WKU Grad in Top-Grossing Film

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Kentucky actor is riding high from his role in the film "Ghost Rider." The film starring Nicolas Cage grossed more than 50 million dollars in its first weekend.

Winchester's Matt Long played a younger version of Cage's character in "Ghost Rider."

The Winchester Sun reports that Long didn't work directly with Cage, but did meet him at a dinner.

Long says he had a ton of questions when he met Cage. He says he probably drove Cage a little crazy.

Long is already done filming his next movie, a romantic comedy titled "Sydney White."

Long was born in Winchester, Kentucky. He played the teenaged Jack McCallister on Jack & Bobby and the younger Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider.

Long attended Western Kentucky University where he met his wife. He was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After graduation, Matt moved to New York City where he worked as an actor throughout various theatres. He now resides in Hollywood, California.

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