Matthew Paddock Biography
Matthew Paddock was born in Michigan where he resides with his parents and his identical twin brother Caleb Paddock. The boys started their acting career at the age of 18 months when they shared the role of baby Harris in The Five-Year Engagement (2012).
Since then, Matthew and Caleb have traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York City working in both television and film. In addition to acting, Matthew and his brother are avid readers and love all things, Harry Potter! They also love building and collecting LEGO, rock climbing, BMX racing, drawing, singing, and traveling.
Matthew Paddock Age
Matthew Paddock was born in Michigan where he resides with his parents and his identical twin brother Caleb Paddock. She is 6years old as of 2018
FROM THE MOMAGER TRENCHES: Child Actors, The PADDOCK TWINS, Are Taking NYC By Storm!
I have to begin my first post by saying how honored I am to be writing this column for the next five weeks. Three years ago, the Hollywood Mom Blog was the first thing that popped up in my Google search when my husband and I found ourselves faced with the unexpected decision to let our then 18-month-old twins Caleb and Matthew enter the wild world that is the film industry.
After anxiously hitting send on an email to Tracy [Bobbitt HMB Editor] it was literally moments later that she scooped me up under her wing and took to the skies! Now here I am three years later, holed up in the middle of a record-breaking snowstorm with my entire life packed into eight Rubbermaid totes at the front door, waiting for a break in the weather so I can drive to New York City where I will be living with our four-year-old twins for the next five weeks.
To be honest, I’m not entirely sure how we got here. My husband and I were blessed with identical twin boys which we later came to find out are very advantageous in the industry.
However, we live in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan so getting them involved in professional acting was something that never even crossed our minds.
That is until a local casting director approached my mother’s of multiples club looking for a set of eighteen-month-old identical twin boys for a “featured-extra” role in Jason Segal’s movie Five Year Engagement and our sons happened to be exactly what they were looking! Turns out, our little boys had the perfect disposition for film work and every one up to the director was impressed with their behavior on set.
But most importantly, the boys had a blast. Just months later, thanks to Tracy Bobbitt and the Hollywood Mom Blog, our boys were offered a recurring role on a new television show via their very first video audition. At the time we weren’t ready.
We barely had our feet wet in this crazy business and we simply weren’t ready to split our family apart to spend every penny our sons earned in order to live in Los Angeles as local hires.
But as we would come to learn, each step of this journey leads to the next- even when you turn down what most would consider the opportunity of a lifetime. Our boys had caught the eye of an incredible Los Angeles management team who offered to represent them while we stayed here at home in Detroit- the best of both worlds while we learned the ropes.
At that point, our goal was simply to keep our foot in the door long enough to let our boys decide if they wanted to continue acting. Deciding to dive head first into Hollywood is a monumental decision even when you have an older child who is truly passionate about acting.
We had toddlers. They had as much of an opinion on acting as they had the ability not to wet themselves. So we started dabbling in our “local” market, which meant traveling back for forth to Cleveland, Ohio for print work. As it happens, one thing led to the next.
The boys booked a print shoot in New York City, a small scene in an independent film in Michigan, a GAP Kids callback in Los Angeles, and a commercial in Chicago. We stopped to re-evaluate after each opportunity, still buying time until the boys were old enough to tell us if they truly wanted to continue acting.
Little did we know they would make this decision at 3 years old when they were blessed with the opportunity to do some photo double work in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How To Catch A Monster.
They loved being on set. They were bummed on their days off. And once the project wrapped, they spent weeks and weeks asking when they could go back and film with “Mr. Ryan” again.
That was last June. The boys turned four in September 2013 and shortly thereafter were requested to audition via video for their first lead role.
We forwarded the video to our management team and, as we have learned to do, didn’t think of it again, until the film’s director wanted to Skype with us from New York City.
It was a bit of a shock. There simply aren’t many lead roles in feature films for four-year-olds and to think our sons were in the running for one took a long time to sink in. By the time it did sink in, they had booked the job.
The toughest part of being the parent of child actors has been the last-minute-ness of it all. The film industry tells the time in its own way. It waits for no one and leaves very little time for planning. It’s a lot of hurry up and waits. A lot of last minute news.
We got the boys’ deal memo two days before we were supposed to move half-way across the country. We scrambled to pack. I stopped momentarily- both in an attempt to process the fact that our boys just landed their first lead role and also to question if we were doing the right thing.
It’s a question I ask a lot these days. I stopped long enough to ask our boys if they really wanted to do this. If they really wanted to move to New York City to act full time. I asked them once. Then again. And again. Each time they exclaimed “Yes mommy!” So I kept packing.
I paused once more while dumping the boys’ underwear drawer into a Rubbermaid tote. Though they are four years old, our boys are tiny- just this week while playing outside another dad asked if they were two. I looked at how tiny their underwear is and a few tears fell.
My babies weren’t babies anymore- they were actors headed to the big city. Little boys living the dream of many adults who have been in this business for years. It’s hard to describe how the pride and excitement mixed with the fear and the doubt.
But I smiled and dumped their tiny little socks in on top of their tiny little underwear. Within a few hours, I had packed up our entire life and stacked it by the front door.
Of course, no adventure is complete without a little excitement and for us, that excitement came in the form of 12+ inches of snow. We’re hoping and praying that we can hit the road later today and make it to NYC in time for meetings and fittings and hair appointments tomorrow afternoon.
In the meantime, I’m trying to soak up every last minute of time at home with my family. It will be at least six days before my husband flies out for his first-weekend visit.
While my mom will be coming with me for the duration of our trip, I will be starting the biggest journey of our sons’ young lives without my husband and without their dad.
It’s a roller coaster of emotions, a snowstorm if you will – but my little boys are leading the way with giant smiles on their faces and excitement in their hearts.
We’re ready to take NYC by storm and I hope you’ll join us as I chronicle our journey for “From The Momager Trenches”!Elizabeth Paddock is a clinical social worker turned to stay at home mom to identical twin boys, actors Caleb and Matthew.
She writes the part for the medical television show “Ask. Dr. Nandi,” and home school her first-grade sons. She has a family blog “Love, Learn Play” on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LoveLearnPlay.
The boys have done several print jobs for “Little Tikes” and “Step 2,” have a national commercial running for New York Life, and filmed Five Year Engagement and completed photo double work for How To Catch A Monster.
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Matthew Paddock Net Worth
Matthew Paddock’s primary income source is being a successful Actor. In 2018, Matthew Paddock becomes 6 years old. Discover, how much money does Matthew’s have at the age of 6 years.
Matthew Paddock’s Estimated Net Worth 2019 as well as Matthew’s estimated salary, primary income source, property, earnings, net wealth and much more has been added below! All the information has been collected from Wikipedia, Business Insider, IMDb, Forbes, and many other online reliable sources.
In 2018, Matthew Paddock’s net worth has grown significantly. End of the year, Matthew Paddock’s estimated net worth Under Review.
|Net Worth (2019)||$1 Million – $10 Million (Approx.)|
|Estimated Net Worth (2018)||$100K – $1 Million|
|EstimatedNet Worth (2017)||Not Available|
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FROM THE MOMAGER TRENCHES: It’s A Wrap for “My Brothers Keeper!” @LoveLearnPlay
I want to start my last post on location in NYC with a gigantic THANK YOU to everyone who has followed our adventure. I am still having trouble believing that our boys and our family did something worthy enough to chronicle on the Hollywood Mom Blog! We’ve been home for a week now but it still feels so surreal.
We have received so many wonderful comments and supportive messages- Thank you for each and everyone and thanks to those of you just reading along!
Caleb and Matthew finished their last day of filming their first lead role in high style. While most of the movie Brother’s Keeper was actually filmed just north of the city in Westchester County, their last day of filming took place in Manhattan.
I was still having trouble wrapping my mind around the fact that our boys were in New York filming a movie, and there was no better way to be reminded than experiencing the entire production sprawled out on 5th Avenue with our sons in the middle of it all! Matthew filmed a scene in the street at the corner of 5th Avenue and 37th Street among the hustle and bustle of the big city. Watching from afar, I felt like more of an outsider than an insider- like the everyday people passing by on their ordinary walks to work when they just happened to stumble on to the set of a movie.
Only when Matthew ran into my arms after the scene wrapped did I snap back into reality. And my reality at that moment was that my sons were filming a movie on 5th Avenue and 37th Street in New York City! It was a rollercoaster of emotions!
Luckily the boys’ last two scenes were filmed inside, as the corner of 5th Avenue and 37th Street at 9:00 am in early February is C-O-L-D. Inside, we filmed on the top floor of a building directly next to the Empire State Building. It was a gorgeous loft and felt everything like you would expect filming in New York City to feel like.
When we discovered the rooftop with the most breathtaking view of the Empire State Building, the boys and I would sneak up there between takes while the crew was resetting the cameras. The boys were in their glory and we couldn’t have asked for a more magical last day of such an unbelievably incredible adventure. For once it felt as glamorous as everyone likes to believe Hollywood is.
Unfortunately, we had to boogie out of New York much more quickly than we had planned to in order to avoid yet another snow storm that threatened to trap us much the same way we were trapped in Michigan at the beginning of this whole adventure.
There is some truth to ripping off a Band-Aid… it felt easier to have to pack and run so quickly. It was easier. We didn’t have time to draw out the good-byes. I didn’t have another night to spend looking out our 19th story window, trying to figure out how to leave it all behind.
It just happened. We packed, we drove, and we were home. At first, it felt amazing. Our whole family was together again. Arriving home at 8:00 pm, my husband and I sat on the dog bed in the living room snuggling our pup while we let the boys stay up to play with the toys they had missed so much.
As sad as I was to have left New York behind, life felt perfect at that moment and I thought that maybe leaving so quickly helped me avoid the crash of emotions I had expected.
Two days later I did crash. Sure- I missed our apartment, I missed the excitement, I missed our friends. But my crash of emotions was different than I expected. It has had more to do with uncertainty about our future than it has about missed the past.
Our sons are only four years old, which means that each audition, each booking, and each filming experience stands alone. While they appear to love acting, we stop at each new opportunity to see if they truly want to continue because let’s face it- preschoolers aren’t known for their predictability or commitment.
The boys often say they want to continue acting but they also want to be dinosaurs, so it’s hard to know. This was by far their biggest project and my husband and I were going to use it as a litmus test to see how much the boys really do love acting and all of the wild adventures it entails.
To be honest, we fully expected this experience to tell us that we were asking too much of them. That eighteen days of filming would be too difficult, too redundant, just plain too much.
We expected this to be their last hoorah and that we’d walk away from this whole acting thing just being thankful for the incredible and unexpected experiences it gave us as a family. We didn’t expect our boys to love every minute of it. We didn’t expect them to be so good at it.
We didn’t expect they’d finish a five day week of filming and ask if they got to go back to set tomorrow. We didn’t expect to be faced with the life-changing decision of how much do we invest in this opportunity that has so clearly presented itself.
But here we are, face to face with a decision that feels impossible to make. My husband and I have dappled with the idea of getting the boys out to Los Angeles for about a year now. We have family there and after living in Michigan my whole life, I’m just ready for a little change of pace.
Plus, our boys have been gifted some amazing opportunities in this industry so we have toyed around with letting them play out. But it’s a huge move. We have no dreams of our boys becoming rich and famous. In fact, we’d prefer they do not become either.
For us, such a move would be about experience and opportunity. It would be about continuing to teach our sons not to be afraid to go to new places, see new things, meet new people. It would be about teaching them to live life to the fullest, to see what life has to offer, to jump and find their wings.
So far we’ve held back. We haven’t been able to justify giving up the stability of our life here at home. Except now here we stand- on the brink. Though our boys are only four years old and unable to give any real input, coming home from New York has forced us to face the decision many parents of child actors struggle with.
Do we dive in head first and move our entire life out to Los Angeles to let the boys ride this wave? Do we take the one solid piece of evidence we have- the joy in the boy’s hearts that we saw for the entire duration of our New York trip- and use that to say it’s time to give it a shot? Do we really teach our sons to view life as a wild adventure by living that out ourselves? This is where my emotional crash hit me.
Since we’ve been home this past week, I’m starting to feel this wild uncertainty and excitement all at once. We didn’t expect our New York adventure to turn out like it did and now we’re not sure what to make of it or where to go from here.
So as they say, when one door closes another one opens. This will be my last “From the Momager Trenches” post about living in New York while our sons film their first lead role in a movie.
But surely another door has opened, and maybe I’ll be back should we choose to walk through it! Thank you again for following! Remember that anything is possible if your child has a smile in his heart!