appearances in television series like Last Man Standing, Never Fade Away, Sidewalks Entertainment, and Pail and Skinner’s Epic Ventures. He was also in a episode of Teen Wolf’s third season. His latest work on television is in ABC’s comedy show The Real O’Neals which are set to premiere in the beginning of March this season. When it comes to his film career, Matt Shively was in Henry Joost’s Paranormal Task 4 as among the lead characters. In accordance with various sources, Matt Shively isn’t dating anyone at the present time. His latest girlfriend was Laura Ashley Samuels but the couple broke-up in 2012. The celebrity likes to keep things largely to himself and doesn’t disclose much about his life to people. The performer, like a lot of of his peers, is on Instagram and has over 61 thousand followers. Despite his action in social media, the performer will not have an official Facebook page. Matt Shively is an up and coming young performer with lots of raw talent and possibility. It’s simply a matter of time before he goes from television to the big screen.