Fascinated and inspired by superheroes his entire life, Matthew has been a fan of Spider-Man since he was 5 years old.
When he found his wife, Sarah Blevins, he knew it was meant to be when she was excited
about the fact that he used to prowl the rooftops of his college (Grinnell College) in a
The video below is from the 10-minute video application that Matthew sent in to
FSA Casting to apply for Who Wants To Be a Superhero?. It is a compilation of
different projects that involved wearing spandex. This
2-minute segment doesn't concentrate on the "Feedback" character, but instead was
put together to show the producers of Who Wants To Be a Superhero? just how
huge an influence superheroes have been in his life.
Matthew has been involved with the Rotary Club of Studio City / Sherman Oaks for
the past several years, and designed the new library for the Dubnoff center in North
Hollywood, a center for behaviorally-challenged kids. He also designed the new benches
that were installed in Moorpark Park in Studio City as the Centennial Project for the club,
celebrating 100 years of service through Rotary. He currently volunteers each week as a
reader for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
Matthew's mother, Kathy Paradise, lives in Colorado Springs, CO. His sister,
Jai Parsons, lives in Tennessee with his nephews Grayson, Hudson, Spencer. He lives
close to his nephew Alex and his niece Casey, who also live in Rancho Cucamonga,
Audition Video (2.5 min)
Sarah Blevins: Amazing wife whose idea it was to base Feedback
off of video games, and who suggested the original Feedback costume design to be
similar to a space marine (she LOVES the movie "Aliens"). Feedback could never have
existed without her ideas, her input, and her patience.
Tom Knowles: Brilliant electronics engineer who helped create the
Feedback Field Monitor electronics.
Dan Egler: Brilliant fabricator who helped create the wrist-worn
mount for the Feedback Field Monitor.
Pete Sadony: Brilliant graphics designer who helped create the original
Tech Support: Incredibly supportive fans who have supplied all kinds of great "feedback"!