Matt Iseman Bio, Family, Education & Net Worth

By Staff Writer | Published On: 08 Mar, 2020
Matt Iseman Bio, Family, Education & Net Worth

Matt Iseman is an American comedian, TV host, and an actor recognized for his performances in TV shows like Team Ninja Warrior (2016), The Apprentice (2017), Celebrity Page (2017-2019), American Ninja Warrior (2010-2019), and Today (2014-2020).

For his amazing performance in the TV show, Clean House, he was even awarded Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Special in 2010.

Matt Iseman's Bio: Family & Education

Matt Iseman was born as Matthew Charles Iseman on 22nd January 1971 in New Jersey to father, Michael Dee 'Mike' Iseman and mother, Joan/Jan (Christensen). 

When he was just one year old, his family moved to Happy Canyon Road, Colorado, for a year and then finally settled in Cherry Hills, Arapahoe County, Colorado.

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His father is a world-renowned pulmonologist and tuberculosis expert, who graduated from Princeton University. Likewise, Matt's brother, named Thomas, is married and has a child. Thomas lives in Curtis Park, Denver, Colorado. 

Education & Early Career

Matt Iseman graduated from Cherry Creek High School in Denver, Colorado, in 1989. Then, he went to Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, from where he graduated Cum Laude in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in History.

Furthermore, in 1994, he attended Columbia University's Medical School, Physicians, and Surgeons and got his MD in 1998, which was followed by a residency at the University of Colorado Hospital.


Matt Iseman with his fellow comedian, Brian Regan on 9th February 2020 (Source: Matt Iseman's Instagram)

However, without completing his residency, he thought of changing his career to comedy, which he felt was his true passion. So, Matt confessed his passion for comedy to father, to which his father replied, "Life is short. Do what makes you happy." 

After that, Matt connected with his high-school friend, Brad Nieder, and went to a few open mic nights in New York, including the New Talent Night at Comedy Works for a year. Then, he moved to Los Angeles, where he began to perform at comedy clubs, rapidly gaining popularity.

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Finally, Matt entered the television world, making his TV-hosting debut in 2004 on the reality game show, Scream Play. Gradually, he began to perform as a host and an actor in several major TV series including Clean House (2006-2011), and Act-Anon (2013). 

Interesting Facts:

  • According to Celebrity Net Worth, Matt Iseman has a net worth of $2 million.

  • He stands at a height of 6 feet and 3 inches (1.91 meters).

  • Previously, he pitched for the Princeton baseball team. 

  • He has performed for the American troops in USO shows in Afghanistan, South Korea, Bosnia, and Hungary. 

  • He was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 32. 

  • He raised nearly a million dollars for the Arthritis Foundation by winning the eighth season of The Celebrity Apprentice.