Actor Geoffrey Arend

Geoffrey Rashid Arend (born February 28, 1979) is an American film, television, voice and theater actor. He is best known for his role as Ethan Gross on the ABC drama series Body of Proof and Matt Mahoney on the CBS political drama series Madam Secretary.


Arend was born in the Manhattan borough of New York City to Geoffrey D. Arend Sr. and Sabiha Khan Arend. His father is American and of German and English descent, whereas his mother is Pakistani. He graduated from New York City’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in 1996.


In 1998, Arend joined the cast of Daria as the voice artist for obnoxious flirt Charles “Upchuck” Ruttheimer III. He would voice Upchuck until the end of the series in 2002, as well as in the video game Daria’s Inferno. After the show finished, Arend landed small roles in films such as Super Troopers, where he played a stoner who eats an entire bag of mushrooms to avoid getting caught by the cops after his friend gets pulled over, and Bubble Boy. He played a man with an intellectual disability in the film The Ringer, and then had a supporting role in the romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer.

Arend previously appeared in the medical drama television series Body of Proof, which aired on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and played speech writer Matt Mahoney on the CBS drama Madam Secretary.

Arend, along with actor Brandon Scott, is set to join the cast as a series regular in the fourth and final season of the Amazon Prime Video drama television series Goliath, opposite Billy Bob Thornton.

Personal life

On October 11, 2009, he married actress Christina Hendricks. It was announced in October 2019 that they had separated.



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Super Troopers College Boy 3
2001 Bubble Boy Flipper Boy
2003 It Runs in the Family Malik
2003 A Tale of Two Pizzas Johnny
2004 Garden State Karl Benson
2005 Press to Say 2 Temp Agent (voice) Short film
2005 The Ringer Winston
2006 National Lampoon’s Pledge This! Dax / Mother / Photographer
2007 Loveless in Los Angeles Ryan
2007 Killing Zelda Sparks Terry Seville
2008 She Pedals Fast (For a Girl) Catcaller Short film
2008 An American Carol Mohammed
2009 Paper Tigers Meu Short film
2009 (500) Days of Summer McKenzie
2010 Peep World Dr. Novak
2010 Devil Vince McCormick
2011 Quirky Girl Short film
2012 Save the Date Kevin
2014 Beach Pillows Morgan Midwood
2014 Worst Friends Jeremy
2016 The Angry Birds Movie Day Care Teacher (voice)
2019 Batman: Hush Edward Nygma / Riddler (voice) Direct-to-video
2021 Justice Society: World War II Charles Halstead / Advisor (voice) Direct-to-video


Year Title Role Notes
1998–1999 Celebrity Deathmatch Sean Connery, Christopher Walken (voices) 2 episodes
1998–2001 Daria Charles ‘Upchuck’ Ruttheimer III (voice) Recurring role (21 episodes)
2002 Undeclared Jimmy Episode: “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”
2002 Is It College Yet? Charles ‘Upchuck’ Ruttheimer III (voice) TV film
2002 Porn ‘n Chicken Andy TV film
2003 Hey Joel David Faustino, Intercom Voice, Moby (voices) Episode: “Judgment Day”
2003 Guiding Light Gavin Strong / The Mole (voice) Episode: “dated 11 June 2003”
2003 Law & Order Jeffrey Episode: “Bounty”
2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Daris Macelvoy Episode: “Conscience”
2004 The Wrong Coast Various Celebrity Voices Unknown episodes
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Game Designer Episode: “Game”
2006 Love Monkey Kyle Episodes: “The Window”
2007 Making It Legal Ethan TV film
2008 Greek Egyptian Joe 2 episodes
2009 Trust Me Hector Culligan Main role (13 episodes)
2009 Rex Jeffrey Wagstaff TV film
2009 Private Practice Jimmy Episode: “Slip Slidin’ Away”
2010 Medium Andy Seward Episode: “Allison Rolen Got Married”
2010 The Closer Wayne West Episode: “In Custody”
2011–2013 Body of Proof Ethan Gross Main role (42 episodes)
2013 Neil’s Puppet Dreams DJ Episode: “Bollywood”
2014 Grey’s Anatomy Thom Episode: “Throwing it All Away”
2014 Garfunkel & Oates Todd Episode: “The Fadeaway”
2014–2019 Madam Secretary Matt Mahoney Main role (111 episodes)
2016 Dream Corp, LLC Patient #086 (voice) Episode: “The Predator”
2017 American Dad! Tony Perotti (voice) Episode: “Garbage Stan”
2020 The Magicians George 2 episodes
2021 Physical Jeffrey 6 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Daria’s Inferno Charles ‘Upchuck’ Ruttheimer III, Degas Street patrons
2004 Red Dead Revolver Mr. Black, Prof. Perry, Cowboys #6
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Pedestrian
2005 The Warriors Hi Hat
2006 Neverwinter Nights 2 Cain, Githyanki Lieutenant, Vashne
2007 Manhunt 2 The Legion Deleted scenes
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV The Crowd of Liberty City

External Links

Actor Geoffrey Arend – Wikipedia

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