Kurt McKinney (Matt Reardon on Guiding Light)

Current Character: Matt Reardon

Birthday: 1962-02-13

Birthplace: Born in Louisville, Kentucky USA

Marital Status: Married; Maronda McKinney - One son & one daughter


Kurt moved to Holly wood in the mid-1980s and started acting right away. A black belt in Karate, he starred in a 1980's action movies, with his first acting role starring in the action movie 'No Retreat, No Surrender' (1985) which also featured a then unknown Jean-Claude Van Damme! The movie grossed $5 million at the US box office (and spawned two sequels).

Early in his career he also had guest-starring roles on series such as 'Highway to Heaven' and 'ALF' and then came the roles in both General Hospital and Guiding Light.

In 1990, he won the Soap Opera Digest Award for "Outstanding Male Newcomer: Daytime" for his performance on General Hospital.

In addition to his success with No Retreat No Surrender and acting in soap operas he also starred in various movies during the 1990s, namely 1993's Sworn to Vengeance and 1996's Sworn to Justice. He also had roles in 1999's Pop and 2000's Cupid & Kate.

In 2005 McKinney is a recurring character on Guiding Light as Matt Reardon.

McKinney is married to Maronda and they have two children: a son named Cole Madsen and a daughter named Madison Taylor.

Career Highlights

Guiding Light - Matthew "Matt" Eric Reardon (July 15th, 1994 to August 31st, 2000; March 1st and 3rd, 2005 July 2006 - ?)(Recurring)
General Hospital Ned Ashton (1988 - 1991)
Highway to Heaven (Jan 1 1987)
Roomies (1987)
ALF (1986)
Gimme a Break! (1981)

Awards & Acclaim

Won, Soap Opera Digest Award Outstanding Male Newcomer: Daytime for General Hospital (1990)


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