Matthew Jayson Cwern

Reads for free & accepts tips

If you need to book in advance, feel free to email him at

Matthew has been working for over twenty years in film, television and VO. He has worked on over over 30 different TV shows including single and multi-cam comedy. Recent Credits: Paul T. Goldman on Peacock, The Staircase, Winning Time: The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty. NCIS: Los Angeles, The Blacklist, and All Rise. Coming out later this year: 57 Seconds with Josh Hutchinson and Morgan Freeman.

Matthew worked in NY for several years before moving to Los Angeles in 2007.  He can help you break down your scene, figure out what your strengths are, and bring your authentic self to your auditions. He can also go over any technical issues you may have such as blocking, eyelines, props, and wardrobe.  Need help deciphering medical terminology? He used to be an EMT and his first roles were playing paramedics on soaps.  He has worked on single and multicam comedies if you need help with those.  If  there's a lot of  physical action in your scene with firearms or hand to hand combat, he can help you find your inner Jason Statham.  Or Charlize Theron. 

"I was taught to show up to auditions dressed for the role, memorized, with script in hand.  To get the most out of our session, I encourage you to show up the same way."

Matthew has been working for over twenty years in film, television and VO. He’s worked on over 50 episodes of television spread across nearly 30 different TV shows. So far in 2021, he's worked on two series for HBO Max, the new Machine Gun Kelley movie and just filmed an episode of NCIS Los Angeles. Most recently credits: Dynasty, 9-1-1, Sneaky Pete and MacGyver. He is also a member of the television academy.

Zero Gravity Management Maritza Cabrera

281 Reader Reviews

" Great reader. Would use him again in a heartbeat. "
" Helped give me some tips and insights for my audition. Thanks Matthew! "
" Helped me run lines. Will book again. "
" Great work! Thank you for your help! "
" Excellent, thank you so much! "
" Great reader with a great voice and notes. "
" Matthew is amazing. His guidance and ecourangement helped me to feel the character not just say the line. It was a really great reading session. I am happy. :) "
" I had a great workout rehearsing a scene with Matthew. He's soooo insightful on breaking down a script and adding layers! "
" Cannot say enough about how incredible Matt is. Book with him if you want to take your tape from good to outstanding!!!!! "
" Matthew is an outstanding reader thanks so much !!! "
" Very helpful and a great reader. Thank you! "
" Ummm where has Matthew been all my life on WeAudition. It's clear that he is highly experienced at acting and coaching. And beyond that- he sees your choices and build on them. Really great experience! "
" Fantastic reader! So helpful! Highly recommend! "
" Excellent Reader! Great timing, great voice, really excellent, highly recommend "
" Matthew is the BEST. I love working with him and always get the best coaching and tapes when I do. If he's available... you MUST work with him!! "
" Matthew is the ultimate pro! "
" Matthew is a teacher, and a great reader. The notes are amazing, and the reading is simple. He's helped me countless times. Thanks, bud. "
" Always a go-to. Super insightful notes, great energy, and very fun to work with. "
" Best of the best!!! Kills it every time. Thank you "
" My absolute favorite! "
" Just one of the best. hands down "
" I am so happy to know and get to work with Matt. Truly one of the gems in this business. "
" So great to see you on this platform after working to gether on set! ty friend! "
" Matthew is an absolute gem. Really knows his sh*t. You won't regret booking him! "
" I'm a repeat offender! "
" Easy to work with! No ego! "
" Excellent!! "
" Phenomenal. Every single thing was exceptional - his notes, sound quality, the nuance in his own performance. Do yourself a favor and book Matthew as your reader, it will be a gift to your performance I promise. "
" Matthew is the aboslute best!!! "
" Always always always on point!! Matt is such a true pro. And just a pleasure to be around!! "
" Would have give 6 stars, if possible. Jeffery is super kind, understanding & patient. And then as icing, he is a brilliant actor with superb notes and insight. "
" The best here ! highly recommend "
" Always a solid read "
" Great feedback and notes. Always helps me workout, and get my timing. Thanks Matthew! "
" There's a reason Matt is a MVP! Brilliant actor, really supportive. Thanks so much. "
" Amazing!!! "
" Wonderful! "
" A+++++++++++ "
" Matthew is amazing always flexible and great advices. I highly recommend. Also, very professional and highly experienced ! Merci "
" Amazing reader, patient, wonderful listener and I loved all of his notes!! Can't wait to work with you agin Matt! "
" Great Reader and notes are amazing! "
" The absolute best! Took such great time and care to help me along and I am so so sooo thankful!!!! "
" Excellent ready - really a pro - and a wonderful coach - got the scene so quickly and directed the takes beautifully. would absolutely go back to him! "
" Matthew is awesome. A great partner who's ready to go all in! "
" Great reader! Definitely recommend 👍🏻 "
" Really great ! Super grounded and sharp! Thx Mathew "
" Matthew is really good at what he does. He gave me dome really direct and challenging notes and did not let anything get past him. Felt like I was in a class! "
" Total pro!! I love my work sessions with Matt. Amazing with adding specificity and keeping the arc of the scene in mind. Excellent eye for story. Oh yeah, and a really committed reader who immediately jumps into the scene with you. Thank you!! "
" Very very helpful! He knows what he's doing :) "
" Thanks Mathew, definitely an amazing reader!! "
" Fantastic reader! "
" Excellent reader and coach. You won't regret booking him. "
" So nice working with Matthew, he is extremely patient and an amazing reader "
" Matthew is a seasoned pro. Really helped with a monster audition and helped flesh out the choices and the confidence to take it to the next level. THANK YOU infinite "
" Super. Terrific coaching as well! "
" Dude's legit. Great actor, great reader - fantastic note. "
" A really great reader! thank you so much! "
" Matthew is a PRO and has some really great tips. He's patient and very professional, highly recommend him "
" Great accent guide. thanks "
" Great read, helpful notes, easy energy. Thank you! "
" Great reader. Great direction. Cut short due to my cats freaking out. I would recommend him to anyone! "
" Fantastic reader! "
" Great teacher. "
" Great feedback. Excellent read. "
" Great reader! friendly and easy to work with! loved his notes "
" Fantastic reader! "
" Awesome! Amazing read, fantastic direction (if you request it). Knows his stuff. "
" Amazing reader one of the best out there ! I highly recommend "
" Fantastic reader! "
" I cannot recommend working with Matthew more! Such a generous reader with fantastic tips. Our session felt collaborative and I'm confident with my self-tape in large part due to him. Thank you, Matthew! "
" So great!!! Always smart suggestions!!! "
" Always a first choice for my coaching, and line running. "
" Favorite coach ever - my go-to!! Cannot recommend him enough! "
" Matthew was super quick on his feet and a total pro! An awesome reader! "
" Matthew commits! "
" He's MVP for a reason. Great notes. Fantastic coaching. I'll be back! "
" Matthew was so incredibly helpful. He gave notes that enhanced my scene and helped me feel overall more comfortable and zoned in. "
" So helpful and supportive!! "
" Fantastic read! Great direction! Good vibes! What more can you ask for? Will definitely be coming back for more. "
" Second time working with Matthew and I'll keep coming back. Super fun and supportive. "
" Matt was fabulous! I would definitely have him read for me again. Thanks Matt "
" Matt is a pro -- thank you for your help flushing this one out for me. "
" Matthew was a great reader - great feedback - book him if you can "
" Amazing reader !Great advise, Thank you Matthew. "
" Matthew is fantastic! Work with him! "
" Perhaps the best WeAudition reader I've ever had! Such a professional that gave me wonderfully thoughtful notes and a fantastic read. Thank you Matthew!!! "
" Good reader! "
" Really knows how to make any scene nuanced and interesting. Thank you for all your help :) of the best readers too. "
" Really excellent reader and actor. Knows the craft and the business like the back of his hand, "
" Big thank you to Matthew! Super professional and helpful insight. "
" Very strong reader. "
" Matthew was patient and extremely good humoured throughout which made self-taping with him an awesome experience! Highly recommend! Thank you Matthew! "
" Literally the most amazing. told him I had a tight deadline, and we immediately got into it and on it. super professional reader, would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks Matthew! "
" Total pro!!! amazing yall "
" Awesome! "
" Awesome reader! Matthew knows his stuff. Will definitely be reaching out to him again, 10/10. "
" Makes a great detective! Really enjoyed working with Matthew, insightful and fun to read with "
" Always excellent. "
" Matthew, Thanks for your help! "
" Great reader! Great notes! Thank you! "
" Great reader! "
" Great help! "
" Matthew is a star! I get so excited when I get to work with him! "
" Helpful and amazing reader :-) "
" Amazing as always "
" Matthew knows his stuff! "
" One of the best "
" AWESOME! Wow great reader and gives amazing suggestions. "
" AYOOOO! Dope reader alert 🚨🚨🚨 "
" Helped me book a gig last time he read with him for the audition and I got taft hartlied! "
" An excellent reader with helpful adjustment suggestions. "
" This guy...this guy right here. Gave great feedback that was digestible and actable. Then provided exactly what the scene needed. Will be coming back! "
" Brilliant !! Such a great session "
" Matthew was absolutely amazing! "
" Matt was a FANTASTIC reader and coach!! His notes were so intuitve and simple but made such a huge impact. Really helped me find the humanity in some pretty heavy material. Cannot recommend enough!!! BOOK HIM! "
" What a great guy. Very easy and generous. "
" Matt gives great feedback and is so helpful. He's laidback, patient and honest. Do I need to even say he's professional? Check out his IMDB! "
" Great great great! Thank you! "
" Honest, helpful feedback. Thanks! "
" Huge help...thank you so much! "
" Awesome Reader and Coach! "
" Awesome once again! "
" Wonderful as alway!! Great notes and great read! "
" Amazing reader!!! "
" Excellent. Very insightful. Great energy. "
" Cool guy, great cold reader, I'll see you agin "
" Wonderful read and insight!! "
" TY!!!! :-) "
" A real pro! What more can I say? If you're looking for someone who does not know what they're doing. This is NOT the guy for you. He does. "
" Brings insight and experience to his notes and a relaxed energy throughout the session. Thanks, Matthew! "
" Great actor and a really fun work session. Great notes and gave me options to play with. "
" Outstanding thanks! "
" Matthew was AMAZING!!! He helped me out with an audition I had to do super quick!!! Will definitely use him again!!! "
" Confident, competent, great reader. Thanks! "
" Highly professional and provided amazing feedback when requested! "
" Matthew was wonderful to work with!!! His coaching technique was spot on which really helped me nail my takes. Highly recommend. "
" Matthew was one of the best coaches and readers I’ve worked with. I would ABSOLUTELY work with him again and he was extremely helpful with breaking down and taping my scenes. Highly recommend! Thanks Matthew! "
" Matthew is an awesome, professional, and very patient reader. Highly recommend, I'll keep my eye out for him! "
" Always a great time when Matthew's the reader! He's so supportive, encouraging and offers great feedback and suggestions. "
" Amazing "
" What a joy working with you! Thank you for the great coaching, direction, feedback and engaged discussions. Such great insights! You made the auditioning process actually fun!! Thank you Matthew!, I look forward to working with you again. "
" Great session. "
" Great working with you Matthew! "
" Matthew is super insightful and patient, and a great partner to read with!! "
" Matthew is AMAZING! Great energy; great tips and suggestions; extremely helpful and encouraging. A favorite! "
" A real pro! Really good at breaking down a script and giving different ways to come at the work. "
" Matthew is the best! Thank you! "
" One of the set we audition has to offer! "
" So great and helpful! "
" Matthew is a fantastic reader and coach, adding more layers into your text and getting the audition you've been aiming for! "
" Matt's always so great. He's a good reader and very patient. Everyone should use him! "
" Matthew was awesome!!! "
" Amazing reader!! Amazing energy and just everything you could want from a reader! Thanks Matt!! BOOK HIM!! "
" Professional and collaborative! Thank you! "
" Simply Great! "
" Great energy!! "
" Great reader!! Amazing with suggestions! "
" Awesome feedback and detailed!! Very natural cold reader. "
" Such great calm energy and helpful notes. thank you! "
" Excellent reader and coach! "
" Matthew had the patience and genuine feedback to help me craft the best takes for my audition. Much appreciated and lovely work "
" Matt is super cool and a fantastic reader! Also he's an absolute gentleman. So helpful, encouraging and talented. "
" Really great guy. really great notes! "
" FUN, Great advice and super engaged! One of my favs! "
" There are some readers who have a lot of background sounds. I've wasted money on those unusable auditions. Then, there's Matthew: great coaching, clean sound, fun to listen to and REAL working actor. So book him today and get that Oscar to put in your bathroom like Kate Winslet did. My agent is very happy with our submission. Thank you! "
" Thanks for all the tops Matt! "
" Dude is like BUTTER. Smooooooooth. He helped me big time with a theatrical audition for a show he knows. Talented, smart, FUNNY, interesting, and easy to work with. A+ "
" Always a pleasure! Thank you!! "
" Always great and so patient too! "
" All you could want! Clear, focus, and engaged. Thanks, Matt! "
" Awesome as usual! Thanks Matt! "
" Really nice working with him! Lead me through several takes with small change each time and kept it fresh which every coach can't do. So that was really nice! "
" Super helpful, it's great to work with him on your materials "
" Hire this man, he gets it "
" Matthew is awesome! So patient and so fun to read with "
" Such a lovely conversation with Matt! Matt loved this craft, and you can absolutely tell the passion he has for this work! "
" Matt was great as always! "
" The Best! Thank you!! "
" My Fav!! "
" Awesome as always. Thanks!! "
" Awesome "
" Great reader and friendly "
" Thank you for your killer notes!! "
" My favorite on here! "
" Awesome reader and coach! "
" Always a pleasure to work with Matthew. A constructive and efficient session! "
" My go to! "
" Matthew is awesome. Patient, dynamic as reader & full of the best advice to take the scene & character up a notch. Thank you sir. "
" Matt is such a talent! Great reader & gave me some great advice. Will use again :) "
" Amazing reader. Thank you for deeply analysing my audition scene and for the valuable advice. "
" Matthew was great! Had some really good insight and tips. Would definitely work with him again! "
" My secret weapon! Patience, Ideas, and super helpful. Graciasssssssssss "
" Great "
" By far the best. Great Actor, Reader, Director, Coach! "
" Matt was so great and patient, especially with my technical issues! "
" Always a 5-star experience! "
" Excellent suggestions! Really helped me make good strong choices. Thank you! "
" The best there is "
" Matthew is fantastic, such a stand up guy with immense talent and so easy to talk to. Definitely look forward to working together in the future :) "
" Matthew is so fun to work with!!! :) "
" Awesome. As usual. Thank you Matt! "
" He is the real deal folks! He is so easy to talk to and he makes the audition process fun. I will work with him every chance I get!!! "
" Very good feedback "
" Matthew was INCREDIBLE ! So helpful and knowledgable. literally coached me all the way through my VO audition and read with me through 4 different takes. He is super patient and just overall AMAZING and supportive energy ! "
" Thank you! "
" Really good coaching! "
" Wonderful to work with as always! "
" I can always count on you Matthew. You are the best. See ya next time. "
" A real pro! Without a doubt book him "
" Matthew is always really great to work with! :) "
" Awesome "
" Matthew was awesome. Great reader and actor! "
" One of the best I've worked with on here "
" Always great to work with Matt! He just really knows what he's doing - thank you!! "
" Matt is great! He helped me pull things out of the script that I didn't even see. His notes are specific and on point! "
" Awesome. "
" Matthew is amazing to work with! Taped an audition with him and he gave very insightful notes and we were able to work so efficiently and productively. :) "
" Really great guy to work with. wonderful notes, thank you! "
" Matthew is a joy to work with! Specific in his notes and really fun. :) Hope to work with him again soon! "
" Phenomenal. I cannot tell you how he changed my comedic scene in terms of timing and shifts in tone. "
" Attentive, patient and super helpful. So many fun ideas- exactly what I needed! THANK YOU! "
" Matt was fantastic! Thoughtful feedback that helped tighten the scene and make it come alive. So appreciated. Will definitely book with him gain! "
" He was very helpful in bringing out a more lively and interesting performance in the scene we rehearsed! "
" Matthew was really awesome. He helped me break down the scene and find nuances that I didn’t even find. Highly recommend this guy and his to the point yet very subtle yet very friendly approach 100 million thumbs up! "
" Great "
" Awesome! As Usual! "
" Real cool guy. Excellent reader and very supportive to work with. Highly recommend. "
" Matthew was great! Patient even as we went over time. Excellent notes that really made the scenes work. Thank you Matthew! "
" Absolutely a true Master of his Craft! Mathew's advice and tips will most certainly get me this audition. At the very least, I'll be remembered for future projects. All thanks to the Gems he humbly shared. Thank You my friend.. "
" Great coaching! "
" An absolute PRO!! So fun playing off of you. You're a great scene partner. "
" Awesome as usual!! "
" Bloody awesome! Really helped me lift the piece to an excellent level. "
" Matthew was not only a spot on reader but I was able to benefit from his acting coaching and direction as well. Pleasure working with him hope to again soon... "
" LOVE LOVE LOVE working with Matthew! His notes are fantastic. He breaks down a script with amazing detail. "
" He's now my go to guy. "
" Excellent, as always! Great reader with solid on camera instincts. "
" Exceeded expectations by far! Matthew was phenomenal! "
" Great insight with on camera work and excellent reader! "
" Matthew is excellent! Very sharp and detailed in his insights. Was great to work with him. "
" The best. really! "
" Excellent reader - will give great direction & feedback - 5 stars! "
" The best in the west! "
" Excellent as always! "
" Great reader with excellent dramatic instincts! Thanks loads, Matt! "
" Matthew went above and beyond. Very talented, insightful and great with helping to create the environment and more choices. Will definitely work with him again. "
" Excellent! "
" Matthew, Was extremely helpful and insightful. Easy to work with, and fun. "
" Gives it to you straight which I appreciate. You can tell you're working with an expert when you're working with Matthew. "
" Was a bit stuck with a scene. Matthew helped break it down and bring it to life. If you see him online, book him :) "
" I don't know what else to say here. Superb. Matt has the patience, the script analysis and the critical eye to get you to where it can go! Thank you! "
" I can't stress this enough. Matt is fantastic. Fun to work with and also really exact on where it needs to go!! Excellent! "
" Once again - fantastic. Super friendly & a great audition coach. Highly recommended! "
" Great Feedback! Thanks Matthew. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to level-up their scene. "
" Awesome VO coach. Highly Recommended "
" Matthew is a phenomenal reader and coach! Super experienced and supportive, highly recommended :) Thanks a lot. "
" Wow -- a fabulous reader with insightful, extremely useful notes. I will definitely work with him again. "
" Great job! "
" OMG!!!!!!!! Matt is PHENOMENAL!!!!! And that is an understatement. He helped me make my scenes pop and come to life. Thank you Matt. You are the BEST!!!! "
" Yesssssss! This guy is fantastic. Matt really knows his stuff, analyzes the script quickly and effectively and is very clear about where it needs to go. And he has fun ideas to make the character come alive. Thanks a lot Matt. Anytime please! "
" Matthew does REAALLY good work. Consider yourself lucky if you get a chance to work with him on a scene. "
" Great reader! Patient and gave excellent feedback. "
" Great! "
" Matthew was AWESOME! Patient, gave great direction and feedback and so encouraging. I will definitely use him again...and again...and again!! "
" Matt was so great. First, he is an excellent scene partner with very thoughtful advice and notes. I was so grateful for his attention to detail. Second, he was other-worldly patient with my technical difficulties. I might have thrown my computer into the lake if Matt hadn't talked me through the process. Can't wait to work with him again. "
" Love working with Matthew. His insight and knowledge is incredible... "
" Amazing reader, amazing coach and really cool guy. I love working with him and he got me set ready for a TV gig in under two hours. Work with him! "
" Literally so amazing! Knows TV, knows how to break down a script immediately and really gets to the heart of notes in a clear and concise way. Highly recommend working with him and have another coaching scheduled. Thanks Matthew! "
" Matthew is a great reader with awesome advice! "
" Incredible. Made me bring life to the words. Extremely grateful! "
" Just wow. He finds the beats and transitions to really stand out and make it your own. Highly recommended. "
" Matthew was great, my audition scene was so much better after working it with him. "

Credits Include

2023 [added]
Paul T. Goldman (Peacock)
TV Series
2022 [IMDB]
Killing It
TV Series
2022 [IMDB]
The Staircase
TV Series
2022 [IMDB]
All Rise
TV Series
2022 [IMDB]
Good Mourning with a U
2022 [IMDB]
NCIS: Los Angeles
TV Series
2022 [IMDB]
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty
TV Series
2022 [added]
The Blacklist
TV Series
2020 [IMDB]
Cosmos: Possible Worlds
TV Mini Series documentary
2020 [IMDB]
TV Series
2019 [IMDB]
TV Series
2019 [IMDB]
Sneaky Pete
TV Series
2019 [IMDB]
The Chosen
TV Series
2018 [IMDB]
Criminal Minds
TV Series
2018 [IMDB]
TV Series
2018 [IMDB]
TV Series
2018 [IMDB]
Lethal Weapon
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
NCIS: New Orleans
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
General Hospital
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
Pretty Little Liars
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind
Video Game
2016 [IMDB]
TV Series
2015 [IMDB]
Days of Our Lives
TV Series
2015 [IMDB]
The Bold and the Beautiful
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
The Elder Scrolls Online
Video Game
2013 [IMDB]
The Fosters
TV Series
2011 [IMDB]
The Young and the Restless
TV Series
2010 [IMDB]
CSI: Miami
TV Series
2008 [IMDB]
TV Series
2006 [IMDB]
As the World Turns
TV Series
2004 [IMDB]
One Life to Live
TV Series
2004 [IMDB]
Guiding Light
TV Series
2003 [IMDB]
All My Children
TV Series
57 Seconds